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Big Data Analytics: Modern day Use Cases

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The primary goal of Big Data Analytics is to help companies make more informed business decisions by enabling data scientists, predictive modelers and other analytics professionals to analyze large volumes of transaction data, as well as other forms of data that may be untapped by conventional business intelligence (BI) programs. History and evolution of Big Data Analytics [1]…

Automation in Banking

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Banking and Automation- the two terms are synonymous to each other in the same way bread is to butter – always clubbed together. We live in a digital age and hence, no institution of the global economy can be immune from automation and the advent of digital means of operations. In fact, banks and financial…

Overview Of SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting)

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Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) forms the cornerstone of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and provides critical financial information to combat terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crimes. To comply with this requirement, it is essential for financial institutions to have in place sophisticated monitoring and reporting processes capable of identifying and monitoring transactions and…

Why shift from ETL to ELT?

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The process of data warehousing is undergoing rapid transformation, giving rise to various new terminologies, especially due to the shift from the traditional ETL to the new ELT. For someone new to the process, these additional terminologies and abbreviations might seem overwhelming, some may even ask, “Why does it matter if the L comes before…

History of Big Data

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What is Big Data? In essence, Big Data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. It usually includes data sets with sizes beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, curate, manage and process data within a tolerable elapsed time[1]. The…

Blockchain ’s Disruptive Technology

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Ownership of Asset and transfers made between businesses can be costly, time consuming and inefficient with a high vulnerability of manipulation. There are high chances of dissimilarities with the ledgers of the parties. But there is one way to resolve these issues: Blockchain. What is Blockchain? Blockchain can be defined as a public ledger, openly…

FATCA: Overview, Challenges and Implications for Banks

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Overview On the outset, let’s first understand what exactly FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is in its simplest sense. “The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a United States federal law whose intent is to enforce the requirement for United States persons (including those living outside the U.S.) to file yearly reports on…

How Banks Utilize Big Data Technology

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With the banking regulatory landscape undergoing a transformation, banks have realized the need for deploying Big Data technology to efficiently manage risks that come with growth of data. Following are some cases that explain how Big Data technology has been put into practice to meet critical banking requirements: Fraud Detection and Security Address anomalies in…