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On APIs, JSON, Linked Data, attitude and opportunities

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I’ve been meaning to revisit some of the things i’ve been writing about and getting feedback on lately – APIs, the JSON vs. XML “non” debate and Linked Data. My focus was going to be on JSON-LD as the low-hanging fruit of Linked Data, and this week some news came out that gave me the […]

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Data modeling for APIs. Part 4: Linked Data and SPARQL

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Part 1: Seting the stage | Part 2: REST and JSON | Part 3: SOAP and XML | Part 4: Linked Data and SPARQL | Part 5: Modeling vs. Meta-Modeling In the 4th part of this series of posts we look at a different way of data modeling for APIs, one that is based on […]

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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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Data modeling for APIs. Part 3: SOAP and XML

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Part 1: Seting the stage | Part 2: REST and JSON | Part 3: SOAP and XML | Part 4: Linked Data and SPARQL | Part 5: Modeling vs. Meta-Modeling In the third part of this series of posts we take a look at some of the details of data modeling for APIs using an […]

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Twitter doesn’t like me, but it’s nothing personal: stock plunges, engagement, and walled gardens

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I’m a very late joiner on Twitter. Even though as an analyst being active on Twitter is something that has come to be part and parcel of the job, i used to joke about my “no Twitter by Design” strategy. I had my reasons, some having to do with me, some with Twitter itself. Now […]

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Data Modeling for APIs. Part 2: REST and JSON

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Part 1: Seting the stage | Part 2: REST and JSON | Part 3: SOAP and XML | Part 4: Linked Data and SPARQL | Part 5: Modeling vs. Meta-Modeling In the second part of this series of posts we start looking into the implications of the choice between a SOAP and a REST approach […]

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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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Data Modeling for APIs. Part 1: setting the stage

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Part 1: Seting the stage | Part 2: REST and JSON | Part 3: SOAP and XML | Part 4: Linked Data and SPARQL | Part 5: Modeling vs. Meta-Modeling Lately LDO has been engaged in the design of a data model for a project aiming to deliver an API for analytics in the domain […]

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Agile business intelligence: reshaping the landscape

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With all the intense activity going on lately, i realized i did not actually make a note of something quite significant: the report that was recently published via GigaOM and Linked Data Orchestration on the new landscape in Business Intelligence. The report is titled “Agile business intelligence: reshaping the landscape” and highlights the crucial factors […]

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