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Interview: Mike Lamble, CEO at Clarity Solution Group

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We recently sat down with Mike Lamble who is CEO at Clarity Solution Group, a recognized data and analytics consulting firm, to discuss some of the more pressing topics in data management.

B2B Predictive Analytics in the Big Data Era

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In this special guest feature, Keke Wu of Avention, outlines the need for B2B marketing predictive models to catch up to their B2C counterparts as well as methods for doing so.

MapR Distribution Now Ships with Apache Drill 1.0 – Schema-Free SQL Engine for Big Data

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, announced the general availability of Apache Drill 1.0 in the MapR Distribution. Drill uniquely delivers self-service SQL analytics without requiring pre-defined schema definitions, dramatically reducing the time required for business analysts to explore and understand data.

Syncfusion Updates Big Data Platform

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Syncfusion, Inc., the developer solutions company, announced a major update to the Syncfusion Big Data Platform, the Hadoop distribution designed and optimized for Windows.

Hadoop 101: Top 10 Hadoop Learning Videos

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We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Hadoop videos found on Youtube. There are some real gems here, accounting for millions of views, and the collection could become the basis of important new big data initiatives in your enterprise.

Starting Small with Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Tony Fisher of Progress Software gives focus to starting small with your big data initiative – define your processes and manage your processes for success on manageable amounts of data and then add to it incrementally.

Hadoop 101: Simplifying MapReduce Development

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This article explores some typical configuration roadblocks found in traditional Hadoop platforms and explains how they can be sidestepped using ScaleOut hServer using the WordCount application to illustrate these benefits.

Connecting Big Data and Big Content with Metadata

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In this special guest feature, Mika Javanainen of M-Files Corporation provides insight into using metadata as a bridge to connect structured data with unstructured content for competitive advantage.

The Rise of the Data Lake in Support of the Industrial Internet (Part 2)

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The data lake (see Part 1 of this two part series) is a facilitator of another new movement in the big data industry – the Industrial Internet, a term coined by General Electric that refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software.

ClearStory Data and Cloudera Join Forces with Spark

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ClearStory Data, the company bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everyone, announced it has further integrated its Apache Spark-based business user application and data harmonization engine with CDH, the latest version of Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution platform.