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Hands on: Build a Storm analytics solution

Storm lets you create real-time analytics for every conceivable need. Here's a tasty example using Twitter data and source code hosted on GitHub

This article was originally published at InfoWorld.com, and authored by Open Software Integrators Senior Consultant, Phil Rhodes

InfoWorld: Storm or Spark - Choose your real-time weapon

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Real-time business intelligence is going mainstream, thanks in part to the Storm and Spark open source projects. Here's how to choose between them

This article was originally published at InfoWorld.com, and authored by Open Software Integrators president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver.

DAG vs MapReduce

Authored by: Phil Rhodes, Senior Consultant

The new generation of Big Data tools largely focus on improving support for real-time (or near-time) computation and interactive applications by reducing the latency involved in processing jobs. If you look at Storm, Spark, Tez, and other newer tools, you will frequently encounter the term “DAG” or Directed Acyclic Graph. This article will explain why traditional MapReduce is subject to undesirable latencies, what a DAG is, and why these new systems use this approach.

Hopes for Hadoop security ride on Apache Ranger

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This article was originally published at InfoWorld.com, and authored by Open Software Integrators Senior Consultant, Phil Rhodes

Hadoop has begun a slow and inexorable move from prototypes and experimental projects to core enterprise data management. As the ecosystem of Hadoop projects has matured, new capabilities have filtered into Hadoop to grant it enterprise-ready status.

The canary in the data mine is dead

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You already know that gobs of data about you are strewn across the Internet. The scary part is when they put it all together

This article was originally published at InfoWorld.com, and authored by Open Software Integrators president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver.

Event: TriMUG, Real World Examples - a MEAN Startup's Perspective

InfoWorld: 3 big universities proclaim: Learn data science online!

You want to be a unicorn -- er, data scientist? Three pillars of higher learning promise to make that happen via the magic of the InterWebs

This article was originally published at InfoWorld.com, and authored by Open Software Integrators president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver.

InfoWorld: Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

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You can't simply shop for a BI solution and expect good results -- you need to think through your strategy first. Here's how to go about it

This article was originally published at InfoWorld.com, and authored by Open Software Integrators president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver.

12 things I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Here are my dozen downers

This article was originally published at InfoWorld.com, and authored by Open Software Integrators president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver.

I love the elephant. The elephant loves me. Nothing is perfect, however, and sometimes friends fight.

Here are the things I fight with Hadoop about.

OSI Partners Win InfoWorld's Big Data Bossie Awards

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Congratulations to our partners DataStax, HortonWorks and MongoDB for Cassandra, Hadoop and MongoDB winning InfoWorld's 2014 Big Data Bossie Awards!

Every year InfoWorld.com hand picks open source technologies and projects for the Best of Open Source Software Awards, aka the Bossies. There is no doubt 2014 produced open source software that is driving innovation and thought leadership in enterprise technology development.