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Lesson 1

Introduction to Alteryx Auto Insights

Lesson 2

Understanding Data with Alteryx Auto Insights

Uploading and analyzing large datasets in Alteryx Auto Insights

robert_darrigo
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hello everyone, 

 

As you may already know, dealing with large datasets can pose a challenge when using various software tools to analyze data. This is true not only for Alteryx Auto Insights, but also for other similar software tools in the market. It is important to be aware of the data size limits of your chosen tool and to understand how to work with larger datasets effectively. For Alteryx Auto Insights specifically, the data size limits are described in detail in the following article: https://help.alteryx.com/auto-insights/what-size-data-can-auto-insights-handle. 

 

There are several strategies that can help you overcome data size limitations in Auto Insights while still analyzing your data effectively. These techniques not only reduce the size of your dataset but can also improve the overall performance of Auto Insights. Additionally, these methods can be used in combination to create multiple datasets with different focuses to cater to the needs of your organization. 

 

In this post, I'll be discussing three strategies that you can use to overcome data size limitations in Auto Insights. 

 

  1. Aggregate the raw data to a higher time granularity 

 

When working with large raw datasets, you can aggregate the data to a higher time granularity, such as weekly or monthly. This reduces the amount of data that Auto Insights has to process and can help you stay within the data size limits. 

 

For example, if you have daily sales data for the past five years, you can aggregate the data by month or week to reduce the data size. This will give you a higher-level overview of the sales trends and patterns over time. 

 

Pro: Aggregating the data can help to reduce data size and improve performance in Auto Insights. 

 

Con: Aggregating the data can lead to a loss of detail, which can be important for certain types of analysis. 

 

  1. Only import data within a relevant period of time 

 

Another technique you can use to reduce the data size in Auto Insights is to import only the data that is relevant for your analysis. For example, if you are interested in analyzing sales trends for the last two years, you can filter the data to include only that time frame. 

 

Pro: Importing only relevant data can reduce the data size and improve performance in Auto Insights. 

 

Con: You may miss important trends or patterns that occurred outside of the relevant time frame. 

 

  1. Split the dataset into multiple datasets using a relevant dimension 

 

Finally, you can split the dataset into multiple datasets using a relevant dimension that is important to your organization. For example, if you have customer data, you can split the data into separate datasets for enterprise, medium, and small business customers. 

 

Pro: Splitting the data can allow you to create specialized datasets that are targeted to specific departments or business units. 

 

Con: Splitting the data can increase the complexity of the analysis and make it more difficult to compare the datasets. 

 

 

In conclusion, these techniques can help you work with larger datasets in Auto Insights and still obtain valuable insights that can help you make informed decisions. However, there may be other techniques and strategies that we haven't covered in this post. We welcome you to share your own experiences and suggestions for analyzing large datasets in Auto Insights. By sharing our knowledge and insights, we can all benefit and improve our data analysis capabilities. 

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Robson56
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Dealing with large datasets in Alteryx Auto Insights can be challenging. To overcome data size limitations, you can aggregate data, import only relevant data, or split the dataset. These techniques can help improve performance and provide valuable insights.

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Robson56