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Yes, you can connect Tableau to SparkSQL (Spark 1.1)

As a data scientist and engineer, I appreciate that Apache Spark  has many components to make it easy to analyze, gain insight, and to generate recommendations from my data.  However, as noted within my previous presentation , one of the things missing is an easy way for analysts to visualize their data. The good news is…

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Simplifying Big Data: An Introductory Hadoop Primer

Back in July, I had the honor to speak with Michael Zeller moderating the July 2014 AM webinar on Big Data. If you are interested in learning more about Big Data from a business / analyst perspective – here is our webinar on YouTube. Abstract: What’s the Big Deal with Big Data? And, more importantly,…

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To Spark … and Beyond!

One of the very exciting thing about Spark is that there is the potential to have one ubiquitous tool to solve my aggregate, machine learning, graph, and other statistical / analytics problems.  And while I am proud of my time with the SQL Server team and we had achieved some amazing lofty goals (e.g. Yahoo!…

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2014 Flight Departure Performance via d3.js Crossfilter

As part of some quick analysis of flight departure data, to more quickly understand the impact of distance, date, and time of day on departure delays – I forked the Square Crossfilter and incorporated data from RITA BTS Flight Departure Statistics and Great Circle Mapper to calculate airport distances. At the bottom is a nice…

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