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Introduction to Amazon Athena
4 weeks ago

Introduction to Amazon Athena

Ever since I first heard of the Amazon Athena announcement at AWS re:Invent 2016, I have wanted to dig into that solution. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that …
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Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 3]
2 months ago

Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 3]

Next up in the Oceans of Data series covering Apache Spark, I will explore analyzing big data with SparkR, MLlib and H2O for data science and machine learning. In previous articles, …
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Amazon AWS Getting Serious about Analytics
3 months ago

Amazon AWS Getting Serious about Analytics

Last week over 24,000 attendees gathered at Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual re:Invent conference. The event has significantly grown over 84% since 2014 when there was 13,000 participants. If you are still questioning the …
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Everyday Big Data Infographic
3 months ago

Everyday Big Data Infographic

Today I have am a sharing excerpts from a guest post and a big data infographic by James at vouchercloud in the United Kingdom. After all the news the past two …
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Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 2]
4 months ago

Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 2]

In this next Oceans of Data series article covering Apache Spark, I continue where I left off in Part 1. Let’s have fun playing with data on a Spark Cluster. …
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New IBM Watson Data Platform and Data Science Experience
4 months ago

New IBM Watson Data Platform and Data Science Experience

Yesterday IBM announced a new IBM Watson Data Platform that combines the world’s fastest data ingestion engine touting speeds up to 100+GB/second with cloud data source, data science, and cognitive …
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Gartner Reveals Top 2017 Strategic Technology Trends
4 months ago

Gartner Reveals Top 2017 Strategic Technology Trends

At the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida this week, over 8000 technology leaders gathered to get analyst predictions on where we are heading. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart things were key analytics themes …
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Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 1]
4 months ago

Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 1]

In this Oceans of Data series, I will begin diving into Apache Spark. Spark is the most active open source project in big data according to Databricks latest survey with 1000+ contributors …
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Solving Hybrid BI Data Gravity Pain with Attunity Solutions
6 months ago

Solving Hybrid BI Data Gravity Pain with Attunity Solutions

One of the top challenges for BI and analytics professionals in a cloudy, big data world is data movement and integration. The growing complexity of reporting across large volumes of …
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Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity
6 months ago

Making a Difference with Data – Protecting Humanity

Digital Reasoning is a leader in cognitive computing. The company is on a moral mission to build software that can be used for the greater good. Not only do they …
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Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration
9 months ago

Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration

A perfect storm of growing data sources, volumes, and varieties along with empowerment of self-service business analytics is driving the need for rapid, agile access to hybrid integrated data sources. …
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Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality
10 months ago

Immersive Data Visualization with Virtual Reality

It is no secret that I have been dreaming about combining virtual reality with the world of big data visualization. Big data exploration today is limited by two and three …
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Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant
12 months ago

Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant

At the end of February, Gartner released the latest 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. The biggest take-away this year was the key trends to watch …
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Spectacular Events in Spring 2016
12 months ago

Spectacular Events in Spring 2016

Spring is almost here! It is my favorite time of year. Flowers blossom, trees come back to life, my bright color wardrobe reappears and there are many industry conferences to feed …
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Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance
1 year ago

Revisiting Self-Service BI Governance

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You have to be doing better than me. I get an F in January = total failure. Despite all the workout gear …
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My Favorite Public Data Sources
1 year ago

My Favorite Public Data Sources

Where to get public data? In this article, I will share a few of my personal favorite public data sources. Combining public data in your own analytics projects can add …
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A New World of Data
1 year ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
2 years ago

The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog

Old time Microsoft BI fans, do you remember Project Barcelona? Fast-forward a few years, wrinkles, pounds, grey strands in my hair and now we have an even better version of it …
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Kimball Big Data Warehousing 101
2 years ago

Kimball Big Data Warehousing 101

As I was writing about Ralph Kimball’s, excellent, “must-watch” Cloudera webinars on big data warehousing 101, I received a mass email from Kimball Group and notification via Melissa Coates aka …
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Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0
3 years ago

Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0

This past week has seemed like a former Microsoft Product/Program Management reunion!   I was honored today with a Qlik Sense briefing from the respected business intelligence mind, Donald Farmer. A …
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