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Speaker Spotlight: Duy Hai Doan on Cassandra and Achilles

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Duy Hai Doan, a Cassandra Freelance Consultant at Archinnov Info Ltd. Duy Hai will be giving a session at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 19-21, 2014. The session is titled “Cassandra Rapid Prototyping with Achilles.” The Speaker Spotlight Column (and its parallel venture the…

Three Ways HTAP Boosts the Bottom Line

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by Eric Frenkiel Speeding up databases and business infrastructure only adds value to a business’s bottom line when that speed opens up new channels of revenue or delivers new savings. Often it’s real-time analytics that makes the difference because it enables companies to extract value from data before it reaches some time threshold. Unfortunately, many…

The Endless Search for Data Scientist Unicorns

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “For his Ph.D. in astrophysics, Chris Farrell spent five years mining data from a giant particle accelerator. Now, he spends his days analyzing ratings for Yelp Inc.’s online business-review site. Mr. Farrell, 28 years old, is a data scientist, a job title that…

Redis Loves NoSQL Now! (And the Feeling is Mutual)

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by Angela Guess Itamar Haber of Redis Labs recently shared his excitement about the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference, complete with a list of the sessions he’s looking forward to most. Haber writes, “Here’s a shocking confession for you: I’m a data-phile. I am fascinated by data and everything that has to do with it… I’m…

Sponsor Spotlight: Oracle and Robert Greene on NoSQL

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by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Robert Greene of Oracle Corporation. Oracle is one of the largest IT…

The Necessity of Personalizing Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper The evolution of Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics began in the back offices of IT departments where the proverbial gatekeepers lorded over reporting technologies, while disseminating largely historic data. More recently, the business was able to take control of these tools due to developments in Data Discovery, Cloud Computing, Open Source analytics,…

GE Announces First Data Lake Approach for Industrial Internet

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by Angela Guess In more big news out of GE this week, the company announced “that it has created, in collaboration with Pivotal, the first-ever industrial data lake approach to help global industrial customers like airlines, railroads, hospitals and utilities better access, analyze and store terabytes or even petabytes of industrial-strength Big Data, which is…

How Cassandra Went From Abandoned by Facebook to Powering the Likes of Apple

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Klint Finley of Wired.com reports, “Though Facebook has all but abandoned Cassandra, the technology has gone on to power critical web infrastructure at companies like Twitter, Netflix, even Apple.”by Angela Guess Klint Finley of Wired.com reports, “Though Facebook has all but abandoned Cassandra, the technology has gone on to power critical web infrastructure at companies…

McKnight Consulting Group President William McKnight to Speak at NoSQL Now!

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “McKnight Consulting Group [has] announced that its president, William McKnight, will be presenting ‘In-Memory Architectures for Current Workloads and the Future of Processing’ on August 21 at the NoSQL Now! Educational Conference in San Jose, CA. ‘William McKnight has given incredibly inspirational and popular…