Tag: data lakes

Data Catalogs Scale in the Cloud

Nov 10, 2017 |

Data cataloging software for Hadoop and other big data systems emerged as a hot item at last year’s Strata + Hadoop World Expo.

Among the proponents of data cataloging, which is designed to help classify and organize most everything thrown into data lakes, is Waterline Data. Read more…

Databricks Puts ‘Delta’ at the Confluence of Lakes, Streams, and Warehouses

Oct 25, 2017 |

Databricks today launched a new managed cloud offering called Delta that seeks to combine the advantages of MPP data warehouses, Hadoop data lakes, and streaming data analytics in a unifying platform designed to let users analyze their freshest data without incurring enormous complexity and costs. Read more…

AtScale Revs ‘Universal Layer’ to Keep Data ‘Big’

Oct 4, 2017 |

Keeping the “big” in big data is the mission of a four-year-old startup launched by Hadoop and business intelligence veterans with the aim of bridging the gap between users, their favorite tools and underlying Hadoop data platforms that are no longer scaling. Read more…

Datameer’s Tool Seeks to Boost Data Lake Adoption

Sep 26, 2017 |

As big data set keeps getting bigger, vendors are pitching different approaches for exploring it faster and at scale with the goal of delivering real-time analytics.

Among the frameworks being unveiled at this week’s Strata conference in New York City is an “interactive visual exploration” Read more…

Why Big Data and Data Scientists Are Overrated

Jun 2, 2017 |

What does it take to get value out of data? Many organizations assume that you need a big collection of data and a highly skilled data scientist to spin all those 1s and 0s into dollar signs. Read more…

Survey: Big Data Goes Mainstream

Jan 11, 2016 |

Financial services firms remain the biggest users of big data technologies in the most recent survey of adoption rates for Fortune 1000 companies.

However, the annual survey by management consultant NewVantage Partners found that the life sciences and healthcare sectors are rapidly embracing big data, beginning to develop what it called a “robust data management capabilities” Read more…

One Deceptively Simple Secret for Data Lake Success

Sep 21, 2015 |

Gartner turned heads last year when it declared that the majority of data lake projects would end in failure. As a self-avowed “old dog” of data warehousing, EMC’s Bill Schmarzo vehemently agrees with that assessment, but says there is one simple secret to having success with a data lake project. Read more…

How Spark Democratizes Analytic Value from Hadoop Lakes

Aug 24, 2015 |

So you’ve installed Hadoop and built a data lake to house all the bits and bytes that your organization previously discarded. So now what? If you follow the advice from industry experts, the next step on your analytics journey is to add Apache Spark to the mix. Read more…

Realizing the Promise of Data Lakes

Apr 6, 2015 |

Like their real life counterparts, data lakes are subject to pollution, flooding and a host of other ills. But they are also becoming indispensable to enterprises that wish to take advantage of the vast quantities of raw data from initiatives like the Internet of Things (IoT) that can be cost effectively managed with low cost computing environments. Read more…