Transforming Data into Actionable Insight
Brillient helps federal agencies transform information into actionable insight. We are knowledge engineers who specialize in harvesting data and information from disparate sources. We enable data discovery, analysis, data mining and predictive analytics in a nimble and expedient manner.
Our solutions engineers have extensive experience designing big data analytics programs from the ground up to solve real world problems including fraud, waste and abuse, econometrics, financial analysis, demographics, regulatory analysis and compliance.
We begin each contract by working closely with our clients to understand their objectives—what problems are they trying to solve, and what questions are they trying to answer? Using this information as the foundation of our work, we develop custom information governance and big data solutions.
We’ve worked with more than 22 federal clients over the past decade and have supported some of the largest data warehouses and big data efforts within the federal government.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Massive data set integration – structured, unstructured, semi-structured
- Extract, Load and Transform (ELT) using custom and COTS tools
- Data management
- Data model and database development
- Metadata development
- Data warehousing
- Business Intelligence (BI)Predictive data analytics, dashboards
- Cloud solutions integration
- Sybase IQ, DB2 (UDB and Mainframe), Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata and legacy systems
- Hadoop, NoSQL databases (MongoDB, graph databases)
We’ve developed the following apps and solutions for our clients—based on an identified need, tested and refined on client engagements and not driven by a specific contract requirement.
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method of studying the relationships between people, organizations, computers, websites, or any other connected entities through the use of network and graph theories. SNA allows complicated networks and systems to be represented in easily digestible visual formats so that they can be better studied and understood. The tool gives clients an efficient and easy way of analyzing relationships in massive data sets.
The results of Big Data analytics relies on the quality of the underlying data.
HARMONIC (Holistic Auditing Run MONitoring and Integrity Control) tracks the progress of datasets as they are being combined into a data warehouse. By verifying and auditing the data as it’s moved through the Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) lifecycle, HARMONIC reduces errors, measures data cleanliness, improves data quality and ensures data integrity.
HARMONIC manages and tracks daily, weekly and monthly data load operations. The program stores metrics in a centrally located database and alerts users when specific counts spike or dip beyond historical norms, triggering a review of the inbound files, ELT processing and/or upstream data integrity.
HARMONIC ensures that numerous data issues are prevented. These include data duplication, missed data loads, partial data loads, loading of data with errors and missing data elements. HARMONIC also enables increased automation of data processing operations while ensuring data integrity and data quality.
ENCORE (ENhanced Cost Optimization and Recovery)
ENCORE significantly reduces spending on credit scoring and credit data services. Based on more than 25 years of Business Intelligence strategies and market intelligence in credit scoring services, ENCORE optimizes credit services spending, streamlines business processes, and delivers an average of 30% cost savings. The application provides:
- Analyzing contract terms
- Benchmarking analysis
- Fact-Finding and research
- Recommending solutions
- Implementing solutions
- Monitoring and feedback
ENCORE is a proven solution with more than 100 commercial clients. It has saved GSA and SBA more than 50% on credit scoring and credit data services spending.
Data encryption converts data into a jumble of numbers and letters that can only be deciphered if a user possesses the right “key.” Data masking, on the other hand, protects information by creating new data that is realistic and looks like the original, but is completely different. Data masking is valuable for a number of use cases: software testing, obscuring certain information from different levels of employees (e.g. a call center), and protecting user information from hacks or security breaches.
Brillient’s integrated set of data masking tools help you discover, mask and analyze sensitive information.
CX Discover: Significantly faster than manual searching, CX Discover allows users to explore and identify PII/sensitive data.
CX Mask: Allows users to utilize “transformers” to mask data in batch mode or on-demand as well as create masked copies of entire databases.
Data Masking as a Service: Brillient can handle all data discovery, analysis and masking for our clients, removing the need for investments in hardware, software licensing or dedicated resources.
AssetManager is an enterprise asset management tool that works on standard mobile phones and devices, conforming to government and industrial security standards. It replaces a whole set of costly and dedicated hardware scanners, laptops and other hardware, offering a multi-fold return on investment (ROI).
In order for data to be properly organized and analyzed, we must first access and understand the metadata – the data that describes the key characteristics of the given data set. However, creating metadata is a manual and time consuming process.
Brillient’s Metadata Automator dramatically increases efficiency by automating 88 percent of the manual processes, nearly eliminating human error. By using Metadata Automator, our clients can develop an accurate data set in a fraction of the time.
Brillient’s team of experts has combined their experience with their deep domain knowledge to develop Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions that help guide our clients through BI tool selection.
We take a “bottom-up” approach to scoring vendors on features, capabilities, market presence and financial viability, with weighted scores based on the client’s specific needs. With a simple easy-to-use excel format, the BI Vendor Selection Tool is flexible and efficient for augmenting new vendor information. This tool directly generates positive results for our clients, including time and cost saving benefits.