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The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Acunu ...

The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Acunu
Live Webcast Nov. 26, 2013
Watch the archive: https://bloorgroup.webex.com/bloorgroup/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=7847057&rKey=3e70a01e27792ccd

Patience may be a virtue, but most decision-makers don't have much time for it these days. That's why analytics must be easy to achieve, and even easier to understand. One of the biggest challenges in that process is knowing which kind of visualization will demonstrate the point you're trying to make. Sometimes, just getting started can be a problem. That's why a new strategy has evolved -- tools that automatically suggest which kind of visualization fits a particular data set best.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he discusses the dynamics of visual data discovery. He'll be briefed by Tim Moreton of Acunu who will demonstrate his company's operational intelligence platform which delivers analytics on real-time, streaming data. He'll tout the new self-service capabilities of Acunu Analytics, which allow business professionals to fast-track visual discovery.

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    Instant Gratification: Taking the Fast Track to Visual Analysis Instant Gratification: Taking the Fast Track to Visual Analysis Presentation Transcript

    • Grab some coffee and enjoy the pre-show banter before the top of the hour!
    • Instant Gratification: Taking the Fast Track to Visual Analysis The Briefing Room
    • Welcome Host: Eric Kavanagh eric.kavanagh@bloorgroup.com Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Mission !   Reveal the essential characteristics of enterprise software, good and bad !   Provide a forum for detailed analysis of today s innovative technologies !   Give vendors a chance to explain their product to savvy analysts !   Allow audience members to pose serious questions... and get answers! Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Topics This month: DATA DISCOVERY & VISUALIZATION December: INNOVATORS 2014 Editorial Calendar at www.insideanalysis.com/webcasts/the-briefing-room Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Data Discovery & Visualization Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Analyst: Robin Bloor Robin Bloor is Chief Analyst at The Bloor Group robin.bloor@bloorgroup.com Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Acunu ! Acunu offers a Cassandra-based real-time operational intelligence and analytics platform !   Its platform allows Cassandra users to build and extend business applications without being a database expert ! Acunu Analytics provides the ability to leverage customizable and re-usable analytic apps and widgets on top of its analytics layer, and it automatically recommends the most appropriate visualization Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Guest: Tim Moreton Tim is an expert in distributed file systems. He was previously a senior member of the technical team at Tideway (now BMC), where he led the creation of solutions for managing data centers at Fortune 500 clients. Previously he was CEO of a consultancy delivering data solutions for the aviation sector. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Instant Gratification: Taking the Fast Track to Visual Analytics Tim Moreton CTO @timmoreton
    • Big Data: Haystack or FastTrack Discovery Analytics Unstructured Machine Warehouses Learning Operational Intelligence Dashboards Real-time Decisions Data  Mining Alerting Low latency, fresh data Some structure to exploit Complex, long-running Total lack of structure 11 11
    • Fast Datasets Clickstream Metrics dashboards and business intelligence Location Data OPERATIONAL  INTELLIGENCE Infrastructure RICHER APPLICATIONS Application logs Trending and alerting Embedded dashboards Data-driven features 12
    • Acunu Analytics: BI for Fast Datasets Acunu Dashboards: embeddable, in-browser visualizations Events Alerts Analytics turns events and SQL-like queries into C* operations Cassandra stores raw events and intermediate results 13
    • WE Ø  Scalable. No single point of {failure, bottleneck} Ø  Fast. Especially for writes Ø  Available. Effortless Multi-DC support Ø  Dependable. Widespread mission-critical use Ø  Counters. Building block of analytics! 14 14
    • 1 Define aggregate cubes CREATE CUBE APPROX TOP(keyword) WHERE browser, time GROUP BY time! count by day 15 count by hour of day top keywords by browser
    • 1 Define aggregate cubes CREATE CUBE APPROX TOP(keyword) WHERE browser, time GROUP BY time! 2 New events update cubes raw events count by day 16 count by hour of day top keywords by browser
    • 3 Rich instant queries over cubes 1 Define aggregate cubes SELECT TOP(keyword) FROM table WHERE browser = ‘chrome’ AND time BETWEEN..! GROUP BY d1, d2, ... ! JOIN ... HAVING.. ORDER BY ..! CREATE CUBE APPROX TOP(keyword) WHERE browser, time GROUP BY time! 2 New events update cubes + raw events count by day 17 count by top keywords hour of day by browser
