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If you’re stumped about schemas, perplexed about Python, or simply want no-nonsense technical advice to optimize your data analytics platform, this is the place for you. Each week our team of tech writers will be grappling with all the burning issues around data analytics and finding practical solutions– so you don’t have to.
Untested code is defect code You might have heard of the saying, “if you’re not backing your data up, it needs to be considered deleted data”. Similarly, if your code isn’t covered by automatic tests , you might as well get ready to consider it...read more
Special thanks to Marc Popp for his invaluable insights and help putting this blog together. How we found a way to slash our AWS costs by creating full transparency It’s become more convenient than ever to use cloud computing as the go-to option to build your...read more
The indispensable reading list for all software developers No matter how long you’ve been working in software development, there’s always something new to learn. The question is – where do you start? In this article I’ve put together my top...read more
It doesn’t have to be a git to do full GitHub repository reviews Technical reviews are a cornerstone of high quality products. That’s why we always review documents, implementation processes and tests as part of our software development process. We also...read more
Improve software quality with automatic testing Automatic testing is absolutely essential for software quality, not only at Exasol but for any professional software project. Untested software is defect software and saying, ‘but we have manual tests’ is...read more
Text mining work-loads rarely require full scans of all table data, but do often require full scans of a small subset of the columns. Our base table layout from (Kilias et al., 2015) supports such work flows. Summary. Textual data is a core source of information in...read more
“Business continuity” has become more frequently spoken about and has gained more and more attention in IT departments across industries and sectors. Business continuity – Beyond buzz You probably aren’t fully aware of how your daily work and your company’s business...read more
In the case of Apache Spark, there seems to be a real need to shed light on it in order to understand how it interacts with other technologies and how to integrate it in your existing IT environment. Apache Spark – is it really the Swiss Army Knife for analytics? Or...read more
The story of Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Exasol’s Skyline function Most decisions made by computer are pretty dull. There’s a function for calculating a “score” for each possibility based on weighting the things you care about and the computer...read more
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