Tag Archive for Hadoop

9 Pain Points Every Big Data Professional Contends Against

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Sometimes, there’s a big hole in the side of the ship, and the industry decides to wait until the ship starts sinking in hope of selling lifeboats. At other times, less severe flaws resemble the door in my downstairs bathroom, which opens only if you…

MapR Continues Expansion of Free Hadoop On-Demand Training

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced availability of a complete Apache HBase design and development curriculum on its free Hadoop On-Demand Training program. These courses can lead to HBase certification, allowing developers to deploy complex operational applications…

5 Big Data Courses to Consider

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by Angela Guess James Nunns of Computer Business Review has put together a list of what CBR considers the five best courses on Big Data. The list begins, “(1) Hadoop training. A number of companies provide Hadoop training but one of the best around comes from Cloudera. The Cloudera University trains data professionals at over…

Hadoop and Big Data: The Perfect Union?

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by Angela Guess James Maguire recently wrote for Datamation, “Hadoop and Big Data are in many ways the perfect union – or at least they have the potential to be. Hadoop is hailed as the open source distributed computing platform that harnesses dozens – or thousands – of server nodes to crunch vast stores of…

10 Factors Driving NoSQL Adoption

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger recently wrote for eWeek, “Eight to 10 years ago, when NoSQL pioneers first deployed them, their use was limited to Internet-age companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and LinkedIn. Now, a variety of enterprises are adopting this database for customer-facing, revenue-driving applications that serve hundreds of millions of consumers. The…

Cloudera’s Ibis Will Bring Together Python and Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp reports for InfoWorld, “Scientists and mathematicians have long loved Python as a vehicle for working with data and automation. Python has not lacked for libraries such as Hadoopy or Pydoop to work with Hadoop, but those libraries are designed more with Hadoop users in mind than data scientists proper. Cloudera’s…

NoSQL and NewSQL: Which is Right For You?

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by Angela Guess Writing for EnterpriseTech, Monte Zweben recently gave a simple breakdown of the differences between NoSQL and NewSQL databases. He writes, “NoSQL or ‘Not only SQL’ refers to any database that stores and models data in a format other than relational tables. These databases are popular because they cost-effectively scale out on commodity…

An Introduction to Hadoop for Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess Lindsey Patterson recently wrote for Business 2 Community, “Hadoop is a software system developed by Apache that allows a company’s data science team to process for analytical purposes large sets of data that are located on distributed servers.  The software framework is mainly used by those companies that want the capability of…