Data Integration

Data Virtualization: Unlocking Data for AI and Machine Learning


Hybrid Execution allows you to "push" queries to a remote system, such as to SQL Server, and access the referential data. However, one can imagine a use case where lots of ETL processing happens in HDInsight clusters and the structured results are published to SQL Server for downstream consumption (for instance, by reporting tools). Note the linear increase in execution time with SQL Server only (blue line) versus when HDInsight is used with SQL Server to scale out the query execution (orange and grey lines). With much larger real-world datasets in SQL Server, which typically runs multiple queries competing for resources, more dramatic performance gains can be expected.

If Data is as Valuable as Gold, It's Time to Polish Your Data Architecture


Previous methods of gaining insight from data include ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) which involved copying the data and loading it into a data warehouse. The ETL process involves making copies of the data and then physically moving this copy and loading it into the data warehouse. The time is takes to extract, clean and load into the data warehouse not only takes a long time, it also requires many hands on deck. The need for the faster delivery of data insights requires a technology which is advanced enough to be able to integrate and gain value from heterogeneous sources; agile enough to be able to accommodate changes to business processes without affecting the architecture and fast enough to provide solutions in real-time.

SQL: optimizing or eliminating joins?


The best approach would be one (1) SQL statement delivering it all in once. With this segregation a good well performing analytics environment has become very difficult. The DBMS is often normalized and/or oriented to server as destination of an ETL process delivering Cubes. Yes some good performance designs are possible with a DBMS with many joins/views .

Simplifying Data Pipelines in Hadoop: Overcoming the Growing Pains


As an example, in order to execute a Hive query, an ETL engineer would only need to provide the SQL query, rather than writing a shell script containing Hive credentials and Hive commands, in addition to the SQL query that has to be executed. ETL workflow configuration file--ETL workflow configuration files contain workflows defined by a list of steps that should be executed in order to run an ETL process. ETL step artifacts--ETL step artifacts are files containing SQL statements, one liner shell/Python/sed scripts, or sometimes custom written executables. It, then, executes an ETL workflow defined in the ETL workflow configuration file, one step at a time using the runtime environment configuration file variables, as well as ETL runtime variables.

How to classify or model this problem?


I have a data integration problem between two data sources (lets call them A and B), I have applied three functions(for the three attributes of every instance) in order to calculate the similarity between two instances a and b of each data source. I have in addition three sets that have the same form from above: the valid correspondences (user validation), invalid (again the user says so) and not yet classified (examples in the wild). Now, I want to calculate the optimal values for w1, w2 and w3 for maximize the value of PS when the correspondence is valid and at the same time reduce its value when the correspondence is invalid. So, after that I will use those values of w1,w2 and w3 in the not yet classified set and know if an entity is or is not a valid correspondence.

Putin, Merkel and Hollande Discuss Anti-Terrorism Data Exchange: Kremlin

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia, Germany and France agreed in a phone call on Tuesday to speed up the exchange of data aimed at fighting terrorism, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin said the leaders also discussed the situation in Ukraine and the Easter ceasefire declared from April 1. President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discussed the attack on Monday. The annual event featured a few kites with a clear message to President Donald Trump.

Data Integration Tools – Market Study


This post is a brief review of leading Data Integration tools in the market. Heavily referencing from the Gartner 2016 report and peer reviews from my circle. The data integration tool market was worth approximately $2.8 billion at the end of 2015, an increase of 10.5% from the end of 2014 [2016 Gartner Report – Data Integration Tools].

Data Fusion, Data Privacy: What We Can Learn From Walmart's Flexible Data Architecture


That's why Gospodinov prefers the term flexible data architecture. Walmart captures data through diverse customer interactions, and this data is integrated in a large and complex system much akin to a data lake that can house diverse data from various sources. But because customers have so many ways to interact with Walmart (they may shop online or in the store or both, for instance), and because real-time data must be incorporated with historical data to offer an accurate picture of consumer behavior, the company has built an integrated data system that blends data into domain-specific platforms. Walmart's analytical platform makes data available in a highly flexible way so that APIs can be used over and over again on lots of different applications.

Data Virtualization: A Supermarket for Data


Data consumers need a "data supermarket," whereby all data, regardless of source, format, or volume, is easily accessible; what they need is data virtualization. Data virtualization forms a virtual data layer, just like a supermarket, that lies between the data sources and the consuming applications. Instead of working with copies of the data itself, data virtualization works only with the metadata (the information needed to access each source) in a virtual data layer. In an increasingly data-driven world, fast access to data is key for making real-time business decisions, so why waste precious time, money, and resources using outdated data integration tools, when you can "shop" with ease using data virtualization?

How to Intelligently Apply Data Integration and Visual Analytics Tools


Data integration requires merging date from different sources, stored using technologies. This organizational level requires particular applications to integrate data. This data integration organizational level transfers the integration of data from particular applications to a new layer of middleware. Companies, marketers, data scientists and researchers can all benefit from this never-ending stream of information available to them by putting them into visualization tools to be able to study and analyze aggregated data.