Putting Prescriptive Analytics to Work

Putting Prescriptive Analytics to Work

For years analytics has been a field of descriptions and predictions. Analysts ask “What insights can come from this data?” Or “What is most likely to happen next?” The next frontier of analytics is prescriptive: “What’s the best course of action?” The first two tasks...
Patient Readmission and Healthcare Analytics

Patient Readmission and Healthcare Analytics

Patient readmission is one of the most pressing problems in healthcare today. This common performance metric is so important to effective healthcare that the federal government now imposes penalties for providers with excessive readmission rates. While it’s becoming...
Meet Carmen,  Services Team Extraordinaire

Meet Carmen, Services Team Extraordinaire

We’re always excited to have great new people join the Emcien team, so now that Carmen, the newest member of our Data Science Services team, is wrapping up his training we figured we would check in with him and see how things are going:    So Carmen, tell...
What is data discovery?

What is data discovery?

As with many emerging data technologies, it’s not always clear how to describe data discovery. In many cases data discovery and data analysis overlap. Sometimes data discovery just means figuring out what kind of data is in each column. For some, data discovery...
Data driven decision making and transparency

Data driven decision making and transparency

Today we incorporate more data-driven decision making into public life, and many people are uncomfortable with the secrecy behind those decisions. Algorithmic systems are affecting real outcomes in the lives of citizens and customers, and people are taking notice. The...
Creating New Value From Data

Creating New Value From Data

Today organizations are recognizing the value in data. They know If there’s a problem to be solved or a drive for more efficiency, the answer likely lies in data that’s already available. It’s also widely recognized that accuracy improves when the volume of data...
What happens before data prep?

What happens before data prep?

In the minds of most people that work with data, there isn’t much that can happen before data prep. For them, discovery is a process that happens after data is cleansed and prepped. That’s because for those data workers this kind of exploratory analysis...
Major Update to EmcienScan

Major Update to EmcienScan

This week we’re announcing a major update to EmcienScan. Versions 1.3 and 1.4 made it easy for users to load data or connect to a database and discover the relationships and groups that define a given dataset. Friday’s release of Scan 1.5 includes updates that will be...
Profiling the Data Junk Pile

Profiling the Data Junk Pile

In many organizations there is a drive to collect any available data, with the rationale that it may help the business. But no matter how an organization decides to store data, invariably much of it ends up packed away like an overfilled garage. And in a large...
Get to Know Your Data

Get to Know Your Data

From Enterprise CRM to the Data Lake, anyone managing diverse data will inevitably have to do data exploration. Database administrators are asked to deliver more and better information to the right people, and to do this they need the ability to discover what’s really...