What we're about

Big Data Madison promotes the understanding and adoption of technologies used to acquire, store, and analyze data in all its forms. This spans everything from data engineering to data science.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, no level of experience is too basic to join and learn.

We will focus on some of the technologies used in the Big Data ecosystem (Hadoop, Spark, streaming data and data processing, etc), as well as topics in Data Science (machine learning, data visualization, analytics and more). We will try to balance the topics between technology talks, use cases, and demos.

Upcoming events (2)

FiveTran/Snowflake Data Analytics Stack for Small Business - Part 1

Hi everyone,

This is a two part meetup session on this modern backend tech stack which is heavy on practical information and demos.

Hope to see everyone there!
Pitt

Abstract

There's long been a gap in the data analytics space for companies between about 10 and 75 million in revenue, where they have too much data for a BI tool to handle alone, and too little to support the development of a enterprise data warehouse. Among other efforts, FiveTran has been trying to address this gap and has recommended a modern-data-warehouse stack which includes DBT (Fishtown Analytics), SnowFlake, and Sigma Computing. Robinson has experimented with this stack extensively, and can compare it to other stacks and explain where it works and where it doesn't. In these two sessions we'll work through each component of this stack start-to-finsh, discussing the strengths, weaknesses, and alternate options, as well as a full demo.

Bio

Jeremiah Robinson likes to help people. He's been doing data analytics for 12 years and building data warehouses for the past six, mostly with the Microsoft stack. Because "success in business results from good decisions" (Good to Great), he loves helping small and medium-sized business leaders find definitive answers to their questions so they can decide confidently rather than guess. He works in health care / insurance, manufacturing, warehousing/logistics, and service providers.

I would like to thank meetup sponsor Zendesk for the support for this event. I would also like to thank meetup participant Jeremiah for volunteering to give this presentation.

FiveTran/Snowflake Data Analytics Stack for Small Business - Part 2

Hi everyone,

This is a two part meetup session on this modern backend tech stack which is heavy on practical information and demos.

Hope to see everyone there!
Pitt

Abstract

There's long been a gap in the data analytics space for companies between about 10 and 75 million in revenue, where they have too much data for a BI tool to handle alone, and too little to support the development of a enterprise data warehouse. Among other efforts, FiveTran has been trying to address this gap and has recommended a modern-data-warehouse stack which includes DBT (Fishtown Analytics), SnowFlake, and Sigma Computing. Robinson has experimented with this stack extensively, and can compare it to other stacks and explain where it works and where it doesn't. In these two sessions we'll work through each component of this stack start-to-finsh, discussing the strengths, weaknesses, and alternate options, as well as a full demo.

Bio

Jeremiah Robinson likes to help people. He's been doing data analytics for 12 years and building data warehouses for the past six, mostly with the Microsoft stack. Because "success in business results from good decisions" (Good to Great), he loves helping small and medium-sized business leaders find definitive answers to their questions so they can decide confidently rather than guess. He works in health care / insurance, manufacturing, warehousing/logistics, and service providers.

I would like to thank meetup sponsor Zendesk for the support for this event. I would also like to thank meetup participant Jeremiah for volunteering to give this presentation.

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