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What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

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Apache PredictionIO: Easier machine learning with Spark

An open source project now under Apache’s guidance uses a template system for easy training and deployment of Spark-powered machine learning models

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8 technologies transforming the database

That database has come a long way from tables of rows and columns, and the journey is far from over

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NoSQL standouts: The best key-value databases

Aerospike, Hazelcast, Memcached, Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB, and Redis put different twists on fast and simple data storage

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What is SQL? The language of databases

SQL is neither the fastest nor the most elegant way to talk to databases, but it is the best way we have; here’s why

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How to avoid big data analytics failures

Follow these six best practices to blow past the competition, generate new revenue sources, and better serve customers

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How to get started with machine learning

Machine learning isn’t something you buy but something you do. Use TensorFlow to experiment now with machine learning so you can build it into your DNA

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All your streaming data are belong to Kafka

Apache Kafka continues its ascent as attention shifts from lumbering Hadoop and data lakes to real-time streams

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Data is eating the software that is eating the world

The data-driven machine learning algorithms that power AI will not only upend programming, but lower the barriers to AI itself

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10 essential performance tips for MySQL

From workload profiling to the three rules of indexing, these expert insights are sure to make your MySQL servers scream

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Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

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21 rules for faster SQL queries

Follow these tried-and-true techniques to improve the speed and scalability of your relational database

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Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts

The latest additions to Apache's all-in-one in-memory processing framework simplify stream processing and flesh out support for the R language

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8 keys to DynamoDB success

How to ensure that Amazon’s fast and scalable key-value database works for you, not against you

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Best of NoSQL: 7 document databases compared

Which document-oriented database is right for your app? Follow this guide to the most developer-friendly NoSQL databases

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How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

Google’s recently announced Spanner cloud database is ushering in a wave of so-called NewSQL databases that support traditional schematics but are able to scale to global sizes.

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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NoSQL grudge match: MongoDB vs. Couchbase Server

Which document database? From ease of installation and backup flexibility to index design and query capabilities, a few key differences point the way

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Don't get bit by zombie cloud data

Data you thought you had deleted from the cloud can come back to haunt you. Get to know your provider’s data deletion policy

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30% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

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