Delivering automated forecasting with the help of Scotland's vibrant data community

Like most people in the IT industry of a similar age (close enough to 50 to see the hairs poking out its nostrils), I’ve seen a lot of change. That said, it’s hard to think of any technology that has the potential to change so many working practices and industries as the current developments in machine learning and data analytics. For an analytics vendor like DataPA, staying at the forefront of such developments is a constant (but exhilarating) challenge. Bringing fresh, new ideas into the business It’s one of the reasons we at DataPA often take on students for a…

Serverless cloud technology! Really?

We’re never short of candidates for “the next big thing” in the IT industry. Not surprising given the rate of change, but even for those of us working in the industry it can be disorientating. One of the latest contenders is "Serverless Cloud Technology". So, what is it, and how the heck can you run any software without a server? Well, you can’t. The term “serverless” refers to the developers experience of the platform, not the underlying architecture. Serverless cloud computing is simply an evolution of existing cloud technologies. Ultimately, cloud computing is about delivering Software as a Service (SaaS),…

Playing our part in Scotland’s vibrant Data Science community

As an analytics vendor based in Edinburgh we are not new to the world of data science. Indeed, DataPA was amongst the first software developers to enter the field of analytics over 15 years ago. In that time, we have delivered software to more than 30 thousand users in more than 300 companies, both as an embedded technology for our technology partners and as a stand-alone application to our direct customers. Throughout that time, innovation has always been at the core of what we do. In recent years we have been building on the developments in big data processing and…

Choosing the right embedded analytics solution

Choosing an embedded analytics solution can be an intimidating task. Get it right, and you’ll add huge value to your application, cementing its place with your existing customers and increasing its saleability for many years to come. Get it wrong, and you’ll waste a huge amount of time, effort and no doubt money. So, we thought we’d put together an article to help guide that decision. It’s biased, obviously, we are after all an embedded analytics vendor. But it will, we hope, ring true for any who have recently gone through the process. First off, any solution you choose should…
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