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5 reasons to turn to Spark for big data analytics

Smoothing the way to advanced and real-time analytics on Hadoop, Apache Spark is fast becoming the next big thing in big data

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What you need to know about Hadoop right now

Ten months ago, we published a cheat sheet for learning about Hadoop, the center of the big data vortex. Check out what's been added since then

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Hadoop is booming -- its vendors, not so much

Hortonworks had a better quarter than generally acknowledged, but can the open source company sustain itself over the long haul?

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Hadoop is probably as mature as it's going to get

Five years ago, Hadoop came roaring into the mainstream as the solutions to all big data problems. Now that reality has settled in, it's time for a more realistic assessment

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A closer look at the fight for Hadoop

Several vendors are fighting for mindshare and leadership in the Hadoop distro space. Sitting on the sidelines of this fight, let’s take a closer look at their claims and how they differentiate each other.

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Hadoop HBase 1.0 debuts amid stiff NoSQL competition

The database's 1.0 version clears away legacy API clutter and improves documentation as it takes on Cassandra and MongoDB

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Spark, Open Data Platform court innovation, controversy at Strata+Hadoop World

Hadoop is evolving thanks to projects like Spark and third-party integrations, but the proposed ODP was greeted with skepticism

Pivotal goes all-in with open source in Big Data Suite

Enterprises demand it because they're taking a more active role in software development, Pivotal says

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Open Data Platform strives for Hadoop unity

A consortium of Hadoop vendors and users aims to define a core Hadoop and create a standardized base for future distributions

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What happens to open source vendors when they get mature

Red Hat has long been the only significant publicly traded open source vendor, and after MySQL's acquisition not much happened in terms of open source exits for several years. Pentaho’s pending acquisition, Hortonworks’ recent IPO,...

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How to make big data beautiful -- and useful

For big data to be more than a buzzword, companies need to focus on design

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Hadoop gets serious about data governance

Hortonworks launches a comprehensive three-point plan to shore up data governance in Hadoop

New SAP Hana tool aims to put big data insights within closer reach

Featuring Hadoop support, the rapid-deployment service targets enterprise users with streaming and unstructured data

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Hortonworks' Hadoop now launches from Google Cloud Platform

Support for Hadoop includes the HDP distribution and connections to Google's other data-crunching services

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Big data is simply another name for complicated business intelligence

Big data promises to upend the business intelligence market, but it won't do so until the tools around it become easier to use

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In 2015, big data will drive the Internet of things

Connected objects are not smart on their own, they only provide value when connected to a backend (often cloud-based) service. The recent advances in big data technologies enables providers of connected objects to deliver high-value...

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Spark 1.2 challenges MapReduce's Hadoop dominance

The newest version of Spark in-memory framework for Hadoop improves performance on clusters and adds more Python support


The Twelve Days of Christmas (a Data Carol)

Rediscover the breadth of the big data ecosystem in The Twelve Days of Christmas, Big Data edition! And please sing along.

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