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Graphing Congressional Sponsorship of Bills

Introduction: In preparation for my talk at GraphConnect, I’ve added onto the talk by graphing out congressional sponsorship of bills using Neo4J. This post will specifically talk about data acquisition, data preparation, data loading into Neo4J and simple cypher queries against the data. Follow-on posts will look at processing this same data in Hadoop,¬†processing this […]

Analysis of Cash Pouring into State Campaigns

In today’s Star Tribune, there was an article¬†discussing the amount of cash that is flowing from outside of the state of Minnesota into various candidate’s campaign war chests. The authors used FEC individual campaign contribution data to perform the analysis described in the article. Using a similar approach outlined earlier, I decided to see how […]

Graph Connect 2012

Inaugural Graph Database Conference The NOSQL movement has taken the world by storm, bringing a new coherency and meaning to connected data, and giving developers and technical leads the power to manage modern data at a new speed and size. GraphConnect 2012 is the first conference to focus on graph databases and the applications making […]

Datameer 2.0 – Analysis of Campaign Contributions

In the previous post, we looked at using Datameer 2.0 to analyze some Federal Election Commission data. In this post, I will show some of the analysis performed on the data specifically using the table join, filter, sort, a couple of functions and then a couple of infographics. Problem Statement The problem statement for this […]

Datameer 2.0

Datameer has announced version 2.0 putting business intelligence into the hands of the average user. Datameer provides a single application that requires no ETL, no static schemas, and puts powerful analytics and data visualizations directly in the hands of any user. After watching CEO Stefan Groschupf announce the release of Datameer 2.0 at the 2012 […]

Java SSL Certificate

This post is meant to remind me on how to implement SSL certificates within Java. It was definitely a learning experience digging into trust stores and keystores. Installation of client certificates in a Java client environment This section describes the steps required to install the provided certificates in a Java client environment. In general you […]