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Matthew Sharkey

I'm a Data Engineer / BI Developer / Data Architect based in Omaha, Nebraska. Thanks for visiting my site.

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When to use Relational Databases

When to use Relational Databases

RDBMS - R is for ReliableRelational database management systems (RDBMS) provide a cornerstone for many apps and services. By technology standards, RDBMS are ancient. Strong theoretical underpinnings have kept RDBMS technologies relevant in a volatile industry. Even non-relational data stores…

Can Today’s Headlines Predict Tomorrow’s Stock Prices?

Can Today’s Headlines Predict Tomorrow’s Stock Prices?

Let’s pretend we’re back in 2016 for a moment. It's the morning of Tuesday February 9th.  You are ready to take on the day right after you check Reuters news.  A bearish headline catches your eye:  “SE Asia…

Rstudio::conf 2019 Takeaways

Rstudio::conf 2019 Takeaways

The Rstudio team threw a solid conference 01/14/2019 - 01/18/2019 in Austin Texas. At one point I heard a conference speaker same something like, “R has something for everyone.” Trying to please everyone is risky, but…

New Rules for the Monty Hall Problem

New Rules for the Monty Hall Problem

Let's Make a Deal. During my down time this Christmas I watched the 2008 film "21" with Kevin Spacey. The the movie protagonist , Ben Campbell, was endowed with the superpower of mind boggling arithmetic and uncanny statistical reasoning.…

Google A.I.

Google A.I.

Google recommended a recent publication in NYT about their Artificial intelligence program (A.I.) Going out on limb they used machine learning to generate the recommendation. Find this to a tad ironic, but glad to have “stumbled” across it. One…

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