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    SQLBits 12 3 Big Data Tools

    At SQLBits 12 in Telford I presented a session on using three big data tools (SQOOP, Pig, Hive).  I think that these three tools are very important especially Pig and Hive.  SQOOP is interesting and useful when you need to take data to/from a relational database.  This session was meant to be an introductory session [...]

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    NEsper and External Timers

    By default NEsper handles for us the ticking of time. In all the posts in this series so far I have allowed NEsper’s internal timer to do the calculations for time. Maybe though that is not what we want to do. In StreamInsight you have to explicitly issue a CTI event against your stream of [...]

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    Patterns in NEsper EPL statements

    Whenever I have worked on streaming systems, after getting the source and the sinks hooked up, the problem space usually revolves around finding patterns in the events as they stream through the engine.  Example patterns are below Where is an event of type A not followed by an event of type B which usually gets [...]

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    NEsper Named Windows

    This is a short post about named windows in NEsper. A named window can store the results of previous EPL statements.  Named windows are global objects meaning their contents can be used in multiple statements   Creating a named window   There are a number of ways to create a named window and below you [...]

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    SQL Server Extended Events and NEsper

    Many moons ago when StreamInsight was new to the SQL Server box I used to show how to take events from Profiler and perform analysis on them in very close to real-time.  Time has moved on and the preferred way of looking at/monitoring what is happening on your SQL Server is through Extended Events.  This [...]

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