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William Geller

Data Analytics Product Marketing at Dell EMC
William Geller has been involved in new technology and data science for over 15 years, with experience launching and marketing new products for both startups and in enterprise, around the world. William is the Principal Product Marketing lead for Data Analytics in the Solutions Marketing division of CPSD. Prior to joining Dell EMC, he worked for numerous startups in Healthcare IT, Social Network Analytics, and cyber security. He holds a VMware VCP4.0 accreditation. Willam has an BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Babson College. You can find him on Twitter at @williamgeller
William Geller
William Geller

Revealing the secret to speed and flexibility for data analytics

Most companies recognize that they have opportunities through data analytics to raise productivity, improve decision making, and gain competitive advantage. Unfortunately, the majority of initiatives fail to move beyond the experimental stage, or analytic insights are not operationalized back into the business as intended. The causes range from inaccessibility to siloed data, time invested in continually gathering theAnalytic Insights Module technology review - data analytics data before performing analytics, and long lead times for resources from IT.  Recently, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) reviewed Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module, which is engineered to smooth out these friction points in the data analytics lifecycle.  It’s delivered on Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud, combining a self-service data analytics experience with cloud-native application development in a single cloud platform.

What did ESG do?

ESG reviewed Analytic Insights Module from end-to-end, reviewing data processes across the entire analytics lifecycle. Their study focused on both the technical and the user experience aspects, and the results are in.

Analytic Insights Module delivers faster time to actionable insights and continual ease of use over other solutions for data discovery, ingest, and analysis. We’re not surprised, though. Analytic Insights Module was specifically engineered to make data analytics and operationalizing insights easier, so organizations can focus on their business rather than the technology.

What were some of the results? 

ESG found incredible benefits in terms of speed, flexibility of the analytics environment, and overall benefit to building an in-house solution. A couple of the many observations from the study include:

  • Self-service analytic workspaces with Hadoop clusters stood up in just 15 minutes.
  • Users can implement a robust data analytics solution 47% faster, on average, than building it in-house.

Why should your businesses care?

Faced with competitive pressures, businesses need to differentiate themselves among the sea of options in the market. Insights derived from data analytics can help businesses gain the edge they need, but technical obstacles have often stymied progress. Analytic Insights Module removes these barriers by enabling data analyst teams to get to work quickly delivering insights back into the business within quotas set by IT. With single-contact support across the platform, companies can now move faster and become more innovative by focusing on their business, not the underlying platform.

Check out the full study from ESG now.

Data Analytics Paves the Way to Better Healthcare

The wide breadth of benefits from data analytics comes in many forms as companies embrace their data assets to affect their businesses and ultimately human lives. When it comes to healthcare, it’s easy to think there is no such thing as too much data. However, with limited time to address urgent medical issues, vast quantities of data aren’t always evaluated in time to uncover distinct patterns that could guide treatment.

Partners Healthcare, a hospital system in the Boston area, saw the same issue and sought to bring better clinical care outcomes with Dell EMC’s Analytic Insights Module. Brent Richter, Director of Enterprise Research at Partners Healthcare recently sat down for an interview with Dave Vellante at SiliconAngle. Richter discussed how Partner’s leveraging of incredible flows of patient data that are matched and reconciled between hospitals in the network, and blended with their own BioBank of sequenced genomes to support Precision Medicine. To illustrate the power of data analytics, Richter shares a staggering early success using Analytic Insights Module, where data analytics led physicians to forego the typical path of “try-and-fail” cancer treatments for a particular patient.  Instead their analysis revealed that they would achieve a better outcome for the patient if they focused on treatment using a drug called Crizotinib. Normally not used for the type of cancer this patient had, Analytic Insights Module has uncovered that the genetics of the tumor which had fully metastasized, matched a treatment used successfully elsewhere. To the delight of all, this course of treatment managed to greatly reduce the cancer in only 2 weeks. Partners Healthcare is harnessing all their patient data to reveal new insights for personalized medicine and customized treatments that just aren’t possible with traditional analytical methods – until now.

To view the SiliconAngle Cube session with Brent Richter, please follow this link.

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