Tips & Guides

When does it make sense to hire a data science consulting company?

2019-01-17T13:46:13+00:00

Going into 2019, data science and machine learning is all the hype. Organizations in every industry are starting to realize that the key to success is held in the ability to make organization-wide data-driven decisions. Organizations previously stored data for regulatory reasons or because it was a necessary evil of doing business. Today, organizations are [...]

When does it make sense to hire a data science consulting company?2019-01-17T13:46:13+00:00

Making the Case for Google Cloud: What do you need to know?

2019-01-07T09:43:18+00:00

When considering each of the three major cloud providers, Datalere is often asked, “Why would I switch to Google Cloud? What benefits does the Google Cloud platform provide that are different from what’s offered by AWS or Microsoft Azure? The truth is that while Microsoft has been a proven enterprise solution for many years and [...]

Making the Case for Google Cloud: What do you need to know?2019-01-07T09:43:18+00:00

What is a Data Lake and why do I need one?

2018-12-07T15:19:25+00:00

Have you ever heard someone say, “I need access to all of our data for my analysis including historical data from at least 10 years ago”? The reality is that this statement is becoming increasingly common across organizations. Organizations are starting to face new data challenges as companies who are using their data effectively are [...]

What is a Data Lake and why do I need one?2018-12-07T15:19:25+00:00

Code I Would Hate To Live Without

2018-07-10T06:46:31+00:00

As a consultant, I’m often thrown into new databases and tables with a wide variety of schema variations. One of the challenges that I’ve often come across, is finding a field that belongs to a table or if the field has an alternative name. Another challenge is, even if you’ve familiar with the database, but [...]

Code I Would Hate To Live Without2018-07-10T06:46:31+00:00

Automating Database Deployment: Part 4 Making Changes Using RoundhousE to Migrate the Database

2018-07-08T20:11:11+00:00

With the Automating Database Deployment: Part 3 Running RoundhousE post we walked through running a RoundhousE deployment for the first time to create the database and several database objects.  Script naming importance was talked about to help maintain the correct execution order. The tables were empty so a second deployment was run with new scripts added to [...]

Automating Database Deployment: Part 4 Making Changes Using RoundhousE to Migrate the Database2018-07-08T20:11:11+00:00

Automating Database Deployment: Part 3 Running RoundhousE

2018-07-08T20:14:27+00:00

Now that we have a basic understanding of RoundhousE database deployment from the first two parts of this series let’s get to the good stuff. If you haven't read the first articles you might take some time to go back through them.  Here are links to those first two. Automating Database Deployment: Part 1 Introduction [...]

Automating Database Deployment: Part 3 Running RoundhousE2018-07-08T20:14:27+00:00

Automating Database Deployment: Part 2 Setting Up the RoundhousE Environment

2018-06-12T16:04:59+00:00

Remember from the introduction that RoundhousE is a command line driven database deployment engine. This article of the series will discuss the deployment flow and the RoundhousE environment, looking at the default behavior and how to modify it using command line switches. When a RoundhousE deployment is run the first step is a check to [...]

Automating Database Deployment: Part 2 Setting Up the RoundhousE Environment2018-06-12T16:04:59+00:00

Automating Database Deployment: Part 1 Introduction to RoundhousE

2018-06-12T16:06:22+00:00

Database Deployment in DevOps One of the many obstacles to database development and DevOps is how to deploy databases consistently and how to automate the process. Database deployments have historically consisted of last minute treasure hunts to find or build scripts of the changes that have been made. Inevitably that leads to missed changes, no [...]

Automating Database Deployment: Part 1 Introduction to RoundhousE2018-06-12T16:06:22+00:00

AWS EC2 Linux AMI with pyodbc

2018-07-08T20:40:56+00:00

AWS EC2 Linux AMI with pyodbc, psqlODBC, Microsoft ODBC Drivers Context: Using pyodbc within a small python application to pull tracking data from an Azure SQL Server DB, do some work, and then store the results into AWS RDS PostreSQL DB. Problem: Default AWS EC2 Linux AMI 2017.09.1 does not come with unixODBC 2.3.x which [...]

AWS EC2 Linux AMI with pyodbc2018-07-08T20:40:56+00:00