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Seattle Spark Meetup Kicks Off with DataBricks

I am very excited to that announce that Matei Zaharia and Pat McDonough from DataBricks will be speaking at the Seattle Spark Meetup and we’ve increased the room size to accommodate more people! Seattle Spark Meetup Kick Off with DataBricks They will come up and join us for pizzas and to talk about Apache Spark!  I… Rate this:

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Quick Tip for extracting SQL Server data to Hive

While I have documented various techniques to transfer data from Hadoop to SQL Server / Analysis Services (e.g. How Klout changed the landscape of social media with Hadoop and BI Slides Updated, SQL Server Analysis Services to Hive, etc.), this post calls out the reverse – how to quickly extract SQL Server data to Hadoop /… Rate this:

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Why all this interest in Spark?

“Spark … is what you might call a Swiss Army knife of Big Data analytics tools” – Reynold Xin (@rxin), Berkeley AmpLab Shark Development Lead The above quote – from the Wired article “Spark: Open Source Superstar Rewrites Future of Big Data” – encompasses why I am a fan of Spark.  If you are an… Rate this:

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An all too brief stop over in Tainan (台南)

For anyone who regularly visits Taiwan, the city of Tainan can easily be missed with the other three major cites of Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung.  Yet that would be a grave mistake if you consider yourself a foodie.  A word of warning, driving in Tainan is atrocious – there are only two major roads going… Rate this:

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PowerPivotPro-School: Choose your Big Data topics!

Are you interested in learning more about PowerPivot from the pro?  The pro I mean is Rob Collie is the guy who designed PowerPivot and has been teaching, writing, and using PowerPivot since 2009.  Well, he has the PowerPivotPro School which has 12+ hours vide on advanced PowerPivot which is designed for Excel users.  If… Rate this:

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