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Alex Merced

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Databases Deconstructed: The Value of Data Lakehouses and Table Formats

Databases Deconstructed: The Value of Data Lakehouses and Table Formats

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Despite Uniform and Apache XTable, your choice of Table Format still matters (Apache Iceberg, Apache Hudi, and Delta Lake)

Despite Uniform and Apache XTable, your choice of Table Format still matters (Apache Iceberg, Apache Hudi, and Delta Lake)

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Clustering vs Partitioning your Apache Iceberg Tables

Clustering vs Partitioning your Apache Iceberg Tables

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Shades of Open Source - Understanding The Many Meanings of "Open"

Shades of Open Source - Understanding The Many Meanings of "Open"

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Introduction to Sorting Algorithms in JavaScript

Introduction to Sorting Algorithms in JavaScript

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Apache Iceberg and Data Lakehouse Partitioning

Apache Iceberg and Data Lakehouse Partitioning

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3 Reasons Data Engineers Should Embrace Apache Iceberg

3 Reasons Data Engineers Should Embrace Apache Iceberg

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Guide to Starting or Joining Your Local Apache Iceberg Community

Guide to Starting or Joining Your Local Apache Iceberg Community

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Running SQL on your Excel Files From Your Laptop with Dremio

Running SQL on your Excel Files From Your Laptop with Dremio

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A Deep Intro to Apache Iceberg and Resources for Learning More

A Deep Intro to Apache Iceberg and Resources for Learning More

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Deep Dive into Functional Programming in Javascript

Deep Dive into Functional Programming in Javascript

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Collection of Hands-on Exercises to Get Started with Apache Iceberg

Collection of Hands-on Exercises to Get Started with Apache Iceberg

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Understanding the Future of Apache Iceberg Catalogs

Understanding the Future of Apache Iceberg Catalogs

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End-to-End Basic Data Engineering Tutorial (Spark, Dremio, Superset)

End-to-End Basic Data Engineering Tutorial (Spark, Dremio, Superset)

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Great Blogs on DataOps for Apache Iceberg Lakehouses

Great Blogs on DataOps for Apache Iceberg Lakehouses

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5 Open Source Data Projects You Should Be Following

5 Open Source Data Projects You Should Be Following

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5 reasons Dremio is the ideal Apache Iceberg Lakehouse Platform

5 reasons Dremio is the ideal Apache Iceberg Lakehouse Platform

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The Apache Iceberg Lakehouse: The Great Data Equalizer (disrupting the Snowflake/Databricks status quo)

The Apache Iceberg Lakehouse: The Great Data Equalizer (disrupting the Snowflake/Databricks status quo)

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10 Reasons to Make Apache Iceberg and Dremio Part of your Data Lakehouse Strategy

10 Reasons to Make Apache Iceberg and Dremio Part of your Data Lakehouse Strategy

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A deep dive into the concept and world of Apache Iceberg Catalogs

A deep dive into the concept and world of Apache Iceberg Catalogs

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The Role of Ontologies in Data Management

The Role of Ontologies in Data Management

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ANSI SQL 101 - Understanding the Syntax and Concepts

ANSI SQL 101 - Understanding the Syntax and Concepts

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An Introduction to Python

An Introduction to Python

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Introduction to Data Vault Modeling

Introduction to Data Vault Modeling

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Mastering Git: A Comprehensive Guide to git pull and git push

Mastering Git: A Comprehensive Guide to git pull and git push

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What is the Data Lakehouse and the Role of Apache Iceberg, Nessie and Dremio?

What is the Data Lakehouse and the Role of Apache Iceberg, Nessie and Dremio?

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Partitioning Practices in Apache Hive and Apache Iceberg

Partitioning Practices in Apache Hive and Apache Iceberg

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Columnar vs. Row-based Data Structures in OLTP and OLAP Systems

Columnar vs. Row-based Data Structures in OLTP and OLAP Systems

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Understanding JavaScript Promises In-Depth

Understanding JavaScript Promises In-Depth

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Table Format FUD - Thinking Through the Table Format Conversion (Apache Iceberg, Apache Hudi, Delta Lake)

Table Format FUD - Thinking Through the Table Format Conversion (Apache Iceberg, Apache Hudi, Delta Lake)

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Embracing the Future of Data Management: Why Choose Lakehouse, Iceberg, and Dremio?

