Data rich, insight poor; business intelligence paradox

By Rachel Coyne on 07 Jun 2017

Robust data management and data analytics is a key differentiator in organisations. Those that can make strategic, data-driven decisions are more likely to be successful in identifying shifting trends that will affect their organisation, respond quickly to change, extract insight and answer business questions much faster.

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Visitor Analytics with People Movement Monitor

By Rachel Coyne on 30 Nov 2016

Satalyst launched its People Movement Monitor prototype with great success at the 2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival.

Without compromising visitors' privacy, the cloud enabled solution collected data about attendance and provided valuable insights to the event coordinators.

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Open Source PowerBI REST API for Java

By Satalyst Brilliance on 07 Sep 2015

Satalyst does a lot of work managing organisations' data and integrating systems together, one of the challenges managing this data is providing visualisations that give insight into how a business is performing.

One area of interest that Satalyst has been focusing on is in the area of real-time analytics and actionable insights, especially related to the growing field of the Internet of Things (IoT). Microsoft PowerBI, has the ability to create simple visualisations from real-time data and present them quickly through a web-browser using a simple RESTful API.

Whilst there is a REST API for interacting with PowerBI, there's no simple API wrapper written for Java. The prototype I’ve been working on is written in Java, so I needed to create a wrapper for the PowerBI REST API. After a lot of research on the internet, it appears that there are a large number of people crying out for a Java library to use to interact with the API, so I figured we should open source ours.

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