Gramener lets you see the Big Picture from the Big Data
A couple of days ago, I had a chance to talk to Mr. S Anand, Chief Data Scientist at Gramener and the brain behind the powerful visualizations.
Anand and his team offer a unique, unconventional but highly useful service to their customers – translating data into meaningful information. This may sound very mundane and obvious but only till you take a look at some of their demos. For example, imagine how long will it take for you to find out which of the sections of the 18 books of the epic Mahabharatha has a mention of Krishna and which characters of Mahabharata interacted with Krishna more than the other. Gramener has a cool visualization to find this.
When I asked Anand on his views about the latest trend, Big Data, he sounded slightly sceptical. According to him, before going out to grab large datasets, organizations should take a hard look at their existing data where valuable insights are buried. He says that majority of the facts that contribute to the decision making process are not a part of Big Data yet but come from a highly concentrated and smaller datasets that the organizations fail to exploit! I tend to agree with his viewpoint. In my experience of dealing with enterprises, I have rarely come across CXOs making the best use of their OLAP investments.
Gramener has customers coming from various verticals including retail, manufacturing, pharma and utilities and boasts of high profile clients like Airtel, BOSCH, AP Transco, Tamilnadu Education Department.
I strongly encourage you to play with the demo visualizations that Gramener published on their web site to witness the power of their offering.
We thank the organizers of The Fifth Elephant where we first interacted with Anand.
- Janakiram MSV, Chief Editor, CloudStory.in