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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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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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MapR, Tomer Shiran

Big Data & Brews: Tomer Shiran of MapR Talks About Where the Company is Now and Where It’s Headed

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March 11, 2014

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Tomer Shiran from MapR  sat down with me over some Israeli beer (and humus!)  to tell me what’s going on with the company and the cool things that are being done with its technology, like the Aadhaar Project in India. TRANSCRIPT: Stefan: Welcome to Big Data & Brews. Today we have Tomer from MapR. Tomer: Hi Stefan, how […]

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Eric Baldeschwieler

Bonus #BigDataBrews: Eric Baldeschwieler Talks About The Future of Hadoop

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February 18, 2014

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We usually just do two 20-minute episodes of Big Data & Brews, but the conversation was so interesting with Eric that I wanted to be sure to share this too. Here are two “mega-trends” Eric said he’s paying attention to when it comes to Hadoop: TRANSCRIPT: Stefan:           What’s the future? You know? Where do we […]

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Eric Baldeschwieler

Big Data & Brews: Eric Baldeschwieler on the History of Hadoop & The Beginnings of YARN

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February 11, 2014

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Given its opening day at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference, today seems an appropriate day to share this second part of my discussion with Eric Baldeschwieler who shares the rest of his story of how Hadoop came to be within Yahoo. TRANSCRIPT Stefan:           I really have a tough job. Sitting here, drinking… Eric:                 It’s good to bring […]

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Eric Baldeschwieler

Big Data & Brews: Eric Baldeschwieler on the History of Hadoop

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February 4, 2014

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Eric Baldeschwieler is an influential figure in the Big Data and Hadoop community. I was honored to have him in to chat to hear his view on the history of Hadoop. TRANSCRIPT STEFAN:          Welcome to Big Data and Brews, today with E-14 [00:00:10], Eric Baldeschwieler. Welcome. ERIC:               Thank you. STEFAN:          Can you introduce […]

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Are You Thinking About Hadoop All Wrong?

Are You Thinking About Hadoop All Wrong?

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January 30, 2014

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**First printed in rediscoveringBI Special Edition, January 2014. Reprinted with permission from Radiant Advisors.** We are at a technological crossroads. Forty years ago, when databases first came in to play, hardware was by far the bigger cost over human capital or time. The traditional 3-tier architecture of first needing to extract and transform data before […]

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