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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

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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

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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

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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.

Interview: Dirk Slama on the Future and the Internet of Things

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In this special guest feature, ISC Big Data conference chair Sverre Jarp discusses the Internet of Things with Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software. In his keynote presentation on October 1, Slama will be focusing on how the IoT is enabling new business models and services, stressing particularly on the key success factors and present a framework that he believes will help enable that success.

New Search Engine Puts a Check on Big Data

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With today’s big data industry, it’s all about consumers doling out their personal data and companies gladly scooping them up to push them through advanced machine learning algorithms in an attempt to understand every last nuance about you – whether you like it or not. With today’s beta launch of the new Private.me search engine, the playing field has changed.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the New TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data

Radio Free HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the new TPCx-HS benchmark for Big Data. Designed to asses a broad range of system topologies and implementation methodologies, TPCx-HS is the industry’s first objective specification enabling measurement of both hardware and software including Hadoop Runtime, Hadoop Filesystem API compatible systems and MapReduce layers.

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.