Entries from November 2013 ↓

The Data Day, A few days: November 22-28 2013

Total Data Integration. And more

And that’s the data day, today.

Forthcoming webinar: Beyond NoSQL – Distributed Databases in Production, with Basho

On Tuesday, December 10th at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET I’ll be taking part in a webinar in association with Basho on the subject of Beyond NoSQL – Distributed Databases in Production.

I’ll be presenting a brief history of NoSQL and covering NoSQL drivers and adoption trends, as well as our perspective on the NoSQL database landscape, and the importance of scalability and distributed architecture.

I’ll also be joined by Bobby Patrick, EVP and CMO at Basho Technologies, to discuss the benefits and future of distributed systems, while Tapjoy will also discuss how they are using distributed databases to provide reliable data locality to their customers.

For full details, and to register, click here.

New 451 Research report: Total Data Integration

Data integration technologies have a critical role to play in delivering on the potential of ‘big data,’ by ensuring that emerging data processing and analysis technologies work well with each other, and also with more established approaches.

The roles of established data management techniques – such as data governance, data quality and master data management – gain even greater significance given the desire to process and analyze data from previously ignored sources.

By adopting an approach we call ‘Total Data Integration,’ a company not only gets a complete picture of its business, customers and products, but it can derive new insights that weren’t possible when only structured data was brought into the mix.

The latest long-format report from the Information Management team – Total Data Integration – outlines the key drivers shaping this sector and highlights the role that integration and governance technologies will play in enabling the analysis of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.

It explains how established vendors and emerging startups alike are responding to the increased complexity of Total Data analytics by enabling integration of these various data sources. The report also explores new approaches to data integration, including the role of Hadoop.

The Data Day, A few days: November 15-21 2013

Storage and big data: what went wrong? And more

And that’s the data day, today.

Forthcoming webinar: Hadoop in the cloud, with Qubole

On Tuesday November 26 at 11AM PDT I’ll be taking part in a webinar, Deploying Hadoop: Bare Metal or Cloud?, in association with Qubole.

I’ll be joined by Ashish Thusoo of Qubole (founder of Apache Hive), and between us we will outline the benefits of Hadoop implementation, examine common use cases for big data projects of various size and scope, and explain how Hadoop-as-a-Service removes complexity while adding much-needed functionality.

Among the topics we’ll cover:

  • Drivers behind the adoption of Hadoop, including interest in running Hadoop in the cloud
  • Explore the cost and utilization implications of running Hadoop on the cloud versus on-premises
  • 5 best practices to consider when deploying Hadoop infrastructure in the cloud – by Ashish Thusoo, who ran Facebook’s big data infrastructure team for several years.
  • Barriers to adoption for Hadoop-as-a-service and how they are being overcome by the emergence of new managed service offerings and providers.
  • What Big Data-as-a-Service means, and how it allows you to focus on data analysis and monetization (and less on infrastructure).

For more details, and to register, click here: http://info.qubole.com/hadoop-in-the-clouds

The Data Day, A few days: November 9-14 2013

Total Data Integration. PostgreSQL on RDS. And more

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: November 2-8 2013

Garantia Data almost becomes RedisDB, raises $9m. And more

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: October 26-November 1 2013

Cloudera launches Enterprise Data Hub. And more

And that’s the data day, today.