Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

NNData introduces SaaS for data management

Steve Rogerson
August 23, 2018



NNData has launched a software-as-a-service way to manage data along with use-case-focused machine-learning algorithms for anyone to use without having any training as a data scientist or programming background.
 
Called Smart Data, the software is part of the Virginia-based company’s flagship NNCompass product, which was designed to make data integration and management more intuitive and efficient, while opening the worlds of analytics and machine learning to everyone.
 
NNCompass introduces a one-stop shop to ingest, stream (real-time data flows), cleanse, map and integrate data so business staff can gain immediate insights. The software was designed to enable someone who isn't a data scientist or developer, but has in depth knowledge of their data and questions that need to be answered or reinforced, and allow them to employ analysis and machine-learning algorithms in a simplified way to create value.
 
"We wanted to enable organisations to discover insights contained within the data processes that they use every day," said Oscar Wood, NNData's CEO. “That's why we built NNCompass. There's an unbelievable amount of information inside the data used by programme, project, and operations staff. They only need access to an easy-to-use data product that isn't intimidating yet is enabling new discoveries within their everyday data environment. By helping organisations to unlock that knowledge, the eventual data science process becomes much more relevant, efficient and collaborative yielding greater business value."
 
Engineering was applied to unstructured document handling, helping clients apply structure to things such as emails, PDFs and other text-file formats.
 
"Our ability to handle unstructured data is unique," said Jerry Gay, chief technology officer at NNData. “We focused on providing the user point-and-click tools to apply structure to where it didn't exist before. In other words, you can look at piles of documents or thousands of emails that are highly unstructured data and infer patterns as to where structure could be applied far better than a machine ever could. And that's important, because now you have the ability to paint a complete picture of all your data, and actually use that to get answers to difficult questions through the Smart Data Workbench."
 
NNCompass Gold and Platinum are monthly and yearly cloud SaaS subscriptions that allow users to extract the most RoI out of their data by handling data ingest to complex data flows and everything in between. NNCompass Enterprise can be deployed to a data centre, server environment or cloud.