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

    by Monica Beckwith on  Dec 16, 2014

    As data grows exponentially, the modern Hadoop ecosystem provides not only a reliable distributed aggregation system that delivers data parallelism, but also analytics for great data insights. 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”

    by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 20, 2014

    The new “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition” book by Alex Holmes provides a deep insight into Hadoop ecosystem covering a wide spectrum of topics such as data organization, layouts and serialization, data processing, including MapReduce and big data patterns, special structures along with their usage to simplify big data processing, and SQL on Hadoop data.

  • Matt Schumpert on Datameer Smart Execution

    by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 13, 2014

    Datameer, a big data analytics application for Hadoop, introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution to dynamically select the optimal compute framework at each step in the big data analytics process. InfoQ spoke with Matt Schumpert from Datameer team about the new product and how it works to help with big data analytics needs.

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. 5

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.

Lambda Architecture: Design Simpler, Resilient, Maintainable and Scalable Big Data Solutions

Posted by Daniel Jebaraj on  Mar 12, 2014

Lambda Architecture proposes a simpler, elegant paradigm designed to process large amounts of data. In this article, author discusses Lambda Architecture with the help of a sample Java application. 7

Big Data Analytics for Security

Posted by Alvaro A. Cárdenas, Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Sreeranga P. Rajan on  Feb 11, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the role of big data and Hadoop in security analytics space and how to use MapReduce to process data for security analysis.

Building Applications With Hadoop

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 30, 2014

How to use various tools such as Apache Avro, Apache Crunch, Cloudera ML and the Cloudera Development Kit to build applications that use Hadoop.

Building a Real-time, Personalized Recommendation System with Kiji

Posted by Jon Natkins on  Dec 26, 2013

Jon Natkins explains in this article how to create a personalized recommendation system fed with large amounts of real-time data using Kiji, which leverages HBase, Avro, Map-Reduce and Scalding.

Costin Leau on Elasticsearch, BigData and Hadoop

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 15, 2013

Elasticsearch is an open source, distributed real-time search and analytics engine for the cloud. InfoQ spoke with Costin Leau about Elasticsearch and how it integrates with Hadoop and Big Data.

Spoilt for Choice – How to choose the right Big Data / Hadoop Platform?

Posted by Kai Wähner on  Jul 09, 2013

Although Hadoop is a set of an open source Apache (and now GitHub) projects, there are currently a large number of alternatives for installing a version of Hadoop and realizing big data processes. 3

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