Apache Spark


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Aug 2017

Connecting Excel to SNAP

SNAP can be accessed using standard B.I tools and Excel is one of the most widely used tools for analysis, Pivots and much more. To connect Excel simply use an ODBC Driver for Spark such as from Simba. On a mac you can setup a user DSN as follows   To connect to SNAP you can use the Simba ODBC Spark Driver. Since SNAP is...

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25

May 2017

IOT data analysis at scale with Tableau and SNAP

SNAP, is being used by ad-tech, fortune 50 and in general, companies that have large amounts of data. An area that SNAP is particularly good at is analyzing multi-dimensional data for very fast ad-hoc queries. Structured IOT data and machine data from sensors in devices are particularly suited for this. For example take a sample dataset recording readings from sensors every minute about temperature and...

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10

May 2017

Tableau and OLAP analytics on Hadoop data

Most customers find Hadoop based query access to tools like Tableau cumbersome and slow. When you account for concurrency requirements of enterprises, using a B.I tool on top of Hadoop turns to a project with a slew of summarized extracts consuming enormous resources and time and leading to productivity sinks. With SNAP we have a different approach to dealing with the ad-hoc query requirements on...

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Apr 2017

Sensors, IOT data and Spark

When we think of Big data we think of media, ad tech and the social apps generating billions of events. Other industries such as energy and medical device industry have always produced data – generally large amounts of it. The explosion in data for these industries is happening with “sensors”. Connected computing devices with sensors collect and transmit data. This data has to be harnessed,...

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05

Apr 2017

Querying S3 datalakes – SQL and Tableau on S3

For many, AWS S3 is not just a deep storage, but a viable option for storing data that can be consumed by reporting and analytics tools. Sparkline SNAP works seamlessly with S3 data directly and exposes your data to tools like Tableau with very fast response times across hundreds of concurrent user sessions. Below is a video of data from a Star Schema Benchmark data...

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