- June 18, 2014
To keep big data in motion, LinkedIn developers devised Apache Kafka, a publish-and-subscribe message dispatcher based on the concept of logs.
- June 11, 2014
Assorted SQL additions to Hadoop are getting attention of late. Users at the recent Hadoop Summit say these tools betoken better interactive queries.
- June 04, 2014
The Apache Software Foundation released Version 1.0 of Spark, a processing framework aimed at outpacing MapReduce for machine learning and other uses.
- May 22, 2014
Ryan Fenner worked in a shadow IT unit at Union Bank for years. Now he's helping lead an IT effort to better manage BI data created in those shadows.
- May 20, 2014
This week's Talking Data podcast recaps Enterprise Data World and a mother lode of data quality information.
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Sponsored by SAS Institute Inc. - You want to get started with a big data project at your company, but you're unfamiliar with Hadoop and you're unsure your project will deliver value. Relax. Many organizations are struggling to implement Hadoop for a variety of reasons. In "The Current State of Hadoop in the Enterprise," by the International Institute for Analytics and sponsored by SAS, you'll find a handy list of five steps to maximize the value of a Hadoop big data project for your organization. See More
- May 08, 2014
Discussed at DAMA's EDW 2014 were more flexible approaches to the data management profession. That's in response to growing mountains of diverse data.
- April 22, 2014
In the latest Talking Data podcast, SearchCIO's Nicole Laskowski reports on doings at the recent Gartner business intelligence summit.
- April 10, 2014
Hadoop has the ability ultimately to break down siloed data stores, Ron Bodkin says in a Q&A.
- April 03, 2014
Leading RDBMS makers are bringing in-memory traits to their flagship offerings. Faster analytics and operations are in the offing.
- March 31, 2014
In a Q&A, author William McKnight discusses the importance of building a robust information architecture -- and having the right person in the lead.
- March 31, 2014
Big data privacy was on tap in this Talking Data podcast. A recent MIT workshop, held at the behest of President Obama, looked at encryption and more.
- March 31, 2014
Consultant John Myers discusses key trends in managing big data environments, including adoption rates for Hadoop clusters and NoSQL databases.
- March 27, 2014
Apache Spark is moving up a notch in the Apache stable; Embarcadero gets set to buy ERwin; and JSR-107 crosses finish line.
- March 19, 2014
In a Q&A, consultant William McKnight discusses the potential benefits of in-memory processing and its recent inroads with top relational databases.
- March 18, 2014
At the Strata big data conference, Geoffrey Moore looked to apply Chasm Theory to Hadoop and the like, as described in our podcast.