February 2014 archive

Feb 13

Why Hadoop and What Skills Should I Learn?

Image credit: Pawel Kabanski

[important]This blog article was inspired by a reader comment from Tony asking about what is the significance of Hadoop and what specific skills he should learn.[/important] 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, …

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Feb 12

What I Learned About MapR

MapR Booth at Strata Conference

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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