Monitoring usage of utilities in my home

As a technology and data lover I felt it was a bit strange that keeping up-to-date with the usage of electricity, gas and water consumption in my house was an after the facts exercise.  There certainly are a lot of talks about Smart Meters but they haven’t rolled out yet here and when they do…

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Modernizing “Did my dad influence me?” – Part 2

In Part 1 we saw how we can capture the LastFM data from the API.  This of course just gives me some raw data on an Azure Storage Account.  Having data stored on a storage account gives us a wide range of options to process the data, we can use tools like Polybase to read…

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Using Spark on Azure – Part 2 – Enter Power BI

As you have seen in Part 1 it is very easy to create a powerful Spark cluster and get some great data exploration capabilities right in the Zeppelin notebooks.  But at one point you may want to visualize your data so you can share it with your colleagues.  Power BI is an incredibly rich solution…

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Using Spark on Azure – Part 1

The world of data is one that is evolving quite rapidly, over the last years many new technologies have seen the light like Hadoop, Hive, Pig and many many more.  One project that has gotten quite some attention lately is Spark which is described as follows: “Spark is a fast and general engine for large-scale…

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