Feb
22

How Hackings Against the NYT, Twitter, and the Federal Reserve Might Have Been Prevented with Big Data

Posted on February 22, 2013 by Rick Farnell

Earlier this year, Twitter admitted they lost personal information on 250,000 or so users to hackers. Other companies, including the New York Times and the Federal Reserve, reported hackers had been inside their systems. Companies of all sizes, and the network security community, battle constantly against advanced, persistent threats. It’s time to fight back on…

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Feb
21

The Race is On with Open Source

Posted on February 21, 2013 by Ron Bodkin

At Think Big we’re focused on helping customers create measurable value from Big Data. Fast access to that data is becoming mandatory as enterprises move beyond the first phase of adoption of Big Data. Over the last few months a number of projects and products have been announced to address this need, both within Hadoop and in…

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Feb
5

Much Hadoop about Nothing? We Don’t Think So.

Posted on February 5, 2013 by Ron Bodkin

In the mid 2000’s when I was Chief Architect and later, VP Engineering, at Quantcast, we were using one of the first Hadoop clusters as a low-cost way to process the vast amount of data needed to directly measure many of the largest websites in the world. We even helped a skeptical Facebook see the…

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