Mar
25

Op-Ed: Cracks in the Oracle Empire

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Ron Bodkin

Will March 2013 be the turning point where Big Data begins to noticeably eat away at the database establishment? In “Cracks in the Oracle Empire,” Wall Street Journal writer Steve Rosenbush reported Oracle Corporation executives blaming the sales force for “a disappointing quarter.” In fact, this is Oracle’s third miss in the last eight quarters,…

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Feb
21

The Race is On with Open Source

Posted on February 21, 2013 by Ron Bodkin

At Think Big we’re focused on helping customers create measurable value from Big Data. Fast access to that data is becoming mandatory as enterprises move beyond the first phase of adoption of Big Data. Over the last few months a number of projects and products have been announced to address this need, both within Hadoop and in…

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Feb
5

Much Hadoop about Nothing? We Don’t Think So.

Posted on February 5, 2013 by Ron Bodkin

In the mid 2000’s when I was Chief Architect and later, VP Engineering, at Quantcast, we were using one of the first Hadoop clusters as a low-cost way to process the vast amount of data needed to directly measure many of the largest websites in the world. We even helped a skeptical Facebook see the…

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