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HDInsight + Hive vs BigQuery – A Detailed Comparison

A big thank you goes to Daniel Haviv for his suggestion to use ORC with Snappy compression over Tez (with Vectorised reads) as well as the advice he …

A Brief Introduction to Apache Cassandra | DataStax Academy: Free Cassandra Tutorials and Training

The article provides an overview of non-relational databases and Apache Cassandra™, and describes a number of top-level Cassandra concepts that will …

Data science and machine learning will fight cyber-attacks, says Vectra Networks: 2015 Tech Predictions

In 2015, data science and machine learning will become the focus of the fight on cyber-attacks, cyber security will get social, and new entrants will …

5 digital health trends you'll see in 2015 - CNN.com

<b>(Mashable)</b> -- 2014 has been a huge year for health tech. According to digital health incubator StartUp Health, digital health funding in the first three quarters of 2014 has already surpassed $5 billion, close to double what was invested in all of 2013 ($2.8 billion).<p>"Digital health funding for the …

Using Nosql Tables with Spark

This post goal is to explain how to use Nosql tables and how to put their content into a file on hdfs using the java API for Spark. In hdfs, the …

Databases

Microsoft Strengthens Data Platform with SQL Database and Big Data Appliance Updates, Adds New Java SDK for its NoSQL Service

<i>By Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform</i><p>Making it easier for more of our customers to access our latest big data technologies, we are …

NoSQL Databases: An Overview

Pramod Sadalage provides an overview of NoSQL databases, explaining what NoSQL is, types of NoSQL databases, and why and how to choose a NoSQL …

Apache Spark and Java 8: The Big Data Team for 2015

Apache Spark with Java 8 is proving to be the perfect match for Big Data. Spark 1.0 was just released this May, and it’s already surpassed Hadoop in …