Virtualizing Hadoop with NAS 3

Virtualizing Hadoop with NAS
A recent question in the Hortonworks Community  mentioned someone using Hadoop in a virtualized environment with EMC’s Isilon NAS (Network Attached Storage). While this may be a valid use case for some anyone who is looking at Hadoop as more than small number crunching cluster(s) will have to reflect on this approach. Here are some ... read more →

Big Data talks in Dhaka 1

Big Data talks in Dhaka
I am spending a few days in Dhaka and am taking the opportunity to meet some companies working on Big Data and give some talks. read more →

The four types of Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) 4

The four types of Big Data as a Service (BDaaS)
The popularity of Big Data lies within its broad definition of employing high volume, velocity, and variety data sets that are difficult to manage and extract value from. Unsurprisingly, most businesses can identify themselves as facing now or in future Big Data challenges and opportunities. This therefore is not a new issue yet it has a ... read more →

Full Metal Hadoop as a Service with Altiscale

Full Metal Hadoop as a Service with Altiscale
Hadoop, known to be powerful and challenging to manage, is increasingly becoming available as-a-Service in numerous varieties. Initially do-it-yourself distributions like Cloudera, MapR, and Hortonworks made up a great part of the market. In recent years, following the success of Amazon Web Services ElasticMapReduce (EMR), Hadoop/data services like Qubole are becoming popular. Last year, quietly, another entrant in the field ... read more →

Online Education Revolution

Online Education Revolution
For hundreds of years, brick-and-mortar universities were at the unchallenged pinnacle of education. In the last decades, remote and online education appeared with Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) being the latest incarnation. At first it was little more than traditional education channelled through alternative media, with limited success and appeal. This is changing fast and ... read more →

Hadoop cluster cost of Amazon EC2 vs EMR 10

Hadoop cluster cost of Amazon EC2 vs EMR
What is the price of a small Elastic MapReduce (EMR) vs an EC2 Hadoop cluster? This article explores the price tag of switching to a small, permanent EC2 Cloudera cluster from AWS EMR. Cloud computing with Hadoop – maybe using AWS EMR or EC2 –  makes experiments with temporary clusters and big data crunching easy and ... read more →

Democratize Big Data With Hadoop and Hive

Democratize Big Data With Hadoop and Hive
You have started to process data with cloud computing platforms like Amazon Web Service (AWS)’s Elastic MapReduce (EMR). Now that you use it regularly, other stakeholders are getting curious. You increasingly find yourself firing up an EMR cluster to quickly answer a question or try something out. It may be time to change the way ... read more →

Get Started: Big Data Crunching in the Cloud

Get Started: Big Data Crunching in the Cloud
Even if your business case is constantly evolving, you will still want to leverage big data, but being tied to a single infrastructure will limit your capital and your options. Big data is not a starting point but a destination for many startups and teams. It becomes a conversation point as a result of the ... read more →

Cloud Computing And China: Two Sides Of A Digital Bangladesh

Cloud Computing And China: Two Sides Of A Digital Bangladesh
What can the current digital Bangladesh policy, an attempt to improve connectivity, information access and literacy, achieve for Bangladesh? While the policy is well intended, in Bangladesh, like anywhere else in the world, a government can merely provide an environment for economic development. Individuals and businesses subsequently have to take advantage of emerging opportunities, some explicit and others ... read more →