E023 – 2017 Data Digest

This episode reflects on some of the hottest topics from 2017 and their impact their data has on our lives this year and into 2018. Cryptocurrency Many of these data points come from here. Since the year began, the aggregate market cap of all cryptocurrencies combined has increased by more than 3,200% as of Dec. 18 Bitcoin went through the roof, hitting an all-time high of 1 BTC = $19,891 on 12/17/2017. BTC makes up 54% of the aggregate $589 billion market cap of all crypt...
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E022 – Tech Spec – Tableau Project Maestro Data Prep

Zip file of all the sample data, Maestro flows, and Tableau workbook I used to get a first impression: E022_maestro_demo_files. Screenshots Sample Flow from Tableau Field Selection Data Profiling Filters Join Clause Refresh / Run Flow File Output Options Pros: Has the clean, intuitive feel of Tableau. I did my hands-on test with no training or previous exposure Lots of features for a first release - joins, unions, type conversion, calculat...
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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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010 For the Love of Thanksgiving – For the Love of Data

Holiday Weight Gain Studies Studies are very mixed on whether holiday eating causes weight gain. The Good1 In several studies over the last thirty-one years, subjects gained approximately 3/4 to 2 lbs. during the holiday season However, in one study participants felt they had gained 4x as much weight as they actually gained Two other key finding: Although the amount of weight gained between the holidays was small, it represented the majority of the weight gained for the year ...
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