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Andries Engelbrecht
Senior Solutions Architect , MapR

Andries is a senior solutions architect, specializing in Business Intelligence and Analytical data management solutions. He is focused on enabling BI and Analytical partners on the industry leading range of SQL on Hadoop products that MapR provides. He has worked on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions for over 10 years. Prior to that he worked on integration and deployment of various RDBMS solutions including leading ERP software vendors.

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Posted on April 13, 2015 by Andries Engelbrecht

Twitter, as we all know, is a powerful social media platform that can be used to harness incredibly useful information about products, brands and customer experience. This blog will explain how to: 1) Quickly configure an environment to stream Twitter data (filtered on keywords and languages) using Apache Flume, 2) analyze the data in native JSON format with SQL using Apache Drill, and 3) run interactive reports and analysis using MicroStrategy

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Andries Engelbrecht

The value of Apache Drill becomes apparent when integrated with powerful analytics and BI platforms. Today, MicroStrategy announced that Apache Drill is certified with the MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise Platform™. MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise connected to Apache Drill allows users to explore multiple data formats instantly on Hadoop enabling direct access to semi-structured data, without having to rely on IT teams for schema creation.

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