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Hadoop Summit 2015 – San Jose

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Hortonworks and Yahoo! are playing host to the 8th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community – June 9-11, 2015 in San Jose.

Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM Spectrum Scale

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A new research paper is now available that details the use of IBM Spectrum Scale – “Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM Spectrum Scale.” Learn how IBM Spectrum Scale can play an important role in your big data environment.

Hadoop 101: The Future of Analytics – Real-time streaming

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Thomas Weise, principal architect at DataTorrent, discusses the future of analytics – the importance of real-time streaming and how it is essential for big data analytics and provides valuable insights from data being processed while current and most relevant, rather than hours or days later.

Salesforce Wave for Big Data Announced

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Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the Customer Success Platform and leading CRM company, announced Salesforce Wave for Big Data—enabling business users to unlock value from big data and gain entirely new customer insights with the Salesforce Analytics Cloud.

Interview: Subash D’Souza – Big Data Day LA

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The upcoming event in Los Angeles, Big Data Day LA on June 27, serves as a model for the industry where bringing a quality no-cost conference to the tech community is top priority. I caught up with one of the organizers, Big Data guru Subash D’Souza, to get his thoughts on this conference and what makes it a success.

R vs. Python – The Infographic

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I always enjoy a good down-in-the-trenches battle story – Godzilla vs. King Kong, Klingons vs. Romulans, Yankees vs. Red Sox, etc. And now there’s one for data science aficionados – R vs. Python.

Gartner Identifies Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies for 2015

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A new Gartner research report, “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies,” details five emerging vendors that can assist organizations in meeting their storage modernization and cost containment initiatives. For example, Storiant is a multifaceted archiving platform that can support active, compliance and historical archives in a private cloud environment.

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications Platform

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform to develop industry- and function-specific advanced analytics applications, delivering actionable insights to users that enable swift data-driven decisions that can create a competitive advantage or an improved bottom line.

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.

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.