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The 10 worst big data practices

Big data tools and frameworks can revolutionize the way your apps compute and utilize data-- but they're not without edges. Check your head with these 10 common pitfalls of overenthusiastic adoption.


Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL demands a big investment in Oracle's technology stack, but the payoff could be worth it for shops that need to integrate traditional RDBMS with Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

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DataStax Enterprise 4.5 turbocharges speed and security

Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls.

Simplifying Product Design In A Complex World

Product design engineering has moved far beyond the confines of ever-more powerful workstations. Companies can't afford to restrict projects to using only local talent. Many are linking engineering teams around the globe to take

Custom Cassandra data types

Learn to create and then use custom Cassandra Query Language data types in this quick tutorial from Dustin Marx.

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MongoDB grows up -- and shows off its enterprise cred

At the MongoDB World conference, the NoSQL darling got new enterprise-grade features and a Fortune 500 hug. Can MongoDB survive the embrace?

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Do Twitter analysis the easy way with MongoDB

The Twitter-scape is alight with news from the World Cup -- and it turns out you don't need Hadoop to mine it. For simple data analytics, try MongoDB's aggregation framework instead.

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Get to know Cassandra, the NoSQL maverick

Column-family database Cassandra is a NoSQL option in a class of its own. Find out why Cassandra excels in scenarios where scale is more important than immediate consistency, and in systems that execute large numbers of reads and...

Top 3 Myths about Big Data Security : Debunking common misconceptions about big data security

Big data represents massive business possibilities and competitive advantage for organizations that are able to harness and use that information. But how are they protecting that data? This eBook addresses three myths of big data

Not so fast, NoSQL -- SQL still reigns

High-profile success stories like Netflix may suggest that NoSQL is the futuristic heir to SQL, but in truth most shops are still leading with SQL.

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Fast data: The next step after big data

How open source streaming systems like Apache Kafka coupled with NoSQL and NewSQL data stores are bringing instantaneous processing to the big data revolution.

Straight talk on Apache Spark -- and why you should care

Apache Spark is not the 'speedy Swiss army knife,' but it could be the ticket for getting faster answers from your Hadoop cluster.

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Enjoy machine learning with Mahout on Hadoop

You can use the Hadoop ecosystem to manage your data. Now put that data to good use and apply machine learning via Mahout.

Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

IBM is a leader in Gartner Inc's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology. Read the full report to learn about IBM.

Connecting to Cassandra from Java

Learn how to connect to the Cassandra database and perform basic CRUD operations using CQL and the Cassandra Java Driver.

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Know this right now about Hadoop

Here's what you must know this instant about big data darling Hadoop and its expanding universe of add-ons and sub-projects -- from core elements like MapReduce and YARN to ancillaries like Flume and Sqoop.

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Java developers prefer JUnit, Jenkins, and Git

Survey also reveals two-thirds of Java developers are still using Java 7, and Scala topped the list of alternative JVM languages.

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Couchbase brings NoSQL power to mobile apps

Couchbase Mobile promises native embedded NoSQL on mobile devices, both to bolster apps and to help Couchbase stand apart from other NoSQL providers.

Best Practices for Securing Hadoop

Historically, Apache Hadoop has provided limited security capabilities. To protect sensitive data being stored and analyzed in Hadoop, security architects should use a structured approach to security.

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Hello Cassandra

Get a quick guide to setting up Cassandra, using keyspaces, and creating a column family, then some caveats regarding how the NoSQL datastore differs from a relational database.

Cloudera and MongoDB: 'We're better together'

The Hadoop vendor and NoSQL creator are joining forces to bolster each other's products and bring together their combined user bases.

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First look: MongoDB 2.6, the all-grown-up version

The leading NoSQL database has long been a favorite of developers. Now the brand-new 2.6 version of MongoDB is ready to woo operations.

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Beware of NoSQL standards in Oracle's clothing

Oracle is reportedly trying to lure NoSQL startups into a standards body. But what if Oracle's real motive is to slow the pace of NoSQL adoption?

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