Data Wins: The WibiData Blog

Wibi Whirlwind

27 September 2013 By Lynn Goh Comments.

It has been a whirlwind adventure since I started at WibiData two weeks ago. My first day as a Wibi was also my first day as a San Francisco denizen; I literally spent Sunday driving up the coast before starting as a field engineer on Monday with nothing but a couple of suitcases and the promise of a friend’s couch. So, how did I end up at WibiData? I hail from Southern California and have been living in the greater Los Angeles area for the past 25 plus years.  I am originally a native of Singapore, as my

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Translating User Insight into Business Value: Ingestion

24 September 2013 By Don Brown Comments.

This blog post is the second in a series that explains how institutions can evolve from data miners to experience optimizers by building Big Data Applications using Kiji. The first post described the needs and benefits of building a Customer Data Platform. This post explains how organizations tackle the challenge of ingesting a wide variety of data into a single system. In order to create an effective 360 degree view of every user, a Customer Data Platform must be able to store all structured, semi-structured and unstructured data in a way that a single query can return all known information about

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Translating User Insight into Business Value: Building the Customer Data Platform

18 September 2013 By Don Brown Comments.

This blog post is the first in a series that explains how institutions can evolve from data miners to experience optimizers by building Big Data Applications using Kiji. This first post describes the needs and benefits of building a customer data repository. Retail banks are under relentless pressure to compete for consumers’ business. While customers trust their money remains safe within the vault, most consumers actively avoid interacting with their banks because the experience is so impersonal, time consuming and sales driven. In addition, the introduction of self-service banking and the commoditization of savings and investment products have leveled

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WibiData Talks Growing Pains at This Year’s PuppetConf

13 September 2013 By Chad Metcalf Comments.

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking at PuppetConf, an annual conference where some of the smartest minds in IT meet to discuss the latest trends in Operations, Cloud and IT automation and DevOps. Puppet Labs’ software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure. This year's PuppetConf included two days of 75 packed sessions with over 1,000 onsite attendees and another 4000+ watching via online streaming. As someone who has used Puppet since 2009, it was exciting to witness how the community has evolved. The thought provoking talks I attended

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My Road To Becoming a Wibi

10 September 2013 By Krista Wiederhold Comments.

May 10th, 2013 marked the end of my college career and the start of my life in the so-called “real world.” The days to follow included researching companies, applying for jobs and attending interviews. All the while – I’ll be honest – wondering how college went by so fast. All these postgrad efforts to find a job were fueled by the hope that I would find the perfect position at the perfect company. Now well into my first month at WibiData, I can honestly say my efforts resulted in just that.  In fact, I

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Five Pillars of Big Data Applications

5 September 2013 By Omer Trajman Comments.

As Big Data has become more affordable, organizations have started creating new applications that take advantage of the new large scale, flexible and dynamic platforms that are now available. The term Big Data Application is used to distinguish this new class of applications from the static, rule based systems that have ruled BI for decades. We use Big Data Applications in our everyday lives, often without even knowing they exist. Behind Facebook is an incredibly powerful application that determines the content to display in your browser or your phone, the advertising that may interest you, the shared activity from your

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