• February 24, 2016 24 Feb'16

    AtScale Benchmarks Three SQL-on-Hadoop Engines

    Numerous SQL-on-Hadoop engines are available for accessing data stored in HDFS using the familiar SQL language. They all look promising, they all support a rich SQL dialect, but which ones is the ...

  • February 24, 2016 24 Feb'16

    Spark Streaming update to address growing torrent of big data

    Amid the buzz at Spark Summit East 2016 in New York was word that the Spark data processing engine's stream processing architecture will be overhauled in the upcoming version 2.0 of the open source software.

  • February 04, 2016 04 Feb'16

    HR metrics and analytics bring opportunity, concerns

    HR personnel oversee many of the perks that come with a job, such as paychecks and benefits; the elements that most people would rather avoid, such as firings and employee conflicts; and all things in between, such as education and training. Now, ...

  • February 04, 2016 04 Feb'16

    SQL-on-Hadoop platforms open brave new analytics world

    Hadoop has been slowly plodding through the big data jungle, but SQL's integration may put a spring in the elephant's step.

  • February 03, 2016 03 Feb'16

    NoSQL revs up to the tune of the Spark connector

    Attention's been placed on Spark running on Hadoop, but there are Spark connectors for NoSQL that usher in a new class of operational analytics.

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  • January 29, 2016 29 Jan'16

    Data quality metrics a governance must, managers say

    Data governance managers who spoke during an online conference said that tracking business-oriented metrics on data quality improvement is a key to success in governance efforts.

  • January 28, 2016 28 Jan'16

    Co-creator Cutting assesses Hadoop future, present and past

    In a Q&A as Hadoop reaches one 10-year milestone in its development, co-creator Doug Cutting talks about the adoption of the big data framework, and the history and future of Hadoop.

  • January 27, 2016 27 Jan'16

    Geospatial data is on the map for Hadoop, Spark

    Software architect Mansour Raad is at the center of activity as geospatial data melds with Hadoop -- and soon, Spark.

  • January 25, 2016 25 Jan'16

    Beyond gaming, GPU technology takes on graphs, machine learning

    The Blazegraph database runs on graphics processing units to speed graph traversals. Machine learning in the form of Google TensorFlow is also a GPU target.

  • January 14, 2016 14 Jan'16

    MapR adds 'Streams' messaging to its Hadoop data pipeline

    MapR's Hadoop distribution will add a message system to feed a streaming data pipeline. It takes a cue from open-source Kafka technology.

  • December 29, 2015 29 Dec'15

    Data governance process taxed by self-service BI, big data

    The increasing adoption of self-service business intelligence tools and big data analytics applications is complicating data governance programs, BI Leadership Summit speakers and attendees said.

  • December 28, 2015 28 Dec'15

    IBM Watson APIs hold key to broader cognitive computing use

    In 2015, APIs for IBM's Watson system were front and center as a means to bring cognitive computing applications to a broader corporate audience.

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Spark: It's the word of the year in 2015 for data analytics

    This episode of the 'Talking Data' podcast looks at the word of the year in data analytics and management. In 2015, Spark joined Hadoop and MapReduce at the top of the list of trending big data technologies.

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Kirk Borne on data science and big data analytics, data literacy

    In a Q&A, big data and data science expert Kirk Borne discusses new data processing and analytics technologies and the growing importance of data literacy in organizations.

  • December 09, 2015 09 Dec'15

    Concurrent app management tools work on Hadoop and Spark

    If Hadoop and Spark are to sneak into the enterprise, they will need to be manageable. With Driven, Concurrent Inc. takes a stab at the problem.