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Learning Alteryx

By : Renato Baruti
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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

Resource optimization and speed processing

Resource optimization is important to allocate and eliminate resources that may prevent your workflows running at optimal speed. The Select, Filter, and Auto Field tools can be utilized to process records downstream in your workflows at a faster rate. Let's go through what factors may contribute to resource optimization and speed processing.

Resource optimization

Alteryx balances the memory, CPU use, and disk I/O to optimize its resources and run at peak levels. There are options we will review that can control resource utilization. This will help identify areas in your workflow where applying various settings could be very useful in processing data faster. The system, user, and workflow level are the three options to limit the amount of memory that is used. Let's look at the various settings.

The Engine sort/join memory setting focuses on the minimum allocated memory the engine will expend when operations such as sorts and joins are performed. Other...