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Profinit establishes new entity in Germany

Due to growing interest in their services in the DACH region, Profinit has announced the establishment of a new entity, Profinit DE in Hamburg. Profinit has provided IT services in the financial industry and other segments, such as logistics, telecommunications, and e-commerce for over 25 years. With delivery centres in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, it brings both, the software engineering …

Core layer as a state of mind

I have already commented on the role the core layer plays in traditional data warehouse solutions. Even if this is not the youngest of concepts, it still has significant benefits to offer. Today, I would like to discuss more about the options that are available when you approach the core layer as a state of mind rather than a database layer. Let’s start …

Profinit has established a branch in Slovakia

Tomáš Mojžíš joined Profinit almost 15 years ago, starting as a developer. Midway through his second decade with the company, he has already moved up through 5 different positions, and is currently Head of Delivery Centre at the newly-established Bratislava branch. How did the idea to establish a branch in Slovakia come about, how many people work there, what are Profinit’s plans …

Hackflow, or, what can we achieve through analysis?

Last month at Česká spořitelna, in cooperation with Profinit and MANTA, a long-awaited hackathon took place, devoted to efficient extraction of information on data lineage. The successful event brought several very interesting insights for participants not only from the organizing companies, but also for students and the professional public. Using the MANTA tool, we prepared in advance a huge database describing in …

Gartner Report Identifies Profinit as one of the Vendors in “Accelerated Technology Modernization”

The recent Gartner® Report “Competitive Landscape: IT Service Providers to the Global Insurance Industry” published on June 29, 2022, recognised Profinit as one of the vendors in the field. The report included Profinit as an example of a vendor that provides “strong execution in application consolidation, legacy infrastructure and application migration, adopting cloud infrastructure and deploying API gateways for multichannel access.” …

With or Without the Core, That is the Question…

During my professional career, I have always worked with data warehouse solutions of high maturity and of strategic importance to the company. The fundamental part of these solutions was always the core layer, where all the data is integrated in the same model to produce a single source of truth for further usage. This part of data transformation is typically the most …

Data health vs. Data quality

Do you think it is possible to have a healthy enterprise data environment despite the consumption and storage of poor-quality data? Caleb Scharf, in his book The Ascent of Information, challenges readers to think about the term “data health”. Let me pick up the gauntlet he has thrown and elaborate a bit on this topic. Intuitively, I have never been a fan of data …

Miro Piroh: “Climbing is like playing chess—you need to think and choose a good strategy.”

He has been programming for more than 20 years, and this year he will celebrate his 15th anniversary at Profinit, where he specializes in C# and .NET development. However, Miro Piroh is a pro at more than just writing code. For years, he has also had a passion for climbing, so we decided to ask him something about that. In the interview, …

Business and Data Intelligence: Tables or networks?

I dare say that the vast majority of business intelligence solutions we can see everywhere still run on relational databases. No wonder. I remember how amazed I was when I came to understand the simplicity and beauty of relational algebra and learned of the versatility and power of SQL. Relational databases are based on tables that are interconnected through relations such as “this …

How we implemented BankID at ČSPS

As of June, the bank identity system can also be used in the private sector. One of the companies that has already started using BankID is Česká spořitelna – penzijní společnost, a.s., where BankID has been implemented by Profinit. Read the interview with ČSPS’s IT Director Daniel Šarman and Profinit’s Lukáš Mejdrech to find out how we did it. Dan, …