Mostly data; on Oracle, Hadoop, Spark, and whatever I find interesting.

I needed a place where I can publish solutions to problems I’ve met in different areas without worrying about much else.

Normalizing Data Sets

Importing one-file datasets to your relational database

Here the other day I was helping my son with his homework. His task was to create a simple data model, create it in MySQL, and make a simple web page to access the data. I thought that after creating a few INSERT statements on his own I could help him with demo data. Since he had decided to create a movie database I googled for some movie data sets and decided to use the IMDB 5000. [Read More]

Hi there!

I just got started. With a new blogging platform. I was frustrated with the way things went and wanted to start over with something else, something simple and not pretentious at all. Something that let me spend time on writing the post, and not on formatting the code when I had some SQL to show. Just plain and simple. My previous blog used to be mostly about Oracle, but I spend more and more time looking into Hadoop, Spark and related software. [Read More]