Join the Ternary team on Great Data Minds (12/10)

Ternary Data is doing a collab event on 12/10 with Great Data Minds to discuss the differences between AWS and Google Cloud, as it relates to data.

Intended for a business minded audience, this one hour, slide-free session provides the audience with key differentiators for each platform, along with information around key areas such as capabilities, security, infrastructure, cost models and more.

RSVP here. and Ternary Data Team Up To Guide Companies On The Data River, And Make Real Time Analytics A Reality and Ternary Data have teamed up to help companies win with real time analytics. While streaming solutions have been around for a while, true real time analytics is incredibly difficult or impossible to do with traditional data technologies like data lakes and data warehouses. And while some solutions such as Cassandra and HBase handle real time transactions, they don’t necessarily work great for OLAP purposes.

Enter Imply. Based on Apache Druid (Imply is a core contributor of Druid), Imply offers security, alerting, and a full fledged analytics dashboard out of the box. Imply is amazing.

Ternary only works with best of breed data technologies, and we feel that Imply offers the absolute best solution when it comes to true real time analytics. Simply hook up your real time stream from Kafka, Kinesis, or another message bus, and start getting value from Imply’s real time analytics. Nothing else comes close.

What the heck is a data river? And haven’t we just started figuring out the data lake? While data lakes are great for batch data, the data river is a new paradigm that points to where the world is moving – real time streaming data. When you get down to it, a lot of data is simply a continuous stream. And data without analytics is…just data.

With the new partnership between Imply and Ternary, companies can now take their journey on the data river. Stop futzing around with substandard, duct-taped systems for your “real time” analytics. For a free trial of Imply, contact us today.

Utah Data Engineering Meetup – August 2019, and some thoughts on Data Rivers.

If you’re doing real time analytics – or just curious – check out the next Utah Data Engineering Meetup. We have not one, but two talks from some heavy hitters in the data space – Introduction to the Data River and Apache Druid w/ Jon King (Imply) , and Real-world Messaging Architectures and Patterns w/ Thor Sigurjonsson (Overstock). You definitely don’t want to miss this event.

RSVP here.

The notion of a Data River is particularly interesting to the Ternary crew. We’re seeing more and more companies moving beyond batch analytics, and introducing real time data infrastructure for their operational analytics. We’ll have a future post on the differences between business and operational analytics. Suffice to say, as data flows in an increasingly real time fashion, companies will move beyond the data lake, and into the data river.

Ternary Data and Looker Team Up To Help Make Businesses More Intelligent

Ternary Data is happy to announce our partnership with Looker. This is a partnership that makes a ton of sense for a few reasons. First, we were Looker fans before we started Ternary. When people asked our recommendation for a business intelligence (BI) tool, we’d always suggest Looker to our employers, friends, and our friend’s bosses. We’ve always viewed Looker as best in class in the crowded space of BI tools.

Second, BI is the missing piece in Ternary’s end to end arsenal to provide best of breed data solutions to our customers. Looker fills this gap.

Lastly, Looker is now a part of the Google Cloud family.  Looker fills a big void in Google Cloud’s excellent data offerings. Before the purchase, the only real BI option with Google Cloud was Data Studio. While Data Studio is a great product that stands on its own, Looker kicks Google Cloud’s data business intelligence offering up several notches. Looker is enterprise grade.

Where does it go from here? Ternary will happily assist our clients with deploying Looker for their BI needs. Again, we are huge fans of Looker. And companies need the best BI tools. Looker aligns very well with the needs of our customers and Ternary’s approach of providing best-in-class solutions.

Please contact us if you are interested in Looker as a solution for your BI needs. We offer a variety of services, from assistance with evaluation to deployment support and training.

About Looker

Looker to is a “platform for data that easily integrates all of a business’s data and then allows it to be melded to specific work processes in a way where users can do more with it and solve higher-value problems.” – Frank Bien, Looker CEO.

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July 2019 – Utah Data Events

It’s summertime! With quite a bit of evening activities for a lot of people during the summer, it’s perfectly OK to skip out on meetups and similar events. But, if you’re itching to meet up with your fellow data peeps and learn a new thing or two, here are some awesome data events we recommend in Utah this month.