Zaloni Blog

How to Choose a Hadoop Distribution: Understanding Versioning

Posted by Adam Diaz on Aug 24, 2016 9:11:06 AM

This is the first in a multi-part series of blogs discussing Hadoop distribution differences to help enterprises focus on the important factors involved in choosing a Hadoop distribution—without hype or marketing spin. Zaloni has a long history of helping companies gain tangible business value from Hadoop, regardless of the distribution.

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Topics: Hadoop Expert, Tech Insights, MapReduce

Kafka in action: 7 steps to real-time streaming from RDBMS to Hadoop

Posted by Rajesh Nadipalli on Aug 23, 2016 10:25:42 AM

For enterprises looking for ways to more quickly ingest data into their Hadoop data lakes, Kafka is a great option. What is Kafka? Kafka is a distributed, scalable and reliable messaging system that integrates applications/data streams using a publish-subscribe model. It is a key component in the Hadoop technology stack to support real-time data analytics or monetization of Internet of Things (IOT) data. 

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Topics: Hadoop Expert, Big Data, Data Lake, kafka,

So, you want to be a tech visionary? An executive guide to data lakes

Posted by Greg Wood on Aug 19, 2016 11:47:54 AM

You’ve heard it time and time again: cloud is the future; those who don’t adopt modern big data practices will fall behind the pack; the next wave of IT disruption is right around the corner. And yet, at the same time, budgets are shrinking, demand is growing and pressure on the IT organization to show value is at an all-time high. As an executive, you have the full force of your business behind you and more options than ever to achieve both short- and long-term goals with business data. So many options, in fact, that the landscape has become a confusing, often contradictory mess of competing solutions.

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Topics: Hadoop Expert, Tech Insights, Data Lake, EDW

Come See Us at Strata + Hadoop World New York (September 26-29)

Posted by Kelly Schupp, VP, Data-Driven Marketing on Aug 16, 2016 11:37:08 AM

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Topics: Events, Big Data

Data Lake ROI and What You Need to Know About Bedrock

Posted by Scott Gidley, VP of Product on Aug 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

IT analyst, research and strategy firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) recently did an economic value validation report of our Bedrock data lake management platform (disclosure: we commissioned it) and we wanted to share the results. I recommend you read the report itself, but here are the highlights.

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Topics: Product Overview, Bedrock, Data Lake

Taking a 360-Degree Approach to Managing and Governing a Data Lake

Posted by Kelly Schupp, VP, Data-Driven Marketing on Jul 27, 2016 1:31:01 PM

As the volume and variety of data continues to grow exponentially, it's imperative that organizations are able manage and govern their data in a way that's scalable and cost-effective. Many early adopters used data lakes as a relatively inexpensive storage solution and dumped data into them without much of a plan. Now these enterprises realize that in order to derive true business value from the data lake, they need to employ proactive data management best practices.  

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Topics: Big Data, Data Lake 360

Modernizing Your Big Data Architecture: Key Considerations

Posted by Kelly Schupp, VP, Data-Driven Marketing on Jul 20, 2016 11:16:46 AM

Here’s a look into the future of the enterprise data ecosystem: the modern data architecture will have a managed data lake at its core. It will be fed by various structured data sources, real-time data streams, such as from the Internet of Things, and unstructured data like emails, videos, photos, audio files, presentations and more.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Lake 360

Big Data Lake Checklist for Success

Posted by Kelly Schupp, VP, Data-Driven Marketing on Jun 28, 2016 12:02:01 PM

Are you considering modernizing your data architecture to derive more value from big data? Then it’s likely that you are considering a data lake architecture. Wherever you are in your journey, we at Zaloni have developed a list of high level considerations in our ‘Big Data Lake Checklist for Success’. Use this list as a communication tool on your data lake journey to inform and engage diverse stakeholders across your organization, from the C-Suite (CDO, CIO, CTO) to developers and lines of business.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Lake 360

What Is a Data Lake?

Posted by Kelly Schupp, VP, Data-Driven Marketing on Jun 20, 2016 5:22:16 PM

A data lake is a central location in which to store all your data, regardless of its source or format. It is typically, although not always, built using Hadoop. The data can be structured or unstructured. You can then use a variety of storage and processing tools—typically tools in the extended Hadoop ecosystem—to extract value quickly and inform key organizational decisions.

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Topics: Big Data

Exploiting Data Lakes to Accelerate Predictive Maintenance Solutions

Posted by Lakshmi Randall on Jun 20, 2016 4:34:17 PM

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. These are the words most of us tend to live by. However, for manufacturers, this approach can result in significant cost – not only for equipment maintenance, but from loss in production from unplanned equipment downtime. Although it seems obvious that it pays to take a more proactive approach to maintenance, many manufacturers still use basic consoles for monitoring assets and strive to fix a problem as quickly as possible after it’s detected. Among other drawbacks, basic monitoring consoles provide isolated views of equipment condition, and managing them is time-consuming, resource intensive and often results in generation of false alerts.

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Topics: Big Data, Tech Insights