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SQL Query Planning for Operational Analytics

Rockset is a schemaless SQL data platform. It is designed to support SQL on raw data. While most SQL databases are strongly and statically typed, data within Rockset is strongly but dynamically typed. Dynamic typing makes it difficult for us to adopt off-the-shelf SQL query optimizers since they are designed for statically typed data where…

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Automating Outreach Across the Marketing Funnel

Customer outreach is fundamental to fostering relationships with new and existing leads and converting them into loyal brand advocates. Over the past decade, I’ve helped companies strategically integrate outreach messaging into their marketing campaigns, alongside digital strategies such as social media, SEO, and paid digital advertising, to nurture high-quality leads with personalized interactions at each…

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European Cyber Resilience: How the EU Can Patch the Weak Spots in its Collective Armour

In the thrust and parry of cyber resilience, the European Union (EU) has forged a legal framework made of many pieces to fortify its digital defences. Yet, there remain two clear weak spots in Europe’s collective armour: the presence of unsupported connected devices within critical infrastructure networks and the opacity surrounding the handling of newly…

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Operational Analytics: Building Low-Latency Queries

Introduction to Operational Analytics Operational analytics is a very specific term for a type of analytics which focuses on improving existing operations. This type of analytics, like others, involves the use of various data mining and data aggregation tools to get more transparent information for business planning. The main characteristic that distinguishes operational analytics from…

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Google Unveils Gemini AI – Cloud Academy

On December 6, Google revealed its latest and most powerful AI model named “Gemini”. They are claiming that it represents a significant leap forward in the field of artificial intelligence, boasting capabilities far exceeding any previous model. What makes this AI model different, is that it was built from the ground up to be multimodal.  That…

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