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InfoWorld: The Oculus Rift could change big data analytics forever

Data isn't the real world, it only describes it. A new company wants to let you drill past the numbers to lifelike, real-time representations of what's going on

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

Smart Data Event in Raleigh presented by Percona Univ.

Come check out OSI Consultant's PaaKow Acquah and Drew Nelson speak on, Everything You Freaking Need to Know about Hadoop and A Gentle Introduction to Storm & Kafka this Thursday Febuary 12 at NC State University: McKimmon Conference & Training Center.
 

Build an IoT analytics solution with big data tools

The Internet of things seems futuristic, but real systems are delivering real analytics value today. Here's some real-world IoT advice from the field

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

InfoWorld: 10 things you should worry about in 2015

Thinking Kid

We live in an age of uncertainty, where old assumptions suddenly become open questions. Generalized anxiety is bad for you, though, so focus on these 10 points

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

InfoWorld: 10 things you don't need to worry about in 2015

Relaxing In A Chair

We all have enough to worry about. Read this list and you'll have 10 fewer reasons to stay up all night

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

InfoWorld: How to get a successful BI project off the ground

 

Green Hot Air Balloon

Establish the proper requirements, and you're halfway to a successful BI project. But gathering and rationalizing those requirements demands a rigorous approach

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

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

Medieval Weapons 1

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.