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Mark

Manager, Vertica Education

From the early 1980s, Mark worked with Michael Stonebraker's Ingres RDBMS and then a number of column-store big data analytics technologies.
In 2016, he joined HPE Big Data Platform as a Systems Engineer specialising in Stonebraker’s Vertica.
In September 2017 he followed Vertica as it merged into Micro Focus – one of the world’s largest pure-play software companies.
He is passionate about technology and frequently delivers talks at the London, Cambridge and Munich Big Data & Machine Learning Meetups (of which he is the founder with its 4K+ members), the British Computer Society – Advanced Programming Specialist Group, Vertica Forums, the Institute for Analytics and Data Science at the University of Essex et al.
He is a technical blogger and author.

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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real-Time — Part 5

Part Five: Apache Kafka As discussed in an earlier blog post, we have a continuous stream of messages from aircraft transponders captured and decoded using the DUMP1090 application. We now want to load this data into a series of Vertica tables. As with the streaming nature of the incoming data, with many 10s, possibly 100s...
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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real-Time — Part 4

Part Four: Installing DUMP1090 to decode ADS-B messages The preceding blog post detailed the hardware requirements used in this project for tracking commercial aircraft in near real-time. In this blog post I will touch on installing the operating system on the Raspberry Pi (RPI) and the DUMP1090 software used for decoding the ADS-B signals being...
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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real-Time — Part 3

Building a Raspberry Pi to Capture ADS-B signals Picking apples, pears, blackberries or raspberries In a previous blog post, I provided a very high-level overview of ADS-B, and that with the appropriate pieces of hardware and some open-source software, it was possible to capture and decode the radio signals being broadcast from commercial aircraft, with...
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Blog Post Series: Using Vertica to Track Commercial Aircraft in near Real Time –Part 2

Part Two: Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) A Source of Streaming Data If you're joining us a new reader, be sure to read part one of this series to get up to speed! When looking for a topic to use in the first of The Lab Series’ mini projects for the Big Data and...

IoT Analytics with Open Source and Vertica – Tracking Commercial Aircraft in near Real Time — Part 1

Project Overview This post presents an overview of an ongoing series that focuses on using Vertica, Raspberry Pi, and Apache Kafka to track commercial aircraft in near-real time. Often, people try to understand how to do IoT data analytics with their tool of choice, such as Vertica. Doing so can present some difficulty, especially if...