Will we ever see a world where there are no longer gasoline-fueled cars on the road? Of course!  Why spend money on gas and pollute the planet when you can save mother earth and spend less? Ironically, gasoline as energy will become extinct, just like the dinosaurs that produced it. Will we ever see a world where users won’t care which database system their data came from, but instead query as quickly as doing a browser search over the internet? Of course!  Why spend time and money moving data to a single platform to have a single version of the truth when the truth can reside across many data sources?  Ironically, users with no technical background can now join data across platforms thousands of times faster than today’s best data scientists. Virtualization is the ability to join data no matter where it resides without any technical expertise, and it is as inevitable in data as electricity is to cars!

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The question of the day should be Yellowbrick or Snowflake. As the great playwright William Shakespeare once penned, “To be or not to be, that is the question?” If Shakespeare were alive today, the real question would be, “To be or not to be competitive.”

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I can teach you, Yellowbrick! I have never seen analytic queries perform faster than on a Yellowbrick Data Warehouse. Today we are going to learn how to use dates. I will teach you date fundamentals and show you some clever tricks that will help you master dates.

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Today you will witness moving and joining data across every platform in your enterprise faster than magic. The Nexus Desktop with a Nexus Server puts the business user on the same playing field as the data scientist. Combine Nexus with Yellowbrick and you get the greatest hybrid-cloud strategy on today’s market. Watch a billion-row table query in one second. Watch joins across all platforms, and watch how easy everyone from the business user to the ETL teams migrate with a button click.

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I can teach you Yellowbrick analytics! I have never seen a database perform analytics faster than Yellowbrick. Yellowbrick can load billions of rows and still perform thousands of queries simultaneously. The analytic we will learn about today is CUME_DIST.

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In July 1799, Rosetta Stone, discovered during Napoleon Bonaparte’s campaign through Egypt, became one of the British Museum’s most famous objects. But what is it, and why is it important to computing?

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I can teach you Yellowbrick analytics! I have never seen a database do analytics faster than Yellowbrick. Last week we taught you Lead, and this week we are teaching you Lag.

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This week we are working on the Moving Average, which is interchangeable with the word MAVG. You use a Moving Average (MAVG) to look for trends.

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A fortune 100 company had changed its on-premises strategy to the cloud and needed to move its on-premises systems to the AWS cloud.  It wanted to migrate its Netezza, Oracle, and Teradata systems to Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, MySQL, and Postgres. At the time, they decided that their best choice was to use Amazon’s Data Migration Services (DMS).  After finding that DMS was not reliable enough for this massive project, they began a Proof of Concept with the Nexus Pro desktop and Nexus Server combination.

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NExus core server makes data movement easier for DBAs, IT, and business users.

The two concepts in our Big Data vision is the user’s desktop and the database server.  The Nexus desktop allows a user to access any data, at any time, anywhere from their desktop or laptop, no matter whether they are at the office, a coffee shop, or home.  The Nexus Server sits in between the many different database platforms, both on-premises and on every cloud, and manages and controls the data movement between systems.  Users use the desktop to build anything and everything, but they have the option to run it from their desktop or the Server.

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The only architecture able to accomplish the ability to federate, migrate, and query great is to implement an intelligent Windows Server, which we call the Nexus Server.  The Nexus Pro desktop automatically builds federated queries, can join Excel to production tables, writes the SQL for the user, and allows the user to query every database platform on the market. Still, the Nexus Server runs the jobs for the user.

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Teradata is taking all of the awards for Data Warehouse Analytics.  You should consider consolidating users on Teradata and use the platform for your major analytic jet engine.  With a few clicks of the mouse, my Nexus and NexusCore Server can make the migration to Teradata easy.

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Moving data between systems is called ETL, which stands for Extract, Transform, and Load.  The ETL team almost always does the moving of data because load scripts are easier to learn than Latin, transformation is more difficult than brain surgery, and computing resources are about as easy to manage as cats.

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