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Introduction to Amazon Athena
2 years 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 years 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
2 years 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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Paxata – Next Generation Data Prep
2 years ago

Paxata – Next Generation Data Prep

Self-service data prep, data wrangling, data mash up, combining data, vlookups or ETL, this area of the market is heating up despite a lack of consistent terminology. A fascinating collision …
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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
3 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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Playing with the Big Data Hadoop ODBC Driver
7 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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