Big Data from a Relational Architect
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The reading list of a relational database architect finding his way through the Big Data world
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Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

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Recent surveys suggest the number one investment area for both private and public organizations is the design and building of a modern data warehouse (DW) / b…
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Look, IBM is doing SQL on Hadoop, too - GigaOM

Look, IBM is doing SQL on Hadoop, too - GigaOM | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
Look, IBM is doing SQL on Hadoop, too
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High Scalability - High Scalability - Google Spanner's Most Surprising Revelation: NoSQL is Out and NewSQL is In

High Scalability - High Scalability - Google Spanner's Most Surprising Revelation: NoSQL is Out and NewSQL is In | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
Google recently released a paper on Spanner , their planet enveloping tool for organizing the w...
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"We believe it is better to have application programmers deal with performance problems due to overuse of transactions as bottlenecks arise, rather than always coding around the lack of transactions." really bears thinking about

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Tachyon: An open source, distributed, fault-tolerant, in-memory file system - Strata

Tachyon: An open source, distributed, fault-tolerant, in-memory file system - Strata | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
In earlier posts I've written about how Spark and Shark run much faster than Hadoop and Hive by1 caching data sets in-memory. But suppose one wants to share datasets...
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A true distributed, in-memory, fault tolerant file system? This could change everything

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BigData Choice: Which database to use?

BigData Choice: Which database to use? | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
In the era of big data, RDBMS is no longer the only choice. Here is a guide for what type of DB to choose, including Key-value pair DB, Column family/big table DB, Document DB, and Graph DB.
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Get Satisfaction Infographic: The Potential Of Big Data - Column Five Media

Get Satisfaction Infographic: The Potential Of Big Data - Column Five Media | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
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Intersection of two of my favorite work topics: Big Data and infographics

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Twitter, PayPal reveal database performance

Twitter, PayPal reveal database performance | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
Driving big performance using MySQL.
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The Real Reason Hadoop Is Such A Big Deal In Big Data

The Real Reason Hadoop Is Such A Big Deal In Big Data | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
Why has Hadoop been such a major force in the Big Data scene? What makes this software so damn special?
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Its the economy, st*pid

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Hadoop and the EDW

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Cloudera and Teradata have jointly published a nice paper here that presents an interesting perspective of how Hadoop and an EDW play together. Simply put, Hadoop becomes the staging area for "raw ...
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pretty straightforward view of the evolution of the EDW

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Friday Data Flick: Uses of Big Data and Hadoop as Data Warehouse | The Big Data Hub

Friday Data Flick: Uses of Big Data and Hadoop as Data Warehouse | The Big Data Hub | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
3 videos on big data use cases and Hadoop as a data warehouse from IBM big data
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Why 'lean data' beats big data

Why 'lean data' beats big data | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
Matti Keltanen explains why the big data hype may not help your business and gives four reasons for a lean approach
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Another reminder to define the business problem before crafting the solution

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When NoSQL Databases Are — Yes — Good For You And Your Company

When NoSQL Databases Are — Yes — Good For You And Your Company | Big Data from a Relational Architect | Scoop.it
In this two-part series, I'll examine the capabilities of both NoSQL and relational databases to help you decide which is best for the needs of your group or organization.
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