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Introduction to Amazon Athena
11 months 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]
12 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
1 year 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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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
2 years ago

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy of data far, far away….

Mega-vendors and niche vendors aligned forces to expand on-premises business Intelligence battles into the cloud. The increasing commotion awakened …
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Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight
6 years ago

Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight

Big Data seems to be everywhere and I notice quite a bit of confusion around it. Last week I saw Bill Inmon, the father of data warehousing, speak about his …
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Playing with the Big Data Hadoop ODBC Driver
6 years ago

Playing with the Big Data Hadoop ODBC Driver

At PASS, Microsoft announced the upcoming TAP for a Hadoop ODBC driver.  This driver will enable integration of Apache Hadoop, Windows and Azure Hadoop flavors with various Microsoft BI products. …
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Big Data, Hadoop + PDW
6 years ago

Big Data, Hadoop + PDW

I just watched the recording of Dr. DeWitt from PASS since I did not get to go. I thought the points on how/when to use Hadoop and PDW put into …
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