Those familiar with professional sports recognize the paradigm shift from who was the perceived best player to how many wins a player is worth. This is happening by uncovering new insights and answers to questions no one thought of asking.
Whether you’re an avid fan or passive observer, sports teams rely on a competitive edge and differentiator to beat the competition. Pre- and post-game TV shows, play-by-play commentators, and even we armchair coaches have no shortage of player, team, and league statistics at our finger tips. Every team is looking to these numbers to identify a unique opportunity to be better than the rest. Today’s next generation sports analytics and competitive advantage is possible with pervasive data intelligence. This is beyond statistics!
Teradata Vantage customer, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment (LHMS&E), owner of the Utah Jazz, is doing just that. They use a pervasive data approach that goes beyond statistics including player health, dietary habits, and sleep patterns with the goal to field a team that maximizes team wins per player. This is helping the Utah Jazz’s standings and play-off contention.