Dreaming of Building a 1000 node Hadoop Cluster?

The dream is real for EMC Greenplum as a 1000-node Hadoop Cluster, a.k.a Analytics Workbench, went live May 22, 2012 during EMC World.  When I first heard about this large-scale Analytics Workbench project, I immediately thought how harmful it must be for the environment.  What is the point … READ MORE

Mona Patel June 4th, 2012

How Valuable is Facebook Data?

Facebook goes IPO this Friday. This milestone event has me thinking. With 900 million active users generating terabytes of data each day, how valuable is Facebook data? I do believe Facebook advertisers and application developer gain real value from Facebook data to in order to grow and stay … READ MORE

Mona Patel May 17th, 2012

5 Things About Big Data You Need to Know

Last month, I delivered a keynote at O’Reilly Strata Conference 2012 in Santa Clara, California where I addressed the top five questions about Big Data that I hear all the time. 1. What’s The Big Deal With Big Data? We are all aware that data is growing in … READ MORE

Luke Lonergan March 21st, 2012
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