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Why you should take notice of graph databases

Why you should take notice of graph databases Joe Dreyer, BI Consultant at PBT Group Reading a 2019 article by Kurt Cagle where he states “..graph databases have the potential to replace the existing relational market by 2030”, piqued my curiosity. On further exploration, the Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2020 puts knowledge graphs at the “Peak of Inflated Expectations”. This means that organisations may be adopting this technology as ‘part of everyday work’ in the...

Making sense of knowledge and data-driven insights

Making sense of knowledge and data-driven insights  Joe Dreyer, BI Consultant at PBT Group  In my previous blog, I discussed the knowledge economy and why it is important for organisations to realise the value of effective knowledge management. And while technology plays a role, it is still all about the people in the business to make it work. In this next piece, I want to build on this and examine how companies can best make sense of the data they have at their disposal.  The IBM ebook, ‘Enterprise knowledge management’, makes it clear that...

Data science and machine learning are intricately linked

Data science and machine learning are intricately linked Chad Gouws, Data Analyst at PBT Group Data scientists must identify business areas that can be improved on, determine the most efficient solutions to do so, and build machine learning (ML) models to best enable this. Understanding data and maintaining it become critical to accomplish this. By integrating ML with data science, these specialists can significantly optimise the operating environment. Even though it is artificial intelligence (AI) that has been...

COVID and the next wave of digital transformation

COVID and the next wave of digital transformation Nathi Dube, Data Engineer, PBT Group The onset of COVID-19 caught those businesses still undecided about transitioning to the cloud off-guard. Most businesses were simply not ready to work in a distributed way with much disruption taking place over the past 12-months. Fortunately, this has been the catalyst to embrace digital transformation projects that better support business operations. Those businesses who had previously invested in, for example, Microsoft and Amazon...

POPI Act: A data analyst’s point of view

POPI Act: A data analyst’s point of view Jessie Rudd, Data Analyst at PBT Group On 1 July this year, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act goes into effect with considerable penalties in place for non-compliance. This is the culmination of a process that began in 2013 and has been through numerous delays and revisions. But regardless of the history behind it, the focus on data and its protection must now drive virtually every business process...

The emergence of DataOps

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] Andreas Bartsch, Head of Service Delivery at PBT Group Even though it has been talked about for the past several years, DataOps has only really gained momentum over the past 18-months or so. And, while the maturity of this is still low, organisations are looking for opportunities to become more efficient and agile as they seek to improve their delivery cycle and reduce the maintenance overheads. But what is DataOps and why is it important? IBM...

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