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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