Hands on: Build a Storm analytics solution

Hands on: Build a Storm analytics solution

Storm lets you create real-time analytics for every conceivable need. Here's a tasty example using Twitter data and source code hosted on GitHub

12/18/14

MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

SlamData adds its own extensions to the SQL language, enabling analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS or Hadoop database

12/11/14

Storm or Spark: Choose your real-time weapon

Storm or Spark: Choose your real-time weapon

Real-time business intelligence is going mainstream, thanks in part to the Storm and Spark open source projects. Here's how to choose between them

12/04/14

Hopes for Hadoop security ride on Apache Ranger

Hopes for Hadoop security ride on Apache Ranger

Enterprise interest in Hadoop has been tempered by security worries. Apache Ranger wants to be the solution for authorization and access control

11/20/14

Complex tools, simple developers: A match made in hell

Complex tools, simple developers: A match made in hell

The developer shortage is coinciding with newer, more complicated tools that most workers can't really use

11/13/14

The canary in the data mine is dead

The canary in the data mine is dead

You already know that gobs of data about you are strewn across the Internet. The scary part is when they put it all together

11/06/14

3 big universities proclaim: Learn data science online!

3 big universities proclaim: Learn data science online!

You want to be a unicorn -- er, data scientist? Three pillars of higher learning promise to make that happen via the magic of the InterWebs

10/30/14

Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

You can't simply shop for a BI solution and expect good results -- you need to think through your strategy first. Here's how to go about it

10/23/14

Shellshock proves it: CGI must die

Shellshock proves it: CGI must die

Remember that incredibly stupid thing you did a decade or two ago? You wouldn't want to live it down every day. Neither should the Internet

10/02/14

John McAfee advises Larry Ellison on his retirement

John McAfee advises Larry Ellison on his retirement

Now that Larry Ellison has stepped down as Oracle CEO, what should he do? InfoWorld's Andrew Oliver asked the legendary John McAfee and got a surprisingly serious answer

09/25/14

3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

It's developer season at my company. Unlike with deer season, we’re hiring rather than shooting, though not all survive the interview process

09/18/14

APIs will glue together the Internet of things

APIs will glue together the Internet of things

The so-called Internet of things can be up close and personal, and APIs are the key to making it happen

09/11/14

Big data: There's signal in that noise

When the data you capture and crunch is large and disorderly, interesting bits may come along for the ride. Don't squeeze the life out of it -- explore it

08/28/14

What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer

Young programmers don't generally seek advice from aging coders. Fine -- but for once, sit down, shut up, and listen in

08/21/14

With Hadoop HBase, Splice Machine breathes new life into old RDBMS

Wait, don't they have SQL databases for that? Splice Machine mashes up scalability of Hadoop with RDBMS transactionality

08/14/14

Oracle hasn't killed Java -- but there's still time

Java core has stagnated, Java EE is dead, and Spring is over, but the JVM marches on. C'mon Oracle, where are the big ideas?

08/07/14

Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct

07/31/14

How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it

07/24/14

The 10 worst big data practices

It's a new world full of shiny toys, but some have sharp edges. Don't hurt yourself or others. Learn to play nice with them

07/17/14

DataStax 4.5 turbocharges Cassandra speed and security

Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls

07/10/14

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