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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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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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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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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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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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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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September 29, 2013

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Introducing Datameer 3.0

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June 24, 2013

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I’ve been through these technology adoption cycles before. I used to work on JBOSS; I worked in the search engine space when it was hot. At first, developers (like me) love their shiny new technologies, want to master it and build their own applications on top of it. Now nobody would ever dream of building […]

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Big Data – Crossing the Chasm in 2013!

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December 19, 2012

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It’s that time of year, when everyone breaks out their crystal ball. While I’ve never been one to follow the herd, this year, I couldn’t resist. We think 2013 is the year that Big Data will cross the chasm. Let me explain. This is a traditional technology hype cycle, according to Gartner.  It’s a “graphic […]

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