Posts in Big Data Analytics
Drill to Detail Ep.52 'Lyft, Ride-Share Analytics and ETL Developer Productivity ' With Special Guest Mark Grover

Mark Rittman is joined by returning Special Guest Mark Grover to talk about his move from Cloudera and product engineering to a product manager role at Lyft; analytics use-cases in the ride-sharing industry; and the move from conversations about ETL tools, technology and engines to templates, paradigms and developer productivity.

Drill to Detail Ep.44 'Pandas, Apache Arrow and In-Memory Analytics' With Special Guest Wes McKinney

Mark is joined in this episode of Drill to Detail by Wes McKinney, to talk about the origins of the Python Pandas open-source package for data analysis and his subsequent work as a contributor to the Kudu (incubating) and Parquet projects within the Apache Software Foundation and Arrow, an in-memory data structure specification for use by engineers building data systems and the de-facto standard for columnar in-memory processing and interchange.

Drill to Detail Ep.42 'Evaluex, ML and Optimizing BigQuery & Athena' With Special Guest Avi Zloof

Mark is joined in this episode by Avi Zloof from Evaluex to talk about the new world of elastically-provisioned cloud-hosted analytic databases such as Google BigQuery and Amazon Athena, how their pricing model and vendor strategy differs from the traditional database vendors, and how machine learning can be used to automate performance tuning and optimize workloads in this new world of large-scale distributed query and storage. 

Drill to Detail Ep.41 'Developing with Google BigQuery and Google Cloud Platform' With Special Guest Felipe Hoffa

Mark is joined in this episode by Google Cloud Platform Developer Advocate Felipe Hoffa, talking about getting started as a developer using Google BigQuery along with Google Cloud Dataflow, Google Cloud Dataprep and Google Cloud Platform's machine learning APIs.

Drill to Detail Ep.38 'Oracle's Big Data Strategy Before OOW' with Special Guest Jean-Pierre Dijcks

Drill to Detail returns for a new season with special guest Jean-Pierre Dijcks, to talk about Oracle's Big Data Strategy now and in the past, thoughts on distributed query and storage in the cloud, and previewing themes and announcements to look forward to at the upcoming Oracle Open World 2017 event running in San Francisco next month

Drill to Detail Ep.36 'Marketing Analytics, AI and the Rise of the Omni-channel Consumer' With Special Guest Mark Madsen

Mark Rittman is joined by Industry Analyst Mark Madsen to talk about marketing analytics and the rise of the omni-channel consumer, the use of AI in analytics and personalization and what this all means for brands, for advertisers and for marketers.

Drill to Detail Ep.32 'What Really Works in eCommerce' With Special Guest Will Browne

Mark is joined by Qubit colleague Will Browne to talk about a recent academic paper co-authored with Mike Swarbrick Jones on conversion optimisation techniques in the eCommerce industry. Using analytics and statistical analysis On 20 billion "user journeys" recorded in Qubit's Google Cloud Platform-hosted Customer Data Store this paper compares techniques using data and machine learning to those based on traditional sales techniques to see whether data trumps emotion ... or both have their place.

Drill to Detail Ep.31 'Dremel, Druid and Data Modeling on Google BigQuery' With Special Guest Dan McClary

Mark is joined by returning special guest Dan McClary to talk about data modeling and database design on distributed query engines such as Google BigQuery, the underlying Dremel technology and columnar storage format that enables this cloud distributed data warehouse-as-a-service platform to scale to petabyte-size tables spanning tens of thousands of servers, and techniques to optimize BigQuery table joins using nested fields, table partitioning and denormalization.

Drill to Detail Ep.30 "AI, ML & Oracle's Adaptive Intelligence Applications" with Special Guest Jack Berkowitz

Oracle's Jack Berkowitz joins Mark Rittman to talk about a new category of continuously adapting, self-learning applications being built-out by Oracle that use machine learning together with enterprise and third-party data to create a new generation of intelligent HR, CX, SCM and ERP SaaS apps.

Drill to Detail Ep.29 'New-World BI Development using BigQuery, Looker, Kakfa and Streamsets' With Special Guest Stewart Bryson

Stewart Bryson returns to the show to join Mark Rittman to discuss new-world BI and data warehousing development using Google BigQuery and Amazon Athena, Apache Kafka and StreamSets, and talks about his experiences with Looker, the cloud-native BI tool that brings semantic modeling and modern development practices to the world of business intelligence.

 

Drill to Detail Ep.26 'Airflow, Superset & The Rise of the Data Engineer' with Special Guest Maxime Beauchemin

Mark Rittman is joined by Maxime Beauchemin to talk about analytics and data integration at Airbnb, the Apache Airflow and Superset open-source projects he helped launch and now works with day-to-day at Airbnb , and his recent Medium article on "The Rise of the Data Engineer".

Drill to Detail Ep.17 ‘Mode 1 Analytics and the Future of Cloud DWs’ With Special Guest Rick Greenwald

Mark Rittman is joined by Gartner analyst and ex-Oracle Database Cloud Service PM Rick Greenwald to talk about IT’s continuing (and essential!) role in corporate BI&DW deployments and the debate around Mode1 vs. Mode2 Analytics, how we got here, and the future of data warehousing database platforms as we move into the cloud.

Drill to Detail Ep.16 'Qubit, Visitor Cloud & Google BigQuery' With Special Guest Alex Olivier

Mark Rittman is joined by Alex Olivier from Qubit to talk about their platform journey from on-premise Hadoop to petabytes of data running in Google Cloud Platform, using Google Cloud Dataflow (aka Apache Beam), Google PubSub and Google BigQuery along with machine learning and analytics to deliver personalisation at-scale for digital retailers around the world.

Drill to Detail Ep.14 ‘Cloudy Big Data Paradigm-Shifting Christmas & New Year Special’ With Special Guest Robin Moffatt

Mark Rittman is joined in this Christmas & New Year special episode by none-other than Robin Moffatt, head of R&D at Rittman Mead and an old colleague from my consulting days, to talk about his experiences with Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) for BI + Analytics and how "the devil's in the detail", and to hear his take on what happened in the BI and analytics world in 2016 and what to look out for in 2017.

ETL & Analytics Offload from Oracle to Amazon Web Services using Apache Spark, Redshift, and Presto

Source Control and Automated Code Deployment Options for OBIEE

All You Ever Wanted to Know About OBIEE Performance…but were too afraid to ask

Apache Kafka's Role in Implementing Oracle's Big Data Reference Architecture on the Big Data Appliance

Analysing the Panama Papers with Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph

Drill to Detail Ep.13 ‘Apache Drill, MapR + Bringing Data Discovery to Hadoop & NoSQL’ with Special Guest Neeraja Rentachintala

Mark Rittman is joined by MapR's Neeraja Rentachintala to talk about Apache Drill, Apache Arrow, MapR-DB, extending Hadoop-based data discovery to self-describing file formats and NoSQL databases, and why MapR backed Drill as their strategic SQL-on-Hadoop platform technology.

Drill to Detail Ep.10 'Oracle's Big Data Reboot, and Data Storytelling' With Special Guest Stewart Bryson

Mark Rittman is joined once more by Stewart Bryson, talking about Oracle's recent reboot of it's cloud big data platform at Oracle Openworld 2016, thoughts on DataFlowML and comparisons with Google's Cloud DataFlow and Amazon Kinesis, and data storytelling with Oracle Data Visualisation Desktop 2.0

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