Archive for: 2014

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Dashboards For Social Sciences
December 2, 2014
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Dashboards for social sciences Dashboards are thought to be serving only business intelligence needs or other business reporting purpose. But dashboards can be used in many other fields than the economic as well where lots of data can be found or gathered. One such example is sociology which examines the human society and uses heavily […]
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Data Stories VIP Invitation
November 11, 2014
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As you’ve probably noticed already we appreciate many forms of art and we’re also passionate about sharing. That’s why we’re really proud to announce the lovechild of Mihaly and Tamas: The Social Sparklines viz will be showcased at the Data Stories exhibition organized by CEU.  
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ETL + VIZ Lecture at the University of Szeged
October 14, 2014
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One friend of mine teaches – among other things – human information science at the University of Szeged in the LIS Department and he invited me to give a lecture for his students. I was really happy because I think that spreading the word is the second most important thing an enthusiast can do for the […]
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Developing a simple dashboard in Tableau (part II.)
October 13, 2014
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As I promised you in the Complaints blog post that I’m going to unfold the steps of creating the dashboard itself, so here it is! Draw? Draw! The above is a first prototype for the Complaints dashboard that served perfectly well when I had to create the dashboard itself. I highly recommend you to grab […]
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Creating a simple dashboard in Tableau with Talend and MySQL
September 15, 2014
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Tableau and some ETL In the following post I’m going to show you how to create a simple dashboard in Tableau from a MySQL database table which contains data from an .csv file loaded into the database via Talend. It’s also an easy to understand and hopefully working introduction to a basic ETL process, so […]
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Trigger Tableau Schedule from Talend
September 14, 2014
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In part one we just made a fantastic java class for triggering Tableau Server schedules from pure java – for profit and fun. The goal is to have a component which can trigger schedule refreshes on the Tableau Server directly after the ETL processes, without any platform dependent code or command line invocation. In this second […]
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How to generate the initial extract with Tableau Server
September 11, 2014
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A lot of folks are struggling with this issue: imagine that you have to build an extract with millions of rows from your slow databases. You are on your corporate VPN from a hotel room or from a plane. It’s just painful and risky and the extract sorting process will consume a lot of CPU […]
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Trigger Tableau Schedule from Java
September 9, 2014
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One of our customers asked me to help trigger Tableau Server extracts/schedules from their ETL application. The most easier way is to invoke tabcmd and call the runschedule command.  Well, I am not huge fan of the command line invocation from tools and applications, it’s fragile and platform dependent (our ETL is running on Linux […]
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Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Meteorites
September 2, 2014
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Explanation and exploration with Tableau This reading shows you the main steps and concerns raised during of the creation of the „Meteorites” Tableau visualization, which you can also download from Tableau Public Gallery.
Editorial
YO
September 2, 2014
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Not everyone understands data. It’s a spiritual thing. A body thing. A soul thing. Data has become a part of our modern lives. It is everywhere. It helped us building societys and to go far beyond our limits. It is in our cells, the internet, even in the mysterious quarks. Everything what we percieve is […]