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A Brief History of the Hadoop Ecosystem

In 2002, internet researchers just wanted a better search engine, and preferably one that was open-sourced. That was when Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella decided to give them what they wanted, and they called their project “Nutch.” Hadoop was originally designed as part of the Nutch infrastructure, and was presented in the year 2005. The […]

A Brief History of Machine Learning

Machine Learning (ML) is an important aspect of modern business and research. It uses algorithms and neural network models to assist computer systems in progressively improving their performance. Machine Learning algorithms automatically build a mathematical model using sample data – also known as “training data” – to make decisions without being specifically programmed to make […]

So You Want to be a Data Curator?

Data Curation is highly focused on maintaining and managing metadata, and not the database itself. Consequently, much of Data Curation involves such things as good communications and the usage popularity of services or articles. Data Curators not only create, manage, and maintain data, but may also be involved in determining best practices for working with […]

Kubernetes Fundamentals: Facilitating Cloud Deployment and Container Simplicity

Kubernetes (sometimes abbreviated to “kube”) is open-sourced, was originally developed by Google, and organizes containers into logical units for transport and use in the cloud. Containers support the construction of self-contained environments capable of transporting data, and the software supporting it. Containers are, ultimately, a way to package software and other application components. It is […]

So You Want to be a Data Manager?

A Data Manager develops and governs data-oriented systems designed to meet the needs of an organization or research team. Data Management includes accessing, validating, and storing data that is needed for research and day-to-day business operations. Currently, a wide array of organizations are using Big Data to gain insights into customer behavior and to provide […]

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