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Is the Data Lake Dead?

This article is by Joe DosSantos and originally appeared on the Qlik Blog here:


Assumption #1:“Data storage is expensive, so let’s build our Hadoop data lake, where the economics look much more attractive.

Verifying Tax IDs With REGEX

This article is by Robert Lenius and originally appeared on the Alteryx Engine Works Blog here:


Have you ever found yourself putting data into some online application only to have it fire back that the format is incorrect? This could be things like a phone number, address, or in the bad example on the right, a name .

Typically, this is done through regular expressions, also known as REGEX functions.

Automate the Repetitive Stuff to Free Yourself Up to Focus on the Funner, Harder Stuff

This article is by CP Lewis and originally appeared on the Alteryx Engine Works Blog here:


You know how amazing it would be to free up some of your time and look into more advanced topics in Alteryx or look into crazy, off the wall problems? You are not alone! I have wanted to continue looking into this and that in my spare time but for the longest time, I couldn’t. Why you might ask? I didn’t know how to automate my work from end to end and had to continue to manually do things.

Has Data, AI and Bots Brought Us Closer Than Ever To Achieving The Modern Day KITT Car?

This article is by Simon Kirby and originally appeared on the Qlik Blog here:

As a kid, I loved the TV show “Knight Rider.” But, for me, the star of the show wasn’t David Hasselhoff, it was the intelligent automobile KITT. KITT – the Knight Industries Two Thousand – was smart, funny and sarcastic, which is always well received by us Brits.

5 MORE Useful Design Patterns in Alteryx You Need to Master

This article is by Joshua Burkhow and originally appeared on the Alteryx Engine Works Blog here:

Solution #6: Keeping Sort Order After a Summarize, Unique or Other Tools

Use Case:

You have data that you want to summarize or get rid of duplicates and in developing a workflow realize that the data gets automatically sorted on the output, but you would like to keep the order that the data is in or some order other than what is given, even with aggregation!

You can simply do this by adding a Record ID tool, and in the case of a Summarize tool, just use the Sort Order column as a ‘First’ or in the case of using the Unique tool just sort on that column after the Unique tool.