Hadoop and Transactions are Not What You Think

Posted by Adam Diaz on Nov 29, 2016 12:53:19 PM

Does Hadoop have the ability to support transactions? This is one of the most common questions I hear from folks new to Hadoop and searching for the best technology for their specific use case. Folks from the RDBMS world tend to initially look to map what is known from years of experience into similar functionality in Hadoop. Obviously, data being provided via transactions is a common use case. Unfortunately, many still have not heard of the improvements made in Hive since the early days of the Hadoop wars or more specifically the Hive/Impala wars. Of course, Spark has also burst onto the scene but to a large degree many folks still use Hive as the go-to technology, especially where integration with their favorite BI tool is involved.

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Topics: Hadoop, Big Data Ecosystem, Data Warehouse, Spark

Are You Ready for the Future of Big Data?

Posted by Jean Georges Perrin on Nov 10, 2016 12:55:52 PM

A few weeks ago, I went to the IBM World of Watson conference in Las Vegas, NV. Being one of the (roughly) 500 IBM Champions worldwide, this seems to be my yearly migration, my regular “blue shot”, my commitment to the program. You get the gist. But who knows… What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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Topics: Big Data Ecosystem, Spark, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Data Governance, Conferences