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Data Scientists Alone Aren’t a Scalable Solution

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Stuart Frankel recently opined, “Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us… It’s not that we haven’t…

The Cloud Can Handle Big Data… Sort Of

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Joe McKendrick recently wrote, “Is cloud making a difference in Big Data efforts?  Can it deliver the agility and scalability required to handle petabytes and exabytes’ worth of data coming out of enterprises and the Internet of Things? The answer to both questions is ‘yes, but,’ according to highly engaging…

Basho Introduces Riak CS 1.5

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Basho, the creator and developer of Riak, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, today introduced Riak CS 1.5 and Riak CS 1.5 Enterprise, Basho’s distributed object storage software. Riak CS (Cloud Storage) is open source software built on top of Riak, used to…

3 NoSQL Mistakes to Avoid

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by Angela Guess Jason Tee of The Server Side recently wrote, “Like many emerging technologies, NoSQL has gone through a hype cycle that saw widespread implementation followed by decidedly mixed results. The cargo-cult mentality that had everyone jumping on board the non-relational database train has certainly led to some high profile, embarrassing roll-backs. There is no one party totally to…

Bob Wiederhold’s Take on Making NoSQL Mission-Critical

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by Angela Guess Database Trends and Applications recently interviewed Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold about the future of NoSQL. Asked about how NoSQL has changed over the last three years, Wiederhold commented, “There has been a massive change. The first phase of the NoSQL industry I think was really characterized by grass roots developer adoption. Developers would…

Stardog 2.1 Hits Scalability Breakthrough

by Eric Franzon Washington, DC – January 21, 2014 – The new release (2.1) of Stardog, a leading RDF database, hits new scalability heights with a 50-fold increase over previous versions. Using commodity server hardware at the $10,000 price point, Stardog can manage, query, search, and reason over datasets as large as 50B RDF triples.…

Scalability Experts Share How They’d Fix HealthCare.gov

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by Angela Guess David Carr of Information Week reports, “When HealthCare.gov choked on the volume of uninsured citizens who flocked to it on Oct. 1, it was following an all-too-common pattern that occurs on other websites with big ambitions, according to two men who have built their reputations on expertise in web scalability. ‘We think it’s…

When to Opt for NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of NoSQL recently wrote, “Scalability and flexibility. These are the two key attributes of NoSQL databases, the ones that have made them big data darlings. NoSQL databases haven’t quite reached the hype heights of the Hadoop data management framework, but they’re drawing a lot of attention and experimentation. Choose wisely…

Talend Improves Value of Big Data with New Integration Platform Release

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, a global open source software leader, announced the availability of version 5.3 of its next-generation integration platform, the only unified environment that scales the integration of data, application and business processes of any complexity. With version 5.3, Talend redefines the skillsets and development…