Apache Spark made numerous appearances in many different sessions during Oracle OpenWorld 2016. It is clear that Oracle is very much embracing and leveraging and endorsing Spark at various levels. Apache Spark is “a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing”. Spark has taken over from Hadoop MapReduce as the most prominent distributed job engine that organizes jobs – including sending the function to the distributed data and gathering the results. You can run (more...)
I’ve been meaning to write about Apache Spark for quite some time now – I’ve been working with a few of my customers and I find this framework powerful, practical, and useful for a lot of big data usages. For those of you who don’t know about Apache Spark, here is a short introduction.
Apache Spark is a framework for distributed calculation and handling of big data. Like Hadoop, it uses a clustered environment in (more...)
It’s time to announce the 3rd episode of Gluent New World webinar series! This time Gwen Shapira will talk about Kafka as a key data infrastructure component of a modern enterprise. And I will ask questions from a old database guy’s viewpoint :)
Apache Kafka and Real Time Stream Processing
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released a product called AWS Data Migration Services (DMS) to migrate data between databases.
I have used AWS DMS to try a migration from a source MySQL database to a target MySQL database, a homogeneous database migration.
The DMS service lets you use a resource in the middle Replication Instance - an automatically created EC2 instance - plus source and target Endpoints. Then you move data from the source (more...)
It’s time to announce the 2nd episode of the Gluent New World webinar series!
The Gluent New World webinar series is about modern data management: architectural trends in enterprise IT and technical fundamentals behind them.
GNW02: SQL-on-Hadoop : A bit of History, Current State-of-the-Art, and Looking towards the Future
- This GNW episode is presented by no other than Mark Rittman, the co-founder & CTO of Rittman Mead and an all-around guru of enterprise BI!
Although we are still in stealth mode (kind-of), due to the overwhelming requests for information, we decided to publish a video about what we do :)
It’s a short 5-minute video, just click on the image below or go straight to http://gluent.com:
And this, by the way, is just the beginning.
Gluent is getting close to 20 people now, distributed teams in US and UK – and we are still hiring!
Hi, it took a bit longer than I had planned, but here’s the first Gluent New World webinar recording!
You can also subscribe to our new Vimeo channel here – I will announce the next event with another great speaker soon ;-)
A few comments:
- Slides are here
- I’ll figure a good way to deal with offline follow-up Q&A later on, after we’ve done a few of these events
If you like this (more...)
As Gluent is all about gluing together the old world and new world in enterprises, it’s time to announce the Gluent New World webinar series!
The Gluent New World sessions cover the important technical details behind new advancements in enterprise technologies that are arriving into mainstream use.
These seminars help you to stay current with the major technology changes that are inevitably arriving into your company soon (if not already). You can make informed decisions about what to learn next – (more...)
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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We are hiring! Need to fill (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.