Using Elasticsearch to Help Generate New Insights from Census Data
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The Census Bureau has large amounts of rich and complex data sets that are retrieved and used each day by the public. This data reveals insights into our economy, demographic characteristics of states, and helps communities make infrastructural decisions such as where and when to plan public transportation systems and the location of new housing. Given the criticality of Census data, a team at the Bureau has built a prototype that leverages Elasticsearch to make data more accessible and relevant to users. This talk explores our key challenges, successes, and how we used Elasticsearch to build the prototype
Jesus Jackson is a Chief Data Scientist with Booz Allen Hamilton. His expertise is in large-scale data platforms, distributed search, and advanced analytics. In addition to his technical work, Jesus is a senior leader in Booz Allen’s data science practice and leads the data science business for the federal financial services sector