Author Archive Simon Meacher

BySimon Meacher

Supporting Girls Football

In 2019/20 season we sponsored Pace Youth‘s U16 Bobcats girls football team in Southampton playing in the Hampshire Girls Football League.

Instead of putting our logo on the shirt, we choose to support a charity Young Minds who are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Engaging Data will continue to support the team & its charity Young Minds in going into the 2020/21 season!

Young Minds is a great place for parents and children to find support. If you are able to, please support this fantastic charity: Donate Here.

COVID-19 cut the season short, but we hope the team get back to playing football, safely. Who knows what football will look like next season, at a professional level or grassroots. We can’t wait to hear how the team get on, good luck Bobcats!

BySimon Meacher

Data Vault 2.0 Meet Up

Engaging Data has started to work on Data Vault projects. If you are not aware, Data Vault is great methodology for data development (DevOps/DataOps). It’s a good fit for how we like to work with clients!

We have seen it work really well with cloud technologies such as Snowflake, but it is very adaptable to most architectures. 

You would not believe the speed we can deliver project using Data Vault and WhereScape! We talk in minutes and hours not days and months! Don’t beleive it, get in contact for a demo.

What can you expect?

The Data Vault user group has set up a free meet up. This meeting will be a great introduction to how Data Vault 2.0 is being used. John Giles a Data Vault guru will be making a guest appears, so you know there will be good content!

See you there!

BySimon Meacher

Redgate Partnership!

Using the right tools for the data job.

We are really excited to go into partnership with Redgate. Find out more about them here. Redgate’s software can help from development to environment controls. Moreover, these tools are perfect for any data developer!

Redgate develops tools for developers and data professionals. These products are a natural fit for Engaging Data providing suitable tools to for data development teams and enhancing or streamlining processes. Redgate produces specialised database management tools for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft Azure.

All of these platforms and tools driven by Engaging Data Consultants create engaging data solutions.

Our consultants are already using Redgate software in a project to mask data for a data warehouse. As a result, we will share some of the challenges and how we’ve built robust solutions using Redgate’s tools!

If you would like to know more about the tools we use, or have a question about Redgates product, please get in touch!


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BySimon Meacher

Speed up development, but keep gold standard code!

Output from the development team has doubled, engagement with business teams has increased & Power BI dashboards are being rolled out within days, rather than weeks.

Our Data Warehouse Standards & Lifecycle saves time & increases productivity.

Engaging Data consultants have worked with an existing WhereScape client, to kick start their data warehouse project. Implementation of bespoke development standards and a life cycle, designed for a small development team who have a mixture of data and application developers. These standards help the development team cross train & develop code using different technologies, without a large amount of effort.

Further more, the time taken to review code & publish to production has been reduced. We are now investigating how to automate the release process!

If your interested in our WhereScape Red development standard document, please get in touch.

BySimon Meacher

Data Strategy

Our consultants are helping a investment company within the City of London, to form their data strategy.

The COO has identified the value that data can bring to the company during a data warehouse proof of concept. The work has started to create good data & produce engaging data solutions to drive better insights for clients.

If your interested in learning how our consultants can help you, please get in contact.

BySimon Meacher

Data Profiling Principles

We can help you to quickly build, better data profiles to assist with data use.

BySimon Meacher

Data Management

Our Director, Simon Meacher, was part of a panel to discuss the importance of data governance. The series of talks will be framed with “what I wish i’d known…”. A clever phase, we think it helps to engage with people who would like to know more about the subject.

What an experience panel!

It was a very well run evening, we hope everyone who attended was able to take something way.

Topics included:

  • What is data management to you?
  • What challenges have you had, and what is ongoing?
  • Lessons learned from implementing technology?
  • Challenges from Data Management reacting to emerging technologies (AI, Machine Learning, robotics, digitisation)

If you are interested how these questions were answered, please get in contact with us.

Special thank you to Paul Goldring & the team at Lawrence Harvey for arranging the event.

Simon would be happy to help with the next event!