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From Big Beer to Big Data: Inside AB InBev’s Digital Transformation

Apr 11, 2019 |

With more than 500 beer brands and $55 billion in sales, Anheuser-Busch InBev is already the world’s biggest beer company. And if all goes as planned with its digital transformation project, it will be the best beer company in the world, too. Read more…

Rockset Cranks Up Serverless Analytics Engine

Mar 20, 2019 |

Cloud-based serverless data preparation tools are gaining traction among data analysts seeking to move beyond traditional approaches to organizing low-quality but potentially valuable data. That approach promises to provide data scientists with an alternative to standard ETL routines developed to plumb data warehouses. Read more…

A Decade Later, Apache Spark Still Going Strong

Mar 8, 2019 |

Don’t look now but Apache Spark is about to turn 10 years old. The open source project began quietly at UC Berkeley in 2009 before emerging as an open source project in 2010. Read more…

Google Doubles Down on Cloud Data Migration

Feb 21, 2019 |

Data integration startups have become prime acquisition targets as cloud analytics vendors look to beef up their migration capabilities.

What that in mind, Google Cloud announced this week it intends to acquire data migration specialist Alooma, a five-year-old Bay Area startup. Read more…

Self-Service Data Preparation – At Scale or Sampling?

Nov 26, 2018 |

The phrase “data is the new oil” has become the favorite business transformation cliché of the past 10 years. The truth is that data in its raw form is about as useful for decision making as oil is for propelling a car. Read more…

Data Warehousing with a Modern Twist

Nov 5, 2018 |

Bill Inmon is generally credited with inventing the phrase “data warehouse” in the early 1990s to describe the stockpiling of data using relational databases. It may be an older term, but the activity itself remains quite relevant today, especially considering the huge amounts of data we generate every day. Read more…

SQream Boasts 15x Speedup for GPU Data Warehouse

Sep 5, 2018 |

Because it runs on GPUs, SQreamDB was already fast. But the company says with today’s launch of SQreamDB 3.0, it can process queries up to 15 times faster, which will allow customers to get answers to tough business questions in minutes instead of days. Read more…

Reverse Engineering ETL Jobs for Fun and Profit

Aug 31, 2018 |

As data-loving businesses amass more and more bits and bytes, the credibility of derived results — as showcased in BI dashboards, KPIs, reports, and sundry other deliverables flowing downstream of the ETL spigot — Read more…

Inside Fortnite’s Massive Data Analytics Pipeline

Jul 31, 2018 |

With 125 million players around the world, Fortnite has set a new standard of success for massively multi-player games. But pulling together all the servers, databases, and data pipelines to manage 92 million events per minute was no small feat, as Epic Games’ Read more…

The Seven Sins of Data Prep

May 21, 2018 |

Data preparation is often considered a necessary precursor to the “real” work found in visualizing or analyzing data, but this framing sells data prep short. The ways in which we cleanse and shape data for downstream use have significant bearing on our final analytic output, and cutting corners on data prep can run up a huge cost for companies. Read more…

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