Putting value at the core of your business: Data-driven vs Data-centric

A data-driven or data-centric company?

We’re always hearing technology companies claim that the future lies in becoming a data-driven organisation: “Five steps to becoming a data-driven company”, “Build a data-driven business”, “Becoming a data-driven enterprise takes dedication”, “Apache Hadoop and big data platforms for a data-driven enterprise.”…

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Numa – a disruptive form of education

A few days ago, Stratio asked if anyone from the Numa Team wanted to write about this exciting experience. Rather than writing about it alone, we preferred to sit together and mix our thoughts and feelings about our journey through Stratio – Because we are all equals and one of the main values we are learning about here at Stratio is team work.

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Data quality considerations in a data-centric platform

Over the last few years, the volume of data that is generated daily has grown exponentially, sources of information are getting more heterogeneous and data has all kinds of formats, both structured and unstructured. In this sense, the irruption of Big Data has caused a great technological revolution, which has allowed us to exploit all these types of information and to do it in real time, something that was totally unimaginable until this moment (I expect I have not told you anything new so far!).

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Argos Tour 2017

Last week, we introduced Argos Framework in our blog. It is a frameworkcreated to develop independent products which are integrated into a single final product. It is a framework that, among other things, brings together best practices from other frameworks such as SAFe and Nexus. As it makes use of Scrum and Lean Kanban, it works with different Product Backlogs, giving great importance to the management of interdependencies, providing a very deep refinement, which helps define a transparent and aligned Roadmap, which can generate the greatest possible value for the suite of products.

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Introducing Stratio’s new Agile Framework: Argos

Stratio is a technology company that was born in 2013 with the aim of creating a product that solves the main challenges faced by a company when implementing a Big Data solution. Stratio is firmly committed to agile frameworks and, right from the start, its hallmark has been the self-organization and multi-disciplinarity of the teams that the Scrum methodology proposes.

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Ganesha, the Scrum Master’s God

Ever felt daunted by a new role? Remember that feeling when you have just started at a new company? As Scrum Master, having started recently at Stratio, a pioneering Big Data company, the feeling is still relatively raw. While pondering how to best fit in, I received a small gift from a friend that got me thinking. It was a small representation of Ganesha. I began researching about this Hindu deity and found some curious information that I would like to share!

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Big Data Spain 2014 summary

Once Data Sources API  has been released, we’ve wanted to take advantage of these new features and, for this reason, we have developed a Spark-MongoDB library. With this new connector we help the growing MongoDB community to simplify the interaction with this datasource via Spark.

This library provides the mechanism for accessing MongoDB collections in a structured way from SparkSQL, accesible from Python and Scala API’s. Since MongoDB is an open-source document database leader among NoSQL databases and is highly used in several projects [http://www.mongodb.com/leading-nosql-database] we find this connection with all the operations permitted by SparkSQL not only useful but necessary.

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