Are you a data hoarder? Hadoop offers little choice

Are you a data hoarder? Hadoop offers little choice

Data governance is one of the toughest, dreariest problems in computing. Sadly, the tools offered with the major Hadoop distributions aren't really up to task

08/27/15

How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem has always been a bag of parts, each of which needs to be secured separately -- at least they did need that, until Apache Ranger came to town

08/20/15

The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

Think you're breaking new ground with your Hadoop project? Odds are it fits neatly into one of these seven common types of projects

08/13/15

9 big data pain points

9 big data pain points

Do enough Hadoop and NoSQL deployments, and the same problems crop up again and again. It's time for the industry to nail them sooner rather than later

08/06/15

Why streaming analytics is such a big deal

Why streaming analytics is such a big deal

Analytics drive decisions, but some decisions shouldn't wait until batch processes complete -- which is why, eventually, we'll all analyze data as it streams in

07/23/15

Which freaking Hadoop engine should I use?

Which freaking Hadoop engine should I use?

These four truths will help you determine which Hadoop technology to use for the types of workloads you anticipate

07/09/15

Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome

07/02/15

A new document database emerges from the cloud

A new document database emerges from the cloud

The NoSQL trend has given us a crazy array of new database choices. Clusterpoint has just jumped in to offer a cloud-based document database

06/25/15

Debunked! 9 myths about big data and Hadoop

Debunked! 9 myths about big data and Hadoop

These unfounded beliefs about budget skills, technology, and technology fit can lead you astray

06/18/15

A better mousetrap: A JSON data warehouse takes on Hadoop

A better mousetrap: A JSON data warehouse takes on Hadoop

Sure, a NoSQL or JSON data warehouse sounds faddish, but SonarW is a better solution for many

06/11/15

MongoDB at the crossroads: Growth or openness?

MongoDB at the crossroads: Growth or openness?

MongoDB World 2015 introduces interesting new features in MongoDB 3.2 and more interesting questions about the future of the company and its community

06/02/15

Learn data science and more with new and improved MOOCs

Learn data science and more with new and improved MOOCs

With recent enhancements, you can now get a truly useful education from Coursera and its ilk -- in data science, machine learning, and many other subjects

05/28/15

The mythical Hadoop skills gap

The mythical Hadoop skills gap

Oh no! Big data is failing because we can't find enough people who know the technology! Relax, they're out there -- but don't fall for the buzzwords

05/21/15

Sick of ETL? Database virtualization can help

Sick of ETL? Database virtualization can help

Database virtualization, a seemingly bad idea from the past, turns out to be a good idea in the present

05/14/15

Apache Flink: New Hadoop contender squares off against Spark

Apache Flink: New Hadoop contender squares off against Spark

A flexible replacement for Hadoop MapReduce that supports real-time and batch processing, Flink offers advantages over Spark

05/07/15

10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

Dear corporations: We've already ceded our privacy. Now implement the technology to serve us right

04/30/15

Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Outside of programmatic trading and fraud detection, we're only starting to use machine learning in business. The biggest inhibitor may be our lack of imagination in applying it

04/16/15

Big data is dead -- long live big data

Big data is dead -- long live big data

Soon, we'll see 'prepacked' applications that incorporate the distributed processing, machine learning, and analytics of today's overhyped, custom-made solutions

04/09/15

Spark, big data's brightest star, needs to grow up

Spark, big data's brightest star, needs to grow up

Spark is the hottest project in big data -- but Databricks, the company behind it, needs to ensure its implementation has a plausible path to maturity

04/02/15

Crunch data from your car for fun and profit

Crunch data from your car for fun and profit

A $99 device and a Spark back end creates an ecosystem of car-connected data and applications

03/26/15

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