In this introduction to 1010data's Group Functions, or as we simply call them: G_Functions, we will review the basics of data aggregation, look at examples of conventional methods of aggregation, and learn about the anatomy of all basic G_Functions.

1010data's in-memory, columnar system architecture gives it many unique advantages for data analysis versus other types of databases. And nowhere in the system are these advantages more apparent than in our assortment of Group Functions. These functions provide a powerful methodology for data summaries and aggregation that has some real advantages over more conventional methods such as tabulations.