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Handling Big Data with HBase Part 3: Architecture Overview

Handling Big Data with HBase Part 3: Architecture Overview

This is the third blog in a series of introductory blogs on Apache HBase . In the second part , we saw how to interact with HBase via the shell. In this part, we’ll look at the HBase architecture from a bird’s eye view. HBase is a distributed database, […]

Software-Defined Storage: How To Pick The Right Flavor

Software-Defined Storage: How To Pick The Right Flavor

2014 Private Cloud Survey SDS means different things to different vendors. Here’s how to decide which variety fits best. The number of storage vendors that claim to be software-defined is reaching epidemic proportions. But the actual software-defined part of storage leaves a lot of room for interpretation. After all, […]

Splunk Brings Big Data Into Security Monitoring

Splunk Brings Big Data Into Security Monitoring

Doug Henschen Telco IDT taps Splunk to optimize IT and isolate security threats. The next step is spotting marketing opportunities hidden in big data. Machine data tends to come in high volumes, and it’s usually a starting point for Splunk, the IT-centric big data analytics platform. Repeating a land-and-expand […]

How long do disk drives last?

How long do disk drives last?

blog-drive-study How long do disk drives last? The short answer is: we don’t know yet, but it’s longer than you might guess. Why does a company that keeps more than 25,000 disk drives spinning all the time not know how long they last? Backblaze has been providing reliable and […]

How Ancestry.com Manages Generations Of Big Data

How Ancestry.com Manages Generations Of Big Data

Jeff Bertolucci Over the past year, the genealogy site’s repository of family historical data has more than doubled in size. Here’s how Ancestry managed its growth. Businesses often use — or overuse — the term “big data” to describe all sorts of data-related products and services, but the buzzword […]

Internap Taps Solid-State Storage For Cloud Service

Internap Taps Solid-State Storage For Cloud Service

Charles Babcock Hosting services giant enters cloud sector, aims to differentiate itself from competitors with high-speed, performance-guaranteed block storage. Internap Network Services moved into the public cloud realm in November with its AgileCloud, and it is now offering compute and storage services from its data centers located in key […]

Yelp Graph: Business Clustering Based on Check-In Data

Yelp Graph: Business Clustering Based on Check-In Data

Recently, Yelp made available a sample dataset from the greater Phoenix metropolitan area including around 11,000 businesses, 8,000 check-in sets, 43,000 users and 230,000 user reviews. With the help of this data, data scientists can execute real-life experiments with various data mining/machine learning algorithms. In our case, we are […]

How Is Hadoop Like Teenage Sex? [Infographic]

How Is Hadoop Like Teenage Sex? [Infographic]

Hortonworks_Hadoop_Summit_Infographic.jpg How is Hadoop like teenage sex? It’s an old riddle whose answer is changing quickly. If you don’t already know what it is, read on. And if you do, read on anyway (and check out the Infographic) because we have some marvelous visual statistics to share. How Is […]

Are VCs Getting Duped by Hadoop?

Are VCs Getting Duped by Hadoop?

Robert Mullins Always keeping an eye on the horizon While Hadoop is touted as the next big thing, the next, NEXT big thing is something called the ┬ôsemantic Web,┬ö according to Charles Silver, CEO of Algebraix, which has developed what Silver calls the first commercially available, high-performance platform for […]

Splunk Enterprise & Hunk for Hadoop at Cisco Labs

Splunk Enterprise & Hunk for Hadoop at Cisco Labs

At the end of October, Splunk announced the release of new product called Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop . Once you get over the awesome name, you realize how much of a game-changer it is to give individuals across the organization the ability to interactively explore, analyze and visualize […]