Data Data Everywhere

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How NoSQL complements traditional relational databases I like working with traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS).  There is something elegant about good table design and the physical implementation of a database.  I like running SQL statements and looking at data along with figuring out how to get specific result sets.  I’m not sure why this […]

Combining Operational and Analytical Big Data Using Couchbase and Spark: A Market Basket Analysis Example

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Couchbase is emerging as a platform of choice in the Enterprise NoSQL market. Couchbase is engineered for handling the operational aspects of big data. However, the platform is continually being enhanced to support integration with related technologies that can address the analytical aspects of big data, and that integration offers disruptive solutions capability to organizations. […]

From Data to Wisdom

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Much is made today of the possible wisdom to be gleaned from a wealth of available data. I am one of those who, through experience, believe this to be true. However, there are a couple steps necessary to achieve wisdom from data. Knowledge from information leads to action and when actions are repeated enough, organizations […]

Getting Started with Giraph

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Apache Hadoop’s core analytical tools (e.g. MapReduce, Hive, Pig) are great for performing batch analytics over large, unstructured data sets.  However, a myriad of data sets are comprised of a more graph-like structure. Examples of such data sets include: a map with cities connected by roads, a social network with people connected by relationships, airports connected […]