Why has IBM created its own distribution of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, and what makes it stand out from the competition? We asked Prasad Pandit, program director, product management, Hadoop and open analytics systems, at IBM to give us a tour of the reference architecture for IBM Open Platform
One of the recurring themes at yesterday’s “Big Data at the Speed of Business” launch was comsumability, which is just a fancy word for ease of use. Let’s face it, Hadoop can be hard; big data can be complicated, and there’s certainly a learning curve involved in being able to leverage most big
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“What Executives Don’t Understand About Big Data,” by Michael Schrage, Harvard Business Review HBR Blog
Hadoop has acquired a large body of prevailing myths in its short history as the hottest new big data technology. I'm surprised and dismayed when I see these myths propagated in leading business publications, such as in this recent Forbes article. Here now are some quick debunks of the myths in