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Analytics platform driving the ‘DNA’ : Distributed Network of Analytics
Big Data Platform – the name creates an imagery of big fat servers with GBs of memory, TBs of hard disk space, and expensive computing resources. It is being imagined as a very high bandwidth network with multiple data sources, Terabytes and Petabytes of data, data load mechanism, data churning algorithms, batch jobs, data scientists and so on. At times, it sounds scary – especially when you have been tasked at evaluating and preparing a plan for your organization’s Big Data […]
5 Use Cases Driving Database Development
The new EDB Postgres™ Platform 2017 from EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) gives enterprises the capability, performance, and reliability they need with the flexibility and ease of provisioning required by modern DevOps. A core component of the Platform is the EDB Postgres™ Advanced Server database, a version of Postgres that EnterpriseDB has enhanced with enterprise-class performance, security, manageability, and developer capabilities. The new EDB Postgres Platform 2017 rolled out a new version of the database, EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.6. (Read the press release […]
Implementing Hadoop: 7 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Introduction It’s no secret that Hadoop comes with inherent challenges. Business needs, specialized skills, data integration, and budget are just a few things that factor into planning and implementation. Yet, despite all the due diligence, a large percentage of Hadoop implementations fail. We’d like to turn that around. With the goal of helping organizations achieve business value from Hadoop, we sat down with members of Pentaho’s consulting services and enterprise support teams to discuss their experiences with helping organizations to develop, […]
Stories from South East Asia (Part 4) – What are modern CTOs planning?
2017 has started with a buzz of events in South East Asia, including Ashnik hosting its quarterly Big Data Talk – Transformation Series session in Singapore, followed by BIGIT’s 2nd Big Data & CEM World Show event in Jakarta, Indonesia. In and around the events, I was zipping through these regions meeting our customers, partners, various CTOs and Heads of IT departments. The discussions were again an endorsement of the fact that I had mentioned in my last article about Postgres Vision – today […]
The Holy Grail of Analytics is the Value between Data and Insight
After living and breathing the world of analytics and data for 20 years, I can let you in on a little secret of how successful customers achieve business value — It does not come from the tool, but from the data. It’s about the data. It always has been. Maybe the reason many organizations don’t start with the data is frankly, data is the hardest part. The data is distributed, on-premise, in the cloud, messy, unwieldy and never stops pouring in. […]
Did PostgreSQL fail to live up to Uber’s and Gitlab’s expectations? Not really!
PostgreSQL is trending once again but this time, for not so good reasons. There was a major downtime at Gitlab caused by a series of events and process failures. As you would read in the details, PostgreSQL was (and continues to be) Gitlab’s backend database. It was PostgreSQL database service which was unavailable for several hours, and whose recovery lead to data loss. This is second time in recent times when PostgreSQL has been in lime light for negative publicity. Earlier […]