Tags: Big Data

The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

Until recently, the word data didn’t require a modifier. But we passed a watershed moment when we started referring to big data. Apparently, that wasn’t a sufficient description for some chunks of data, because people grasped for bolder terms, such as humongous data. Sadly, now, it appears that we...
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Hadoop: The Rise of the Modern Data Lake Platform

Hadoop, while it may be synonymous with big data, and while it may be free to access and work with, engineering teams globally will admit that behind every Hadoop undertaking is a major technical delivery project. Failures are so commonplace that even the experts don’t have great expectations of...
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Open Networking Summit 2017
Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation, speaks on the main stage at Open Networking Summit 2017.

This Week in Open Source News: Open Networking Summit Announcements & More

This week in open source news, The Linux Foundation's Open Networking Summit unites software-defined networking and network functions virtualization (SDN/NFV) pros, academics, and enthusiasts for announcements and collaboration, Microsoft has announced the end of CodePlex in favor of GitHub, &...
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Apache BookKeeper
Apache BookKeeper is a high-performance and low-latency cloud storage service, originally designed for write ahead logging. Learn more.

High Performance Logging with Apache BookKeeper

Apache BookKeeper is a high-performance and low-latency cloud storage service, originally designed for write ahead logging. Since its original development, BookKeeper has been expanded and is now used by companies including Twitter, Yahoo, Salesforce, Huawei, and EMC. In their presentation at the...
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Chain of Command Example

The idea is that a cache is often first because it's so fast. We can, of course, write a giant master function with other functions.. One objective of the chain of command design pattern is to be able to write a bunch of functions that link together and form a chain of alternative implementations....
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MIT-Stanford Project Uses LLVM to Break Big Data Bottlenecks

Written in Rust, Weld can provide orders-of-magnitude speedups to Spark and TensorFlow. The more cores you can use, the better -- especially with big data. But the easier a big data framework is to work with, the harder it is for the resulting pipelines, such as TensorFlow plus Apache Spark, to run...
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ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Software, Today. Schedule Announced!

The Apache Software Foundation, in conjunction with our friends at The Linux Foundation events team, are proud to announce the schedule for ApacheCon North America - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/schedule - and Apache Big Data North America - http://...
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What's The Best Path To Becoming A Data Scientist?

There’s a lot of interest in becoming a data scientist, and for good reasons: high impact, high job satisfaction, high salaries, high demand. A quick search yields a plethora of possible resources that could help -- MOOCs, blogs, Quora answers to this exact question, books, Master’s programs,...
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MapR Platform Offers Persistent Data Access for Containerized Applications

This is the container age. The growing use of services like Docker is transforming the way that software is being handled within enterprises. However, this rise in container utilization does throw present problems for enterprise CIOs when it comes to rolling out applications in production. One of...
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An Inside Look at Why Apache Kafka Adoption Is Exploding

Apache Kafka, the open source distributed streaming platform, is making an increasingly vocal claim for stream data "world domination" (to coin Linus Torvald's whimsical initial modest goals with Linux). Last summer I wrote about Kafka and the company behind its enterprise rise, Confluent. Kafka...
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