Big Data
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What is the biggest challenge for Big Data? (5 years on)

TonyBain - April 28, 2016

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Analytics
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What is the Biggest Challenge for Big Data?

TonyBain - September 9, 2011

Often I think about challenges that organizations face with “Big Data”.  While Big Data is a generic and over-used term, what I am really referring to is…

SQL
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SQL Server to Discontinue Support for OLE-DB

TonyBain - September 8, 2011

ODBC was first created in 1992 as a generic set of standards for providing access to a wide range of data platforms using a standard interface.  ODBC…

Hadoop
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NSA, Accumulo & Hadoop

TonyBain - September 8, 2011

Reading yesterday that the NSA has submitted a proposal to Apache to incubate their Accumulo platform.  This, according to the description, is a key/value store built over…

Analytics
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Realtime Data Pipelines

TonyBain - August 1, 2011

In life there are really two major types of data analytics.  Firstly, we don’t know what we want to know – so we need analytics to tell…

Best Practices
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What Scales Best?

TonyBain - July 29, 2011

It is a constant, yet interesting debate in the world of big data.  What scales best?  OldSQL, NoSQL, NewSQL? I have a longer post coming on this…

Data Mining
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Truly Distributed Analytics

TonyBain - October 21, 2010

The growth and success of Hadoop is very interesting.  It is emerging as a highly significant technology for the data scientist.  It is a platform that can…

Data Mining
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Some NoSQL Myths

TonyBain - October 19, 2010

I have been busy travelling recently but thought I would jot down a couple of NoSQL myths that are fresh in my head from my recent discussions.…

Data Quality
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The problem with a full box of big data tools

TonyBain - October 7, 2010

“NoSQL”, for lack of better name, is a generic term that describes any data management system that does not use SQL as a query interface.  Generally this…

Business Intelligence
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Transaction Processing in the Cloud

TonyBain - September 15, 2010

While this paper has been out for a while I was reminded about it yesterday.  It is a great read for anyone considering locating their applications and/or…