Tag Archives: big data architecture

Accelerating Patient-Centric Analytics with Unified Patient Records

Healthcare providers are facing an increasingly complex operational landscape. To remain competitive, they need to leverage the data at their disposal to improve patient outcomes, reduce readmissions, and provide high quality standards of care – all while controlling costs.

At Knowledgent, we’re helping our clients achieve this aim through groundbreaking projects that involve generating Unified Patient Records (UPRs) to facilitate analytics and promote a more individualized view of the patient. The creation of UPRs is necessary because good database design requires normalized data. In database parlance, this means that different kinds of information are stored in different tables so repetition is avoided and records cannot become contradictory. Continue reading Accelerating Patient-Centric Analytics with Unified Patient Records

Knowledgent Releases Results from Big Data Challenges Survey

How important are big data initiatives in your organization? What are your greatest challenges when implementing big data programs? Has big data transitioned from Proof-of-Concept to production?

We posed these questions and more in our 2015 Big Data Implementation Challenges survey, and the results are finally in!  Continue reading Knowledgent Releases Results from Big Data Challenges Survey

7 Traits of the Informationist

During the Industrial Revolution, the efforts of engineers produced incredible, measurable improvements in business and human lives. It’s not surprising that, as a result of this, the Engineer became the defining role of the Industrial Age.

According to Peter Drucker, we are now in the transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age. This is why the #BigData phenomenon has emerged. Organization and even individuals are beginning to see the benefits of mastering information, in a way that we simply have not before. The highest-paid opinion will no longer rule.

What is the analog of engineer in the Information Age? What role will define the potential and risks of data? Continue reading 7 Traits of the Informationist

George Pagoulatos on How to Become a Data Architect

Want to know what it takes to work in data and analytics? Every other Friday, our own Informationists will share their thoughts, experiences, and advice on what they do and what they did to get there. Expect to see a wide range of answers from individuals in the same lines of work; our Informationists come from all walks of life, which only shows that there’s more than one way to get on the right career track.

Following our last post in this series on Alex Kouznetsov, Semantic Architect, this week’s post features George Pagoulatos. George earned his BS in Pharmacy at Rutgers University. He’s worked in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, California, Tennessee, New York, and New Jersey across the life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, chemicals, apparel, and financial services industries. Continue reading George Pagoulatos on How to Become a Data Architect

Alex Kouznetsov on How to Become a Semantic Architect

Want to know what it takes to work in data and analytics? Every other Friday, our own Informationists will share their thoughts, experiences, and advice on what they do and what they did to get there. Expect to see a wide range of answers from individuals in the same lines of work; our Informationists come from all walks of life, which only shows that there’s more than one way to get on the right career track.

Following our last post in this series on Natesan Dhanasekar and how to become a big data engineer, this post features Alexandre Kouznetsov, Semantic Architect. Alex received his Masters in Electronic Business Technology from the University of Ottawa and his PhD in Computer Science and Math from St. Petersburg State University. He has more than 20 years of industrial and academic experience in information technology, computer science, and software development across government, telecommunications, and biomedical organizations. Continue reading Alex Kouznetsov on How to Become a Semantic Architect

Q&A with Peter Gibson on the Big Data Technology Landscape

Fresh off Knowledgent’s recognition as a top Big Data solution provider, we sat down this week with Peter Gibson, our co-CEO, to discuss current trends in the Big Data technology landscape:

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White Paper: How to Design a Successful Data Lake

The Data Lake, a next-generation data storage and management solution, was developed to meet the ever-evolving needs of increasingly savvy users. However, building a successful Data Lake is often a cause for concern among business and IT users alike. Why do you need a Data Lake? What does the architecture look like? What elements are necessary? Continue reading White Paper: How to Design a Successful Data Lake

See Knowledgent at the Hortonworks Hadoop and Big Data Architecture Roadshow

Come see us at the New York City leg of the Hortonworks Modern Data Architecture Roadshow! Our partner Hortonworks is hosting a one-day seminar on how to start the journey to the modern data architecture and unlock the potential for Hadoop in your organization. Knowledgent will be a Silver sponsor at the event, which is taking place on Tuesday, September 16 at the New York Marriott Downtown.

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What’s in a name? DAaaS is more than semantics.

What’s in a name? Everything.

A name is an idea. It carries with it many dimensions of meaning that shape understanding. So why do we continue to speak in the clumsy and imprecise parlance of the day, embracing such emergent monikers as “big data“? (Wasn’t data always big? Isn’t it the economics of using that data that have favorably changed?)  Simply put, the trends are racing in so many directions, changing the data landscape so quickly, that in order to keep up, we must employ the language being used, lest we fall short of the productive connections we seek to make. Continue reading What’s in a name? DAaaS is more than semantics.