WTF Is … Web Scraping

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Web scraping. Screen scraping. Web harvesting. Web data extraction. Web indexing. Web mining. Web crawling. So many names but what does it mean and how can we get started doing … Read more

WTF Is … A Data Lake

Data Lake

Let’s jump in and get the boring, dry, formal part out of the way first. WHAT IS A DATA LAKE – THE FORMAL DEFINITION According to Wikipedia, a Data Lake: … Read more

WTF Is … Data Wrangling?

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“Data wrangling, sometimes referred to as data munging, is the process of transforming and mapping data from one “raw” data form into another format with the intent of making it … Read more