Data is becoming one of the most valuable assets anyone can have in today’s world. Due to the continuous tecnlological development and investment, almost everything we do is, or can be, registered as data in some sort of informatic system. This brings extreme relevance to data, what we can do with it and how to accomplish our objectives using the given data.
The focus of this website are the available techniques that manipulate and manage data, providing us the right tools to explore and analyse huge chunks of information. We’ll be exploring subjects like data mining, business intellegence methods and data warehousing, talking about every ideas and processes which are relevant to these methods.
Why is data so important?
Data is representative of what is happening in a specific environment. According to this, we can specifically charecterize an environment by the information it is generating. Meaning that huge pieces of information are being constantly saved to a lot of different systems. This is critical, because all the behaviours are stored and can be analysed for any purpose we want.
For example, there is some data about how many people ride the subway at some specific hour. That piece of data can be managed, studied and help the subway company to decide how many trains will have to be active, optimizing their actions. This is only a simple example, but thinking about it, you can imagine infinite applications of data analysis.
Because of this, data becomes an invaluable asset that can be analised, transformed, or even sold! The merge of many types of data increases its value. Combining all these sources and information becomes a difficult, but very important task.
Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Big Data, Business Intelligence
These are the main topics that will be covered here. Since there is an increase of interest in these areas, derived for the conditions talked earlier, we’ll not only talk about the methods of manipulating data, but also the environment and questions around them.