Category: Data Analytics

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Up in the Club and in the Cloud

Last Friday night I was up in the club — Sam’s Club. As it turns out, Wal-Mart, the parent company of Sam’s Club, is deep into big data.  And by deep I mean *really* deep. To the tune of 40+ petabytes deep. What’s more, the Arkansas based retailer, has over...

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Live Data Streaming in Power BI

The speed of creating an Analysis or an Overview of the KPIs in a company is growing in significance. To make the best quality decisions, leadership needs both quality data and up-to-date data. Without accurate live data, it’s difficult to steer the ship. This video shows how to create a...

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DataPoint: Data Science and Theme Parks

Andy is out and about with his family today at King’s Dominion and he pauses to reflect on how data analytics is used at amusement parks. Links mentioned: https://themeparkanalysis.com/ http://dataconomy.com/2016/06/three-times-big-data-made-amusement-parks-better/ http://www.analyticbridge.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/amusement-park-analytics-increasing-both-fun-and-roi Press the play button below to listen here or visit the show page at DataDriven.tv

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Big Data on Azure

Here’s a great overview of the Big Data services on Azure. The video covers HDInsight, Data Lake, SQL Data Warehouse, and other services that help you capture, curate, and consume massive volumes of data.

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Data Analytics at Facebook

In this talk from 2014, Jake Peterson talks about the Facebook analytics team and how they perform large scale data analysis, identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations, and influence the direction of the business. The Facebook analytics team serves as the voice of data that drives success throughout the company, including...

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Cloud-Native Stream Processing

Traditionally, Big Data companies, like LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, Twitter, et al) have built custom data pipelines over the bare metal in custom-designed data centers.  While this affords greater control over performance and cost, it creates a division between operations and development which often leads to decreased agility and velocity. In...

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Interpreting Your Own Genome with Python

In the era of the $1000 human genome, soon it will be straightforward to get your own genome sequenced by a commercial company. But what does the data mean exactly? What information can you get out of your genomic sequence? And what are the barriers to deeper analysis? What kinds...