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Get Ready for the Datapocalypse

Get Ready for the Datapocalypse

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September 9, 2014

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**This article originally appeared on CMSWire** Today’s data is bigger, stronger and faster. The increasing complexity of data is pushing organizations toward a tipping point — those that harness its value will excel, those that don’t will fall behind. But becoming a data-driven organization is no longer just a smart way to build a competitive […]

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Big Data & Brews: Future of Big Data

Big Data & Brews: The Future of Big Data with Pivotal, Twitter, Think Big Analytics, MapR

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August 19, 2014

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Continuing on from last week’s segment, I wanted to add a few more snapshots from guests like Milind Bhandarkar, chief scientist at Pivotal, Oscar Boykin, data scientist at Twitter, Ron Bokdin, co-founder and CEO of Think Big Analytics and Tomer Shiran, product manager at MapR. Ron brought up an interesting point that I wanted to […]

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Future of Big Data

Big Data & Brews: What’s in Store for the Future of Big Data?

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August 12, 2014

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One of my favorite questions to ask my guests is what they think will be the next big technology in big data. These are some of the smartest minds in the industry and it’s always interesting to hear their thoughts on the topic. I thought it would be cool to compile a few snapshots of […]

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Big Data & Brews: Cloudera on Spark, Tez & the Enterprise Data Hub

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August 5, 2014

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In our last installment of Big Data & Brews with Mike Olson, he shares his thoughts around Spark, Tez, and Cloudera’s vision for a data hub. I wanted to call out Mike’s comment that we’re now seeing the emergence of what he thinks of as the next generation of analytic and exploratory applications aimed at […]

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Big Data & Brews: Cloudera on SQL

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July 29, 2014

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In continuing my conversation with Mike Olson, Cloudera’s co-founer and current chief strategy officer, he shared a really interesting perspective around SQL. Given that there is a lot of talk right now around this topic, you’ll definitely want to tune in! TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           Welcome back to Big Data and Brews with Mike Olson from Cloudera. Cheers. Mike:              […]

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Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions

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July 28, 2014

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**This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur** The people you hire directly affect how successful your business becomes. As the technology industry quickly expands, businesses are on the hunt for qualified candidates who can take their company to the next level. But to find the right fit, hiring employers need to ditch the long-held belief that experience trumps all. […]

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Big Data & Brews: Cloudera on the Secret to Success & Scaling Hadoop

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July 22, 2014

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Over Sierra Nevada Pale Ales, Mike Olson and I dove into what he saw as the secret to success — a combination of the quality of people you work with and also standing in the middle of a market that is exploding around you. Mike also diagrams the initial expectations of Hadoop and how Jeff Hammerbacher […]

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Big Data & Brews: Cloudera’s Mike Olson

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July 15, 2014

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I’m sure most of you are familiar with Mike Olson, one of Cloudera’s co-founders and currently its chief strategy officer. I’ve known Mike for many years, we’ve been in the industry together pretty much since the beginning. Mike was kind enough to stop by our new office studio to talk about his history in tech and also […]

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Flow Theory

Let It Flow: Unleash Hidden Streams of Productivity

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July 3, 2014

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**This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur** Most of us have fleeting familiarity with flow: the sweet spot where exertion and boredom are diminished and focus and performance are optimized. When we reach that state, we become lost in the task at hand and all else falls away. Most importantly, in flow we perform at our optimal […]

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Call it a Data River, Not a Data Lake

Call it a Data River, Not a Data Lake

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July 2, 2014

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**This article originally appeared on Business 2 Community** We’re drowning in an overflow of data. The exponential growth of data from the Internet of Things, social media, consumer interactions and more is leaving businesses scrambling to understand how to integrate, analyze and visualize it all to find the insights that matter to them. Given this […]

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