Drill to Detail Ep.62 'Enterprise analytics, DW Modernization and the rediscovery of Data Governance' With Special Guest Mike Ferguson

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Mike Ferguson, long-term analyst, consultant and Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies to talk about data warehouse modernization, analytics and big data project success within enterprise customers and the re-emergence of interest in data governance and master data management within the industry.

Drill to Detail Ep.52 'Lyft, Ride-Share Analytics and ETL Developer Productivity ' With Special Guest Mark Grover

Mark Rittman is joined by returning Special Guest Mark Grover to talk about his move from Cloudera and product engineering to a product manager role at Lyft; analytics use-cases in the ride-sharing industry; and the move from conversations about ETL tools, technology and engines to templates, paradigms and developer productivity.

Drill to Detail Ep.44 'Pandas, Apache Arrow and In-Memory Analytics' With Special Guest Wes McKinney

Mark is joined in this episode of Drill to Detail by Wes McKinney, to talk about the origins of the Python Pandas open-source package for data analysis and his subsequent work as a contributor to the Kudu (incubating) and Parquet projects within the Apache Software Foundation and Arrow, an in-memory data structure specification for use by engineers building data systems and the de-facto standard for columnar in-memory processing and interchange.

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Drill to Detail Ep.42 'Evaluex, ML and Optimizing BigQuery & Athena' With Special Guest Avi Zloof

Mark is joined in this episode by Avi Zloof from Evaluex to talk about the new world of elastically-provisioned cloud-hosted analytic databases such as Google BigQuery and Amazon Athena, how their pricing model and vendor strategy differs from the traditional database vendors, and how machine learning can be used to automate performance tuning and optimize workloads in this new world of large-scale distributed query and storage. 

Drill to Detail Ep.38 'Oracle's Big Data Strategy Before OOW' with Special Guest Jean-Pierre Dijcks

Drill to Detail returns for a new season with special guest Jean-Pierre Dijcks, to talk about Oracle's Big Data Strategy now and in the past, thoughts on distributed query and storage in the cloud, and previewing themes and announcements to look forward to at the upcoming Oracle Open World 2017 event running in San Francisco next month

Drill to Detail Ep.32 'What Really Works in eCommerce' With Special Guest Will Browne

Mark is joined by Qubit colleague Will Browne to talk about a recent academic paper co-authored with Mike Swarbrick Jones on conversion optimisation techniques in the eCommerce industry. Using analytics and statistical analysis On 20 billion "user journeys" recorded in Qubit's Google Cloud Platform-hosted Customer Data Store this paper compares techniques using data and machine learning to those based on traditional sales techniques to see whether data trumps emotion ... or both have their place.

Drill to Detail Ep.31 'Dremel, Druid and Data Modeling on Google BigQuery' With Special Guest Dan McClary

Mark is joined by returning special guest Dan McClary to talk about data modeling and database design on distributed query engines such as Google BigQuery, the underlying Dremel technology and columnar storage format that enables this cloud distributed data warehouse-as-a-service platform to scale to petabyte-size tables spanning tens of thousands of servers, and techniques to optimize BigQuery table joins using nested fields, table partitioning and denormalization.

Drill to Detail Ep.30 "AI, ML & Oracle's Adaptive Intelligence Applications" with Special Guest Jack Berkowitz

Oracle's Jack Berkowitz joins Mark Rittman to talk about a new category of continuously adapting, self-learning applications being built-out by Oracle that use machine learning together with enterprise and third-party data to create a new generation of intelligent HR, CX, SCM and ERP SaaS apps.