Winning arguments to convince your boss about Hadoop

Getting universal buy in for Hadoop needn’t be an uphill struggle. In many cases, it only takes one pilot project to realize the benefits of low cost storage combined with powerful analytics. The Hadoop topic provoked passionate conversatoin at a recent roundtable discussion attended by over 25 people from a range […]

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How you can use Hadoop to be as agile and innovative as a start-up!

Weighed down by what has gone before, and what is needed to keep the lights on, the CIOs at many organizations I have worked with have turned to Hadoop with the hope of utilizing it as a major component of an IT infrastructure and as part of their modernization and […]

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Four tips for putting business users in touch with Hadoop

The Global Hadoop market was valued at $1.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 58.2 percent, to reach $50.2 billion by 2020, according to a Hadoop Market Analysis report prepared by Allied Market Research.  There is no doubt that IT teams are […]

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Tom Davenport on Hadoop, Big Data and the Internet of Things

I recently caught up with Dr. Tom Davenport, analytics thought-leader and author of Big Data @ Work, in Dublin, where we talked about big data, the Internet of Things and Hadoop. I'll be sharing the conversation here with you in two parts. You'll find part one below, and you can check […]

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Hadoop: the game-changer in banking

At most banks, data is stored in separate databases and data warehouses. Customer data is stored in marketing databases, fraud analyses are done on transactional data, and risk data is stored in risk data warehouses. Oftentimes even liquidity, credit, market, and operational risk data is stored separately as well. Bringing […]

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Hadoop market growth: Breaking out of the Silicon Valley bubble

In the first installment of this series on Hadoop, I shared a little of Hadoop's genesis, framing it within four phases of connectivity that we are moving through. I also stated my belief that Hadoop has already arrived in the mainstream, and we are currently moving from phases three of connecting people to phase four […]

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Predictive analytics and Hadoop: Challenges and solutions for managing the whole analytics lifecycle

So, you've heard the Hadoop hype and you are looking – or have already invested – into Hadoop. Maybe you have also realized some benefits from the Hadoop ecosystem. But now you want to maximize those benefits by using advanced analytics, or you might have heard about algorithms or machine learning libraries available […]

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How Hadoop emerged and why it gained mainstream traction

In the world of IT, very few new technologies emerge that are not built on what came before, combined with a new, emerging need or idea. The history of Hadoop is no exception. To understand how Hadoop came to be, we therefore need to understand what went before Hadoop that led to its creation. To understand […]

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When does speed become a trap?

For many years companies have been working to increase their use of predictive analytics and to execute analytic models faster on increasingly granular and growing volumes of data. Recently, there has been a great focus on "faster" from a  technology standpoint, as modelers seek to iterate quickly and fail fast on […]

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How are Hadoop deployments like snowflakes?

Because every single Hadoop deployment, like the structure of a snowflake, is different. For the open source big data framework, there are different distributions from various Hadoop vendors and all implementations are, or should be, tailored for that specific organization’s needs. And given this infinite variety of Hadoop foundations, the analytics […]

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