Jun
3

A Data Architect’s Walkthrough of HDP 2.1

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Douglas Moore

When Hortonworks announced the general availability of HDP 2.1, I was eager to check out what’s new in the release. My initial reason was to double check the version of Hue for a Quora post, but I also wanted to see the much-awaited commercial support for Storm. Based on last October’s Elasticsearch-Hortonworks partnership announcement, I thought…

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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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