Many large data science providers are focused on offering prepackaged solutions which involve combining commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) analytic software products offered by multiple third-party vendors. Depending on the stated needs of the client, this might involve delivery of an analytics platform based on well-known COTS software components, delivery of COTS distributed database systems to replace existing legacy relational databases, or some other similar combination. In all these cases, the larger provider is actually performing in the role of a systems integrator, as opposed to an OEM provider of custom-designed analytics solutions.
Although the large provider might well have data science knowledge in-house, when it comes to addressing a client’s need, that knowledge is likely to become focused on identifying prepackaged software that will ultimately prove to be only an approximate solution and not necessarily the best fit. Given the scarcity of available professionals with advanced data science skill sets, large providers that are focused on maximizing sales volume cannot acquire a talent pool sufficiently large as to facilitate detailed investigation of each client’s specific data science need. This ultimately leads to proposed solutions that are commoditized to appeal to a large range of clients, even though the solution might not be precisely conformant with the exact needs of any individual client.
At AlgoTactica, we focus on investigating each client’s data problem in detail, and then proposing the appropriate approach that will yield the optimal solution. After an exploratory data analysis (EDA) stage, we engage a scientific due diligence process during which a uniquely relevant set of algorithmic candidates are evaluated against the client’s data to identify the best one. Once identified, we can quickly build a one-of-a-kind customized product by compiling software from our in-house mathematical algorithm libraries. Therefore, the ultimate solution is designed specifically to the needs of the individual client and will not attempt to be an omnibus solution for a commoditized marketplace.
The principals at AlgoTactica have graduate degrees in specialized fields of marketing science and engineering mathematics. Furthermore, we have decades of combined experience in market development, design of analytics software, and data science involving machine learning and statistical analysis. We have built our professional careers by maintaining an awareness of the latest innovative advances in our field, and then leveraging those innovations for delivery of highly-customized solutions to well-known industrial brand names.