The Hadoop Ecosystem: HDFS, Yarn, Hive, Pig, HBase and growing

Hadoop is the leading open-source software framework developed for scalable, reliable and distributed computing. With the world producing data in the zettabyte range there is a growing need for cheap, scalable, reliable and fast computing to process and make sense ...

Big Data Analytics – The game changer in the world of sports

Big Data Analytics has gripped the attention of the world with the fascinating insights that it can provide. It has made businesses able to uncover customer preferences, helped marketing managers understand the market trends and even make career portals provide ...

BI Professionals Spend 50-90% of Their Time ‘Cleaning’ Raw Data for Analytics

Last year, the NYT shined a light on big data’s “janitor” problem – that data scientists and business intelligence pros spend too much time cleaning, not evaluating data. But how big of an issue is it, really? Xplenty just wrapped a commissioned study of ...

4 Considerations When Choosing a Hadoop Distribution

Choosing the right Hadoop distribution can be a tricky process. Many businesses looking to adopt Hadoop in their data infrastructure have a hard time figuring out what really differentiates one distribution from another. With so many options available, it’s easy ...

7 Ways to Get Ready for the Big Data of the Future

Data science is in the midst of transformation, with Big Data technologies starting to significantly encroach on the market share of traditional RDBMSs (relational database management systems). Spending worldwide on Big Data is forecast to hit $114 billion by 2018, ...

Apache Parquet paves the way for better Hadoop data storage

Apache Parquet, which provides columnar storage in Hadoop, is now a top-level Apache Software Foundation (ASF)-sponsored project, paving the way for its more advanced use in the Hadoop ecosystem. Already adopted by Netflix and Twitter, Parquet began in 2013 as a ...

Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Telecoms

Transform Into Analytics Driven Operator and Boost Revenue Streams via Improved Business Intelligence Lifecycle 21-22 April 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Telecoms is the premium event bringing together leading telecom network providers with specialist technology and service providers. As an ...

MongoDB, Cassandra, and HBase-the three NoSQL databases to watch

Hadoop gets much of the big data credit, but the reality is that NoSQL databases are far more broadly deployed -- and far more broadly developed. In fact, while shopping for a Hadoop vendor is relatively straightforward, picking a NoSQL ...

NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS-How To Choose

When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice. Today's databases are not only expected to be flexible enough to handle ...