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Learning Alteryx

By : Renato Baruti
Book Image

Learning Alteryx

By: Renato Baruti

Overview of this book

Alteryx, as a leading data blending and advanced data analytics platform, has taken self-service data analytics to the next level. Companies worldwide often find themselves struggling to prepare and blend massive datasets that are time-consuming for analysts. Alteryx solves these problems with a repeatable workflow designed to quickly clean, prepare, blend, and join your data in a seamless manner. This book will set you on a self-service data analytics journey that will help you create efficient workflows using Alteryx, without any coding involved. It will empower you and your organization to take well-informed decisions with the help of deeper business insights from the data.Starting with the fundamentals of using Alteryx such as data preparation and blending, you will delve into the more advanced concepts such as performing predictive analytics. You will also learn how to use Alteryx’s features to share the insights gained with the relevant decision makers. To ensure consistency, we will be using data from the Healthcare domain throughout this book. The knowledge you gain from this book will guide you to solve real-life problems related to Business Intelligence confidently. Whether you are a novice with Alteryx or an experienced data analyst keen to explore Alteryx’s self-service analytics features, this book will be the perfect companion for you.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 2. Workflow Optimization

Alteryx processes hundreds of billions of rows. The workflow design is vital to ensuring that the workflow runs efficiently, allowing for optimum processing. This chapter focuses on the foundational workflow optimization concepts and applying runtime selections to speed execution. A multitude of essential selections can be made to enhance your workflow. You will learn how to apply resource optimization to process data faster. Furthermore, you'll discover how your workflow is performing by using performance profiling.

The topics we'll examine include:

  • Resource optimization and speed processing
  • Performance profiling
  • Connecting to data
  • Alteryx file types

The ability to optimize workflow will set the platform for a powerful data preparation and data blending venture that we will cover in the next chapter.