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.

Drill to Detail Ep.29 'New-World BI Development using BigQuery, Looker, Kakfa and Streamsets' With Special Guest Stewart Bryson

Stewart Bryson returns to the show to join Mark Rittman to discuss new-world BI and data warehousing development using Google BigQuery and Amazon Athena, Apache Kafka and StreamSets, and talks about his experiences with Looker, the cloud-native BI tool that brings semantic modeling and modern development practices to the world of business intelligence.

 

Drill to Detail Ep.27 'Apache Kafka, Streaming Data Integration and Schema Registry' with Special Guest Gwen Shapira

Mark Rittman is joined by Gwen Shapira from Confluent to talk about Apache Kafka, streaming data integration and how it differs from batch-based, GUI-developed ETL development, the problem with architects, exactly-once processing and how data governance is coming to Kafka development with Confluent's new schema registry server.

 

Drill to Detail Ep.26 'Airflow, Superset & The Rise of the Data Engineer' with Special Guest Maxime Beauchemin

Mark Rittman is joined by Maxime Beauchemin to talk about analytics and data integration at Airbnb, the Apache Airflow and Superset open-source projects he helped launch and now works with day-to-day at Airbnb , and his recent Medium article on "The Rise of the Data Engineer".

Drill to Detail Ep.25 'SAP BusinessObjects Analytics, AI and Digital Transformation' With Special Guest Timo Elliott

Mark Rittman is joined by Timo Elliott, originally of Business Objects and now Innovation Evangelist for SAP, to talk about the origins of self-service BI with Business Objects' innovative "Universe" and the role analytics now plays within SAP; why analytics is the most important function within your organization and why the vast majority of analytics is still reporting (which isn't so bad); and the role AI and other innovations will play in analytics going in the future.

Drill to Detail Ep.18 'Oracle's Cloud Analytics and Data Visualization Strategy' With Special Guest Vasu Murthy

Mark Rittman is joined by Vasu Murthy, Oracle's Senior Director for Product Management of Oracle Business Analytics to talk about what's new with OBIEE and Oracle Data Visualization and the recently released Oracle Analytics Cloud, a dive into the technical architecture of these new additions to Oracle's BI platform, and Oracle's vision for hybrid on-prem/cloud analytics.

Drill to Detail Ep.17 ‘Mode 1 Analytics and the Future of Cloud DWs’ With Special Guest Rick Greenwald

Mark Rittman is joined by Gartner analyst and ex-Oracle Database Cloud Service PM Rick Greenwald to talk about IT’s continuing (and essential!) role in corporate BI&DW deployments and the debate around Mode1 vs. Mode2 Analytics, how we got here, and the future of data warehousing database platforms as we move into the cloud.

Drill to Detail Ep.16 'Qubit, Visitor Cloud & Google BigQuery' With Special Guest Alex Olivier

Mark Rittman is joined by Alex Olivier from Qubit to talk about their platform journey from on-premise Hadoop to petabytes of data running in Google Cloud Platform, using Google Cloud Dataflow (aka Apache Beam), Google PubSub and Google BigQuery along with machine learning and analytics to deliver personalisation at-scale for digital retailers around the world.