Self-Service Analytics in the Data Lake

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Hadoop, MapR, Spark

Deriving Value from your data... We all know that decision makers and analysts need quick access to all of the structured and unstructured data in an enterprise. Typically this data is locked away in various source systems and can’t be queried from a single central location The data warehouse set out to fix this problem ages ago and it has ...

In-memory analytics with Tableau, SparkSQL, and MapR

Uli Bethke Big Data, Hadoop, Hive, MapR, Spark, SparkSQL, Tableau

Last week Tableau released version 9.0 of their data visualisation tool. From a Big Data point of view the nicest new feature was support for querying cached (in-memory) SchemaRDDs (Data Frames as of Spark 1.3). In this tutorial I will show you how to connect to Spark 1.2.1 on the MapR 4.1 sandbox with Tableau 9.0. Pre-requisites: - Download the ...

Meet Sonra at CeBIT 2015

Uli Bethke Big Data, Hadoop, MapR, Supermicro

We will be presenting the Sonra Hadoop Quick Start Appliance at CeBIT next week in Hanover. Meet and greet us in Hall 2, Stand D52 (C58). At Sonra we understand the difficulties faced by businesses when they begin their Big Data journey. We help you get started in days or weeks and immediately reap the benefits of Big Data. Sonra ...

War of the Hadoop SQL engines. And the winner is ...?

Uli Bethke Big Data, Hadoop

You may have wondered why we were quiet over the last couple of weeks? Well, we locked ourselves into the basement and did some research and a couple of projects and PoCs on Hadoop, Big Data, and distributed processing frameworks in general. We were also looking at Clickstream data and Web Analytics solutions. Over the next couple of weeks we ...