Tag Archives: Google Cloud

Big Analytics Roundup (April 4, 2016)

Strata + Hadoop World sparks a number of commercial announcements: AtScale has a new release, Microsoft previews R Server on HDInsight, and IBM puts Spark on a mainframe, FWIW. We also have a nice harvest of explainers and perspectives. Slides from Strata available here. The folks at Domino Data ask: Is XGBoost 10X faster than H2O? We’ll never know the answer, since they

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Big Analytics Roundup (September 28, 2015)

Strata+Hadoop World NYC is upon us.  Andrew Brust opines that there will be three themes at Strata this year: (1) Spark “versus” Hadoop; (2) streaming goes mainstream; (3) data governance matters.  My take: “Spark versus Hadoop” is controversy for the sake of people who like controversy.  Spark works with Hadoop, and Spark works with other platforms, or by itself.  Use

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Big Analytics Roundup (May 18, 2015)

Light news: announcements from Dato, Google, Oracle and Pentaho, plus other cool stuff. On the PWC technology blog, Alan Morrison and Bo Parker interview Martin Van Ryswyk and Marko Rodriguez of Datastax about graph analytics.  PWC’s headline writer gets it wrong; the article is about graph engines and not graph databases.  Special-purpose graph databases, like special-purpose columnar databases, are a

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