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Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
Art Wittmann,
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When analyzing big data, there's more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here's how to pick the right servers and storage.
By Art Wittmann , 7/10/2014
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San Diego Taps Big Data To Optimize Transit
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/10/2014
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10 More Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
David Wagner, Community Editor
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Looking for big data expertise in 140 characters or less? Here are 10 more industry players that can help.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 7/10/2014
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Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/9/2014
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Pentaho Preps Data On Hadoop, Analyzes On MongoDB
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Pentaho 5.1 adds YARN support to support predictive analysis, transforms JSON for analysis on MongoDB.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/8/2014
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Oracle Upgrades Virtualization Server For OpenStack
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Oracle VM 3.3 includes a technology preview of its OpenStack distribution, enables virtualized Oracle databases to run in the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 7/8/2014
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IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/7/2014
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Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 7/7/2014
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The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
Peter Waterhouse, Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies
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IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities.
By Peter Waterhouse Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies, 7/7/2014
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Teradata Scales Up R Analytics On Aster
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Teradata Aster already supports MapReduce, graph, and SQL analysis. Aster R feature adds faster, scaled, R-based analytics.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/3/2014
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Business Analytics Will Help Healthcare, Just Not Overnight
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
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Healthcare systems designed in the 1990s need to get in sync with today's business analytics.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 7/2/2014
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Google's API Riddle
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
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Google services are everywhere -- but the company's lack of long-term commitment to products and APIs make it tough to know which ones to include in new apps.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 7/2/2014
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DataStax Cassandra Release Packs More Than Spark
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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DataStax Spark support may grab headlines, but a bring-your-own-Hadoop connector in DataStax Enterprise 4.5 deserves equal billing.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/2/2014
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How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Daria Hutchinson, Sr. Manager, Technical Publications, Platfora
Commentary
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
By Daria Hutchinson Sr. Manager, Technical Publications, Platfora, 7/2/2014
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Databricks Spark Plans: Big Data Q&A
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Databricks has a bold vision -- based on Apache Spark -- to become big data's epicenter of analysis. Executives Ion Stoica and Arsalan Tavakoli discuss the details and how Google Cloud Dataflow compares.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 7/1/2014
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Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Kevin Casey,
Commentary
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
By Kevin Casey , 7/1/2014
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Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 6/30/2014
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Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Kevin Casey,
Commentary
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
By Kevin Casey , 6/30/2014
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Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 6/30/2014
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Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
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Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 6/27/2014
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