10 Fastest Growing Data Analytics Companies 2016
DataFactZ: Providing Unparalleled Business Analytics for Data-Driven Solutions
“Things get done only if the data we gather can inform and inspire those in a position to make a difference.” – Mike Schmoker
As a Business Analytics company, DataFactZ offers end-to-end services when it comes to managing and leveraging data. It offers those services in two fundamental areas: Data Engineering and Data Science. The data engineering services team includes experts in data modeling, data warehousing, data transformation, data governance, data infrastructure, etc. Once the foundation is in place, the data science team helps leverage that data analytics platform. The Data Science team includes experts in areas such as business intelligence, predictive or prescriptive modeling, machine learning, etc.
DataFactZ supports large enterprise clients in all market sectors, specializing in the healthcare, retail, finance, and manufacturing industries. It has 100+ clients all over the country, from New York to Hawaii, including AAA, Bank of America, Cablevision, La-Z-Boy, Starbucks, Subway, VISA and many more.
The company’s delivery model is capable of delivering services onsite, offsite and offshore. Some clients require that the project team be onsite, others prefer to get delivery from one of DataFactZ’s offices. It has invested in ramping-up its offshore facility to enable further delivery capabilities and cost savings for its clients.
A client in the restaurant business grew themselves into a data problem. The company seemed to have all the data it needed, but it was organized in “virtual silos”. This was causing two problems: 1) there wasn’t “one version of the truth”, and 2) all data could not be leveraged by all organizations in the company. The CIO’s vision was to have a true enterprise data warehouse that would serve as the enterprise reporting layer for the entire company. DataFactZ assembled a project team and an evaluation phase to thoroughly understand the existing data architecture, processes, etc. Next, the team defined and designed a solution that would enable them to transition to the desired architecture, while leveraging the existing investments.
DataFactZ’s focus is on the Hadoop ecosystem and the products that have evolved from it. It is currently providing services that can reach users beyond the IT department and allow business users to harness the power of their company data.
Tell us something about DataFactZ’s journey.
DataFactZ was formed by four partners who learned early in their careers that companies who gathered the right data and managed it well were in a better position to make the sound business decisions. The mission was to help companies manage and leverage data in the best possible way, specifically in the areas of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. The customer base grew rapidly from coast to coast, which enabled the company to invest in building a Big Data practice and a world-class Data Science team. DataFactZ has evolved into a Business Analytics company focused on helping companies solve problems and leverage the opportunities created by the explosive growth of the volume, velocity and variety [3 Vs] of data.
First, we are product agnostic and support every leading platform. Second, because our roots are in business intelligence and data warehousing, we are uniquely positioned to help companies transition from traditional, legacy systems to the newer, high-capacity, high-performance platforms such as Spark, Cassandra, etc. Third, we are an end-to-end Business Analytics company, meaning we can help companies at virtually every level of the analytics maturity level. Lastly, we have a win-win or no deal mentality. We are interested in long-term relationships with our clients, and thus offer our insights into best practices that we know make sense for them long-term. We’ve seen others successfully implement a solution, and then drop it in their client’s lap and leave. Months later, the client is upset because the business users didn’t get properly trained, or their controls and data governance lacked structure. We’ll always strive to make sure our clients know best practices, long-term.
Krishna is one of the founders of DataFactZ. His business acumen and passion for technology have helped create one of the fastest growing Business Analytics companies in the United States. Under his leadership, DataFactZ has implemented a Global Delivery Model that offers best-in-class delivery of unique business solutions and has expanded its service offerings to adapt to the changing industry of advanced analytics and data science. Prior to DataFactZ, Krishna worked as a technical consultant and was responsible for the design and implementation of data-centric solutions at several Fortune 100 companies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Bangalore University, India.
by harnessing the power of Big Data.”