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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

Alteryx Analytics Gallery 

The Alteryx Analytics Gallery is a web-based environment that allows users to publish, share, and run analytic applications. Through Alteryx Server, companies can offer a private Gallery to their internal users hosted on their own server infrastructure. Also, Alteryx uses Alteryx Server to offer a public Gallery, so any user can sign up and have access to sharing workflows, macros, and apps.

Let's review some details about the Alteryx Analytics Gallery architecture:

  • Host: With Amazon EC2, Alteryx can launch as many virtual servers (known as instances) as required, manage storage, and configure networking and security. Amazon EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud) provides scalable computing capacity in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. 
  • Load balancer: The web pages and API functionality is served up using the load balancer in front of the Gallery web server nodes, and can easily manage the different levels of web requests. Incoming application traffic across multiple...