Oct 28

Apply Your Big Data Skills to the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge

Just imagine… Imagine a world where every person who desires a meaningful career will be able work at the dream job perfectly suited for him or her. Imagine a world where schools and universities prepare students with the optimal set of skills needed by employers. Imagine a world where business is conducted confidently with fully …

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Feb 13

Why Hadoop and What Skills Should I Learn?

Hi Tony, Hadoop permits the storage and processing of large volumes of data with cheap commodity hardware.  As everything becomes more digital in the information age, the high volume, high velocity, and high variety of data being created need to be stored in way that’s relatively cheap, fast, and easy.  Hadoop is open source software …

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Feb 12

What I Learned About MapR

MapR, based in San Jose, California, provides a commercial version of Hadoop noted for its fast performance.  This week at the Strata Conference, I got a chance to talk to the folks at MapR and found out how MapR differentiates itself from other Hadoop offerings. The fast speed of MapR appears to come from its …

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Jan 05

Will You Learn Big Data Skills This Year?

Dear readers, Welcome to a new year!  During this time, bloggers and journalists from all fields are publishing lists of top items from 2013 as well as their predictions of 2014, including those in the world of Hadoop and Big Data.  I find these lists to be interesting to read, as they remind us how …

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Oct 28

Free Cloudera Impala Book

I found out today that you can download the book, Cloudera Impala, in PDF format, for free from the Cloudera website, in association with the Strata Conference and Hadoop World in New York this week.  See the below link for the book info from the publisher as well as the link to download the free …

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May 28

When to use Pig Latin versus Hive SQL?

Once your big data is loaded into Hadoop, what’s the best way to use that data?  You’ll need some way to filter and aggregate the data, and then apply the results for something useful.  Collecting terabytes and petabytes of web traffic data is not useful until you have a way to extract meaningful data insights …

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May 27

Top 10 Presentations for Learning Hadoop on SlideShare

If you want to learn how to use Hadoop for big data, you’ll need to learn about MapReduce, Pig, and Hive.  See this collection of Top 10 Presentations available free to the public on SlideShare that will help you get a better understanding of Hadoop HDFS, the MapReduce algorithm, the Pig Latin language, and the …

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