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 […]

Semantics + Search : MarkLogic 7 Gets RDF

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Let’s talk Org Charts for a moment. Everyone knows what an org chart looks like. At the top you have the boss guy, Mr. Bigg, CEO of Bigg Business, Inc.   At the second tier, you have his lieutenants, the guys that head up the various functions within the organization (flipping to show relationships more […]

What is next in Enterprise Search

Mashable just published an interesting article about Googles latest advancements in search.  The article, Google Knowledge Graph Could Change Search Forever, describes a “developing vision for search that takes it beyond mere words and into the world of entities, attributes and the relationship between those entities.” Google is building a huge knowledge base describing entities, […]