Ansible Introduction Using AWS

Background Motivation for this post is to learn Ansible using a simple code example.  Where I work, the IT Computer Operations team is using an Ansible Tower to build and maintain Linux servers and Middleware products.  Ansible playbooks will eventually be used by Developments Teams to deploy application code, but we are not quite there... Continue Reading →

Big Data Tech Day 2018

Background This is a great event put on by MinneAnalytics every year.  MinneAnalytics is a Minnesota non-profit organization dedicated to serving Minnesota’s Data Science and Analytics community.   Big Data Tech Day brings in top speakers and sponsors to discuss topics in Data Science. For more information about MinneAnalytics, check out their web site at http://minneanalytics.org... Continue Reading →

Simple JPA Example

Introduction As I start a journey into learning some Scala this fall, I thought it would be a good idea to take some time to review Java JPA.  I saw an example of Scala Slick, and it generated some thoughts in my head.  For Java JPA review, I threw together a few examples outside of... Continue Reading →

FARCON 2017

FARCON Background MinneAnalytics is a local (Minnesota – Twin Cities) non-profit organization dedicated to serving Minnesota’s Data Science and Analytics community.   As the saying goes - For more information about MinneAnalytics, check out their web site at http://minneanalytics.org or on the Twitter (@MinneAnalytics). FARCON is a Financial and Retail industry focused conference for latest information... Continue Reading →

AWS and SparkR Training Help

Introduction My journey into Amazon Web Services (AWS) started like I’m sure many people – set up a free account, create an EC2 instance along with an S3 bucket…  Then wonder what to do next.  This blog post will cover a couple AWS, Spark and R Studio training resources that I used to advance my... Continue Reading →

R Programming – Functions

Introduction R programming language functions provide an easy way to develop reusable code.  The structure of R Programming functions is very similar to R expressions.  A few examples in this post will expand on the data set from the R Programming Introduction blog post.  Finally, these examples were run in a working directory of C:\R... Continue Reading →

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