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Drill to Detail Ep.54 'DataRobot & Machine Learning Automation' with Special Guest Greg Michaelson

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Greg Michaelson from DataRobot, talking about the benefits of automating the discovery and automation of analytics and machine learning in financial services and other industries.

Drill to Detail Ep.49 'Trifacta, Google Cloud Dataprep and Data Wranging for Data Engineers' With Special Guest Will Davis

Mark Rittman is joined by Will Davis from Trifacta to talk about the public beta of Google Cloud Dataprep, Trifacta's data wrangling platform and topics including metadata management, data quality and data management for big data and cloud data sources.

Drill to Detail Ep.48 'Mondrian OLAP, Apache Calcite and Database Dis-Aggregation' With Special Guest Julian Hyde

Drill to Detail returns after the New Year break with Special Guest Julian Hyde from Hortonworks to talk about bitmap indexes and CASE tools, Mondrian and open-source OLAP analysis, and Apache Calcite's mission to bring sanity, cost-based optimisers and support for OLAP workloads to today's dis-aggregated, distributed new-world database engines.

 

Drill to Detail Ep.46 'Market Trends and Findings from the BI Survey 17' With Special Guest Dr. Carsten Bange

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode of Drill to Detail by Dr. Carsten Bange from BARC to talk about findings from the recently completed BI Survey 17 including the continuing move to modern BI platforms and self-service desktop tools, analytics adoption trends and the increasing incorporation of BI functionality within business applications, the surprising topicality of master data management and data governance ... and whatever happened to Nigel Pendse and his legendary OLAP Report?

Drill to Detail Ep.45 'Tellius, YellowFin and the State of AI in Analytics Today' With Special Guest Jen Underwood

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by returning special guest Jen Underwood to talk about what's new and innovative in the BI and analytics industry right now, and how AI and machine learning are this year's data discovery and data visualization.

Drill to Detail Ep.40 'Fivetran's Middleware for SaaS Data' With Special Guest Taylor Brown

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Taylor Brown from Fivetran to talk about middleware for SaaS data, their focus on integrations with SaaS vendors and how this differentiates their offering, his thoughts on packaged analytic applications announced at the recent Looker Join conference ... and where the name "Fivetran" came from.

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.35 'Stitch Data, Singer and ETL for Data Engineers' With Special Guest Jake Stein

In this episode Mark is joined by Jake Stein to talk about Stitch Data and their ETL tool for data engineers, the new open-source project Singer and his experiences building a software startup that both partners and competes with the big cloud platform vendors.

Drill to Detail Ep.34 'Qlik, MSAS and the Strategy of Data Analytics' with Special Guest Donald Farmer

Mark Rittman is joined by Donald Farmer to talk about his work at Microsoft on SQL Server Analysis Services and Integration Services, why he moved to Qlik and the challenges of evolving a BI product strategy from focusing on desktops to focusing on the enterprise, and some advice for customers, software vendors and partners working with data and analytics tools.

 

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.27 'Apache Kafka, Streaming Data Integration and Schema Registry' with Special Guest Gwen Shapira

Mark Rittman is joined by Gwen Shapira from Confluent to talk about Apache Kafka, streaming data integration and how it differs from batch-based, GUI-developed ETL development, the problem with architects, exactly-once processing and how data governance is coming to Kafka development with Confluent's new schema registry server.

 

Drill to Detail Ep.24 'Tom Sawyer Software, Graph + Spatial Analytics .... and why a Tweet goes Viral' With Special Guest Kevin Madden

Mark Rittman is joined by Kevin Madden and Josh Feingold to talk about graph + spatial analytics, Tom Sawyer Software ... and why a tweet about a certain WiFi kettle incident went viral last October.

Drill to Detail Ep.18 'Oracle's Cloud Analytics and Data Visualization Strategy' With Special Guest Vasu Murthy

Mark Rittman is joined by Vasu Murthy, Oracle's Senior Director for Product Management of Oracle Business Analytics to talk about what's new with OBIEE and Oracle Data Visualization and the recently released Oracle Analytics Cloud, a dive into the technical architecture of these new additions to Oracle's BI platform, and Oracle's vision for hybrid on-prem/cloud analytics.