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8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

So many press releases, so little time -- here are the product announcement emails that get deleted based on the subject line alone

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How to answer the top three objections to a data lake

There is usually a set of stakeholders out there who are unfamiliar with Hadoop or the concept of a data lake or perhaps just not interested in changing the status quo of their organizations

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Big data security is a big mess

No one questions that the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem can yield business-changing insights. Yet few seem willing to face up to the sorry state of big data security

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Big data problem? Don't forget search

While Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases make more noise, search is the original -- and one of the most useful -- big data technologies

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Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

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Spark-powered Splice Machine goes open source

An open source version of the Hadoop-based and Spark-accelerated RDBMS is now available sans a few enterprise features

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With big data, CEOs find garbage in is still garbage out

BI has always topped of the list of enterprise priorities -- and execs are always the least satisfied with BI initiatives. Why should big data be any different?

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How to get your mainframe's data for Hadoop analytics

IT's mainframe managers don't want to give you access but do want the mainframe's data used. Here's how to square that circle

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HDFS: Big data analytics' weakest link

Hadoop's distributed file system isn't as fast, efficient, or easy to operate as it should be


Prioritize predictable performance in Hadoop

Organizations running Hadoop in production can ensure that high-priority jobs complete on time, every time

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The next steps for Spark in the cloud

Simply having Spark in the cloud isn't enough. What matters is what it can connect to and how easy it is to use

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Had it with Apache Storm? Heron swoops to the rescue

Heron, Twitter's brand-new streaming replacement for Apache Storm, offers easier scaling and higher throughput while maintaining Storm code compatibility

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Businesses harbor big data desires, but lack know-how

A fresh survey shows that while more companies are investing in big data, putting the results of all that processing to use remains dicey

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Dear Silicon Valley: Stop saying stupid stuff

Silicon Valley has its head so far in the future it can't hear the laughter in response to its over-the-top pronouncements

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Redis plants the seeds for an open source ecosystem

Redis Modules help the caching and in-memory storage system work with new data structures and database behaviors

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HBase: The database big data left behind

As the default database for Hadoop, you'd expect HBase to be more popular than it is, but its time may already have passed

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Apache Spark powers live SQL analytics in SnappyData

The same team that created GemFire builds on Spark in a new open source database that can analyze OLTP and OLAP workloads side-by-side

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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