We live in a world of data. There’s even data about data, called metadata. And all this data needs to be stored in databases. Some database systems are basic tabular files, such as Excel. On the other end of the spectrum are ultra-high performance database systems used by massive social media platforms. Twitter sends half a billion tweets per day which equates to 6,000 tweets per second. That’s a lot of data that needs to be stored as efficiently as possible. Databases are ty
Have you ever had that “Oh git” moment, you know, that time in a project where the deliverable is due to a client and something unexpected occurs to the output after a data refresh over the weekend? It is usually followed by a sigh of relief because git is being used to manage the project and saves the day with its version control features that work like magic. Hopefully you have had an “Oh git” moment and not its sinister opposite, but just in case, here’s a quick git overvi
Mix sports analytics, sunny weather, a beautiful campus, interested students, and great speakers and what do you get? The 2016 Carolina Sports Analytics Meeting (CSAM) of course! CANA Advisors, along with ESPN, Furman, and National Amateur Sports, sponsored this event. The plenary speakers were David Kaplan, Director of Analytics for the Charlotte Hornets, and Peter Keating, writer for ESPN the Magazine. Other speakers and attendees ranged from high school and college student
We are proud to announce the following newest members to the CANA team. Each bring their own unique set of skills as well as deep expertise and experience to our Logistics & Analytics services. Please welcome Jackie Knapp, Aaron Luprek, and John Moore to CANA Advisors! Jackie Knapp is a career business analyst who brings decades of experience providing in-depth business analyses and financial planning support to both commercial and government projects. Jackie joins CANA as
The word analytics is floating everywhere these days. It's unavoidable if you work in an industry that uses a lot of mathematics, simulation, modeling, statistics, numerical analysis, and a broad range of information technology-based solutions. But what if you don't? What if you're a law firm? A plumbing supply store? A small manufacturer? If you're not surrounded by numbers all day every day, you might think you have no need for analytics and the need to harness and analyze
Connecting to you is important to us. To improve how we do this - providing you information and getting your feedback - we developed a new Website. We feel that this site is more modern, aesthetic, mobile friendly, and sensible. Let us know what you think. CANA Connection is a great place for you to connect with us. We consider you as part of our extended community of clients, partners and otherwise collaborators. This is the place where you will find our latest news an
At CANA, we believe in maintaining strong community bonds. Our community starts within our core of talented employees and extends to our clients, partners, professional organizations, families, and individual social circles – our community impacts our way of thinking through an exchange of ideas, concepts, history, and feedback. These connections allow us to understand how we can provide better services and products to positively impact personal lives and business outcomes.