Big data analyticsSome of the key resources and projects on the web to guide your Big Data strategy going into 2016. Below are the great number of interesting articles, tutorials, links, and resources on various Big Data technologies.

Maptive has assembled a must follow list of 100 Big Data people on Twitter.

Big Data Awesome list on Github.

A list of must read blogs that intersect Big Data, Cloud, Microservices, Containers, and IoT:

  • Pivotal, they have software and solutions for all the things.
  • IoT Central for all things…
  • DataBricks are heavy, but when they are Apache Spark, they are a must read.
  • Elephants never forget and publish great Big Data content.
  • Hortonworks top 10 blog posts from 2015.
  • Intel is inside lots of things, but they have awesome Big Data knowledge.
  • Spring now is the programming glue for everything without the XML configuration nightmare of yore.

Apache Big Data Stack, from Spark to Hadoop to NiFI, Kafka, … Everything is under the Apache umbrella.

What’s new?

  • Apache NIFI, Hortonworks is backing this awesome GUI driven big data project.
  • Apache Zeppelin, a very cool Big Data notebook.
  • Apache Geode, again from my friends at Pivotal.   This is an awesome in-memory data grid, commercially known as Gemfire.
  • Apache Airavata, multitasking supertool.
  • Apache DataFu, best named Apache Big Data Project in my mind.
  • Apache Crunch, stays crispy in milk, map reduce and Spark.   You had me at crunch.
  • Apache Falcon, an interesting data management project.
  • Apache Flink, the superfast squirrel that came out of nowhere and exploded.
  • Apache Tajo, distributed relational datawarehouse on Hadoop.   Used inCDAP, not sure how this isn’t huge yet.
  • Apache Phoenix, fast relational layer over HBase.
  • Apache HAWQ, fast MPP SQL on Hadoop, open sourced from Pivotal.
  • Apache Giraph,high scalability graphing system, adds to the huge list of graph processing solutions out there.
  • Apache Hama, is a BSP framework for Big Data Analytics.  This one is still being baked, but could be insanely useful.  I am waiting and watching this one.
  • Apache Helix, clustering and partioning solution that works withZookeeper.
  • Apache MetaModel, a common interface to a ton of different data sources including HBase, RDBMS and NOSQL stores.
  • Apache ORC, yet another file format.   Also,Apache Parquet and Apache Avro.
  • Apache MADlib, Machine Learning in SQL on Postgresql, Greenplum and HAWQ.
  • Apache Gora, in data memory model.
  • Apache Twill, layer over Yarn.
  • Apache Accumulo, key-value store on HDFS with cell level security.
  • Apache Drill, SQL ontop of NoSQL, Hadoop and RDBMS.
  • Apache Chuka, analysis and monitoring for Hadoop.
  • Apache Ambari, the slick install, configuration and administration tool for Hadoop.
  • Apache Slider, not a small hamburger but a framework on top of Yarn for better clustering.
  • Apache Storm, distributed real-time computation framework that is widely used with Hadoop.

Pig

RHadoop

Graph and Network Analysis

Open Data Platform’s Sandbox for Hadoop.

Pivotal’s Spring Cloud DataFlow

Dell Big Data Resource Library

Huge list of resources that will help you learn more about these tools, and more.