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Six disruptive possibilities from big data

Specific ways big data will inundate vendors and customers.

Disruptive PossibilitiesMy new book, Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything, is derived directly from my experience as a performance and platform architect in the old enterprise world and the new, Internet-scale world.

I pre-date the Hadoop crew at Yahoo!, but I intimately understood the grid engineering that made Hadoop possible. For years, the working title of this book was The Art and Craft of Platform Engineering, and when I started working on Hadoop after a stint in the Red Hat kernel group, many of the ideas that were jammed into my head, going back to my experience with early supercomputers, all seem to make perfect sense for Hadoop. This is why I frequently refer to big data as “commercial supercomputing.”

In Disruptive Possibilities, I discuss the implications of the big data ecosystem over the next few years. These implications will inundate vendors and customers in a number of ways, including: Read more…

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Survey results: How businesses are adopting and dealing with data

Survey results: How businesses are adopting and dealing with data

A glimpse into enterprise use of big data.

Feedback from a recent Strata Online Conference suggests there's a large demand for clear information on what big data is and how it will change business.

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Want to know where to build a new store? Check your human density data

Want to know where to build a new store? Check your human density data

Skyhook's Ted Morgan on the applications of human density data.

Ted Morgan, Skyhook co-founder and CEO, discusses the value of human density data and why it will help drive marketing, business and development decisions.

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A new focus on user-friendly data analysis

A new focus on user-friendly data analysis

Developers and investors look to close the gap between data analysis and user experience.

The data analysis learning curve makes it largely inaccessible to the average business user, but a host of user-centric companies are looking to change that.

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