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And it’s a Wrap! Hadoop Summit 2014

Hadoop Summit 2014

Hadoop Summit 2014 came to a close last Thursday and what a ride! We had plenty to keep us busy and it was great to see such a huge turnout at our booth.  This was my first time at the conference and I have to say that it was inspiring to see the leaders in the big […]


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How-to: Partition Data Links in Datameer

How-to: How do you Partition Data with Data Links

It’s not rocket science to know that we work with a lot of data, a lot of the time. But often, we only need, or want, to look at select data. If you’re more comfortable using your content by importing via a data link, and only want to analyze a small portion of that information, partitioning […]


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How-to: Import Data into Datameer Using Twitter’s Rest API

How-to: Connect/Import Twitter Data into Datameer Using Twitter's Rest API

Twitter is a treasure trove of information. People are constantly tweeting about what they like, or don’t like, what they want to buy, or recommend against buying. A blog post I read recently says it best, “Twitter allows regular people to announce anything, anytime, anywhere to anyone.” Along those lines, I thought I would share for […]


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Detroit law enforcement’s secret weapon: big data analytics

Detroit Crime Commission powered by Datameer

**This article originally appeared on VentureBeat** Several cities across the U.S. have been severely hit by the economic downturn in recent years. Budget cuts and re-prioritization of initiatives, together with growing crime rates, have driven the need for many cities to find alternative and innovative solutions to fighting crime. Topping Forbes’ list of the most dangerous cities […]


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How-to: Analyze JSON Data in Datameer to Express Variable Structures

How-to: Use Datameer JSON to Express Variable Structures

With so many unstructured, semi-structured and variably structured records, being able to analyze the JSON file format in Datameer is incredibly handy. Datameer has multiple functions that allows users to import JSON data and extract the original value. This is helpful for data coming from sensors or systems that change their types of data or what […]


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How-to: Use PMML Plug-in for Predictive Modeling in Datameer

How-to: Use PMML Plug-in for Predictive Modeling

The other day I was discussing extreme global weather patterns with some of my colleagues, El Niño in particular. I started thinking that, with the help of a predictive model and our PMML Plug-in, we could use Datameer to predict the temperature of ocean currents, which is responsible for this type of climate phenomena. To kick things off, let’s […]


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How-to: Use Advanced Filtering to Clean Data Sets

How-to: How-to: Use Advanced Filtering to Clean Data Sets

Often times when you want to give your data very specific criteria, you need a feature that goes beyond the traditional filter wizard. I really like our Advanced Filtering tool that allows you to define pretty much any value you need. As an example, let’s imagine I’m in the financial industry and I’m interested in knowing which of my […]


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How-to: Use Sheet Dependencies to Visualize Workbook Data Relations

How-to: Use Sheet Dependencies to Visualize Workbook Relations

I just joined Datameer about a month ago and have come across a number of features that I think are really cool and helpful. However, I wanted to share one in particular that I think is a “hidden gem.” I find that when I’m working in a workbook that has a number of different sheets, […]


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Favorite Feature Friday: Using the New “Flip Side” for Instant Visual Insights

Datameer 4.0: Flip Side Feature

As a data visualization engineer at Datameer, it’s probably no surprise my favorite feature is the new “flip side” in Datameer 4.0. You can think of this new view of your data as an exploration tool that takes the information you’ve assembled in our traditional spreadsheet-like interface and very quickly provides some simple but informational […]


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How-to: Incrementally Load Data from Relational Sources in Datameer

How-to: Incrementally Load Data from Relational Sources

In case you haven’t noticed, we are always striving to maximize efficiency and ease for our customers. As such, one of my favorite features in Datameer is the ability to incrementally load data from relational sources. This allows you to keep fresh data in your Hadoop system while also putting minimal stress on the upstream relational […]


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