Videos

Redshift Data Loading Simplified

As the Big Data scene emerges, one of the most common problems experienced by data engineers and data scientists alike involves getting data from one system to import nicely into (and export from) another. Often times, these are NoSQL systems that need to talk to Postgresql, MySQL or other setups. As the problem relates to getting semi-structured data, at volume, into the very-structured data ware... »

The History and Use of R

The History and Use of R

Looking for a refresher on R? Checkout the following talk covering in depth about R and answering some of the important question concerning it’s adoption. A presentation on the history, design, and use of R. The talk will focus on companies that use and support R, use cases, where it is going, competitors, advantages and disadvantages, and resources to learn more about R. Speaker Bio Joseph ... »

Rethinking classical approaches to analysis and predictive modeling

Rethinking classical approaches to analysis and predictive modeling

Synopsis: The speaker will address the need to rethink classical approaches to analysis and predictive modeling. He will examine “iterative analytics” and extremely fine grained segmentation down to a single customer – ultimately building one model per customer or millions of predictive models delivering on the promise of “segment of one” . The speaker will also address the... »

Surviving the Internet of Things

Surviving the Internet of Things

Synopsis: To date, we’ve largely deployed Big Data technologies to find value in data exhaust: the service data and logs generated from operating everyday services and platforms. But what happens when we increase the number of devices on the Internet by nearly an order of magnitude, each actively generating new telemetry data we did not have access to before? We’ve now gone beyond R... »

Using Topological Data Analysis on your BigData

Using Topological Data Analysis on your BigData

Synopsis: Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is a framework for data analysis and machine learning and represents a breakthrough in how to effectively use geometric and topological information to solve ‘Big Data’ problems. TDA provides meaningful summaries (in a technical sense to be described) and insights into complex data problems. In this talk, Anthony will begin with an overview of T... »

3 S for Building Big Data Analytics Tool of the Future

3 S for Building Big Data Analytics Tool of the Future

There is a huge debate on what constitutes the Big Data Analytics tool of the future and many jump in the race to try their flavor of solutions or problem solving techniques that address many critical use cases at play in Big Data laden businesses. While new businesses are working at it, what constitutes a good fundamental theory on product design strategy that could help create something for the ... »

Big Data Introduction to D3 [video]

Big Data Introduction to D3 [video]

Synopsis: D3.js is a Javascript library primarily used to create interactive data visualizations in the browser.  Despite its growing popularity and warm community, getting started with D3 can be tricky.  This talk covers the basics of D3 and sheds light on some of its main conceptual hurdles. It concludes by discussing some applications of D3 to big data.   About the speaker:   Sam Seli... »

12 Drivers of BigData Analytics

12 Drivers of BigData Analytics

So, why am I writing another blog on the importance of BigData & Analytics? A couple of days back I bumped into an executive, and a small talk went into an hour-long conversation on what is the business justification to starting the BigData initiative. Basically, what drives the BigData Analytics Strategy? It was an easy but uncomfortable decision and I thought sketching it down would help in ... »

Your Agile Data Warehousing Architect: Excel

Your Agile Data Warehousing Architect: Excel

Yes, we all love spreadsheets and could not live much without it. Have you ever wondered what else these awesome spreadsheets are capable of? How about being one of the best data warehousing experts. Surprised? I was too, until I attended Jim Stagnitto’s talk on BigData Analytics, Discovery & Virtualization meetup. And if you go through the meetup video attached below you will get it as well. ... »

Factoid to Give Big-Data a Perspective

Factoid to Give Big-Data a Perspective

What will Big-Data convey with some of it’s startling factoids. I recently ran through google to find some good factoids. I stumble upon some of these facts which are worth mentioning and keeping a note on. Google’s Eric Schmidt claims that every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003 (Source) Bad data or poor data quality costs US bu... »

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