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Re-Blog: 10 Risks that Beset Data Programmes

Credits to: Peter James Thomas: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-risks-beset-data-programmes-peter-james-thomas Not establishing a dedicated team. The team never escapes from “the day job” or legacy / BAU issues; the past prevents the future from being built. Staff lack skills and prior experience of data … Continue reading

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Amazon Redshift is an amazing database product

Redshift is : Fast like Ferrari Cheap like a Ford Fiesta Useful like a Minivan Self Driving Auto-magics like Tesla with Autopilot Key features: Really fancy features under-the-hood: -interleaved sort keys -columnar distributed storage -smart parallel execution -IO optimization (return … Continue reading

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Review of two New Cloud BI tools : Snowflake and Looker

Snowflake: data warehouse in the cloud (specially amazon) Snowflake compute is basically an analytics computing database that has scalability. Data is stored / shared on AWS S3 buckets instead of in snowfalek. You spin up snowflake tool injest and load into it’s proprietary … Continue reading

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The Report or Dashbard is taking forever to load

A general rule with BI reports and dashboards is 10 seconds or less for a report or 30 seconds for dashboards. But quite often an analyst will run a report and it never comes back. They’ll say something like so … Continue reading

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