Analyzing social media and structured data with InfoSphereBigInsights

Cynthia M. Saracco (, Senior Software Engineer, IBM
AnshulDawra (, Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Abstract: If you want to work with “big data” without writing code or scripts, you may want to look into BigSheets. BigSheets is a spreadsheet-style tool for business analysts provided with IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights, a platform based on the open source Apache Hadoop project. This article teaches you the basics of using BigSheets to analyze social media and structured data collected through sample applications provided with BigInsights. You’ll learn how to model this data in BigSheets, manipulate this data using built-in macros and functions, create charts to visualize your work, and export the results of your analysis in one of several popular output formats.


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