Yearly Archives: 2013

Dynamic Data Bucketing: A Use Case for Complex Aggregation

Complex aggregation has become a common requirement for business users looking to analyze sophisticated metrics across multiple dimensions. There are numerous use cases for complex aggregation such as cross-currency aggregation, which was explored in our last post. Dynamic bucketing is …Read more

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Real-Time Cross-Currency Analytics: A Use Case for Complex Aggregation

In previous posts, we’ve delved into the principles of multidimensional databases. Among all the benefits that a multidimensional database delivers is complex aggregation, a process by which KPIs are written once and are immediately available across any dimensions, through any …Read more

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Why Complex Event Processing (CEP) is not enough for real-time decision making

Real-time decision making is commonly linked with Complex Event Processing (CEP). Indeed, CEP systems can extract and alert about meaningful events from streams of data. However, for decision makers to have context and turn a notification into a meaningful, actionable …Read more

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Mixed Workload databases: A Primer

In a previous post comparing multidimensional and relational databases we mentioned that the decision making imperatives in the Big Data era were disrupting the clear-cut border between OLTP and OLAP, enabling a new type of mixed workload database that addresses …Read more

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Multidimensional or relational? What’s the right system for you?

Relational and multidimensional databases differ on almost any possible dimension:  tables, columns and rows vs. cubes, measures and dimensions; queries across joint tables vs. pre-calculated aggregations across dimensions; Structured Query Language (SQL) vs. Multidimensional Expressions MDX.  And the list of …Read more

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Forbes highlights the scope of ActivePivot in the move to real-time risk management

Tom Groenfeldt, financial technology blogger for the internationally renowned business and finance publication, Forbes, outlines the benefits of using real-time risk management in the face of the Big Data conundrum: www.forbes.com/sites/tomgroenfeldt /2012/12/28/quartet-helps-financial -risk-management-move-to-real-time Comparisons are drawn between the trend monitoring …Read more

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