Tag Archives: data

In search for effective ads, U.S. TV operators mine viewer data

Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:08pm EDT (Reuters) – U.S. cable companies and satellite TV providers, locked in battle with broadcasters and online sites for advertising, are taking a page from Google Inc by using data on their subscribers’ tastes to serve up tailored commercials. In Los Angeles, a 35-year-old […]

As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

The inescapable truth about big data, the thing you must plan for, is that it just keeps getting bigger. As transactions, electronic records, and images flow in by the millions, terabytes grow into petabytes, which swell into exabytes. Next come zettabytes and, beyond those, yottabytes. A yottabyte is a […]

Splunk Launches Hadoop Exploration And Analysis — Dark Reading

HADOOP SUMMIT NORTH AMERICA 2013, SAN JOSE – June 26, 2013 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the beta version of Hunk: Splunk´┐Ż Analytics for Hadoop. Hunk (beta) is a new software product from Splunk that integrates exploration, analysis and […]

NSA Concedes Hadoop Beats Its Pricey Alternatives

NSA Concedes Hadoop Beats Its Pricey Alternatives

The U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars fighting terrorists. Ironically, however, the best technology available to fight terror likely isn’t a line item on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) $8 to $10 billion budget. More probably it’s Hadoop, which is open source and 100% free. This is […]

Storm-YARN Released as Open Source

Storm-YARN Released as Open Source

At Yahoo! we have worked on the convergence of Storm with Hadoop, as mentioned in our earlier post . We are pleased to announce that Storm-YARN has been released as open source. Storm-YARN enables Storm applications to utilize the computational resources in a Hadoop cluster along with accessing Hadoop […]

Why Google is the big data company that matters most

Every now and then, someone asks “Who’ll be the Google of big data?”. The only acceptable answer, it seems, is that Google is the Google of big data. Yeah, it’s a web company on the surface, but Google has been at the forefront of using data to build compelling […]

What I learned at Facebook’s big data bootcamp

FORTUNE — You may have heard of Facebook’s engineering bootcamp, a six-week onboarding program for new hires to learn the ins and outs of the company’s code base and culture. But over the last few months, the social networking giant has quietly rolled out another program that’s not just for […]