Presentation Tip: Change the Font Size of the Windows Command Prompt


I have researched about Presentation Tips over past few weeks, one Tip that I read again and again is that “Make Fonts larger for readability”. To that end, I just changed the font size of the command line prompt so that when I am presenting, the audience is able to see what I am typing. So If you’ve have to present to audience something via command prompt, this should be of helps:

1. Open command prompt > Right click near the Title bar > select properties

command prompt change font size

2. switch to font tab > select the font and the size. you can also change the color, layout among other things here.

command prompt change font size font color layout

3. see how it looks:

font size changed command prompt


In this post, we saw how to change the Font size of the windows command prompt.

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Back to basics: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Process


Once in a while I go back to basics to revisit some of the fundamental technology concepts that I’ve learned over past few years. Today, I want to revisit Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Process:

Here are the steps:

1) Raw Data

2) Data Pre processing (cleaning, sampling, transformation, integration etc)

3) Modeling (Building a Data Mining Model)

4) Testing the Model a.k.a assessing the Model

5) Knowledge Discovery

Here is the visualization:

knowledge discovery process data miningAdditional Note:

In the world of Data Mining and Knowledge discovery, we’re looking for a specific type of intelligence from the data which is Patterns. This is important because patterns tend to repeat and so if we find patterns from our data, we can predict/forecast that such things can happen in future.


In this blog post, we saw the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining process.

Quick Post: Uploading Local Data to Hadoop file system using Hadoop Command Line


This is a Quick Post, Just want to share a command to upload local data to HDFS using Hadoop Command Line.

The command looks like:

> hadoop fs -copyFromLocal input.txt input/SqrtJob/input.txt


Examples of Machine Generated Data from “Big Data” perspective:


I just researched about Machine Generated Data from the context of “Big data”, Here’s the list I compiled:

– Data sent from Satellites

– Temperature sensing devices

– Flood Detection/Sensing devices

– web logs

– location data

– Data collected by Toll sensors (context: Road Toll)

– Phone call records

– Financial

And a Futuristic one:

Imagine sensors on human bodies that continuously “monitor” health. How about if we use them to detect diabetes/cancer/other-diseases in their early phases. Possible? May be!

Interesting Fact:

Machine can generate data “faster” than humans. This characteristics makes it interesting to think about to analyze machine generate data and in some cases, how to analyze them in real-time or near real-time

Ending Note:

Search for Machine Generated Data, you’ll be able to find much more, it’s worth reading about from the context of Big Data.


Download PPT: Why Big Data Matters?


Download Link Here:

SQL Saturday 185 (Trinidad): Why Big Data Matters? by Paras Doshi

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How to Install Microsoft .Net SDK for Hadoop?


There are two main steps:

1. Installing Nuget Package manager if you haven’t already.

2. Installing Microsoft .Net SDK for Hadoop

Installing Nuget Package manager

1) Open Visual Studio

2) Tools Menu > Extensions Manager > Search online gallery > Nuget

3) Downloaded and Installed Nuget:

Nuget Package Manager Extensions Manager

4. Restarted Visual Studio

Installing Microsoft .NET SDK for Hadoop

1. Tools menu > Library Package Manager > Package Manager console

2. Installed Map/Reduce, Linq to Hive and WebHDFS component by running following commands in the package manager prompt:

Example for:

install-package Microsoft.Hadoop.MapReduce -pre

Nuget Microsoft SDK for Hadoop install mapreduce


In this post, we saw how to install Microsoft .NET SDK for Hadoop.


Continue learning: Programming MapReduce Jobs with HDInsight Server for Windows

inner workings of HDFS and MapReduce in a nutshell:


HDFS and MapReduce inner workings in a nutshell.

HDFS MapReduce inner workings

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