E016 – For the Love of Sunscreen

In this episode, data sheds some (sun)light on what Rob did wrong on a recent trip to the Caribbean and explains the terrible sunburn he has right now. Just in time for Memorial Day and Summer, we take a look at many recent findings and how they will lead us to a healthier outdoor lifestyle. (more…)
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013 – For the Love of Graph Databases

Where did graphs come from? (Graph Theory History) In its simplest form, Graph Theory defines a graph as a construct made up of vertices, nodes, or points which are connected by edges, arcs, or lines.1 The connections may be directed, indicating a direction from one node to another, or undirected. Properties are attributes associated with nodes that describe the node in some detail. Graph theory is applied in many disciplines from linguistics to computer science, physics, and chemistry. ...
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012 -For the Love of Guns

Sheer Quantity 3% of gun owners own almost 50% of all civilian guns. These 7.7mm "super owners"  own between 8-140 guns (on average 17)15 In 2013, U.S. gun manufacturers built 10,844,792 guns, and we imported an additional 5,539,539; the number dropped slightly in 2014.16 There are over 300 million guns owned by civilians (legal and illegal)11 The government holds approximately 2.7mm guns History National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA)4 In 1934 Congress passed a law taxing the...
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011 – Top 10 Data Predictions for 2017

Happy New Year! Thank you to all listeners and subscribers for your support this past year. 10 - Data borders will break down - logical data lakes and logical data warehouses will grow as companies embrace data virtualization products like Denodo. Data preparation tools, like the new Project Maestro from Tableau, will allow people to seamlessly pull from a) on-premise databases and excel files; b) cloud repositories like Redshift and BigTable; and c) hosted products like Workday and Salesforce...
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