Webcast: “Big Data” on your laptop, fast, informative and at your command

NOTE: This fun review of "big data" was inspired by a recent presentation I gave on behalf of Tableau Software at the Big Data Conference in Chicago. You can find the 1st part of this 3 part webcast here, "Performance to Cost Index & my personal history with “Big Data” and Part 2 here, "Big Data" in US History, Exploring the 1790 US Census. This part of the big data series is free, just subscribe or sign in below.

In this presentation, I share an example of working with big data stored on my laptop and the entire analysis happens without any type of connection to remote servers or databases. My analysis uses two tables of interest, the first has 216 million records, over ten years of airline ticket pricing in the US while the second table has 72 million records of US airlines performance data extracted from Hadoop. In the demonstration, which uses currently available technologies, we will quickly explore and analyze this data for interesting trends and patterns.

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Free Webcast: “Big Data” in US History, Exploring the 1790 US Census

NOTE: This fun review of "big data" was inspired by a recent presentation I gave on behalf of Tableau Software at the Big Data Conference in Chicago. You can find the 1st part of this 3 part webcast here, "Performance to Cost Index & my personal history with “Big Data”. Part 3 is here, “Big Data” on your laptop, fast, informative and at your command.

In this presentation, I share a review of the original big data in US history, the 1790 US Census. Some surprises are found along the way, including data quality issues in the Census reports and a surprising

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Free Webcast: Performance to Cost Index & my personal history with “Big Data”

NOTE: This fun review of "big data" was inspired by a recent presentation I gave on behalf of Tableau Software at the Big Data Conference in Chicago. You can find the 2nd part of this 3 part webcast here, "“Big Data” in US History, Exploring the 1790 US Census". Part 3 is here, “Big Data” on your laptop, fast, informative and at your command.

Many people ask me, what is "big data"?   For most of them, the right answer is that big data is any data that is difficult to use or understand (yes, I know the official, "correct" answers, which often vary and typically include topics like Hadoop and Cloudera.)

In this presentation, I share my experience with the Commodore 64, the PS/2, DEC Stations, VAX servers, Solaris Servers, PC's and a MacBook Pro.   Products and languages covered include BASIC, FORTRAN, SAS, Oracle, Teradata and Tableau.

It is truly astonishing

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