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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Sep
11

3 Tips on Data Storage Management

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Rick Farnell

One of the greatest business drivers of Big Data adoption is an organization’s focus on Cost Containment and Scale. While there are certainly situations where the use of traditional data storage solutions is appropriate, we find more often than not that newer Big Data technologies are a better way to meet an organization’s needs. Below we’ve outlined…

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Jul
3

What Are Big Datasets?

Posted on July 3, 2013 by Dan Mallinger

At conferences and on client campuses, I am frequently cornered by people seeking to understand if they have Big Data.  Is their data “big?”  Do they need a tool like Hadoop?   At the heart of the confusion is a simple question: How big does a dataset need to be to be considered a “Big…

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