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A Decade Later, Apache Spark Still Going Strong

Mar 8, 2019 |

Don’t look now but Apache Spark is about to turn 10 years old. The open source project began quietly at UC Berkeley in 2009 before emerging as an open source project in 2010. Read more…

New Technology-Enabled Approaches to Avoiding Collaboration Overload

Mar 7, 2019 |

More than 8 million customers across 70,000 companies use Slack’s collaboration-messaging tool. The vendor, which recently filed for an IPO, has been the poster child of the burgeoning enterprise collaboration and messaging space which is projected to hit $3.2 billion by 2021, according to International Data Corp. Read more…

An Alexa for Your Business

Mar 6, 2019 |

Consumers across the globe have gotten into the habit of asking chatbots like Alexa or Siri simple questions, like “When will it stop raining?” and “Who will start game one for the Padres in this year’s World Series?” Read more…

Data Engineering Continues to Move the Employment Needle

Mar 5, 2019 |

Interested in a career in big data? You could do well by investing your time and effort in acquiring data science skills. But you may do even better by turning yourself into a data engineer, which is a title that continues to see substantial demand in the job market. Read more…

Elastic Eyes Security and APM for Expansion Effort

Mar 4, 2019 |

IT administrators have long relied on the Elastic Stack to gain insight into the behavior of their servers and networks. Now the company behind the popular suite of tools is headed up the stack to take on big data challenges related to application performance management (APM) and security. Read more…

Improving Risk Evaluation Through Advanced Analytics

Mar 1, 2019 |

The data we generate and copy annually doubles in size every two years, and IDC says it will reach 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. That creates significant new opportunity for business. Read more…

Surviving the Coming Data Governance Wave

Feb 28, 2019 |

A data governance wave is building in the United States. If you put your ear to the ground, you can hear it rumbling. It’s inevitable that new regulations eventually will emerge that dictate how companies must ensure the integrity, security, and privacy of the personal data they gather, store, and process. Read more…

Can On-Prem S3 Compete with HDFS for Analytic Workloads?

Feb 27, 2019 |

In the battle for big data storage supremacy, Hadoop is still in the running. It may no longer be the 800-lb gorilla, but the demonstrated scalability of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) makes it a potent contender, especially for storing petabytes on-prem. Read more…

From First to Third, and Alternative Too: A Guide to Data Types

Feb 26, 2019 |

One way to create a competitive edge in your business is to use the latest and greatest analytic techniques. Stream processing, deep learning, and graph analytics all fall into that category. Read more…

Adaptability to Change Critical to Surviving Data Tsunami

Feb 25, 2019 |

As data continues to pile up, enterprises that maintain flexible approaches to managing and mining that data are the ones most likely to achieve competitive success, according to Gartner, which recently released its top 10 analytics technologies and trends for 2019. Read more…

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