Category Archives: Big Data

Code Sample for D&B Business Verification API published

I’ve been doing work with Dunn & Bradstreet (and am also a D&B MVP), to that end, I wrote a code sample for working with their Business Verification service API in C# and published it to GitHub. D&B’s Business Verification … Continue reading

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Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown

Deck from a talk I will be giving this Saturday at SQLSaturday in Mountain View, CA — hope to see you there!

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Quandl and Excel – Public Data you can use

              I found a great tool for integrating Quandl free, public data into Excel PowerBI. I made a quick screencast too.  There are over 8,000,000 datasets to pick from and everything is free, so … Continue reading

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Where is Lynn? March-May 2014

I’ll be speaking at and/or attending a number of technical events this spring. I decided to make a short video to list all of them – if you are attending any of these events, stop over and say ‘hi’.

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New Screencast series – Using the Google Cloud for Developers

I have updated (and expanded) the screencast series I did this time last year for Pluralsight on ‘Using the Google Cloud for Developers’ to include new services and service updates that Google has released over this past year.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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Looking at Slideshare data with Excel PowerBI

I’ll admit it, I am really hooked on PowerBI in Excel 2013 – in particular, I find many uses for PowerQuery (shown below). To that end, I was playing around with my Slideshare analytics data in PowerBI and I learned a … Continue reading

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About HDInsight Hadoop on Windows Azure

Here’s my updated deck from SVCC code camp.

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AWS for the SQL Server Professional

Here’s the deck from my talk at SVCC this weekend – enjoy!

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Working with DnB Company Cleanse Match Data

I’ve been working on some data cleansing projects lately and to that end I’ve tried out working with the DnB Company Cleanse Match Dataset in the Windows Azure Marketplace.  This dataset allows you get more complete information about companies and … Continue reading

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Visualizing Facebook Birthday greetings using Power Query

To help to visualize the many, wonderful birthday greetings I got from Facebook yesterday, I tried out using Power Query for Excel so that I could visualize the locations from which I got greetings.  Other tools I used were LINQPad … Continue reading

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