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  • Storm Applied Review and Q&A with the Authors

    by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 27, 2015

    Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, real-time computation system that was originally developed at BackType and later open sourced by Twitter. Storm Applied is a new book from Manning that aims to provide a practical guide on using Storm, both in a development and in a production setting. InfoQ has spoken with two of the book’s authors, Sean T. Allen and Matthew Jankowski.

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

    by Chris Swan on  Jul 06, 2015

    Many of the Big Data technologies in common use originated from Google and have become popular open source platforms, but now Google is bringing an increasing range of big data services to market as part of its Google Cloud Platform. InfoQ caught up with Google's William Vambenepe, who's lead product manager for Big Data services to ask him about the shift towards service based consumption.

  • F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

    by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 18, 2015

    F# Deep Dives, edited by Tomas Petricek and Phillip Trelford, is a new book aimed at showing what is the business value that using F# brings in practice. The book presents 11 real industrial scenarios and the way F# allowed field experts to solve them using a functional-first approach. InfoQ has interviewed Tomas Petricek, co-editor of the book.

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.

Designing a Highly Available, Fault Tolerant, Hadoop Cluster with Data Isolation

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Dec 16, 2014

In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.

Interview with Alex Holmes, author of “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition”

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 20, 2014

The new “Hadoop in Practice. 2 Edition" book by Alex Holmes covers a lot of topics building Hadoop code and organizing data to support code simplicity and execution speed.

Matt Schumpert on Datameer Smart Execution

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 13, 2014

Datameer, a big data analytics application for Hadoop, introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution to enhance the data analytics. InfoQ spoke with Matt Schumpert from Datameer about the new product.

Real-Time Stream Processing as Game Changer in a Big Data World with Hadoop and Data Warehouse

Posted by Kai Wähner on  Sep 10, 2014

This article discusses what stream processing is, how it fits into a big data architecture with Hadoop and a data warehouse (DWH), and what technologies and products you can choose from. 6

Nikita Ivanov on GridGain’s In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 08, 2014

GridGain announced In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop, offering benefits of in-memory computing to Hadoop applications. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov from GridGain about the product's architecture.

Rich Reimer on SQL-on-Hadoop Databases and Splice Machine

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 19, 2014

InfoQ spoke with Rich Reimer, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Splice Machine about the architecture and data patterns for SQL-on-Hadoop technologies.

What is Apache Tez?

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 25, 2014

Bikas Saha and Arun Murthy discuss Tez’s design, highlight some of its features and share some of the initial results obtained by making Hive use Tez instead of MapReduce.

MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

Posted by Charles Menguy on  Apr 17, 2014

The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.

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