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Redis: Understanding the Open Source Data Store’s Primary Uses and Challenges

Click to learn more about author Bassam Chahine. Redis, which stands for “REmote Dictionary Server,” is a speed-optimized in-memory data store most often used as a cache. Redis has data structure versatility — from strings, lists, dictionaries, and sets, to support for approximate counting, geolocation, and stream processing. While Redis is configured as a cache […]

What is a Data Mart?

A data mart is a subset of a data warehouse designed to service a specific business line or purpose. Data warehousing pioneer Ralph Kimball conceived of data marts to “begin with the most important business aspects or departments.” This bottom-up dimensional approach creates a user-friendly, flexible data scheme that delivers reports rapidly, without having to […]

A Brief History of Data Containers

Data containers have become crucial for the efficient transport of data to a public cloud and back to a private platform. Containers are software packages containing everything needed for the software to run. This includes libraries, system tools, and settings, as well as an executable program. Additionally, containers offer another layer of security because the […]

Data Governance and Serverless Computing

Some of the latest buzz in the big data world is centered around the complexity of on-premises, Hadoop technology implementation, and so enterprises are getting restless and moving to the cloud. In an increasingly cloud-friendly business landscape, serverless computing may hold more promise than retrofitting Hadoop. More and more global businesses are moving to the […]

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