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NoSQL is still the cool kid in class

Has the shine worn off NoSQL? Hardly. The NoSQL document database MongoDB in particular continues a meteoric rise in popularity

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Who cares about Hadoop on Linux? Microsoft (yes, really)

By offering big data services in its Azure cloud on Linux, Microsoft is sending several important messages to customers

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9 developer trends you can bank on in 2016

From containers to NoSQL to Spark, here are the IT trends you can expect to persist next year

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The future of big data is very, very fast

With In-memory solutions such as Spark and NoSQL databases, systems will optimize themselves so quickly, human intervention may become superfluous


Is it really that difficult to collect big data?

Analysts say big data projects fail to deliver on the expectations, because big data remains fraught with difficulties. Where are the difficulties remaining?

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3 key ways Hadoop is evolving

Hot themes at the Strata+Hadoop World conference reflect the shift for the big data platform

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How do enterprises really use Hadoop?

A panel session at Strata+Hadoop 2015 explores the ways enterprises are making the most of the big data platform

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Why self-service is everything in BI and big data

Empower users to acquire and manipulate the data they really need, and BI can become a magnitude more useful -- and much less work for IT

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MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

Native JSON support extends MapR-DB NoSQL database to cover more types of unstructured business data

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Microsoft revamps Data Lake with SQL analytics, Visual Studio tooling

Azure Data Lake Store sports the Microsoft-devised U-SQL query language, which allows a mixture of conventional SQL and C# programming metaphors

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Cloudera's Kudu: Like HDFS and HBase in one

With Kudu, Cloudera promises to solve Hadoop's infamous storage problem

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6 takeaways from Cloudera's embrace of Spark

It's official: The Hadoop ecosystem has received a brain transplant. Here's how Cloudera, the leading Hadoop vendor, laid out the implications of swapping MapReduce for Spark


4 things enterprises are doing right now with Spark

A survey from Spark developers Databricks shows the big data engine growing on its own outside of Hadoop, among other eyebrow-raising findings

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teradata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins

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Google promises a Hadoop or Spark cluster in 90 seconds with Cloud Dataproc

Minute-by-minute billing is another key piece of Google's new managed service

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Got Hadoop? Arcadia Enterprise could make insights easier to find

Unified, Hadoop-native platform for visual analytics and business intelligence has drag-and-drop tools that put big data insights within closer reach

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Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

A new poll of customers provides a brighter, more detailed picture of Hadoop adoption than Gartner's famously downbeat survey


Why you should care about security and reliability of data on the Internet of things

Hortonworks just added to their portfolio an open source project, originating from the NSA, that provides and secures access to data from the Internet of things. This addition puts in an interesting perspective some challenges linked...

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