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Hadoop in 2017: Bigger, Better, Faster?

Hadoop will stand strong in 2017.Hadoop not only lives in the big data cloud, it embodies the big data cloud. Owned by Apache, Hadoop turns 11 years old… Continue Reading

Is Splice Machine a Viable Option for Your Hadoop SQL Database?

In the grand land of databases, you have the traditional RDBMS (here's lookin' at you, SQL) and an impressive lineup of the sexy, modern NoSQLs (say hey… Continue Reading

What's New & Exciting for the Hadoop Ecosystem These Days?

Remember a few years ago, when Hadoop took knocks left and right for lacking usability, security, and other key features and functionality? Well, no more.… Continue Reading

Offloading Mainframe Data Into Hadoop: 4 Things You Need to Know

For those who have spent the last decade steeped in all things cloud, virtualized environments, and Hadoop ecosystems, it may come as a shock that some… Continue Reading

Hadoop Overview: What is It? What is It Used for? Do You Need It?

The concept of big data isn't new at all. While the exact conception point of modern big data can likely be traced back (according to Forbes) to the identification… Continue Reading

Hadoop Then & Now: Doug Cutting's Take on the Past, the Present, and the Future of This Game-Changing Technology

Not only is Doug Cutting the brains behind the most successful big data platform, Hadoop, he is also one of the reasons why the open source community… Continue Reading

3 Predictions for Hadoop & Big Data Between Now and 2021

The past few years have brought some growing pains for big data and Hadoop. They had to fight the reputation that they were just buzzwords and had nothing… Continue Reading

Why Spark Isn't Going to Dethrone Hadoop Anytime Soon

Once upon a time, Yahoo! needed a way to scale out storage, along with the ability to parallelize tasks, without emptying the king's coffers. The king's… Continue Reading

5 Incredible Ways to Use Your Hadoop-Based Data Lake

When a new concept comes along, the first thing it has to prove to the marketplace is why it is a valuable thing and what it has to offer that previous… Continue Reading

Big Data's 'Elephant in the Room': The Issue Nobody Wants to Talk About

It's been a hushed murmur in LinkedIn discussions and blog posts. It's a silent scream in many businesses. But until now, it hasn't been spoken aloud.… Continue Reading

The Data Lake Wars Are Just Beginning

If you’re in the IT business, you’ve probably heard about the data lake concept. Even though the term was coined a few years ago, it’s only recently being… Continue Reading

Webinar: “A Business User’s Guide to Big Data on Hadoop" (September 23rd)

On the 23rd of September, Ioana Hreninciuc and Andrew J Brust will host the “Business User’s Guide to Big Data on Hadoop” webinar. The… Continue Reading