Jan
26

Hadoop Sequence Files and a Use Case on Reading only the keys

Posted on January 26, 2014 by Chitra Ramanathan

 To enjoy all the benefits of a hadoop based big data system, the first step would be to get the data into HDFS also known as the ingestion process. Hadoop does not work very well with a lot of small files, i.e., files that are smaller than a typical HDFS Block size as it causes…

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Jan
6

Ingestion with Spring Integration

Posted on January 6, 2014 by James Ji

In these days it’s well known that big data platforms can help in terms of processing data in a scalable way.  But guess what, before you can enjoy this efficiency, you need to ingest the data.  There are a couple of tools out there in the market which are helpful with ingestion.  The most famous…

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Oct
28

Applying Big Data Analytics to Clickstream Data

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Bill Kornfeld

An important application for Big Data, indeed, the original application for which Big Data technologies were first created, is clickstream analytics.  Using predictive models to analyze it, clickstream data can be rich with insights for user engagement, site performance, query response times and more. Clickstreams are records of users’ interaction with a website or other…

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