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5 Powerful Ways Retailers Can Leverage Big Data and Hadoop

Big data isn’t just for developers and analysts in the technical arena. In today’s digital age, big data has become a powerful tool across industries. In fact, many retailers are experiencing major growth thanks to the big data industry.According to...

Posted August 30, 2014    

3 Organizations That Can See the Future with Predictive Analytics

The ability to foresee the future would certainly be the ultimate competitive advantage. In reality though, no business has a crystal ball for making critical decisions. That’s why all critical business decisions have always carried a certain amount...

Posted July 26, 2014    

Banking on Hadoop: 7 Use Cases for Hadoop in Finance

Hadoop is present in nearly every vertical today that is leveraging big data in order to analyze information and gain competitive advantages. Many financial organizations firms are already using Hadoop solutions successfully and the ones who are not...

Posted July 20, 2014    

A Quick Guide to Structured and Unstructured Data

Big data has opened doors never before considered by many businesses. The idea of utilizing unstructured data for analysis has in the past been far too expensive for most companies to consider. Thanks to technologies such as Hadoop, unstructured...

Posted June 28, 2014    

A Complete Guide to Overcoming Executives’ Concerns about Hadoop

CEOs are often critical of adopting new technology, and for good reason. New technology is expensive and all too often fails to come through and offer any real value to the company. This could present a challenge for IT managers who want to...

Posted April 13, 2014    

How Your Hadoop Distribution Could Lose Your Data Forever

Many businesses are depending on Apache Hadoop to run mission critical applications. Even more businesses use it as a method of driving crucial business decisions. In both cases, safeguarding data is a high priority.Relational database users have...

Posted March 27, 2014    

How To Maximize Performance and Scalability Within Your Hadoop Architecture

In its infancy, Apache Hadoop primarily supported the functions of search engines. Today, it is used throughout dozens of industries that depend on big data computing to improve business performance. Government, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and...

Posted March 13, 2014    

3 Big Hadoop Myths Dispelled

As with any new technological innovation, a lot of myths have been generated about Hadoop. At Strata + Hadoop World, held in NY at the end of October, Jack Norris, CMO of MapR, discussed three of those myths and how MapR dispels them. 1. Hadoop...

Posted March 4, 2014    

7 Important Types of Big Data

Big data is a term thrown around in a lot of articles, and for those who understand what big data means that is fine, but for those struggling to understand exactly what big data is, it can get frustrating. There are several definitions of big data...

Posted February 26, 2014    

How MapR’s M7 Platform Improves NoSQL and Hadoop

The M7 Edition. Sounds like a high performance sports car, doesn’t it? In reality, M7 is MapR’s enterprise-grade platform that provides its own unique brand of high-performance, dependability and ease of use to both NoSQL and Hadoop applications. M7...

Posted January 31, 2014    

8 Features of a True Enterprise-Grade Platform for Hadoop and NoSQL

Businesses have several options when looking for a Hadoop and NoSQL solution. The advantage of using the right enterprise-grade solution is that it can provide the dependability, ease-of-use, and speed required for real production use. Without these...

Posted January 30, 2014    

7 Ways Businesses are Leveraging Hadoop

When you hear about Hadoop or Big Data, you probably think of large Internet companies, such as Google or Facebook. However, the use of Hadoop is not limited to large search engines or even Internet marketing. Take a look at seven striking examples...

Posted January 25, 2014