Robert Greene

The Real Purpose of Big Data: What Is Meant By Situational Awareness?

Robert Greene

by Robert Greene The concept of Big Data has been around for more than a decade – but while its potential to transform the effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability of virtually any enterprise has been well documented, the means to effectively leverage Big Data and realize its promised benefits still eludes some organizations. Ultimately, there are…

Meeting Smart Grid’s Big Data Demands with JPA

Robert Greene

by Robert Greene Because of the wealth of information presented by Big Data, businesses are asking more difficult questions of their data instead of searching for simple answers in tables that are found in traditional relational databases (RDBs). When presented with the amount of scale and complexity found in Big Data, RDBs often simply fall…

Change is Imminent for Software Systems

Robert Greene

By: Robert Greene At the recent Super Computing conference in Seattle, the major theme was Big Data and technologies that enable Big Data management. This was certainly an interesting departure from the typical computational issues these types of events tend to focus on like the CPU versus GPU, high speed network interconnects and storage. But the focus…

NoSQL 1.0, a Shift in Architecture, But What Else?

Robert Greene

By Robert Greene One thing NoSQL 1.0 is bringing to the table is a shift in architecture. The benefit here is the elimination of critical dependency on the JOIN operation and the ability to scale through distribution. Done correctly, this allows for algorithmic processing as opposed to strictly query-based processing – but the way query…

NoSQL Now! Observations, Part2: Hardware and Defining NoSQL

Robert Greene

By Robert Greene I recently wrote about my observations at the recent NoSQL Now! Conference and am happy to bring you the second and final part of my observations. Hardware: Scale Up Before Scaling Out Surprisingly, hardware came up several times. This has been largely ignored in the past but is now coming to the…