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Apache Flink GA – Planning for the Future

The distributed computation world has seen a massive shift in the last decade. Apache Hadoop showed up on the scene and brought with it new ways to handle distributed computation at scale. It wasn’t the easiest to work with, and the APIs were far from perfect, but they worked. People tried using this platform as the proverbial hammer to build ...

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Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Database Management Solutions for Analytics

We are excited to share with you that Gartner has named MapR a Visionary in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. Gartner evaluated 21 software vendors on 15 criteria for the quadrant. The MapR Converged Data Platform enables customers to leverage a real-time, reliable analytics platform for global data-driven applications. MAGIC QUADRANT ...

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The most important thing to know in Cassandra data modeling: The primary key

Patrick McFadin, Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra, DataStax Patrick is regarded as one of the foremost experts of Apache Cassandra and data modeling techniques. As the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, he has helped build some of the largest deployments in the world. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons, an education services company. ...

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Decentralized Analytics for a Complex World

In 2015, General Stan McChrystal published Team of Teams, New Rules of Engagement For a Complex World. It was the culmination of his experience in adapting to a world that had changed faster than the organization that he was responsible to lead. When he assumed command for the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2003, he recognized that their typical ...

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Cassandra: The Foundation Big Data Building Block

As Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at Instaclustr, Ben sets the technical direction for the company, identifying new features and capability. Ben is located in our Redwood City office and he was recognized as an Apache Cassandra MVP at the Cassandra Summit in 2015. Ben is active in the community often speaking at local meetups and presenting at related conferences. ...

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The Essential Guide to Streaming-first Processing with Apache Flink

Editor’s note: This is a post by Apache Flink PMC members Fabian Hueske and Kostas Tzoumas. Fabian and Kostas are also co-founders of data Artisans.  A very large part of today’s data processing is done on data that is continuously produced, e.g., data from user activity logs, web logs, machines, sensors, and database transactions. Until now, data streaming technology was lacking in several ...

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Bet Super Bowl 50 Like A Boss with Apache Spark

This time, it’s personal. Super Bowl 50 is being played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara – within sight of many of the world’s most innovative technology companies, including MapR. It’s the Silicon Valley Super Bowl* so it only makes sense that this will be the most over-analyzed event in history (at least until the next big game). Big events ...

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Streaming in the Extreme

Are you ready to start streaming all the events in your business? What happens to your streaming solution when you outgrow your single data center? What happens when you are at a company that is already running multiple data centers and you need to implement streaming across data centers? What about when you need to scale to a trillion events ...

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Qualitative Data: The Context that Gives Meaning to Your Big Data

Someone once said “if you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it.” Another version of this belief says: “If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.” This is a false way of thinking – a fallacy – in fact it is sometimes called the McNamara fallacy. This mindset can have dire consequences in national affairs as well as in personal ...

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