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Platfora - An Analytics Sandbox In A World Of Big Data

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As Big Data becomes the norm (think Volume, Variety and Velocity), it's getting harder for the Data Analyst to understand and work with data sets. This is where Platfora comes in, a Hadoop-backed data analysis framework which nicely complements traditional data warehousing and BI solutions.

We'll show you how to work with Platfora. Our data will be in the context of peer-to-peer lending, showing how insights into loan applicants and borrower risk profiles can be quickly revealed without ETL development or demanding data transformations.

You'll learn:

• How to build data sets and visualizations with the Platfora graphical interface

• The benefits of Platfora for various types of data and organizations

Speakers: Roberto Arnetoli & Andrew Eichenbaum work at DesignMind. Roberto has 20+ years of technology and operations management experience. Before DesignMind, he was Senior Product Manager, Big Data Analytic Solutions at Western Union and CTO of Roberto has an MSc in Management Science and Statistics. Andrew specializes in industrial data science, Business Intelligence, and back-end experience. Before joining Designmind, Andrew founded and led the R&A team at Yummly. He holds a PhD. in Experimental Particle Physics from Univ. of Wisconsin.