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Stefan Groschupf Donating $10,000 to ProWildlife

A Sincere Thank You

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December 9, 2013

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To all of you that purchased the Charity Edition to help save elephants orphaned by the ivory trade, thank you. With your support, we are able to donate an amazing $10,000 to ProWildlife and the Elephant Orphanage Project to help them in their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants back into the wild. […]

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Antonio Piccolboni

Big Data & Brews: Antonio Piccolboni, Independent Data Scientist, part 2

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December 3, 2013

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This week, Antonio talked in-depth about the open source project he’s working on called RHadoop, a collection of four R packages that allow users to manage and analyze data with Hadoop. He talked about its use cases, some of the general challenges of starting an open source project on Hadoop, and why he thinks Javascript is […]

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Antonio Piccolboni

Big Data & Brews with Antonio Piccolboni, Independent Data Scientist, part 1

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November 26, 2013

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This week, independent data scientist Antonio Piccolboni stopped by the studio to chat about his history as a bioinformatician, how he got started with one of the earliest versions of Hadoop at Quantcast, and a little bit about the open source project he’s working on with Revolution Analytics to combine R and Hadoop. As always, […]

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Michael Stack Episode 2

Big Data & Brews with Michael Stack, Apache HBase Chair – Part 2

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November 18, 2013

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This week, Michael diagrams how HBase works, and we talk about the environmental impact of Big Data. No more beer explosions, thankfully.

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Michael Stack, Apache HBase Lead

Big Data & Brews with Apache HBase Chair, Michael Stack – Part 1

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November 12, 2013

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This week I was glad to have in the project chair for Apache HBase, Michael Stack. After a minor beer explosion, we got to talking about his time working on search at the Internet Archive, before digging into what got him started with HBase, how it’s progressed since the beginning, and the biggest challenge its […]

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Elephant Orphanage in Zambia

Hadoop Community, Let’s Save The Elephants

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November 1, 2013

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I love the yellow elephant logo for Hadoop, and I know the rest of the Hadoop community loves it too. But I’m not sure the community realizes the amount of danger real elephants are in. One expert has predicted that elephants will be extinct in just 12 years, by 2025. That’s why this month we […]

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Jonathan Gray, CEO of Continuuity

Big Data & Brews: Jonathan Gray, CEO of Continuuity

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October 22, 2013

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Jon and I go back several years, and we’ve had plenty of nerdy conversations over beers. This is just the first one to be recorded. And today is an appropriate day to publish this next installment of Big Data & Brews because of this news:  Founders relaunch social reader Streamy to prove a point about big […]

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Apps on Hadoop

Why Business Applications Are What’s Next For Hadoop

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October 17, 2013

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**This post originally appeared on VentureBeat** If we look at historical technology waves to predict the future of the Hadoop market, business applications are going to be the next big thing. Technology waves always start with advancements in hardware (Moore’s Law). Next comes the wave of infrastructure, and then vertical solutions, or applications that give companies […]

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Big Data & Brews with Ted Dunning from MapR

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October 9, 2013

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I’ve known Ted Dunning for quite some time now, thanks to his reputation as the guy with the most responses in the Hadoop mailing list for a few years running. He is currently chief application architect at MapR, and he joined me a couple of weeks ago to talk big data over “techno beers”. We […]

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Erich Nachbar

Big Data & Brews: Erich Nachbar, former CTO of Quantifind

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September 29, 2013

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Some of the most interesting conversations happen after work over beers. I’ve started to invite some technical big data thought-leaders to have these conversations recorded and share them with you. My first guest is Erich Nachbar, the former CTO of Quantifind, who stopped by with a “classic German summertime drink.” We talk about his background, […]

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