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How Fast Data is Driving Analytics on the IoT Superhighway

How Fast Data is Driving Analytics on the IoT Superhighway

April 15, 2014 | Alex Woodie

The promise of big data is morphing into the fast data opportunity. Unless you have the capability to respond to the Internet of Things and the trillions of data points generated by smartphones, sensors, and social media, the business opportunities of fast data can pass you by.Read more...

A Prediction Machine Powered by Big Social Data

A Prediction Machine Powered by Big Social Data

April 14, 2014 | Alex Woodie

What if you had a machine that could predict what people will be talking about on the Internet over the next three days. How would you use that information? The folks at Blab say they have created such a machine, and the way its customers are using it might surprise you.Read more...

Faceboook Gets Smarter with Graph Engine Optimization

Faceboook Gets Smarter with Graph Engine Optimization

April 11, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Last fall, the folks in Facebook's engineering team talked about how they employed the Apache Giraph engine to build a graph on its Hadoop platform that can host more than a trillion edges. While the Graph Search engine is capable of massive graphing tasks, there were some workloads that remained outside the company's technical capabilities--until now.Read more...

Big Data University Programs Get Real

Big Data University Programs Get Real

April 10, 2014 | Alex Woodie

The sky-high demand for data scientists is driving universities and software companies to launch new educational and certification programs. What's different about the programs recently launched by the University of Southern California, Stanford University, Colorado Technical University, and Cloudera is the focus on giving people real-world business skills, such as creating big data business strategies in financial services or detecting fraud in Medicare data. Read more...

Array Databases: The Next Big Thing in Data Analytics?

Array Databases: The Next Big Thing in Data Analytics?

April 9, 2014 | Alex Woodie

There's no lack of database choices when it comes to building your next big data analytics platform. Relational data stores, column-oriented databases, in-memory data grids, graph databases, scale-out NewSQL systems, and Hadoop will all get time in the sun. But according to database pioneer Mike Stonebraker, none of these hold a candle to array databases when it comes to running complex analytics on big data sets.Read more...

Can MongoDB Make NoSQL Fun Again?

Can MongoDB Make NoSQL Fun Again?

April 8, 2014 | Alex Woodie

MongoDB became the most popular NoSQL database because developers really like writing applications for it, according to MongoDB CEO Max Schireson. But when it comes to operating the database clusters, there was something to be desired. With today's release of MongoDB version 2.6, the company is aiming to make running a NoSQL database as enjoyable as developing for it.Read more...

Teradata Makes Data Warehouse More Hadoop-ish

Teradata Makes Data Warehouse More Hadoop-ish

April 7, 2014 | Alex Woodie

It's no stretch to say that the folks at Teradata aren't the world's biggest fans of Hadoop. If nothing else, the hoopla surrounding Hadoop has caused some Teradata customers to question future investments in the company's traditional data warehouse technology. But with today's launch of the next generation of Teradata's flagship platform, the company has made its software a little more Hadoop-ish, particularly when it comes to taking the compute to the data and supporting semi-structured file formats.Read more...

How to Speed Your Data Warehouse by 148x

How to Speed Your Data Warehouse by 148x

April 4, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Data analytic applications built on a combination of IBM's DB2 BLU column-oriented data store and servers equipped with Intel's latest Xeon E7 v2 processors can run up to 148 times faster than if they were running on the standard row-oriented DB2 engine and first-gen Xeon E7 processors, the companies announced last month.Read more...

Taking a Bite Out of 'Cookie Stuffers' with Big Data

Taking a Bite Out of 'Cookie Stuffers' with Big Data

April 3, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Traditionally, advertisers have accepted fraud as a cost of doing business on the Web because the volume of fake traffic generated by bots and malware was too great to do anything about. But recent advances in big data analytics are giving ad buyers and other companies new tools to detect "garbage traffic" and other unethical schemes, such as cookie stuffing, and to reclaim ad revenue previously lost to fraud.Read more...

Hortonworks Drives Stinger Home with HDP 2.1

Hortonworks Drives Stinger Home with HDP 2.1

April 2, 2014 |

Hortonworks today unveiled a major new release of its Hadoop distribution that puts significant new capabilities into the hands of its customers. The speed and scale of SQL processing in Apache Hive were improved with the final phase of the Stinger initiative, while the additions of Apache Storm and Apache Solr in HDP 2.1 open up new ways for customers to manipulate their data. Security and data governance were bolstered with Apache Knox and Apache Falcon, respectively, while Apache Spark is now available as a tech preview.Read more...

 

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