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Working with Real-Time Analytics as a Service (Video)

Roblimo posted about 4 months ago | from the knowledge-you-might-need-someday-even-if-you-don't-need-it-now dept.

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This is wide-ranging interview with Dev Patel and Poulomi Damany of BitYota, an Analytics as a Service startup that works specifically with MongoDB. Open Source? Not yet. But hopefully soon, they say. And why should an IT person or programmer care about marketing-oriented analytics? Because the more you know about functions in your company besides IT (such as finance, investor relations, and -- yes -- marketing), the more valuable you are as an employee. Dev also mentions the two main things he looks for when recruiting for BitYota: "One is intellect, and the other is attitude." He points out that this is not true merely of BitYota, but of any strong startup. This is all good information for any job-seeker hoping to land a spot with a startup -- and for anyone who is happy with where he or she works but hopes to earn promotions and raises, too.

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Ass fucking 2014 (1)

slashdot is sht (3508181) | about 4 months ago | (#46538127)

Slashdot is for niggers.

MongoDB (2)

GWXerog (3151863) | about 4 months ago | (#46538251)

Is it web scale?

Re:MongoDB (1)

davester666 (731373) | about 4 months ago | (#46540995)

want to increase your value to the company?

find out the corporations bank account numbers and passwords, and who the top executives are banging when they aren't with their wives.

Real-Time for real? (1)

Dishwasha (125561) | about 4 months ago | (#46538253)

I'm surprised BitYoga chose MongoDB for real-time analytics. Several years ago we attempted to do a real-time analytics solution with MongoDB but besides being a not so great performer when it comes to counting, it's boolean operators were still in its infancy. We ended up ripping out and replacing with another back-end solution in a couple of months and never looked back. Has MongoDB changed much to make real-time more realistic?

Re:Real-Time for real? (1)

BitYota (3585765) | about 4 months ago | (#46540109)

I'm surprised BitYoga chose MongoDB for real-time analytics. Several years ago we attempted to do a real-time analytics solution with MongoDB but besides being a not so great performer when it comes to counting, it's boolean operators were still in its infancy. We ended up ripping out and replacing with another back-end solution in a couple of months and never looked back. Has MongoDB changed much to make real-time more realistic?

Hi Dishwasha We don't use Mongo for analytics - it is an upstream store for transactional data for us. We are a Data Warehouse Service for Analytics and we enable fast SQL-based analytics in our system for data from Mongo and other JSON (semi-structured ) sources its fast because (a) you don't need to do ETL on your Mongo/JSON data before analysis - so you save that time and the temporal value of fresh data is preserved (b) we have a scale-out MPP architecture to add compute and storage as needed check us out at http://www.bityota.com/ [bityota.com]

Re:Real-Time for real? (1)

qpqp (1969898) | about 4 months ago | (#46540911)

we enable fast SQL-based analytics in our system

Good that you clarified that. Because, if it's not DDS [rti.com] , it's not really (hard) realtime.

Re:Real-Time for real? (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 4 months ago | (#46542535)

Is it MongoDB's lack of joins that gives it the run-on sentence capability?

1st? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46538303)

where is the people?

Error establishing a database connection (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46538353)

Oh sure they are doing a good job

My business plan, seeking investors! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46538405)

I'm starting a business that will sneak a peak at your sensitive business and personal data, repackage the data so its clear and easy to understand and then sell that repackaged data as a service to you, your competition, government spies, taxing authorities, advertising/market research firms and anyone else willing to pay me... Could even include a ton of malware by EULA contract! Cool huh!

Oh yeah, its being done by most companies already! WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE THINKING!

Yeah, right... (2)

QRDeNameland (873957) | about 4 months ago | (#46538611)

Because the more you know about functions in your company besides IT (such as finance, investor relations, and -- yes -- marketing), the more valuable you are as an employee.

Right, because every place I've ever worked in IT, they've been totally transparent and forthcoming about finance, marketing, and investor relations to make the people in the trenches more valuable. Oh wait, no, that never happened....

remember (2)

napulist (3036789) | about 4 months ago | (#46539129)

you must be interested in everything, especially the shit that we have to sell! be excited! be excited about everything! nothing less than your value as a person is at stake!

Re:remember (1)

cascadingstylesheet (140919) | about 4 months ago | (#46539453)

you must be interested in everything, especially the shit that we have to sell! be excited! be excited about everything! nothing less than your value as a person is at stake!

Devil's advocate: if you are not excited, why work there?

Valuable employee (2)

manu0601 (2221348) | about 4 months ago | (#46540271)

Summary says

the more you know about functions in your company besides IT (such as finance, investor relations, and -- yes -- marketing), the more valuable you are as an employee.

Call them old-fashioned, but some employers actually prefer employees to focus on their area of expertise. If there is something to know about other fields, the employers has other experts that will tell what is needed.

my hiring philosophy too! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46542331)

"One is intellect, and the other is attitude."

my approach to hiring is that there are four quadrants to every candidate: intellect (you can't coach speed), attitude (self-motivated, team player, etc), knowledge/skills (what they know) & experience (how long they've done it, at what scale & visibility/criticality)

most people (b/c they're trained to by HR) hire for the last two but of the four they're actually BY FAR the most malleable (especially for someone w/the first two)! the attitude needle can be moved some (varies by individual) but the first is absolutely immutable - whatever they got when they walk in the door is what they're gonna have the day they leave...

I can't say I've batted 1.000 but my average is pretty damn good & (IMO) substantially above most of my peers!

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