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8 Big Data Deployments In Detail

What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
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Challenge: Security watchdog McAfee needed to consolidate siloed analyses of spam, malware and other attacks to understand correlations among threats.

Old System: Conventional relational databases

New System: Hadoop

Capacity: 20 terabytes

Deployed: July 2008

Notes: McAfee is using Datameer search and analytic tools for Hadoop to study sparse data (non-relational data with inconsistent columns) used in text analyses.

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