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Data lakes 101: Come on in, the water's fine

How to plan for and build a central hub for data analytics with the ever-evolving Hadoop ecosystem


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Oracle security update includes Java, MySQL, Oracle Database fixes

Several vulnerabilities in Oracle's quarterly patch release are considered critical and could be remotely exploited

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NoSQL chips away at Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft dominance

MongoDB, Cassandra, Basho, Couchbase, and MarkLogic are quietly insinuating themselves into enterprise data centers and cloud deployments

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Apache Beam wants to be uber-API for big data

New, useful Apache big data projects seem to arrive daily. Rather than relearn your way every time, what if you could go through a unified API?

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Support for SQL Server 2005 ends Tuesday -- are you ready?

There will be no more updates from Microsoft, so at this late hour, the key is to minimize your exposure

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What Spark's Structured Streaming really means

Thanks to an impressive grab bag of improvements in version 2.0, Spark's quasi-streaming solution has become more powerful and easier to manage

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MapD database rides GPUs for faster performance

A new SQL-compatible database uses GPUs to accelerate queries and GPU memory to cache data for even faster results

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Scalable, disaster-resistant CockroachDB enters public beta

As tough to take down as its namesake, CockroachDB combines high fault-tolerance, strong consistency, and horizontal scalability with familiar SQL syntax

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Review: Databricks makes big data dreams come true

Cloud-based Spark machine learning and analytics platform is an excellent, full-featured product for data scientists

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Hadoop project ODP regroups under Linux Foundation's umbrella

The Open Data Platform's reorg aims to assuage criticism about vendor control over the initiative to create a consistent baseline Hadoop distribution

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Learn to live with Apache Hive in 12 easy steps

Hive lets you use SQL on Hadoop, but tuning SQL on a distributed system is different. Here are 12 tips to help your effort fly

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3 tips for successfully migrating data to the cloud

Hosting your enterprise's data in the cloud offers huge savings potential, but only if you do it right

Give Spark a 45x speed boost with Redis

Some in-memory data structures are more efficient than others; by tapping into Redis, Spark runs faster

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SAP's HANA Vora bridges divide between enterprise and Hadoop data

The SAP HANA Vora software is designed to allow companies to analyze data stored in Hadoop, enterprise systems and other distributed data sources

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Lies your database is telling you

A wise person once said time is a device invented to keep everything from happening at once. Jonas Boner explains how the database world has abused time from the beginning

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Apache Flink 1.0 takes on Spark in Hadoop processing

Hadoop needs fast and easy-to-use stream processing, and Flink provides that -- but it'll compete with Spark and Storm

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MapR invites Docker and Mesos to its big data party

MapR's updated Hadoop distribution provides persistent storage for Dockerized apps, enables Hadoop jobs governance via Mesos

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Microsoft is bringing its crown jewel SQL Server to Linux

SQL Server, one of the most popular pieces of database server software, and a crown jewel of Microsoft's enterprise software empire, is coming to Linux. Seriously.

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Graph analysis: Not the dots, but the connections

When relationships between entities are more important than the entities themselves, you have a business problem made for graph analysis

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