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Feb 13

Why Hadoop and What Skills Should I Learn?

[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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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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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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Mar 07

Forbes “What Can Marketers Do To Manage And Leverage Big Data?”

Kimberly Whitler writes on the Forbes CMO Network “What Can Marketers Do To Manage And Leverage Big Data?” I like this article. Ms Whitler interviewed Tim Suther, the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Acxiom, about why Big Data is significant for marketers.  Why should marketers care about Big Data?  So they can prove the …

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Jan 23

12 Healthy Things To Do While Waiting for Your Big Data Results

Big Data can mean big wait times.  What do you do while waiting for your database or Hadoop query to finish processing?  Here are some ideas of how you can use the time for to take care of your physical, mental, and social health with the one to fifteen minutes of wait time before your …

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Jan 15

Java.net asks “What do you know about Hadoop?”

The Java.net website polled its readers over the last 3 weeks about how much they knew about Hadoop.  Out of the 1567 responses, a whopping 70% said that they already had a “pretty in-depth knowledge” of Hadoop, which is the most expert-level response choice on the poll.  Here are the full results. What do you …

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Jan 11

What Every Marketer Needs to Know About Big Data

Forrester Research says that we are now living in the “Age of the Customer” where “the only sustainable competitive advantage is knowledge of and engagement with customers.” Aprimo CMO Lisa Arthur writes on Forbes “Why 2013 is the Year of the Marketer” where CMOs are optimistic about the growing relevancy of their marketing organizations because …

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