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March 6, 2013 – After years of enterprise security breaches, one would think companies have learned much and are improving their security posture. In reality, the bad guys continue to have the upper hand in this game of cat-and-mouse. Security practitioners are beginning to see the need to conduct behavior profiling to counter security attacks, which is where Big Data comes in.
MIT Technology Review
March 5, 2013 – Following the collapse of the social network Friendster, computer scientists have carried out a digital autopsy to find out what went wrong.
March 5, 2013 – Depending on how one defines its birth, Hadoop is now 10 years old. In that decade, Hadoop has gone from being the hopeful answer to Yahoo’s search-engine woes to a general-purpose computing platform that’s poised to be the foundation for the next generation of data-based applications.
March 4, 2013 – Big Data's Best. It's not often you see an executive spend a keynote slot talking about another company's innovations. But, that's exactly what Scott Yara, senior vice president of products and co-founder of Greenplum, the big data-focused division of EMC, did during his keynote address at Strata this week.
February 27, 2013 – There has been a lot of data news already this week — some big, some interesting, and some both. Here’s a collection of the stuff you shouldn’t, or don’t want to, miss.
February 26, 2013 – In a further sign that Big Data is beginning to hit its stride, EMC Greenplum on Monday debuted a new Apache Hadoop distribution that it hopes will soon become the de facto standard, pushing aside current leaders like Cloudera and Hortonworks.
February 26, 2013 – It’s going to be quite a whirlwind this week. Informatica Analyst conference tomorrow, wall-to-wall meetings at Strata Wed afternoon, before heading off to the mountains of Colorado for the SAS Analyst meet next week. So EMC Greenplum caught us at an opportune time in the news cycle. They chose the day before strata to saturate the airwaves with announcement that they are staking their future on Hadoop.
February 26, 2013 – This morning we were able to attend EMC Greenplum's launch of their new Hadoop distro called Pivotal HD. Core to this distro is HAWQ, their new massively parallel processing analytical database built with Hadoop at its heart. I'm not sure I can cover all the implications of this evolution in this short post, but consider that horizontal multi-PB scale-out, business class interactive performance, and high-end easily leveraged analytics are now available in one package from a trusted enterprise vendor.
February 26, 2013 – Business data analytics has changed tremendously in recent years. The high cost of storage and processing forced enterprises to carefully plan their ETL process, and what data would be stored in these systems, with unused datasets discarded, archived into backup systems, or put in cold storage. Today, enterprises generate complex datasets comprised of both structured and unstructured data sourced from web content, clickstreams, and machines.
February 25, 2013 – Hardly any book has attracted more attention among software companies than Clayton Christensen’s “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and some companies even welcome it as a sign of “innovative spirit” when engineers slap a product manager with it over the head, figuratively that is, whenever he or she presents an idea to increase business values along the lines of the existing corporate strategy.