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From Yawn to YARN: Why You Should be Excited About Hadoop 2.0

Yarn White Paper

Learn how YARN offers a world beyond MapReduce for Hadoop 2: less-encumbered by complex programming protocols, faster, and at a lower cost!

Are “Small” and “Smart” Keys to Your Big Data Success?

Allen Bonde

In this special guest feature, Allen Bonde of Actuate discusses why we need to take all the Big Data we’re building up, pour it down a “data funnel” – then deliver it to customers as Small Data in ways that make it incredibly valuable. Allen Bonde is VP of Product Marketing & Innovation at business reporting and analytics leader Actuate Corporation – the people behind BIRT.

The Non-Technical Revolution: How Business Intelligence Came to the People

Saar Bitner

In this special guest feature, Saar Bitner of SiSense discusses the history and current state of BI software, and how things are starting to change to better address the needs of the business user.

Big Data Analytics: Gain a Performance Edge with a Hybrid Solution

simon garland head

With a hybrid approach to big data storage, companies can combine the high performance and speed capabilities of in-memory while solving the storage issues by putting the vast historical data sets on disk. By bridging available technologies, companies can deliver on all counts – including cost.

Don’t Worry About Database Performance

In this special guest feature,  Dr. Michael Blaha from Modelsoft Consulting Group provides a series of 10 useful guidelines for obtaining good performance with traditional relational databases. Michael Blaha is a consultant and trainer who specializes in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing and tuning databases. He has worked with dozens of organizations around the world. Blaha […]

Data Quality, It’s Everybody’s Problem

Andrew Hermann, President & Director, CorSource Technology Group

In this special guest feature, Andrew Herman, President of CorSource, addresses data quality, a challenge facing all companies in the age of mass data collection. “Successfully tackling data quality is imperative, and achievable with a progressive, methodical approach. Your competitors are struggling with this very issue, and the question is whether this is going to remain your problem, or just theirs.”

Celebrity Photo Hack Shows Need for End-to-End Data Security

Radio Free HPC

How safe is your Big Data repository? In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the recent iCloud theft of celebrity photos. Henry thinks this is simply the data breach of the week and that the real issue is the need for two-factor authentication and end-to-end security.

The Different Types of Programmers

In this special guest feature, Jesse Anderson from Cloudera writes about his perspectives on becoming a computer programmer including education, aptitude and other musings. As an extra bonus check out the tutorial video at the end of the article.

Machine Learning – The Engine Behind Big Data Processing

SumoLogic_Sanjay

In this special guest feature, Sanjay Sarathy of Sumo Logic discusses the three waves of evolution of big data, how machine learning plays a big role in this metamorphosis, and also what’s in store next. Sarathy is CMO at next gen machine data intelligence company Sumo Logic.

Big Data: Facts and Myths

ALAN_NUGENT

In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.