Here are the two BIWA Summit 2016 presentations I delivered today. The first one is a collection of high level thoughts (and opinions) of mine and the 2nd one is more technical:
NB! If you want to move to the "New World" - and benefit from the awesomeness of Hadoop, without having to re-engineer your existing applications - (more...)
I’m happy to announce that the last couple of years of hard work is paying off and the Gluent Offload Engine is production now! After beta testing with our early customers, we are now out of complete stealth mode and are ready talk more about what exactly are we doing :-)
Check out our new website and product & use case info here!
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I have created a new youtube channel – and have uploaded some videos there already! Bookmark & Subscribe here:
More stuff is coming over the next weeks & months :-)
NB! After a 1.5 year break, this year’s only Advanced Oracle Troubleshooting training class (updated with Oracle 12c content) takes place on 16-20 November & 14-18 December 2015, so sign up now if you plan to attend this year!
Since I wrote my whitebook about Oracle NoSQL, some things have changed. Also I found out some things were not quite clear. One of those confusing things, is that in the examples I call my host “weblogic” (the host I used in my demo), but when kvstore runs locally, it can be replaced by “localhost” .
I went through the examples with NoSQL 3.4 and Oracle JDK 1.8, en that resulted in the following steps for a (more...)
Ever wondered, how may startups or companies did Google acquire so far and how much did it pay for them?
But the main question is, what happened to the acquired companies? Was it all waste of money?
With the recent re-structuring, Google became a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., which now owns most of the parts.
A few months ago I was asked to give a two hours lecture to a group of CIOs. The topic was a bit vague – “Introduction to Big Data and NoSQL” but I agreed to give it a try anyway.
Since I feel Big Data is such a big topic and since I really wanted to give the CIO so added value, I created this presentation. The aim of the presentation wasn’t to cover all (more...)
“You’ve been running! Take a selfie, see how exercise changes you!” I smile when that message it pops into the notifications list on my Android smartphone when using the Basis Peak. All part of what endears me to using it even more to track my activity and sleep patterns.
The “smile-o-meter” approach of the Basis Peak Photo Finish feature is a great mix of the analog and digital, leveraging well-familiar smart phone functionality to (more...)
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Rudrasoft, the software company that specializes in data analytics dashboard solutions, announced today that it has released an updated version of its popular InfoCaptor software, which (more...)
I think this is cool as it gives you the ability to use SQL on an HBase table.
To test this, let's say you login to HBase and you create an HBase table like (more...)
Here is a post about another project in the Big Data world, like Apache Hive from my previous post, enables you to do SQL on Big Data. It is called Apache Phoenix.
In this post I will share my experience with an Apache Hadoop component called Hive which enables you to do SQL on an Apache Hadoop Big Data cluster.
Being a great fun of SQL and relational databases, this was my opportunity to set up a mechanism where I could transfer some (a lot) data from a relational database into Hadoop and query it with SQL. Not a very difficult thing to do these days, actually (more...)
We will be presenting the Sonra Hadoop Quick Start Appliance at CeBIT next week in Hanover. Meet and greet us in Hall 2, Stand D52 (C58).
At Sonra we understand the difficulties faced by businesses when they begin their Big Data journey. We help you get started in days or weeks and immediately reap the benefits of Big Data. Sonra have packaged optimised Hadoop Supermicro hardware with MapR, the prime Hadoop distribution, and added our (more...)
For those of you who missed the event I have posted some pictures below. We have recorded (more...)
Join MapR and Sonra for the Hadoop User Group Ireland Meetup on 23 February at 6 pm at the Wayra offices (O2/Three building). You’ll learn more about the MapR distribution for Apache Hadoop through use cases, case studies and an introduction to the benefits of using the MapR platform.
Come by for this content-packed first event ending with the opportunity to socialise over beer and pizza kindly provided by Sonra.
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I have been patching engineered systems since the launch of the Exadata V2 and recently i had the opportunity to patch the BDA we have in house. As far as comparisons go, this is were the similarities stop between Exadata and a Big Data Appliance (BDA) patching.
Our BDA is a so called startes rack consisting of 6 nodes running a hadoop cluster, for more information about this read my First Impressions blog post. On (more...)