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Hortonworks Tends Hadoop Ecosystem with Open Source Platform

by   |   June 22, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Software developed in the open source community earns its way into enterprises when it becomes easier to use, more reliable, and a better fit with incumbent technologies. Hortonworks, supplier of an Apache Hadoop distribution, has another item for the list Read More…


Teradata Expands Hadoop Capabilities with SQL-H

by   |   June 22, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Teradata’s recent announcement of its new Aster SQL-H tool for accessing Hadoop has been hailed as good news for business analysts, particularly those accustomed to sifting through data with SQL queries. For Teradata, a leader in data warehouse software, SQL-H Read More…


Beware of the Data Fetish

by   |   May 31, 2012   |   Leave a comment

I recently came across a new term: data fetish. It refers to the tendency of some people to credit new data and analytics technologies with a greater advancement and capabilities than they deserve. Making the point in an interview with Technology Review was Peter Read More…


Dairy’s Got Data

by   |   May 4, 2012   |   Leave a comment

The Atlantic recently published a great article on how the dairy industry are using analytics to determine which gene combinations in cow breeding will result in the best milk producers (“The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Read More…


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Performing Map/Reduce In-Memory: No Hadoop Needed

by   |   April 26, 2012   |   Leave a comment

ScaleOut Software’s middleware stores data in memory to be rapidly accessed and updated over multiple servers in a server farm or a compute grid. The map/reduce framework allows you to perform algorithms on large datasets that are dispersed across multiple Read More…


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Your Supply Chain Is Stupid

by   |   April 25, 2012   |   Leave a comment

“Supply Chain Management created systems that are pretty dumb,” says Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights. Cecere made that comment during a panel discussion at the Strata conference on February 28 in Santa Clara. Her point: SCM has some catching up to Read More…