Analytics and Hadoop partnering for success

In a complicated, fast-paced and connected world, you don’t succeed alone.  SAS and Cloudera have a successful  partnership that dates back several years. Our products are complementary and provide significant quantifiable value to customers who run them on the same cluster.  Add Intel to the mix and you have a trio [...]

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If you don’t buy a ticket to the data lottery, your competitors will

You have to be "in it to win it" as they say. This is becoming the case for many organisations that need to start using data to make better, evidence-based business decisions. Today, using analytics is not so much a data lottery as a data necessity. Some businesses may not [...]

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Three ways to save with a big data lab

In my previous post, "Big data use cases and the big data wake up call," I focused on the discrepancy between big data investment fears on the one hand and successful use cases on the other. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a lot of discussions with business [...]

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Exploration in trail running, big data and cyber crime

I am a runner – a trail runner to be more precise. There are many trails that I enjoy running near where I live, but what I really anticipate is the opportunity to explore a new trail. Whenever I travel, my trail shoes go with me and I try to [...]

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Say hello to a new way of analyzing data in Hadoop

It’s time to say goodbye to your father’s data. Today's data sources are large, fast and constantly flowing. Between the Internet of Things and always-on customers, it's hard to keep up with the data that's being generated all day long. “The goal is to find a way to harness the massive volumes [...]

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Surfing big waves

I just spent much of the past week watching and trying to ride waves on the North Carolina coast. Small waves, mind you, nothing spectacular and certainly nothing that you would consider edgy or life-altering. Nothing that big wave surfers like Laird Hamilton, Garrett McNamara and others of their substance [...]

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The first step on the path to Hadoop nirvana?

On May 7, 2015, Conservatives defied the polls and won the UK general election, handing Labour and Liberal Democrats a surprising defeat. Now, with Chancellor George Osborne presenting his budget in a few days' time (July 8), the new Conservative government is tackling how it will deliver on its campaign promises. That means [...]

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Are you experienced?

Almost fifty years ago, a band emerged from London that changed the landscape of rock music and set a new standard for musicianship. The band was The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and their front man redefined what it meant to play a guitar. Hendrix took an inanimate object – the same [...]

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Get value from the V's of big data by using the D's of analytics

I've been playing around with this equation to show how big data derives value using analytics. From my perspective, it looks like this: Big data + analytics = Hadoop + SAS = Value. To expand the equation, I started thinking about the V's of big data and the D's of analytics. You've probably heard about the [...]

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Four levels of Hadoop adoption maturity

So you’ve been monitoring or are already on the journey with Hadoop -- and you’re wondering: Where are we on the adoption curve compared to the market in general? Based on my interactions with numerous companies, I want to share what I think that curve looks like so that you [...]

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