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Introducing Datameer Smart Execution: It’s Not Big Data, It’s Just Data

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October 1, 2014

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Big data seems to have reached the level of an exclusive club that everyone is trying to get in to but that only a select few of the aristocracy are welcome. It seems the more data you have, the more difficult it is to figure out what to do with it or how to extract […]

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Three Big Data Use Cases Starring Remarkable Results

And…Action! Three Big Data Use Cases Starring Remarkable Results

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September 26, 2014

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**This article originally appeared on CIO Story** Big data has been synonymous with big opportunities for the past several years. As we embark on the era of data, organizations are beginning to discover how deriving insights from data can transform the status quo, disrupt markets and change lives. According to research firm McKinsey, effectively using big […]

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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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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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