Spotlight provides consulting services in the following technical areas:
  • data warehouse / data mart
  • data quality / integration
  • extract, transform, and load (ETL)
  • data modeling
  • data management
  • business intelligence (BI) / analytics / visualization
  • performance
  • database administration
  • ... and more


Most mid-tier companies are awash in data collected from various operational source systems, and therein lies the challenge of what to do with all the data.

For many mid-tier companies, the unfortunate answer is either: nothing meaningful is put in place or a ragtag collection of data repositories (unique to the spawning operational system) is put in place.
Doing nothing is no longer an option if companies expect to make data-driven business decisions based on insights and analytics.

Similarly, multiple data repositories or silos of information are insufficient. What's needed is an architected approach to data integration and usage that brings the company's data together in an integrated data warehouse. The Teradata Database provides an integrated data warehouse platform that can easily integrate data from various sources using ETL (extract, transform, load) techniques to unite the data into a powerful base for business insights, intelligences, and queries.

Spotlight provides consulting services to help companies with all aspects of data warehouse design and implementation.
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Investing in a data warehouse, BI, and analytics environment is an important decision but it doesn't have to be overwhelming.
Even so, it's important to select a product that is easy to install, administer, support and maintain. Database administration can be an expensive and time-consuming activity without proper guidance on best-practices

Equally, it's important to select a vendor that can provide the expertise, guidance, and support to get started in the proper direction from the onset.

Spotlight's consultants can help establish the right technical foundation to give you higher confidence in your data and quantify real value for your business.

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An issue faced by many businesses is the problem of bringing all their data together in a logical manner that supports the needs of the business to ask any question of its data and any time.

Integrated data provides end-users with a complete picture of the business based on detailed data (not summary/aggregate data). Integrated data also has a "multiplier" effect that allows end users to ask more complicated questions of their data.

Once all the sources of data are identified for inclusion and integration into the data warehouse, it's critical that the quality of the data is examined and a determination is made on the level of effort to remedy data quality issues.
Many business implement their data warehouse infrastructure without the benefit of a systems-wide architecture. Other businesses implement portions of their data warehouse piece-meal over time for one reason or another.

In either event, it's likely there are many instances of small "data marts" that do not need to exist. These can be consolidated using proven data integration technologies.

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Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful insights using detailed data to describe, predict, and improve business performance.

This data-driven approach is key to informed decision making for competitive advantage.

Analytics makes use of mathematics and statistics, the use of descriptive techniques and predictive models to gain valuable knowledge from data—data analysis.

The insights from data are used to recommend action or to guide decision making.

Thus, the focus is not on individual analyses or analysis steps, but with the entire process of using data to drive decisions.

Business leverage can be obtained through:
  • Adding additional power to existing analytics processes
  • Identifying entirely different problems to solve
  • Identifying new ways to solve existing problems

Business Intelligence (BI) can be a complicated issue for many companies as multiple end-user tools compete for the time, resources, and funds within a business.
Spotlight has expertise is many of the top BI tools and can advise and assist on the selection and implementation of a BI environment.

Similarly, Spotlight works with visualization vendors to provide the extra layer of visual analysis and interpretation of data and information.

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Microsoft - Teradata Integration and Migration

Microsoft's SQL Server database is an excellent product for many businesses. In certain circumstances it may lack the performance, scalability, and capacity to fully serve the needs of the business.

Microsoft and Teradata recognize this through their partnership - Spotlight provides the expertise to migrate from SQL Server to Teradata using the architecture stack shown to the right.

Spotlight supports a suite of Microsoft SQL Server services, including SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services), SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) and SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services), as well as integration with Excel and Power BI.

Spotlight leverages all of these capabilities with through a suite of Teradata capabilities, including .NET Data Provider for Teradata, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Integration Services.

Contact us to learn more about how Spotlight can assist with the linkage and integration of Microsoft-to-Teradata.

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Tableau - Teradata Integration

Tableau is a leading provider of data discovery, analytics, and visualization products.
Teradata is a leading provider of data warehouse, BI, and analytics products.

Spotlight is a partner of Teradata and Tableau. What could be better than optimizing the interaction between Tableau and Teradata?

It's very easy to implement either product but it isn't always easy to optimize the actions of both products as they work together.
For example, knowing how to build "guided analytics" dashboards in Tableau that work with Aggregate Join Indexes (AJIs) and Teradata's
powerful features is an area where Spotlight delivers powerful products and services.

Contact us to learn more about how Spotlight can assist with your Tableau-on-Teradata activities.

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