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Introducing Datameer 3.0 [Pushbutton Analytics]

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Introducing Datameer 3.0 by Stefan Groschupf

From the post:

Today, we are doubling down on our promise of making big data analytics on Hadoop self-service and a business user function with the introduction of Smart Analytics in Datameer 3.0. You can get the full details in our press release, or on our website, but in a single sentence, we’re giving subject matter experts like doctors, marketeers, or financial analysts a way to do actual data science with simple point and clicks. What once were complex algorithms are now buttons you can click that will “automagically” identify groups, relationships, patterns, and even build recommendations based on your data. A data scientist would call what we’re empowering business users to do ‘data mining’ or ‘machine learning,’ but we aren’t building a tool for data scientists. This is Smart Analytics.

A very good example that “data mining” and “machine learning” are useful, but not on the radar of the average user.

Users have some task they want to accomplish, whether that takes “data mining” or “machine learning” or enslaved fairies, they could care less.

The same can be said for promoting topic maps.

Subject identity, associations, etc., are interesting to a very narrow slice of the world’s population.

What is of interest to a very large slice of the world’s population is gaining some advantage over competitors or a benefit others don’t enjoy.

To the extent that subject identity and robust merging can help in those tasks, they are interested. But otherwise, not.

The Hadoop Ecosystem, Visualized in Datameer

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Hadoop Ecosystem, Visualized in Datameer by Rich Taylor.

From the post:

In our last post, Christophe explained why Datameer uses D3.js to power our Business Infographic™ designer. I thought I would follow up his post showing how we visualized the Hadoop ecosystem connections. First using only D3.js, and second using Datameer 2.0.

Visualizations of the Hadoop Ecosystem are colorful, amusing, instructive, but probably not useful per se.

What is useful is the demonstration of that using Datameer 2.0 can drastically reduce the time required for you to make a visualization.

Which results in you having more time to explore and find visualizations that are useful as opposed to being visualizations for the sake of visualization.

We can all think of network (“hairball” was the technical term used in a paper I read recently) visualizations that would be useful if we were super-boy/girl but otherwise, not so much.

I first saw this at Cloudera.