Contributor: John Omernik

MapR Converge Blog author, John Omernik

John is a data enthusiast, security nut, and all around tinkerer. He's been working in the data space, with a focus on fraud and security threats, for the past four years after transitioning from a "data-less" information security role. He'll never go back to security without data! John loves to try new things and meet folks with a similar passion for data and security. At Zions Bancorp, his responsibilities include fraud analytics, internal/external threat intelligence, and investigation/incident response data gathering with Zions Bancorp's big data platforms. His OSS experience includes Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache Drill, Myriad, Docker, Marathon, Mesos and iPython Notebooks.

Blog Posts by John Omernik

February 26, 2019 | By John Omernik

Green Data: Using Apache Drill on Solar Inverter Data

As part of my Green Data blog post series, I am going through a process of optimizing my solar arrays in order to allow for better tracking. Through the course of this blog post, I realized that the data I would need to truly compare my two arrays'...

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January 09, 2019 | By John Omernik

Green Data, Part 5: Did We Improve Our Solar Panels?

In my short time frame of working with this data, I’ve found the results to be very encouraging. Days that were sunny and optimal for solar collection saw the optimized array obtain almost exactly, if not a little more electricity than the optical eye...

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January 02, 2019 | By John Omernik

Green Data, Part 4: Understanding and Calibrating the Data into Operation

This blog post is fourth of a 5-part series that explores the use of IoT and Data Science to maximize solar energy by leveraging the MapR Data Platform. Read the previous 3 blog posts here, here, and here. So my data confirms that I have some weird behavior...

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December 19, 2018 | By John Omernik

Green Data, Part 3: Exploring Data with Jupyter Notebooks/Apache Drill

This blog post is the third in a 5-part series that explores the use of IoT and Data Science to maximize solar energy by leveraging the MapR Data Platform. Read the first 2 blog posts here and here. To justify the project, I needed to better define the...

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December 12, 2018 | By John Omernik

Green Data Part 2: IoT Hardware

This blog post is part 2 of a 5-part series that explores the use of IoT and Data Science to maximize solar energy by leveraging the MapR Data Platform. Read my first blog post here for an introduction to this topic. Being reasonably certain that I could...

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December 05, 2018 | By John Omernik

Green Data Part 1: Optimizing Solar Production with Data Science and IoT

I know that I am the dangerous type of individual. I am that guy who knows just enough about many subjects to be slightly scary to individuals who truly understand a given discipline. One of those areas is Solar Power. After my first array was installed...

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August 24, 2018 | By John Omernik

Drilling Jupyter:  Visualizing Data by Connecting Jupyter Notebooks and Apache Drill

This blog post will walk through the installation and basic usage of the jupyter_drill module for Python that allows you, from a Jupyter Notebook, to connect and work with data from Apache Drill using IPython magic functions. If you are looking for the...

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August 24, 2018 | By John Omernik

Mining the Data Universe: Sending a Drill to Jupyter

Elon Musk thinks big in his energy plans, in his space exploration plans, and in his terrestrial transportation plans. Those plans have included sending a first-generation Tesla Roadster into space with some Bowie playing on the radio. Despite the title...

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June 07, 2018 | By John Omernik

Using Docker Wrong: My Journey to a Better Container

Since starting at MapR this spring, I’ve been focusing on a number of things, including learning more about MapR, meeting coworkers and customers, and a topic near and dear to my heart: immersing myself in containers and integration with the MapR Data...

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April 25, 2018 | By John Omernik

Solving for Information Security with Containers and Kubernetes

The value that containers and orchestrators like Kubernetes bring to an organization is quickly becoming apparent. Faster deployment, built-in fault tolerance, lack-of-dependency hell: there is a reason that containers and Kubernetes are trending in...

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June 17, 2015 | By John Omernik

My Experience with Running Docker Containers on Mesos

The following is a guest blog post from John Omernik, Data Enthusiast and VP of Big Data Analytics and Manager of the Fraud Center of Excellence at Zions Bank, one of the nation's premier financial services companies. In this blog post, he shares...

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