Big data: There's signal in that noise

August 28, 2014
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
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What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer

August 21, 2014
Young programmers don't generally seek advice from aging coders. Fine -- but for once, sit down, shut up, and listen in
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With Hadoop HBase, Splice Machine breathes new life into old RDBMS

August 14, 2014
Wait, don't they have SQL databases for that? Splice Machine mashes up scalability of Hadoop with RDBMS transactionality
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Oracle hasn't killed Java -- but there's still time

August 07, 2014
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?
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Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

July 31, 2014
For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct
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How to create a data lake for fun and profit

July 24, 2014
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
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The 10 worst big data practices

July 17, 2014
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
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DataStax 4.5 turbocharges Cassandra speed and security

July 10, 2014
Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls
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MongoDB grows up -- and shows off its enterprise cred

July 03, 2014
At the MongoDB World conference, the NoSQL darling got new enterprise-grade features and a Fortune 500 hug. Can MongoDB survive the embrace?
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Do Twitter analysis the easy way with MongoDB

June 27, 2014
There's gold in all them tweets if you have Hadoop -- or not. For simple Twitter analysis, try MongoDB's aggregation framework
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