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Oozie Plugin for Eclipse

Posted by Ahmed Mahran on  Oct 30, 2015

A new Eclipse Oozie plugin allows to significantly simplify implementation of Oozie processes by allowing to define them graphically. An article introduces plugin and provides an example of its usage.

Big Data Solutions with MS SQL ColumnStore Index

Posted by Aleksandr Shavlyuga on  Oct 11, 2015

ColumnarStore can offer performance improvements over traditional tables, but aren’t always faster. Aleksandr Shavlyuga explores the power, and limitations of SQL Server’s ColumnStore Indexes.

The Estimation Game - Techniques for Informed Guessing

Posted by Carlos Bueno on  Sep 26, 2015

In this article, author Carlos Bueno discusses the strategies for estimating the server capacity for big data projects and initiatives, with the help of two case studies.

Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing

Posted by Seth Earley on  Sep 19, 2015

This article covers machine learning and cognitive computing, and how they are related to artificial intelligence (AI). Panelists discuss how this technology is applied in digital marketing space.

Garage Door Openers: An Internet of Things Case Study

Posted by Jonathan Margulies on  Sep 13, 2015

Author discusses how to design an Internet-connected garage door opener ("IoT opener") to be secure and the security infrastructure for IoT devices, like authentication & access policy enforcement.

Breaking Down Data Silos with Foreign Data Wrappers

Posted by Lenley Hensarling on  Sep 09, 2015

Author Lenley Hensarling discusses Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW) feature in Postgres database. FDW provides a SQL interface for accessing data from disparate sources like NoSQL databases.

The Lean Machine: Bringing Agile Thinking to the Database

Posted by Matt Hilbert on  Aug 05, 2015

For years now, Agile practices have been promising short iterations, fast releases, and software that gets out there sooner. But how can database development teams adapt, and where should they start? 2

7 Habits of Highly Effective Monitoring Infrastructures

Posted by Dave Josephsen on  Jul 20, 2015

If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1

Big Data as a Service, an Interview with Google's William Vambenepe

Posted by Chris Swan on  Jul 06, 2015

An interview with Google's William Vambenepe, who's lead product manager for Big Data services, to ask him about the shift from products to services when working with Big Data.

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