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The Data Lake Debate: The Introduction

March 5, 2015 by Jill Dyché

Data Lake Debate column.

Will filling up your data lake will help or hurt the cause? On the one hand, a data lake full of raw, multi-structured, and heterogeneous data from across systems and business processes, could be the proverbial “single version of truth” that up until now had just been the unconsummated hope of many an executive.[read more]

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Hygienic Hadoop Data Lakes Not Just Happenstance

February 23, 2015 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

If you work with Hadoop on a daily basis you already know that data cannot simply be dumped into Hadoop’s file system and be of high value to rank and file business users. To be sure, data management is crucial if you’re planning on Hadoop serving as a true lake or “hub” for all your organization’s data.[read more]

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10 Amazing Data Analytics Platforms Everyone Should Know About

February 18, 2015 by Bernard Marr
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Big Data Guru column.

The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of platforms available for big data analytical tasks. The open source Hadoop framework is free to use, but very technical to set up and not specialized towards any particular job or industry. To use it in your business, you need a “platform” to operate it from.[read more]

Aligning Big Data

January 18, 2015 by Martyn Jones

Aligning big data.

This is an overview of the realignment and placement of Big Data into a more generalized architectural framework, an architecture that integrates data warehousing (DW 2.0), business intelligence and statistical analysis.[read more]

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Is Your IT Architecture Ready for Big Data?

January 5, 2015 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Companies desperately need to assess their current situation and future business needs, and then design and deliver on a IT architecture that will deliver insights from all data types.[read more]

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My 7 Big Data Favorites of 2014

December 24, 2014 by Tamara Dull

The Big Data MOPS Series.

To put a nice bow on this year’s big data discussion, I’d like to share some of my favorite content from 2014 from around the web. It wasn’t easy, but I narrowed the list down to 7 items, including articles, a comic book, a white paper, an infographic, and a video. Check out the list and see what you think.[read more]

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Changing Your Mind About Big Data Isn’t Dumb

December 8, 2014 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

While big data technologies have enjoyed plenty of hype, there’s a new reality setting in regarding getting more value from big data investments. With this in mind, it's OK to step back for a moment, pause your programs for a time if necessary, and—yes, even change your mind about big data.[read more]

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5 Ways Hadoop Can Help Healthcare Organizations and You

November 23, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop and healthcare

There are many different use cases for Hadoop in healthcare. Some of them include helping doctors, patients, and healthcare organizations include personalized treatment planning, assisted diagnosis, fraud detection, and monitoring patient vital signs. Learn how Hadoop is being implemented in each of these use cases.[read more]

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5 Common Use Cases for Hadoop in Retail

November 20, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop in retail

Retailers can focus on the shopper as an individual, rather than aiming at the masses and hoping to snag a few. Where there once were customer panels, in-store surveys, focus groups, and guesswork, there is now social media, online search behavior, and easy-access customer input.[read more]

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6 Ways Big Data Hadoop Is Helping America Become Energy Independent

October 31, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Energy.

Hadoop is a significant aid in streamlining the oil and gas production industry, from testing and verifying potential drilling sites and oil extraction to ensuring equipment safety and minimizing environmental damage. Below are some specific Hadoop use cases in the oil and gas industry.[read more]

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How Governments Can (and Should) Use Hadoop

October 30, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Government and Hadoop.

While open record acts permit citizens to request data in a timely manner, the requested data is often scattered across several platforms. IT teams may have trouble locating and compiling all of it in a timely manner. Hadoop can improve efficiency and accountability by storing multiple data sets, retaining them for years, and combining them to meet specific data requests.[read more]

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Hadoop in Advertising: How Big Data Helps Make Smart Decisions

October 27, 2014 by Sameer Nori
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Advertising.

Data is, unquestionably, everywhere. Our computers, tablets, and mobile phones, our social media conversations, likes and follows, the emails we opt in to and those we open or delete, provide a constant flow of information. What do we like? What do we want? And, what services might we need?[read more]

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4 Ways Hadoop Is Improving Our Healthcare System

October 24, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop in healthcare.

With new medical advances every day, it’s no surprise that the healthcare field has a bold new technology that allows doctors and researchers to more easily access and learn about diseases, treatments, and cures. This technology, Apache Hadoop, is a big data storage and processing platform that gives healthcare providers the ability to effectively use much more data than has ever been possible.[read more]

5 Reasons Organizations Use Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 23, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

Hadoop.

Hadoop, which as named after the elephant toy of the inventor of Hadoop, was developed because the existing data storage and processing tools appeared to be inadequate to handle all the large amounts of data that started to appear after the internet bubble.[read more]

The Rise of Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 21, 2014 by Zach Taiji

Hadoop.

Since 2005, Hadoop has been the foundation for hundreds of big data companies, due to its open-sourced nature. Over 170 well-known companies have contributed to its development since launch, and the project is currently valued at over $2 billion.[read more]