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Special "How it Works" Big Data & Brews Continued: Spark, HBase, Stinger

Special “How It Works” Big Data & Brews: On Spark, HBase and Project Stinger

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May 27, 2014

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We had a few more great chalk talks that I wanted to share in this week’s special “How it Works” Big Data & Brews. Pull up your favorite brew and hear about some of the cool Hadoop open source projects from former Quantifind CTO Erich Nachbar who shares how Spark works, Michael Stack about HBase and Hortonworks’ Ari Zilka […]

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Big Data & Brews: How it Works

Special “How It Works” Big Data & Brews: On Concurrent, MapR and Pivotal

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May 20, 2014

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One of my favorite parts of our Big Data & Brews series is when our guests use the chalkboard to diagram. This week, let’s take a look back at a couple of those chalk talks for a special “How it Works” episode:  featuring Concurrent, MapR, and Pivotal. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:         As you described and […]

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Garbage. Credit: Meaduva flickr

The small print: You’re going to have to clean up all that big data

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May 19, 2014

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**This post originally appeared on VentureBeat**

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Big Data & Brews: Ron Bodkin, Think Big Analytics

Big Data & Brews: On Open-source Big Data Development Tools

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May 13, 2014

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In the last episode, Ron Bodkin talked about his history and role at Think Big Analytics. This week, we talked about his belief that “fundamentally open source is the foundation of the platforms that will be successful in big data,” and that “…a lot of what’s exciting about big data is the economics of open source.” We talked about […]

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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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