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UPS Nets Huge Fuel Savings With Analytics

UPS Nets Huge Fuel Savings With Analytics

5 Big Wishes For Big Data Deployments (click image for larger view and for slideshow) Constructive dissatisfaction. That’s what UPS calls its ongoing quest for process improvement that brought about ORION, an On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation system that will save the shipper 1.5 million gallons of fuel in […]

Handling Big Data Backup & Recovery

Handling Big Data Backup & Recovery

John Edwards The fact that big data systems and applications must be supported by a fast and powerful recovery strategy is undeniable. There is clearly a growing need for more efficient ways to move massive data volumes over a WAN and to manage backup restoration from a holistic, enterprise-wide […]

MapR Moves to Secure Hadoop

MapR Moves to Secure Hadoop

Slide Show Big Data: Not Just for Big Business Anymore When it comes to anything relating to Big Data, concerns about security are never far away. After all, concentrating massive amounts of data in one place can make for a very tempting target for hackers. At the Strata Conference […]

Main Big Data Technologies: NoSQL

Main Big Data Technologies: NoSQL

cap-theorem Share this content: When considering the technologies required to approach the problem of Big Data, it’s only natural to consider the database management system first. Most of the most widely used databases are already optimized to store and handle large data volumes. For some years now, systems based […]

Stinger Initiative Brings SQL Users to Hadoop Via Apache Hive

Stinger Initiative Brings SQL Users to Hadoop Via Apache Hive

Slide Show Eight Ways to Put Hadoop to Work in Any IT Department Hadoop is big, but there’s no doubt that the game changer will be marrying SQL— the primary language used by business analysts for ad hoc analysis—with Hadoop. If you don’t want the information in Hadoop to […]

A first step towards R from spreadsheets

A first step towards R from spreadsheets

Move your data analysis to a computing environment specifically designed for it. Why R and not spreadsheets? Here are three reasons: Spreadsheets are easily overwhelmed.  Very complex things can be done in spreadsheets — it is just that complex spreadsheets are inefficient and dangerous . Graphics should be considered vital […]

Dell Creates Virtual Storage Blend

Dell Creates Virtual Storage Blend

Slide Show Five Best Practices for Disk Drive Storage Decisions When it comes to data storage, the less IT organizations have to think about it the happier they are. That’s the guiding principle behind a hybrid approach to data storage that spans magnetic disks and multiple types of solid-state […]

A Response to “Falling with Helium”

A Response to “Falling with Helium”

Recently the author of xkcd , Randall Munroe, was asked the question of how long it would be necessary for someone to fall in order to jump out of an airplane, fill a large balloon with helium while falling, and land safely. Randall unfortunately ran into some difficulties with […]

Why Supermarkets Are Big Data Superstars

Why Supermarkets Are Big Data Superstars

email servers In the era of big data, establishing rapport with customers should be easier than ever, right? We have the information, and the technology for capturing, analyzing and disseminating customer communications has made huge advances, driven by the adoption of marketing software and CRM systems and fed by […]

Confront 4 Key Big Data Storage Challenges

Confront 4 Key Big Data Storage Challenges

John Edwards Fortunately, formulating a big data storage strategy that will satisfy both current and future needs can be accomplished by following just a few simple steps. Start with the platform Designing and deploying the wrong type of storage platform is a mistake that’s certain to lead to missed […]