data ∙ driven ∙ results

“Firms today experience a much higher velocity of business change. Market opportunities appear or dissolve in months or weeks instead of years.“  

— Diego Lo Guidice and Dave West, Forrester


 Why this matters to you

The cloud revolution has forced us to re-think the practices and technology that underpin business data. Cloud technology has evolved to allow for massively parallel processing (compute) of enormous amounts of data with seemingly unlimited scalability. Similarly, mass-storage and retrieval of petabyte-scale data has become relatively simple. This commoditisation of "compute" and "storage" in the cloud has made advanced analytics accessible to everyone, rather than only those with big budgets. These advances allowed us to change the way we organise data and enter the world of the modern cloud data platform. We can help you leverage this!

 What we can help you do

We specialise in all aspects of the modern Microsoft Data Platform, be it a more traditional on-premise deployment, a wholly-cloud approach or a hybrid of the two. We have extensive experience and expertise across Strategy and Innovation, Architecture, Cloud Adoption, Information Management, Data Integration and Publishing, Business Intelligence & Data Visualisation, Analytics and Managed Services.


 Where we do it


By leveraging our extensive Microsoft experience and our partnerships with various Microsoft product teams, we focus on delivering Data Platform solutions in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Here are some of the top reasons why we chose Microsoft Azure:


The Market-leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) advantage
With Azure PaaS services, much of the infrastructure management is taken care of behind the scenes by Microsoft, this allow for a 100% focus on solution development and innovation, not to mention a significant reduction in total cost of ownership. For more than a decade, Microsoft continues to be positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.


Certified secure with an enterprise edge
Microsoft leads the industry in establishing clear security and privacy requirements and then consistently meeting these requirements. Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC1 and SOC2, as well as country-specific standards. If an organisation already uses Microsoft software, then it likely has the "Enterprise Agreement" with Microsoft. It is entitled to obtain discounts on the Microsoft software being used as Microsoft usually tweaks these agreements to lower the pricing of Azure.


Integrated by design
Azure provides an integrated environment for developing, testing, and deploying hybrid- and wholly cloud solutions. The choice of framework lies with the organisation, and open development languages further add to the flexibility for Azure.



 How we work

We pride ourselves on partnering with customers, breaking with flawed, traditional engagement models. This allows both parties to adapt to changes in business priority and respond to business opportunity rather than persisting with a fixed scope and timeframe.

The team at The Data Collective take an iterative approach to delivery, emphasising incremental value, team collaboration and, continual planning and learning. This approach maintains a clear strategic direction while accepting that change is inevitable. Rigorous planning allows for simple adjustments in delivery whilst maintaining a clear roadmap.

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