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Why open source is the 'new normal' for big data

Openness is driving the Hadoop ecosystem, Talend's CEO says

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Oracle fixes critical flaws in Java, Database Server

While most of the fixes for Java, Database, and MySQL are run-of-the-mill, four are rated critical if the targeted user has administrator privileges


Forrester predicts 100% adoption of Hadoop by large enterprises

Between 60% and 73% of data currently goes unused for business intelligence and analytics. But which vendor is best to use?

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Cook up big data orchestration with Kettle

Hadoop jobs can get complicated. The open source ETL tool Kettle beats the alternatives in providing the orchestration you need

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From IT hero to IT zero: The tale of a typo

All eyes fall on IT when a program goes awry. Now it's up to the techie to work out the solution, down to the tiniest detail

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year


Why Spark 1.6 is a big deal for big data

Already the hottest thing in big data, Spark 1.6 turns up the heat. Here are the high points, including improved streaming and memory management

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Manthan targets the Hadoop-using masses with a tailored customer-analytics tool

Manthan's 'bolt-on' customer-analytics tool designed specifically for Hadoop uses Apache Spark for fast results

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16 for '16: What you must know about Hadoop and Spark right now

Amazingly, Hadoop has been redefined in the space of a year. Let's take a look at all the salient parts of this roiling ecosystem and what they mean

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PostgreSQL 9.5 bolsters SQL and NoSQL features

With support for bigger tables, faster indexing, and connections to Hadoop, the new version of the enterprise-grade database aims for both SQL and NoSQL users

Oracle remains most popular database, but MongoDB continues to rise

DB-Engines' rankings show Oracle is the database most talked about by recruiters and developers, but open source databases posted gains

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10 things to worry about in 2016

Yes, it's the poignant sequel to last week's reprieve: a jolly list of worries to keep you up at night this holiday season

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Five things you need to know about Hadoop v. Apache Spark

Hadoop and Apache Spark are both big-data frameworks, but they don't really serve the same purposes.

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10 things you don't need to worry about in 2016

Are you ready for 2016? Of course you aren't -- you don't even want to think about it. If you need excuses for your lack of forethought, read on

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New features in SQL Server 2016

Take advantage of the mission-critical capabilities in SQL Server 2016 for real time operational analytics, rich data visualizations and improved data security

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Report: Don't believe the hype about Hadoop usage

A new survey finds customers' interest in Hadoop less important than other big data products like Spark

MongoDB and Redis pair volume with velocity

For new kinds of high-capacity, real-time applications, two databases are better than one

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Spark speeds up SQL on Hadoop in Splice Machine 2.0

Apache Spark is being used to enhance yet another third-party data processing product

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