There are areas of business intelligence, reporting, big data, data warehousing, data mining, predictive analytics when it comes to managing the database and transforming the information. By following the right strategies in these areas, Ertan Erışık, General Manager of Land Consulting, stating that the new generation solutions will provide the easiest, quickest and most effective results in business life, gave the following information:
Time is great for employees at every level, from a CEO to a salesperson. The reports, analytics and statistics that are being prepared with complicated and inappropriate software cause serious time, labor and money loss. However, providing a variety of reporting needs quickly, without the need for IT support is an important solution. Technology should make the job easier. It is inevitable that organizations should give priority to the new generation technology solutions that will reduce the application and maintenance costs as much as the initial investment costs, helping them to adapt to the market conditions in the fastest manner.”
“IT must focus on its own business, data integration and preparedness, and business units should focus on analyzing data to better perform their main business.” Ertan Erışık stated that they gave the message “Focus on your work” to the institutions that constitute the investment strategy in this area. Both units receive consultancy in their focus areas of data management, which is important for the health of investment returns. The data warehouse I have previously envisioned requires a combination of business intelligence, data mining, expertise in predictive analytics solutions, different information technologies from traditional data management methods, and statistical and analytical approaches.
Ertan Erışık, who gives information about the approach and solutions offered by Kara Consultancy to these issues, continued his explanations as follows:
Our general philosophy is ‘Technology should simplyfy the work.’ Founded in 2008, the basis of Kara Consultancy’s experience in data warehouse, database, business intelligence and counseling services covers a period of more than 25 years, with projects in Turkey and abroad. Our solutions with new generation technologies have the basic advantages of total low-cost purchase, scalable new technologies, easy to use, compatible with standards (SQL, R etc) and preserving existing investment. In addition to our software solutions, we also provide counseling and training packs which we aim to adapt quickly to the organizations.
As the most senior sales and consulting Tableau partner in Turkey, we are continuing to support services; In 2016, we became the fastest growing and highest turnover of Tableau partner Turkey.
Tableau implemented self-service evolution in business intelligence, and has been a leader in Gartner BI Magic Quadrant rankings in business intelligence for the past 5 years. All analytics with Tableau are ‘drag-and-drop’, no coding or programming is required. Tableau and IT focus their work on data integration and preparation, and other business units focus on analyzing data to do their job better.
We introduced Exasol which had highest scores on TPC-H Benchmark tests, to Turkish market. Exasol is in-memory and SQL-based; while at the same time the analytics results are returned at light speed. In business intelligence and reporting projects, database architectural needs are very different from those of traditional OLTP environments. The very fast growing bank is accessed unplanned with very different query type. It is important to take a moment or a few seconds back here. Exasol is analytical database software that completely addresses business intelligence, reporting and data warehouse needs.
Two customers using Tableau implemented the Exasol and achieved very impressive performance results in 1-2 months and we proudly published their success stories.
KNIME is among the leaders in the Gartner Data Science Magic Quadrant report. The free open source desktop version changes the model of the data, writes formulas, applies predictive analytical formulas on the data, and publishes it on Tableau to quickly perform all data preparation and conversion mapping in the workflow. We make a difference with the solution that offers such an important advantage as Kara Consultancy; because everyone has similar solutions but they are expensive and do not have the ability to talk to each other.
When MongoDB proposed us to be a representative in Turkey we accepted it without hesitation because of our business area focus and our approach of new generation technologic solutions. MongoDB is a noSQL open source database that grows rapidly in the database market and receives significant market share from traditional giant firms. Its flexible architecture differs from conventional database software with scalability and performance levels. MongoDB is the ‘database for giant ideas’ solution that meets the modern needs of all application developers and database administrators from startup organizations to enterprise IT teams. MongoDB Enterprise Advanced responds to corporate needs such as technical support, management platform, enterprise security and audit components, and certification. We provide licensing, training and other service solutions as Kara Consultancy.
It is very clear that companies that are late in analyzing the company’s data, which is produced very quickly, will lose their competitive opportunities from production to sales, operations, finance and human resources in the whole process while trying to manage their strategies and business objectives. Unfortunately there is a perception in Turkey IT market that these processes has very high-cost establishment and maintenance values due to global companies’ high-cost traditional data management solutions. However, the new generation noSQL database software, such as MongoDB, which is much more flexible and capable of high performance, can be rented at the cost of licensing the annual maintenance costs of the products of big companies. The other issue is that the field needs to be valued for truly specialized consulting services. There is still the perception that you can get free consulting services in Turkey.