- April 20, 2017
Corporate users are becoming more open to deploying big data systems with Apache Spark in the cloud, Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi says in a Q&A on the open source processing platform.
- April 14, 2017
Software containers encapsulate complexity and ease deployment, two traits that are helping to elicit growing interest in using them as part of big data systems.
- March 31, 2017
Fitness company Beachbody set up a data lake system in the AWS cloud to support big data analytics applications after deciding that an on-premises deployment would be too complicated.
- March 24, 2017
Blockchain data technology disruption may be in the offing. IDC's Stewart Bond says architecture at the core of controversial bitcoin may show a new path to data integrity.
- March 10, 2017
Businesses constantly need to evolve their programs for governing data. Nationwide's finance data governance team shares how it stepped up data governance strategy and processes.
Sponsored by CloudHealth - As enterprises continue to add new use cases and workloads to their cloud portfolio, the stakes keep rising for potential governance speed bumps. Business users and IT professionals alike are now using the cloud for everything from compliance and security to cloud-native application development and infrastructure optimization. But this makes policy management more difficult, time consuming and costly, especially with so many cloud services being purchased and deployed outside the scope, visibility and control of a centralized IT operations group. See More
Sponsored by CloudHealth - In the era of Cloud 1.0, early adopters were often drawn to the cloud because it allowed them to reduce Capex and move to a more predictable subscription pricing model. In recent years, cloud adoption has surged because organizations have recognized that it not only reduces their hardware purchases and per-seat software licenses but provides many operational benefits as well. See More
Sponsored by CloudHealth - For more than a decade, the biggest gating factor in cloud computing adoption was perceived security risks. IT professionals and business leaders alike were often extremely concerned about a perceived loss of control of mission-critical data and essential applications when moved to the cloud. See More
- March 08, 2017
Application profiling software from Pepperdata is built on LinkedIn's Dr. Elephant open source entry. A primary goal is to get more Hadoop and Spark applications into production.
- February 21, 2017
Moving custom Spark and Hadoop pilot projects into production use has proved daunting. But container technology eased the transition at the Advisory Board analytics service.
- February 16, 2017
Spark Streaming architecture to date has focused much on programming perks. Now, as a bit of a hedge against other streaming choices, Drizzle comes to bat to cut streaming latency.
- February 06, 2017
Predictive models help Jewelry Television's on-air hosts sell its wares, thanks to data integration and preparation processes that funnel a mix of data into the analytics applications.
- February 06, 2017
Data scientists building predictive models and machine learning algorithms often have to do more data preparation work upfront than is necessary in conventional analytics applications.
- February 06, 2017
Increased automation of data pipelines and more flexibility for data scientists through self-service software are taking hold as big data deployments change data preparation practices.
- February 03, 2017
The head of Kaiser Permanente's data governance program says data stewards hold the key to the initiative's success, and he offers advice on managing data stewardship processes.
- January 31, 2017
Big data analytics and digital transformation challenge the conventional data governance process, with many questions to answer in organizations. But a governed data lake shows how it can be done.
- December 02, 2016
Amazon's Athena data engine brings interactive SQL queries to S3 data sets and lets users pay as they go. It's based on an open source framework called Presto that Teradata and others also employ.
- November 30, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health responded to flooding with the help of GIS software that located trouble spots with at-risk hospitals. Ease of use was welcome, according to a preparedness manager.