Embracing the Future of Data Management: Why Choose Lakehouse, Iceberg, and Dremio?

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Open Lakehouse Engineering/Apache Iceberg Lakehouse Engineering - A Directory of Resources

Open Lakehouse Engineering/Apache Iceberg Lakehouse Engineering - A Directory of Resources

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Nessie: An Alternative to Hive & JDBC for Self-Managed Apache Iceberg Catalogs

Nessie: An Alternative to Hive & JDBC for Self-Managed Apache Iceberg Catalogs

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Apache Iceberg, Git-Like Catalog Versioning and Data Lakehouse Management - Pillars of a Robust Data Lakehouse Platform

Apache Iceberg, Git-Like Catalog Versioning and Data Lakehouse Management - Pillars of a Robust Data Lakehouse Platform

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No Code - Convert XLS/CSV files into Parquet with Dremio

No Code - Convert XLS/CSV files into Parquet with Dremio

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What is HTMX? Why it Matters? and How to use it.

What is HTMX? Why it Matters? and How to use it.

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Why Dremio is a must for Apache Iceberg Data Lakehouses

Why Dremio is a must for Apache Iceberg Data Lakehouses

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OOP Design Patterns in Javascript

OOP Design Patterns in Javascript

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An In-Depth Overview of Open Lakehouse Tech: Apache Iceberg & Nessie

An In-Depth Overview of Open Lakehouse Tech: Apache Iceberg & Nessie

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Bash/Powershell Cheatsheet (docs.devnursery.com)

Bash/Powershell Cheatsheet (docs.devnursery.com)

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Tips in Learning Software Development and Overcoming Tutorial Hell

Tips in Learning Software Development and Overcoming Tutorial Hell

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Overview of the Open Lakehouse: Why Dremio?

Overview of the Open Lakehouse: Why Dremio?

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How to write a JSON API with Scala and Play from scratch

How to write a JSON API with Scala and Play from scratch

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How to build a Java Spring JSON API from a blank maven project

How to build a Java Spring JSON API from a blank maven project

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An Approach to Architecting a Lower Cost, Fast and Self-Service Data Lakehouse

An Approach to Architecting a Lower Cost, Fast and Self-Service Data Lakehouse

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Building Full CRUD Rest API's with Flask & FastAPI using PsychoPG2

Building Full CRUD Rest API's with Flask & FastAPI using PsychoPG2

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ExpressJS Handling Cross-Origin Cookies

ExpressJS Handling Cross-Origin Cookies

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Data Engineering: Create a Apache Iceberg based Data Lakehouse on your Laptop

Data Engineering: Create a Apache Iceberg based Data Lakehouse on your Laptop

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Overview of File Encryption Algorithms for Everyone

Overview of File Encryption Algorithms for Everyone

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Parquet File Compression for Everyone (zstd, brotli, lz4, gzip, snappy)

Parquet File Compression for Everyone (zstd, brotli, lz4, gzip, snappy)

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Dremio and Modern Data Architecture: Data Lakes, Data Lakehouses and Data Mesh

Dremio and Modern Data Architecture: Data Lakes, Data Lakehouses and Data Mesh

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What is Nessie and Why as a Data Engineer or Architect you should care?

What is Nessie and Why as a Data Engineer or Architect you should care?

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Resources for Learning more about Catalog level versioning (Rollbacks, Branching, Tagging and Multi-Table Txns)

Resources for Learning more about Catalog level versioning (Rollbacks, Branching, Tagging and Multi-Table Txns)

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Overview of the Data Lakehouse, Dremio and Apache Iceberg

Overview of the Data Lakehouse, Dremio and Apache Iceberg

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Using SimpleRPC with SvelteKit 1.0/Typescript

Using SimpleRPC with SvelteKit 1.0/Typescript

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Implementing a GraphQL API with a Solid-Start Application

Implementing a GraphQL API with a Solid-Start Application

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Implementing a tRPC API with a Solid-Start Application

Implementing a tRPC API with a Solid-Start Application

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Creating a Todo List with Solid-Start and MongoDB

Creating a Todo List with Solid-Start and MongoDB

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Configuring Apache Spark for Apache Iceberg

Configuring Apache Spark for Apache Iceberg

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5 Reasons Your Data Lakehouse should Embrace Dremio Cloud

5 Reasons Your Data Lakehouse should Embrace Dremio Cloud

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