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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 […]

How to Overcome Today’s Distributed Enterprise’s Top Four Connectivity Issues

Click to learn more about author Michelle Arney. Enterprise organizations around the world have traditionally leveraged virtual private networks (VPNs) to connect remote locations and/or to deploy new apps.  Until rather recently, VPNs were the ideal solution to assist in controlling costs, while also providing a level of security.  However, as the data landscape has […]

Build a Data-Driven Culture with a Data Catalog

Humans can be very particular about things. Some little kids simply won’t eat spinach. Adolescents might refuse to wear clothing that isn’t imprinted with cool brand logos. And adults may not like the cultural change that accompanies the effort to become a data-driven enterprise. Recent research addresses this in the context of Big Data and […]

Data Governance vs. Blockchain

Data Governance is the hot topic in today’s security- and privacy-concerned digital ecosystem. Blockchain technology offers data-centered security to sensitive, transactional systems that require tamper-resistant, fully auditable tracking mechanisms. Thus, blockchain and Data Governance (DG) complement each other in many ways, while maintaining distinct operational philosophies and application turfs. Blockchain is today’s preferred technology for […]

Implementing a Cloud Data Strategy

At a time when most major companies are showing a long-range commitment to “data-driven culture,” data is considered the most prized asset. An Enterprise Data Strategy, along with aligned technology and business goals, can significantly contribute to the core performance metrics of a business. The underlying principles of an Enterprise Data Strategy comprise a multi-step […]

Demystifying Data Architecture

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said, “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together”—and Data Architecture begins upon creating, storing, and putting two or more characters together, be they sets of records, emails, pictures, audio, video. This resonated well with initial thoughts about Data Architecture, as it is comprised of things, the functionality of […]

Teradata Expands As-a-Service Offerings for Vantage

According to a new press release, “Teradata, the industry’s only Pervasive Data Intelligence company, today announced three new offerings for its Teradata Vantage platform, reflecting Teradata’s commitment to offering as-a-service capabilities to meet the needs of their customers. These capabilities provide choice and flexibility for customers operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, […]

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