Howdy! Welcome to Geeky and Savvy!
I sit at the intersection of data with: business needs, technology, strategy, architecture, design and implementation. These are the things I love to talk about in the crowded space of data: big data, data warehouse, analytics, tools, modern data architecture, and in the cloud.
Why I started this blog:
Personally, all data experts are very geeky at their heart, and savvy at their soul when solving daily data problems. So I thought, I’d add some fun to this interesting mix of things.
Geeky and Savvy is a blog that I wanted to share my own personal experiences, with tools, strategies, a variety of architectures and design in the data space.
These are my own personal views, opinions, and by no means connected to any particular client/workplace that I have worked with or working with. My intent is only to contribute to this world as there is no elixir that guarantees perfect data.
Hello, I’m Aditya Thota, and I love to share my experiences and hear from others, that made me to set up this blog. I love to blog. Professionally, I’m an engineer with a Masters degree from Wayne State University.
I’m specialized in Enterprise Data architecture (both traditional and modern), certified in TOGAF Enterprise Architect(Levels 1& 2).
I’m very passionate about solving business problems by using savviness, simplicity and common sense techniques blended with creativity. I started my career in the world of Data warehousing and Business Intelligence in 2001. In the last couple of years, I have gravitated myself to work in the big data technologies, and analytics space.
Being a Consultant
Basically, I’m a consultant. It’s fun to be a consultant, to be on top of things, advising clients with right strategies, right architecture, right solution, choose right platform and tools, and be successful with them.
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to have worked for some of the top-notch consulting firms: Capgemini, HP Analytics& Data Management (formerly Knightsbridge Consulting), CBIG Consulting. Through them, I have served a variety of clientele and verticals: creating best-in-class industry-standard strategies, architecture, solutions for data-driven business decisions; decision-support process systems (Analytics) via Business intelligence, Big Data, Data Warehouses via application of various Data Architecture frameworks.
I’m fortunate to have had vivid experiences with a variety of leaders, people, organizations, matrix structures, and cultures. I’ll be honest, not every project succeeds – some succeed, some graciously fail and some miserably fail. What we learn through these experiences is key for us to set the next path, and apply those learnings to be successful at workplaces and with clients, and make everyone successful.
My experience helps me understand enterprise business needs, to improve business efficiencies – with the application of standard methods, strategies, implementation tips for a greater return on investments – through right-fit architecture.
Soon as I finish publishing a post, I get busy again thinking again about another one. Blogging and sharing fun information, puts a great taste in the mouth.
Hope you find value from my blog, and I look forward to hear from you on my posts.
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MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN THE SPACE OF ANALYTICS:
- The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit By: Ralph Kimball, Joe Caserta
- Hadoop: The Definitive Guide By: Tom White
- Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave: Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics By: Bill Franks
- Lean Integration: An Integration Factory Approach to Business Agility By: John G. Schmidt, David Lyle
- The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data and the Quest for Better Decisions By: Phil Simon
- The Strategist’s Toolkit By: Jared Harris, Michael Lenox
- Web Analytics 2.0 By: Avinash Kaushik