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What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?

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There is no denying it – we live in The Age of the Customer. Consumers all over the world are now digitally empowered, and they have the means to decide which businesses will succeed and grow, and which ones will fail. As a result, most savvy businesses now understand that they must be customer-obsessed to succeed. They must have up-to-the-second ...

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How to Replicate Streaming Data Across Data Centers with MapR Streams

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In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough Jorge Geronimo, Solutions Architect at MapR, explains how with a single line of code you can create a replica of a MapR data stream within the same cluster or to another cluster even in another part of the world. Jorge also describes multi master replication for streaming data and how MapR Streams’ unique capability for ...

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4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: The Joy of Self-Service Business Intelligence (Part 4 of 4)

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Do you remember the first time you encountered a self-service checkout terminal in the supermarket? I do. My first reaction was to ask what incentives the store was going to give me for being my own cashier? Discounts? Coupons? Surely I wasn’t expected to do someone else’s job for free. Today, I rarely even bother with manned cashier lines. Self-service ...

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4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: Data is the Trigger (Part 2 of 4)

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Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Now are just the beginning. When it comes to getting things done, machines are increasingly edging humans out of the equation. Big data and analytics are at the core of what some people are calling the “bot revolution.” Bots have actually been around for a long time, but their early iterations were robotic and not ...

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4 Hot Business Intelligence Trends: When Business Intelligence Meets Big Data (Part 1 of 4)

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Business intelligence (BI), which is one of the oldest concepts in data processing, is undergoing a radical reinvention. The concept has already evolved considerably since it first gained popularity in the early 1990s (and particularly since its first mention in the Cyclopædia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes in 1865!). In fact, the quest to mine transactional data for business insight ...

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Best Practices on Migrating from a Data Warehouse to a Big Data Platform

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Offloading cold or unused data and ETL workloads from a data warehouse to Hadoop/big data platforms is a very common starting point for enterprises beginning their big data journey. Platforms like Hadoop provide an economical way to store data and do bulk processing of large data sets; hence, it’s not surprising that cost is the primary driver for this initial ...

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The Rationale for Securing Big Data

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This blog post is the first in a series based on the ebook The Six Elements of Securing Big Data by security expert and thought leader Davi Ottenheimer. In his book, Davi outlines the rationale and key challenges of securing big data systems and applications. He does so using some great anecdotes and with good humor, making the book a good ...

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Big Data Security: Vulnerability Management

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Mitesh Shah, Senior Product Manager for Security and Data Governance at MapR, describes an important concept in big data security: vulnerability management, which is a key layer in the trust model. He explains what is provided by the MapR Converged Data Platform, and what the customer’s role is in terms of maintaining a secure environment.           ...

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