AWS joins Azure and Watson in bringing machine learning to big data

AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has announced that it will soon offer machine learning as an option to customers. The technology is the same creepy stuff that uses algorithms to recommend things that you might also like when you browse Mazon's retail ...

Using Hunk with Hadoop and Elastic MapReduce

Hunk is a relatively new product from Splunk for exploring and visualizing Hadoop and other NoSQL data stores. New in this release is support for Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce.  Hunk with Hadoop Hadoop consists of two components, the first being a storage component called HDFS. HDFS can ...

Apache Spark for Big Analytics

by Thomas Dinsmore, Director of Product Management at Revolution Analytics The emergence of Apache Spark is a key development for Big Analytics in 2013.   Spark, an Apache incubator project, is an open source distributed computing framework for advanced analytics in Hadoop.  ...