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Tag Archives: Hadoop

Cloudera, Hortonworks, and how they are progressing in their Hadoop security agenda

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Back in July 2014, Gigaom published a research note on Hadoop security written by me. As there seems to be rapid progress in this domain, in the last few days there have been a couple of related developments that call for an update on the picture drawn in that report. As was noted in the […]

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The best approach to managing Hadoop

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This week Linked Data Orchestration published another report on Big Data. The report is titled “The best approach to managing Hadoop” and is brought to you in collaboration with Gigaom and Zettaset. The report examines the 3 choices available for managing Hadoop and discusses the pros and cons for each one. Organizations leveraging on-premises Hadoop […]

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Hadoop World vendor announcements and impact on Accessibility, Scalability and Security

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This week the world’s biggest event for all things Hadoop takes place, the Strata and Hadoop World conference. Vendors announce and showcase new releases and features in their offerings, and Gigaom covered the extensive array of news. Let’s try to decipher them and see their impact in terms of Hadoop distributions Accessibility, Scalability and Security. […]

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RDF on Hadoop and Schema on Read vs. Schema on Write

One of the challenges for any Big Data solution is dealing with scale, and RDF stores are no exception: going for billions of RDF triples (the equivalent of rows in the SQL world) is not trivial. Hadoop on the other hand is great at scaling out on commodity hardware, which is a feature every MPP […]

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Big Data Security: What does it take and what are the strategies for implementing it?

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Recently we referred to Hadoop security, taking a sneak peek at things to come and announcing an upcoming Gigaom report on the topic. Now the time has come and we are happy to announce that the “Hadoop security: Solutions emerge” Gigaom report has been published. But that’s not all, and in this post we give […]

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Hadoop moving forward: a sneak peek at security & performance

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As Hadoop is steadily making its way to the enterprise, the bar is raised in many ways. Since two of the most obvious requirements to be able to make it there are security and performance, i cherry-picked some related announcements made recently – shortly before and after Hadoop Summit, the biggest Hadoop event of the […]

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Structure Data and the Competitive Landscape

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Structure Data 2014 was another excellent Gigaom event. To anyone who has ever been to one, this is no surprise. Here’s my pick of the most interesting sessions and related news. Intel and its Hadoop distribution strategy Strange as it may sound, Intel has its own Hadoop distribution. Or at least it did up to […]

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Indexing Hadoop: If it’s so simple, how come not everyone’s doing it?

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Is Hadoop really the best thing since sliced bread? You’d probably get this idea, if you have been talking to any of the (proliferating) Hadoop advocates /  vendors. Hadoop and its expanding ecosystem are being touted as the ideal solution to any organization’s data management needs – and admittedly, for good reason. Hadoop offers a […]

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Structure Data 2014 in NYC: A Quantum Leap

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It’s official: LDO is going to be in NYC for Structure Data 2014, where Strategy meets Data. Structure is Gigaom’s event for all things data and it’s really exciting to be able to make it there for the first time, joining 900+ big data practitioners, technologists and executives as they examine how big data can […]

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A small step for Impala, a big step for SQL-on-Hadoop. More to come, hopefully.

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Recently Cloudera published the results of a benchmark performed internally, comparing its own SQL-on-Hadoop implementation (Impala) against a carefully selected competition composed of Hive and an undisclosed RDBMS and showing that Impala outperforms both. As Gigaom’s Derrick Harris was quick to point out, beating Hive is not something to write home about as Hive is […]

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