Jimmy Wong

Jimmy crunches massive amounts of big data using Hadoop for online advertising and marketing in a public social networking company. He enjoys helping newbies learn more about applying technology to solve business problems. He can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more info, see his http://about.me/jimmy.wong page. (The views expressed by Jimmy on this blog are his personal opinions and do not represent his employer or other organizations.)

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Big Data Top Questions by Marketers and their Kids Infographic 2013

What are the top questions marketers ask about their Big Data and how are they similar to their kids’ questions? Here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at how their questions are similar. See the below infographic from Infochimps via Visual.ly. Big Data 2013: Why Marketers and Their Kids are Asking the Same Questions infographic   I work …

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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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How to Install VMware Player for Hadoop Tutorials

The easiest way to run Hadoop on your Windows computer in order to run Hadoop demos and tutorials would be to install VMware Player, then install a virtual hadoop server image from Cloudera, Hortonworks, or MapR.  See below for instructions on how to install VMware Player on Windows. 1. Download “VMware Player for Windows 32-bit …

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Install Hadoop on Windows in 3 Easy Steps for Hortonworks Sandbox Tutorial

Did you know that you can easily install a simple single-node Hadoop cluster on your Windows PC or laptop?  Normally, Hadoop runs on Unix computers.  However, thanks to modern virtualization technology, you can run a complete sandbox version of Hadoop within a virtual Linux server on your personal computer, for free.  This installation is ideal …

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Friday Funnies: Hadoop Stunts and Tricks

Here is a “cute” video of Hadoop doing spectacular things, for your Friday Funnies viewing.  Video is from Informatica which is well known for ETL software and is now positioning itself in the emerging Big Data world.

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

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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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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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