Category Archives: Big Data Analytics

How to start EMR on AWS

NOTES FROM USING SPARK in the HADOOP ECOSYSTEM by Rick Morrow Starting EMR on AWS Objective In this lab, you’ll use Amazon Web Services to set up a 3 node Elastic MapReduce (EMR) cluster which you can then use for … Continue reading

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Up and Running with Public Data Sets

NOTES FROM Up and Running with Public Datasets Curt Frye 1. U.S. Census Bureau and Securities and Exchange Commission American FactFinder link: factfinder.census.gov Most US residents know the United States Census Bureau as the government organization that counts the American … Continue reading

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Asking Great Data Science Questions

NOTES FROM Asking Great Data Science Questions Dough Rose 1.Introduction One of the most important parts of working in a data science team is discovering great questions. To ask great questions you have to understand critical thinking. Critical thinking is … Continue reading

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Database Fundamentals: Core Concepts

NOTES FROM Database Fundamentals: Core Concepts Adam Wilbert 1. Understanding Database Storage Models What are databases? Databases are at the core of our modern technology and it’s important to understand exactly what they are and the benefits that they bring … Continue reading

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Notes From Lynda.com Hadoop Fundamentals

NOTES FROM Hadoop Fundamentals Lynn Langit 1. Why Move Away from Relational Databases? Understanding the limits of relational database management systems The downfalls of relational databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, or My SQL is that as more and more … Continue reading

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What?! Oh hell no! Hold up. Huh?? Oh okay.

This blog is about so many different things. It’s about things that make you go ‘What’! And then when you don’t want to except those things that’s the part of the blog that’s in the second page it’s called “Oh … Continue reading

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Best Operating System for Developers?

This is a frequent question among newbies to the tech industry. Obviously it is going to depend on what kind of development you are up to. If you are making a Linux application, you’ll need a Linux OS; if you’re … Continue reading

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