Klout powers Bing Social Search!

A pretty exciting announcement by Klout happened today – they are now powering Bing Social Search as noted in Bing has Klout! Hats off to them on how they have changed the landscape of social media. And if you want more information on how they did it?  Check out Dave Mariani (@dmariani) – VP Engineering at Klout – and my presentation during Hadoop Summit 2012: How Klout is changing the landscape of social media with Hadoop and BI from Denny Lee To know more about how Analysis Services to Hive works (the BI portion noted in the above slides), please…

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SQL Server Analysis Services to Hive

Over the last few months, we’ve chatted about how Hadoop and BI are better together – it’s a common theme that Dave Mariani (@dmariani) and I have spoke together about in our session How Klout changed the landscape of social media with Hadoop and BI. While this all sounds great, the typical question is “How do I do it”?  I am proud to say that after months of intense writing – all of this is due to the amazing work by Kay Unkroth who regularly blogs on the official Analysis Services and PowerPivot Team blog – we now have the…

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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX

Want to know more about SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services – Multidimensional and Tabular?  Well, check out SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX!  The book is co-written by my SQL BI teammates – so thank goodness for that (to compensate for my lack of writing grace)!   So what’s in the book? Shows how to utilize SQL Server Data Tools to build Analysis Services multidimensional and tabular databases Shares fundamental concepts of DAX and MDX and dives into advanced concepts such as parent-child hierarchies and time-based analysis Demonstrates methods for analyzing and optimizing DAX and MDX query…

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Foodie Sunday: Fugu at 虎福亭 in Tokyo

Okay, normally the foodie posts are done on Friday but after some tweets back and forth, I was inspired to write up the awesome experience eating Fugu (河豚) when we got a chance to visit Tokyo a few years back (thanks for the inspiration @sqlbelle!). For starters, you have to make sure that you order fugu from a sushi chef that has a long history of experience with fugu – one wrong slice and … you’re not going to do so well, eh!?  Near the front of the restaurants that serve fugu, they have a sign showing the number of…

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Travel Tuesday / Foodie Friday: Hong Kong

Note, this travel tips blog post is about six months in the making since I had visited Hong Kong back in March!  Nevertheless, Hong Kong is one of my favorite places to visit and I’m including a bunch of random thoughts about our (my family joined me – yay!) visit to this amazingly vibrant city. For starters, this city is a foodie’s paradise! While visiting the city, we had the luxury of having an old friend of ours be our tour guide.  And she was telling us that she had friends from Singapore (another foodie paradise) come to Hong Kong…

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Thursday TechTips: Hadoop 1.01 and Compression Codecs

I have been playing around with the compression codecs with Hadoop 1.01 over the last few months and wanted to provide quick tech tips on compression codecs and Hadoop.  The key piece of advice is for you to get Tom White’s (@tom_e_white) Hadoop: The Definitive Guide.  It is easily the must-have guide for Hadoop novices to experts. The key fundamentals concerning compression codecs is that not all codecs are immediately available within Hadoop. Some of them are native to Hadoop (one needs to remember to compile the native libraries) while others need to be extracted for their source and compiled…

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