Dec
24

2015 in Big Data – What to Expect

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Ron Bodkin

In 2014, Apache™ Hadoop® gathered momentum as the leading platform for big data analytics. Without a doubt, Hadoop is clearly here to stay, it has extended its dominance from enterprise software into social media—Twitter and Facebook both use it—making it hard to imagine a clear successor emerging any time soon. That said, while data scientists…

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Nov
25

Why Solving The Last Mile Problem In Data Analytics Will Start A Revolution

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Ron Bodkin

To understand the role of open source in data analytics, it is helpful to think back to a concept from telecommunications: the last mile. The last mile is the distance from the distribution points of telecom and cable operators to the house and it was always seen as a bottleneck. But there was good reason…

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Jun
3

A Data Architect’s Walkthrough of HDP 2.1

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Douglas Moore

When Hortonworks announced the general availability of HDP 2.1, I was eager to check out what’s new in the release. My initial reason was to double check the version of Hue for a Quora post, but I also wanted to see the much-awaited commercial support for Storm. Based on last October’s Elasticsearch-Hortonworks partnership announcement, I thought…

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