    • 3 Rich instant queries over cubes 1 Define aggregate cubes SELECT TOP(keyword) FROM table WHERE browser = ‘chrome’ AND time BETWEEN..! GROUP BY d1, d2, ... ! JOIN ... HAVING.. ORDER BY ..! CREATE CUBE APPROX TOP(keyword) WHERE browser, time GROUP BY time! 2 New events update cubes + raw events count by day 4 Drilldown to raw events 18 count by top keywords hour of day by browser
    • 3 Rich instant queries over cubes 1 Define aggregate cubes SELECT TOP(keyword) FROM table WHERE browser = ‘chrome’ AND time BETWEEN..! GROUP BY d1, d2, ... ! JOIN ... HAVING.. ORDER BY ..! CREATE CUBE APPROX TOP(keyword) WHERE browser, time GROUP BY time! 2 New events update cubes + raw events count by day 5 Populate new cubes from historic data 19 count by top keywords hour of day by browser
    • Ø  Platform for user-generated radio content 300,000+ active uploaders Ø  Millions of monthly listeners CASSANDRA AND ACUNU DELIVER: Ø  Server and site metrics Ø  User engagement funnels Ø  Leader boards Ø  Analytics for uploaders 20 20
    • Ø  World’s top-rated taxi app Ø  Serving 15 cities globally Ø  500,000 registered users Ø  Clusters in 3 AWS regions CASSANDRA AND ACUNU DELIVER: Ø  Instant driver, user metrics Ø  Real-time A/B testing Ø  In-app location analytics 21
    • Six steps to enlightenment With Acunu Analytics 4.3 1 Install Dev 2 Create tables Dev 3 Define cubes 4 5 Turn on data feed Dev Dev 22 Build widgets Business 6 Refine cubes Dev
    • Enlightenment for mere mortals With Acunu Analytics 5.0 1 Install Dev 2 Upload events Business 3 Build widgets Business 23 4 Turn on data feed Dev 5 Refine widgets Business
    • Enlightenment for mere mortals With Acunu Analytics 5.0 1 Install Dev 2 Upload events Business 3 Build widgets Business 4 Turn on data feed Dev Automatically infer tables and schema from sample events 24 5 Refine widgets Business
    • Enlightenment for mere mortals With Acunu Analytics 5.0 1 Install Dev 2 Upload events Business 3 Build widgets Business 4 Turn on data feed 5 Dev Drag-and-drop Explore view infers the cubes needed to build the widget you want 25 Refine widgets Business
    • Enlightenment for mere mortals With Acunu Analytics 5.0 1 Install Dev 2 Upload events Business 3 Build widgets Business 4 Turn on data feed Dev 5 Refine widgets Business Widgets can be refined and repopulated with historic data automatically 26
    • Enlightenment for mere mortals With Acunu Analytics 5.0 1 Install Dev 2 Upload events Business 3 Build widgets Business 4 Turn on data feed Dev 5 Refine widgets Business Out-of-the-box HTTP, Flume, Kafka and MQ integrations,  plus new API to build your own 27
    • Thanks! Tim Moreton CTO @timmoreton @acunu
    • Perceptions & Questions Analyst: Robin Bloor Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • A Maturing Analogy Exaggerated comparisons between computer systems and the biological nervous system have been made for decades Maybe such comparisons are no longer so exaggerated
    • The Human System u  The body is controlled via the autonomic nervous system: •  •  •  u  Enteric (gastrointestinal system) Sympathetic (fight or flight, homeostasis) Parasympathetic (rest-and digest, feed-and-breed) This constitutes the fast human response system – the operational system
    • The Human Brain u  u  The human brain complements the autonomic nervous system In general, it is much slower, even when working at its highest speed (about 0.1 secs response) It interprets sensory impressions It thinks associatively It reasons and learns
    • Enterprise Information Processing Pursuing the analogy, there is a slow and a fast enterprise control system/nervous system: u  SLOW: u  FAST: This equates to normal BI and embraces everything from data analysis/data science to BI reporting This equates to Operational Intelligence – those BI systems which provide information to enable immediate response by people or software
    • Real Time is What? We define a real-time latency to be one where there is operational urgency. Operational Intelligence can be thought of as real-time. u  Data analysis may yield knowledge that can be implemented as OI u  OI should be served to software as data u  OI should be served to users in context and in its most easily digested form: alerts, visualization u  It demands fast infrastructure THE CONTEXT DETERMINES THE INFORMATION SERVICE, AND ITS CHARACTER AND REQUIRED SPEED
    • Going Forward Ultimately, SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE will be determined by these differing latencies.
    • u  What is the role of Cassandra? u  Typically what latencies does Acunu need to satisfy? u  There are many varieties of data visualization; which techniques and UI features does Acunu regard as being most important and why? u  OI systems can take considerable time to build. What does a normal Acunu implementation involve and how long does it take?
    • u  Which industry sectors do you see as early adopters of BI? u  What is Acunu’s Hadoop story? Is Hadoop relevant to Acunu? u  What is your view of the OI market? Who do you see as competitive and who do you see as complementary?
    • Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Upcoming Topics November: DATA DISCOVERY & VISUALIZATION December: INNOVATORS 2014 Editorial Calendar at www.insideanalysis.com/webcasts/the-briefing-room www.insideanalysis.com Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
    • Thank You for Your Attention Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room