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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Dec
23

Here comes Big Data 2.0 — and right on time

Posted on December 23, 2014 by Jeffrey Breen

Daniel Eklund, Think Big’s Engineering Lead and my officemate in our new Boston office, started using the term “Big Data 2.0″ nearly a year ago, but I have been seeing it more and more lately. The “2.0″ moniker is not just marketing hype. A lot has changed in the last year to justify the version bump: A whole new Hadoop. No,…

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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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