March 4, 2019

The Future of Tech: Cloud, AI and your budget…

If you're a sucker for great market data like I am, you must have heard of Mary Meeker. Mary is partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She's known in the Valley as a specialist in digital businesses and has…

Posted by: Bruno Aziza

The 1990’s called, they want their OLAP back.

In 1992, Arbor Software shipped the first version of Essbase. Which stands for Extended Spreadsheet Database. In 1998, Microsoft shipped Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The time of multi-’dimensional’ databases had come into full being and almost 30 years later…

Posted by: Mike Haynes

TECH TALK: Scale-Out Business Intelligence with Hadoop

The growing popularity of big data analytics coupled with the adoption of technologies like Spark and Hadoop have allowed enterprises to collect an ever increasing amount of data - in terms of breadth and volume. At the same time, the…

Posted by: Joshua Klahr

TECH TALK: First-Child & Last-Child Measures in Hadoop

As more and more enterprises adopt Hadoop as their next generation data platform, the demands of traditional enterprise workloads, including support for Business Intelligence use cases, are creating challenges. While Hadoop excels at low-cost distributed storage and parallel data processing,…

Posted by: Joshua Klahr

TECH TALK: BI Performance Benchmarks with BigQuery from Google

In the world of Business Intelligence and Big Data there continue to be a number of exciting innovations as new and improved options for processing large data sets appear on the market. You may be familiar with AtScale’s BI-on-Hadoop Benchmarks…

Posted by: Joshua Klahr

Supercharge Your Percentile Calculations for Big Data (Part I)

Additional contribution by: Santanu Chatterjee, Trystan Leftwich, Bryan Naden. A new and powerful method of computing percentile estimates on Big Data is now available to you! By combining the well known t-Digest algorithm with AtScale’s semantic layer and smart aggregation…

Posted by: Daren Drummond

Supercharge Your Percentile Calculations for Big Data (Part II)

Additional contribution by: Santanu Chatterjee, Trystan Leftwich, Bryan Naden. In the previous post, we discussed typical use cases for percentiles and the advantages of percentile estimates. In this post, we illustrate how to model percentile estimates with AtScale and use…

Posted by: Daren Drummond