Economists like to assume the “rational economic man” – it permits them to sound as if they know what they are talking about.
…one more look at using quantationto understand the ebb and flow of political parties in the U.S., and especially whether graphs or well-designed tables make points best.
Political Parties and U.S. House — Who Needs Data Visualization? (#5)
This tiny table tells a powerful story: in the fifteen presidential election years, the incumbent president’s party shows an average gain
7 Interesting Big Data and Analytics Trends for 2015
Arthur C. Clark famously said that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Simple Is Hard.
“Well, it sure LOOKS complicated…”
Combatting Data Puddles
Since the dawn of analytics organizations have struggled…
Data Visualization and the U.S. House - A New Approach #4
As I suggested in the last post, let’s try using a table instead of a graph to see how House of Representatives election results correlate with the incumbent president’s party
The bigness of your data is likely not its most important characteristic. In fact, it probably doesn’t even rank among the Top 3 most important
HTAP stands for Hybrid Transaction / Analytical Processing — and it’s the future of business applications. The term was coined in early 2014 by analyst firm Gartner to describe a new generation of in-memory data platforms that can perform both online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) without requiring data duplication. For the…
From Data Lakes To Data Swamps
Data lakes may be overhyped, but they clearly represent a new opportunity for enterprise analytics. The danger is that: “By its definition, a data lake accepts any data, without oversight or governance. Without descriptive metadata and a mechanism to maintain it, the data lake risks turning into a data swamp.” Some proponents of data lakes…