Tag Archive for Hadoop

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…

Clarifying the Spark vs. Hadoop Question

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “One question I get asked a lot by my clients is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have…

9 Myths About Big Data and Your Business

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Big data analytics is one of the major trends every company is told it must jump on for competitive advantage, even survival. As a result, there’s a lot of mythology around big data. Those myths can lead you astray, wasting resources or putting you on…

MapR Launches Spark-Based Quick Start Solutions for Hadoop

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced at Spark Summit the immediate availability of three new Apache Spark-based Quick Start Solutions for the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop. These solutions help customers take advantage of the rapid application…