Sometimes a great potion

  • Cooking up insights from data involves a bit of wizardry, because the insatiable demand for more powerful products is driving the use of technologies with increasingly enchanting and mysterious ingredients.

  • Sometimes a great potion
  • Winnie the witch
  • was known for her brews,
  • of data extracts
  • from tabular views.
  • Her best selling brands
  • took less than four weeks
  • to batch-make and blend
  • with customer tweaks.
  • But dated routines
  • and manual tools,
  • made products too old
  • for sales accruals.
  • And waning demand
  • for hand-crafted facts,
  • forecasted a dip
  • in cauldron contracts.
  • With confidence in
  • her feel for what sells,
  • she picked up her book
  • of Semantic Spells.
  • And holding it high,
  • she read out aloud
  • an incantation
  • most AI endowed.
  • A fire leapt up
  • around pots of black
  • with liquids that boiled
  • like molten tarmac.
  • Then in went a pinch
  • of raw data sets
  • with fresh knowledge graphs
  • and deep neural nets.
  • And over the ooze,
  • a low mumbled chant
  • delivered the proof
  • ideal to decant.
  • From this alchemy,
  • her ladle withdrew
  • a potion almost
  • too good to be true.
  • In double-blind tests
  • this new recipe
  • delivered insights
  • with more certainty.
  • Her wild success,
  • was able to scale,
  • and had what it took
  • to work without fail.