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Dirk deRoos tells us about the cost effectiveness of Hadoop. “One way that“Hadoop is being valuable to a business is in looking at what Hadoop can do that a lot of existing systems can’t do.”
Hadoop can be used as a landing zone to explore data and determine what is of value to send to the
Big data and analytics are being used today by more and more people throughout an organization to make operational and strategic decisions. This means that data and analytics, and the insights they provide, are critical to making the right moves that grow revenue, better engage customers and
Big data is everywhere and in everything. It’s infused in phones, cars, roads, power lines, waterways, food crates and innumerable other items you’d never think of as computers. Technology is more powerful and accessible than ever before, but there are still many civic challenges in need of
Businesses have figured out that analytics are in their future, but what does it mean to be an analytically driven organization? What data and analytics do you need?
With today’s technology, you can do so many new things that were not possible two or three years ago. Let’s start thinking about
So now I am fascinated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and wondering: what should I do with the power of this curiosity? My first reaction is to associate the IoT with the web and mobility, since we are in fact talking about the internet. I can then turn to my understanding of cloud services and
There have always existed significant barriers to entry for early adopters of any new technology. For example, all the miles of cable that needed to be run in order for the world to take advantage of the miracle of electricity. Now consider the computer: devices that were capable of processing only
The Forrester Wave Big Data Hadoop Solutions Q1 2014 declared that “Hadoop is unstoppable.” Indeed, Hadoop is changing the game of large scale computing and IBM Infosphere BigInsights is right there leading the pack.
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Now that the Ebola virus is sitting in our backyard, the entire country is on high alert—and rightfully so, as it's no longer a disease that's plaguing people continents away, in little known countries. WHO indicates that there are 9216 Ebola cases with 4555 deaths. My first thought when I look at
“Hadoop is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly and deeply into enterprise data management architectures,” Forrester analysts Mike Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna wrote recently in The Forrester Wave Big Data Hadoop Solutions Q1 2014 on the Hadoop marketplace. “Forrester believes that Hadoop
Nancy Bachrach, senior manager of registration for the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, declared that predictive analytics gave the organization the “opportunity to base decisions on actual data.” Using this data they were able to better understand their customers: girl scouts.
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It’s easy to understand why big data is intimidating as the whole gang of JSON, SQL, YARN and UDFs (user-defined functions) invoke glazed eyes and thoughts of extraterrestrial technologies. So, even to the uninitiated, what is the big deal about UDFs?
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