Tag: Hadoop

A Big Data App to Help You Travel Safer

Apr 28, 2016 |

Let’s face it: the world is a dangerous place. From terrorist attacks and earthquakes to outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever and pickpockets, there are a thousand ways for an American to stumble into trouble when travelling abroad. Now a new app from Prescient aims to help travelers stay safe by tapping into real-time data feeds, analyzing threats, and sending alerts when users wander too close to danger. Prescient Traveler is a mobile app that functions as a digital concierge for businesspeople, Read more…

Inside the Analytic Transformation of Pitney Bowes

Apr 28, 2016 |

Who is Pitney Bowes? For some, the 96-year-old company is synonymous with 20th century technology, like mailing machines and postage meters. But after Tuesday’s launch of its new Commerce Cloud, it’s clear the company sees its future helping small and midsize businesses better navigate the global commerce, with data and analytics playing key roles. Tuesday’s launch of the Commerce Cloud is the culmination of several years of work to remake Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PTI) into a modern digital organization. Yes, the Read more…

Apache Beam’s Ambitious Goal: Unify Big Data Development

Apr 22, 2016 |

If you’re tired of using multiple technologies to accomplish various big data tasks, you may want to consider Apache Beam, a new distributed processing tool from Google that’s now incubating at the ASF. One of the challenges of big data development is the need to use lots of different technologies, frameworks, APIs, languages, and software development kits. Depending on what you’re trying to do–and where you’re trying to do it–you may choose MapReduce for batch processing, Apache Spark SQL for Read more…

Super Scalable SIEMs Set to Tackle Big Security Challenges

Apr 19, 2016 |

The huge volume of network data that organizations need to chew through is putting pressure on security incident and event management (SIEM) software products that use a traditional rules-based approach. That’s opening the door for a new breed of SIEMs that were built from the ground up to run on big data architectures, including both NoSQL and Hadoop. SIEMs emerged near the turn of the century as the firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) of the Read more…

How Intuit Personalizes TurboTax Experiences with Big Data

Apr 15, 2016 |

If you’re like millions of Americans who use TurboTax, you know how the program makes preparing your individual tax return easy—at least compared to actually reading and understanding the 70,000-page tax code. What you may not know is that your particular experience with TurboTax is unique, and that experience is driven by how Intuit crunches big data. Income taxes aren’t due until April 18, thanks to the Federal Government’s wise decision not to let taxes ruin a perfectly good Friday. Read more…

Unlocking Retail’s Big Data Opportunity

Apr 8, 2016 |

Walmart remains the world’s largest company by revenue and the retail sector employs more people in the U.S. than any other sector outside of healthcare. While the 2015 holiday season was considered a lackluster one, the industry still saw sales increase 3 percent to $626.1 billion. As retail organizations continue to see huge growth in the volume and variety of data available to them, they are smart to realize the importance of data management to help them optimize customer personalization, Read more…

The Real-Time Rise of Apache Kafka

Apr 6, 2016 |

Shiny new objects are easy to find in the big data space. So when the industry’s attention shifted towards processing streams of data in real time–as opposed to batch-style processing that was popular with first-generation Hadoop–we saw dozens of promising new technologies pop up seemingly overnight. One of them was Apache Kafka. The interesting thing is that Kafka wasn’t actually new. Jay Kreps started writing the software, which serves as a messaging layer for moving data, when he worked at Read more…

Cutting On Random Digital Mutations and Peak Hadoop

Apr 1, 2016 |

In a wide-ranging Strata + Hadoop World talk on Wednesday that reminds us why we like Doug Cutting so much, the father of Hadoop riffed on the evolution of big data tech, the power of open source, the promise of Flink, and the possibility of “peak Hadoop” at the ripe old age of 10. “It’s easy to say it’s all hype,” the Cloudera chief architect and Apache Hadoop co-founder said during a presentation on the next 10 years of Hadoop Read more…

Spark Leads Big Data Boom, Researcher Says

Mar 31, 2016 |

The global big data market is poised to explode over the next decade, according to a new forecast, topping an estimated $92 billion by 2026 as new streaming analytics technologies emerge. Market researcher Wikibon said this week it expects the global demand for big data services to grow at a hefty 14.5 percent annual rate over the next decade. It currently pegs the worldwide big data market at about $18.2 billion. In a forecast released at this week’s Strata+Hadoop World Read more…

Apache Flink Creators Get $6M to Simplify Stream Processing

Mar 30, 2016 |

Real-time stream processing is one of the hottest topics this week at Strata + Hadoop World, and one of the new frameworks turning heads is Apache Flink. Developed by the German company data Artisans, Flink is unique in that it aims to simplify the big data analytics stack with “streaming first” mentality, and the project’s momentum was rewarded today with a $6 million Series A round led by Intel Capital. You may not have heard about Apache Flink, but chances Read more…