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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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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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Apr 08

Top 10 Helpful Hadoop Experts on Stack Overflow

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Who are the real unsung heroes in the Hadoop community?  I want to give thanks and kudos to the top 10 people who have provided the most contribution to the Hadoop open-source community via Stack Overflow in this past quarter, January to March 2013.  These experts have the highest scores for Hadoop and related tags …

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Apr 05

Sears Now Sells Big Data Services via MetaScale

Like many Americans, I have my cherished Craftsman tools and Kenmore appliances from the US retailer Sears.  However, how many Americans know that Sears now also sells big data services as well? Sears is a well known US department store that had started off as a successful mail order catalog business in 1888, selling to …

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Feb 28

Datameer Recognized as a Top 10 Most Innovative Big Data Company

Congratulations to the Datameer company for getting included in the Fast Company’s Top 10 most innovative Big Data companies list and the CIO UK 20 vendors to watch in 2013. We wrote about Datameer last month being included in the InformationWeek list of 13 Big Data Vendors to Watch in 2013.  Datameer is continuing to …

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Jan 30

Free Hadoop for Dummies Book and Review

For a limited time, you can download the free special edition book, Hadoop for Dummies, in PDF format, compliments of IBM Platform Computing.  Registration with IBM may be required.  [Update 6/7/13: the book download is no longer available from IBM.  See the end of this article for alternatives.] Register for Free Download of Hadoop for Dummies …

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Jan 22

Date Night for Big Data for Valentine’s Day

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I think it is brilliant marketing to have a Date Night for Big Data.  SiSense and Microsoft have partnered to put together this event for data scientists on February 13, 2013 in Mountain View. “Fall in Love with Big Data” is the clever tagline for the event.  Although there will be some networking opportunities to …

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