Big Data

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Learn about big data using open source technologies

Azure HDInsight is the only fully-managed cloud Hadoop & Spark offering that gives you optimized open-source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, …

Big Data

Unite Real-Time and Batch Analytics Using the Big Data Lambda Architecture, Without Servers! | Amazon Web Services

The Big Data Lambda Architecture seeks to provide data engineers and architects with a scalable, fault-tolerant data processing architecture and …

Cloud Computing

Create Custom AMIs and Push Updates to a Running Amazon EMR Cluster Using Amazon EC2 Systems Manager | Amazon Web Services

Amazon EMR lets you have complete control over your cluster, giving you the flexibility to customize a cluster and install additional applications …

Cloud Computing

Analyzing Salesforce Data with Amazon QuickSight | Amazon Web Services

Salesforce Sales Cloud is a powerful platform for managing customer data. One of the key functions that the platform provides is the ability to track …

From Data Lake to Data Warehouse: Enhancing Customer 360 with Amazon Redshift Spectrum | Amazon Web Services

Achieving a 360o-view of your customer has become increasingly challenging as companies embrace omni-channel strategies, engaging customers across …

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Azure Analysis Services now supports the shared On-Premises Data Gateway which is used with Power BI, Flow, Logic Apps, and PowerApps. This has been …

Introducing the #Azure #CosmosDB Change Feed Processor Library

Azure Cosmos DB is a fast and flexible globally-replicated database service that is used for storing high-volume transactional and operational data …

AWS CloudFormation Supports Amazon Kinesis Analytics Applications | Amazon Web Services

You can now provision and manage resources for Amazon Kinesis Analytics applications using AWS CloudFormation. Kinesis Analytics is the easiest way …

Run Common Data Science Packages on Anaconda and Oozie with Amazon EMR | Amazon Web Services

In the world of data science, users must often sacrifice cluster set-up time to allow for complex usability scenarios. Amazon EMR allows data …

Amazon Redshift Spectrum Extends Data Warehousing Out to Exabytes—No Loading Required | Amazon Web Services

When we first looked into the possibility of building a cloud-based data warehouse many years ago, we were struck by the fact that our customers were …

Choosing the right compute option in GCP: a decision tree

By Terrence Ryan, Developer Advocate and Adam Glick, Product Marketing Manager <br>When you start a new project on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), one of …

Google Cloud Platform

10 Best Practices for Amazon Redshift Spectrum | Amazon Web Services

Amazon Redshift Spectrum enables you to run Amazon Redshift SQL queries against data that is stored in Amazon S3. With Amazon Redshift Spectrum, you …

Databases

Amazon QuickSight Now Supports Federated Single Sign-On Using SAML 2.0 | Amazon Web Services

Since launch, Amazon QuickSight has enabled business users to quickly and easily analyze data from a wide variety of data sources with superfast …

Build a Healthcare Data Warehouse Using Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, AWS Lambda, and OMOP | Amazon Web Services

In the healthcare field, data comes in all shapes and sizes. Despite efforts to standardize terminology, some concepts (e.g., blood glucose) are …

A technical overview of Azure Cosmos DB

<i>Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service – A technical overview</i><p>Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, …

Optimization tips and tricks on Azure SQL Server for Machine Learning Services

Summary<p>Since SQL Server 2016, a new function called R Services has been introduced. Microsoft recently announced a preview for the next version of …

Encrypt and Decrypt Amazon Kinesis Records Using AWS KMS | Amazon Web Services

Customers with strict compliance or data security requirements often require data to be encrypted at all times, including at rest or in transit …

Securely Analyze Data from Another AWS Account with EMRFS | Amazon Web Services

Sometimes, data to be analyzed is spread across buckets owned by different accounts. In order to ensure data security, appropriate credentials …

Data, data, and more data – How and Where to store it on Azure?

A while back Amy Nicholson and I kicked off TechDays Online with our session “Data, data, data – How and Where to store it on Azure?”.<p>The idea was to …

Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio

Have you had chance to try out the public preview version of the Azure Stream Analytics Tools for Visual Studio yet? If not, read through this blog …

Create an End-to-end IOT Scenario with Azure Services

IOT or Internet of things is taking over the world and we are encountering more and more of it in our daily lives. But when we come to think of it …

Hazelcast Launches an Open Source In-Memory Stream Processing Engine

Hazelcast, known chiefly for its open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), has launched an open source lightweight, distributed data-processing engine …

Serving Real-Time Machine Learning Predictions on Amazon EMR | Amazon Web Services

The typical progression for creating and using a trained model for recommendations falls into two general areas: training the model and hosting the …

Amazon Redshift Engineering’s Advanced Table Design Playbook: Preamble, Prerequisites, and Prioritization | Amazon Web Services

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte scale, massively parallel data warehouse that offers simple operations and high performance. AWS …

Run Jupyter Notebook and JupyterHub on Amazon EMR | Amazon Web Services

<i>Tom Zeng is a Solutions Architect for Amazon EMR</i><p>Jupyter Notebook (formerly IPython) is one of the most popular user interfaces for running Python, R, …

Derive Insights from IoT in Minutes using AWS IoT, Amazon Kinesis Firehose, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight | Amazon Web Services

<i>Ben Snively is a Solutions Architect with AWS</i><p>Speed and agility are essential with today’s analytics tools. The quicker you can get from idea to first …

R Server 9 Adds Machine Learning to Work with Your Data Where It Lives

Built by data scientists, the R programming language has always been a tool for data scientists. But Microsoft’s R Server 9, the first full new …

Machine Learning

Analyzing Data in S3 using Amazon Athena | Amazon Web Services

<i>Neil Mukerje is a Solution Architect for Amazon Web Services</i> <i><br>Abhishek Sinha is a Senior Product Manager on Amazon Athena</i><p>Amazon Athena is an …

Implementing Authorization and Auditing using Apache Ranger on Amazon EMR | Amazon Web Services

Role-based access control (RBAC) is an important security requirement for multi-tenant Hadoop clusters. Enforcing this across always-on and transient …