I am pleased to present the new look and feel of DataTechBlog. I felt the blog needed to speak a bit more to my personality and taste. I am thrilled with the work done by a great UX designer. James Brown is outstanding at his craft – a tireless perfectionist who has an eye for utility, system values, and user-centered design. He worked with me and my whimsy for weeks as I put him through iteration after iteration of the DataTechBlog branding. The result, as can be seen above in the masthead, is an expression of the abstraction of pure data. Also changed in the blog, was the implementation of Google Web Fonts. This along with a multitude of small changes throughout the site culminates in a synergy that helps drive home the vision of DataTechBlog.
James can be reached here.
Louis V. Frolio
Welcome to DataTechBlog. My name is Louis and I am a data professional. I espouse all data: big, small, structured, semi-structured, unstructured, dark, sensor, I do not discriminate. For the past 20 years I have gained expertise in many aspects of data including, analytics, management, operations, architecture, technology, administration, and engineering.
Over the past several years the terms “data science” and “big data” have become commonplace. My goal is to help other data and database professionals learn about the emerging disciplines of data science and big data analytics. Here you will find tutorials, how to’s and topic discussions on various dimensions of these disciplines including data mining, exploratory data analysis, data prep/scrubbing, data engineering, tools (e.g. Greenplum, R, MADlib, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, etc.), visualizations, and much more.
Coming from a traditional data architecture background, I can help bridge the gap for people who work with RDBMS technologies who are interested in learning more about data science and big data analytics.