Category Archives: Big Data

The newest satellite circling Earth can spot everything from tomato plants to parking spaces

The newest satellite circling Earth can spot everything from tomato plants to parking spaces

Summary: Earth will appear to us clearer than ever before after DigitalGlobe’s latest commercial satellite made its way to space today. The most powerful commercial satellite ever made left Lompoc,…

Hortonworks Sandbox

Hortonworks Sandbox

Sandbox is a personal, portable Hadoop environment that comes with a dozen interactive Hadoop tutorials. Sandbox includes many of the most exciting developments from the latest HDP distribution, packaged up in…

How Domo built one big data platform to rule them all

How Domo built one big data platform to rule them all

Big data is one of the most talked about tech advancements in recent years. Here’s how Domo built a business intelligence tool platform for big data in business. Big data’s…

How Big Data Can Solve Small Data Problems

How Big Data Can Solve Small Data Problems

The reality of Big Data and Small Data isn’t so binary. We talk about Big Data and, now, Small Data as if it’s always clear with which you’re dealing. Big…

Splunk Extends Reach of Machine Data to Include Networks

Splunk Extends Reach of Machine Data to Include Networks

Splunk App for Stream will enable IT organizations to create a repository through which they can analyze different classes of machine data. Splunk today extended the reach of its machine…

Announcing Apache Argus: A Clarion Call

Announcing Apache Argus: A Clarion Call

In May, Hortonworks acquired XA Secure and made a promise to contribute this technology to the Apache Software Foundation.  In June, we made it available for all to download and use…

Big data's biggest impact is not on Silicon Valley

Big data’s biggest impact is not on Silicon Valley

As interesting as big data can be within Silicon Valley’s elite companies, it’s having a bigger impact on Middle America. Most Hadoop jobs can be found in Silicon Valley, where…

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Why BI’s Late Movers are Big Data’s Early Adopters

The explosion in popularity of new business intelligence platforms and data warehouse technologies throughout the 1990s was well documented. But while companies in a broad range of industries including financial…

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When Data Joins The Dark Side

A big data stockpile may contain dark data — unstructured, unclassified information that you can’t put to good use. Maybe it’s time to find it. Quick, how much of your…

Quick N’ Dirty: Funnels

Quick N’ Dirty: Funnels

I recently had a customer ask me how to calculate funnels in Splunk. His source data consisted of custom application logs, but this method will work with any logs that have a field representing a unique visitorID. In this context, a “funnel” is a calculation that shows what percentage […]