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Big Data & Brews: Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics

Big Data & Brews: On Hadoop, Quantcast and Think Big Analytics

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May 6, 2014

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This week, Ron Bodkin and I talked about his time at Quantcast, one of the very first companies to work with Hadoop. We talked a bit about the main challenges he faced while he was there, before Ron explained what he’s up to at Think Big Analytics. Enjoy the full episode! TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           Welcome to Big Data & […]

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Big Data & Brews: Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics

Big Data & Brews: The Future of Big Data by Think Big Analytics CEO

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April 29, 2014

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Last week, over my first taste of a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, I had the chance to talk to Ron Bodkin, the CEO of Think Big Analytics, about where he thinks big data will be in the next five to 10 years. Check out what he has to say about changing storage dynamics, bifurcation in spinning disks […]

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Milind Bhandarkar, Pivotal

Big Data & Brews: Pivotal’s Chief Scientist on the Early Days of Hadoop

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April 22, 2014

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Milind is one of the early contributors to Hadoop (he’s been working on it since 1.0) so it was a great wrap up to our conversation hearing about what it was like for him in the early days implementing Hadoop at Yahoo. We also had a chance to discuss his thoughts on Apache Mesos, what he […]

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Milind Bhandarkar, Pivotal

Big Data & Brews: Pivotal Chief Scientist, Milind Bhandarkar, Talks about Life Before Pivotal

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April 15, 2014

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Following last week’s snapshot of how Pivotal works, Milind and I shared some of my favorite Indian beer, Kingfisher, and talked about the cool projects he’s had a chance to work on before joining the company. Did you know he worked on the first super computer in India and also at the Center for Simulation […]

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Milind Bhandarkar, Pivotal

Big Data & Brews: How Pivotal Works

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April 4, 2014

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You’ve probably heard a lot about Pivotal over the past year, but have you really gotten to understand how it works and why it’s different from traditional Hadoop distributions? This week, just one week after their one year anniversary, I thought we’d share a snapshot segment of how Pivotal works, according to their Chief Scientist, […]

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Supreet Oberoi, Concurrent

Big Data & Brews: Financial Services Big Data Use Cases

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April 1, 2014

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Wrapping up my conversation with Supreet, I wanted to dig deeper into his time as a Big Data evangelist at American Express before joining Concurrent. He has some great insights about how regulated industries are using Hadoop and big data analytics: TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           Welcome back to Big Data & Brews with Supreet from Concurrent, Inc., […]

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Datameer Visual Insights

Introducing Datameer 4.0: The Flip Side of Big Data

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March 26, 2014

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Some people look at data and see integers, booleans and strings. When I look at data, I always wonder what story is behind it. In the past few years, we have worked hard to implement our vision of shrinking the gap between the technical experts who are able to work with the data and the […]

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Supreet Oberoi, Concurrent

Big Data & Brews: Concurrent and Cascading

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March 25, 2014

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This was a really exciting Big Data & Brews for me because I’m such a fan of Cascading. This week I talked to Concurrent’s VP of  Field Engineering, Supreet Oberoi about the back-end of the technology over an IPA (which was pretty good if I do say so myself) and some great use-cases. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           […]

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Market Leaders in Data Discovery

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March 23, 2014

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Nice. :) GigaOm positions Datameer as the leader in data discovery, ahead of industry giants Tableau, Splunk, and MicroStrategy. Being just four years old and with considerably less funding and people, I couldn’t be more proud of the passionate and driven team we have here that pushes tirelessly every day to make Datameer the solution so […]

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MapR, Tomer Shiran

Big Data & Brews: Tomer Shiran of MapR Talks About Hadoop & MapR Innovation

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March 18, 2014

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Tomer and I were able to finish off the fantastic pita and hummus he brought in while we wrapped up our conversation around what MapR is up to and the cool things he sees happening in the Hadoop ecosystem. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           Welcome back to Big Data & Brews.  We have awesome hummus and pita, and […]

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