Five ways to get your data into Redshift

Everybody is hot under the collar this data over Redshift. I heard one customer say, a query that took 10 Hours before now finishes in under a minute. Without modification. When businesses see 600 times speedup, that can change the way they do business. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What’s …

What happens when entrepreneurs treat data as a product?

I’ve been reading DJ Patil’s thoughts on building data products. As the chief data scientist of the united states, he knows a thing or two. Join 30,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I also attended a recent Look & Tell event, where Lincoln Ritter talked about Data Democracy at Animoto. He expressed …

The Needle in Big Data Noise

Join 5500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. [mytweetlinks] Also take a look at: I hacked Disqus Digests to discover new blogs Who the heck is Bayes Thomas Bayes was a scientist & thinker, Fellow of the Royal Society, and back in 1763 author of “An Essay toward Solving a Problem in the …

Big Data – What is it and why is it important?

There’s lots of debate about exactly what constitutes “big” when talking about big data.  Technical folks may be inclined to want a specific number. But when most CTOs and operations managers are talking about big data, they mean data warehouse and analytics databases.  Data warehouses are unique in that they are tuned to run large …