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Big Data Consultation
Analyze offers the expertise to leverage emerging big data capabilities. Our data consultants assess which big data hardware, software, or services best fit your organization's needs.
Speak with a Data Scientist Live
Data science consultants are available to discuss your organization's goals and objectives and share the keys to begin leveraging the information in your data.
Data scientists will explain the data science process and help determine the next steps toward leveraging big data.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to buy new hardware?
Maybe. If you already have your own servers or rent server space that is not always tasked, you may not need more hardware. If you are concerned that adding analytical capability will slow down your current information technology systems or you would like to maintain separate operational and analytical systems, then we recommend that you buy or lease dedicated hardware for your data collection and analysis. Our data scientists can help you determine the right amount to invest in hardware, if any, to provide an acceptable Return-On-Investment for your organization. If you are unsure about making a big upfront investment on hardware, we encourage you to lease server space or look into our data science outsourcing.
Do I need to buy new software?
We do not believe there is one software program that provides a beginning-to-end solution to big data problems. There are a variety of software infrastructures designed to meet a myriad of challenges that arise when attempting to leverage the volume, variety, and velocity of data today. As we work with organizations exploring solutions, we will find the right solution based on the following:
What form of data are you collecting?
If you are mainly collecting reports in ".doc" or ".pdf" formats, we recommend different software and database solutions than if you are collecting social media information or video content. If you would like to read more about the various database options that have been developed specifically for big data solutions, take a look at hadoop and its related software programs.
How much data are you collecting?
As you plan for data collection and analysis, we remind our clients how quickly data sets grow. Even a small organization of twenty people can build more than a terabyte of data per year. Depending on how much data you retain for analytical purposes will determine the necessity of using hadoop-based programs that enable distributed computing capabilities.
How frequently and quickly you need information from the data ?
Digital organizations like Netflix and Amazon run recommendation engines constantly in order to make real-time recommendations that they hope will improve the user's experience. Financial institutions monitor real-time financial transactions in order to detect fraud. These types of data-intensive requirements demand more robust and advanced software solutions than companies that may only require weekly, monthly, or quarterly insights on the behavior of their customers or stakeholders. The specific computing demands for your organization will often narrow the software programs which will work best for your organization.
Who will be working with the data?
We work with you to optimize a solution depending on who you want involved with your data. While your IT department may know more about how your databases and computer code are performing, we recommend that someone who understands your business stay closely involved with whomever analyzes your data. If you are satisfied with predefined analysis and are comfortable that you have the talent in your company to manage the majority of the analysis, we'll recommend an "analytics in a box" software and hardware solution. Most of our clients use a mix of predefined analytics solutions for routine processes while hiring advanced expertise for unique analytical challenges. You can read more about some of our analytics products and projects here.