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Join the WearHacks experience!

If you are interested in learning more about wearables, check out WearHacks.com – one of the fastest growing communities empowering hackers on wearable technology.   Last year, WearHacks Montréal was the biggest wearable hackathon in North America.  In 2015, there are already 13 cities hosting hackathons with mentors, industry experts, and access to technology so you can…

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Spark Ecosystem & Spark Streaming Fundamentals

This is a re-post from Spark Ecosystem & Spark Streaming Fundamentals post on the Concur blog. For the March 2015 Seattle Spark Meetup group convened for our monthly meeting. It was a special meeting since it was actually a joint Seattle Spark Meetup and Pacific Northwest Cloudera User Group session held at the Concur Technologies…

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Feb Spark Events: Data Discovery, Dato & Spark, and Spark Camp

An awesomely busy February coming up for those whom are interested in all things Apache Spark! Concur Discovers the True Value of Data A joint Cloudera and Concur webinar on February 2nd, 2015 where we will discuss the benefits of utilizing CDH5 within Concur’s modern Big Data architecture (including Spark of course!) Better Together: Dato…

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Quick Tip: Dropping Phantom Hive Databases (e.g. CDH5 Canary test dB)

While I’m a big fan of CDH5 and Hue – sometimes I will see some funkiness that’s a tad irritating.  Specifically, there is a database with a name similar to cloudera_manager_metastore_canary_test_db_hive_hivemetastore_$guid$_2014_10_06_11_20_41 Even more irritating there is a table called cm_test_table which cannot be deleted (or renamed or even described). hive> describe cm_test_table; FAILED: SemanticException [Error 10001]:…

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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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