I get it; you’re busy. Even if you had the time to read every tutorial and watch every video available, you probably missed something. Data is a vast subject. As this year winds down, I thought it might be a good idea to bring your attention to the content you might have missed. I’ve divided data into two main topics, data management, and data analytics. Hopefully, this makes it easier for you to find what pertains to you.

If you’re into the database, connecting to data, storing data and more, this is the post for you. If you’re into machine learning, data science, and analytics, check out the data analytics post.

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Data management tutorials you might have missed

Offloading Your Informix Data in Spark
At press time, this tutorial series is 4 parts (soon to be 5). This series written by IBM Champion JG Perrin teaches you how to add external data sources and bring more insights.


Set up a basic Apache Cassandra architecture
Bruno Tinoco guides you through a basic installation and configuration of a Cassandra cluster and explains its most important characteristics. Hands-on practice to help you become more familiar with this kind of NoSQL database is provided.

Send SMF data directly to the IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator
This tutorial shows you how to save CPU and space on expensive storage and also store and query data over a longer period on a more detailed level.

Find out what’s new for federation in Big SQL V4.X
Follow the steps in this tutorial and learn to set up a basic federation. Mara Matias also showcases the new features in Big SQL.

Write once and run everywhere
Learn the common IBM SQL features for portable data application development in this tutorial written by Robert Indrigo.

Configure MongoDB servers for backup scripts
Amol Barsagade teaches you how to use mongodump and mongorestore to prevent data loss.

Simplify how you manage complex input data with a custom IBM BPM data handler
Create a custom data handler for processing fixed-width data with hierarchic structures in this tutorial written by Flavio Pinzauti and Luisa Mosca.

Data management videos you might have missed

Analytics & Data in a Microservices World
Adam Storm and Phil Downey from the IBM Db2 Event Store team to discuss the difficulties in dealing with data at scale, how they’ve tried to conquer it in the past, how the recent real-time analytics boon has changed their perspective, and some options available today to bring you the best of both worlds.

IBM Data Connect
Three informative videos help you get on your way with Data Connect, a fully managed data preparation and movement service that enables business analysts, developers and data scientists to put data to work through a simple, powerful cloud application. For more information, visit the Data Connect learning center.

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