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Big Data Appliances – good or bad?

2017-03-14T14:15:40+00:00

We saw in the last week that Teradata has updated their Big Data Appliance it can now ship with Cloudera and has had Hortonworks available for some time. http://ht.ly/PFrgV Although Appliances are appealing for simplicity, ease of management, lots of testing done by the vendor(s) and should work more or less out of the box, [...]

Spark and Hadoop – replace or complement?

2017-03-14T14:16:35+00:00

I recently read a survey report from Typesafe of 2,136 respondents who were asked about Spark vs Hadoop. You can see the report here for yourself (registration required) https://info.typesafe.com/COLL-20XX-Spark-Survey-Report_LP.html?lst=RW&lsd=COLL-20XX-Spark-Survey-Trends-Adoption-Report The most interesting part of the report for me was that 78% of respondents were using Spark for fast processing of BATCH data sets! Think about [...]

Spark / Cloudera One Platform initiative – important? Maybe…probably

2017-03-14T14:22:06+00:00

Last week Cloudera announced the One Platform initiative  http://vision.cloudera.com/one-platform/ . This is an interesting development -  we know that Spark replaced Hadoop as the most popular Apache project and that Cloudera first backed SPark publicly over a year ago.  (Hadoop still has more committers though (https://projects.apache.org/projects.html?number) . In making the announcement Cloudera also confirmed the [...]

Don’t believe the (Big Data) hype?

2017-03-14T14:58:21+00:00

Two Gartner reports recently about Big Data Your Big Data projects will fail and here's why http://ht.ly/Sj41q (ZDNet Summary) Big Data ROI remains elusive http://ht.ly/Sj41q (ZDNet summary). Both reports and summaries try to inject a dose of reality into Big Data adoption. I don't plan to summarise them here, (ZDNet already did that...) but I notice two important [...]

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