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August, 2012

August 30, 2012  2:37 PM

Connecting Hadoop distributions to ODBC

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

As more enterprises set their sights on Hadoop's capabilities, new products aim to ease Hadoop integration. Progress DataDirect’s Connect XE for ODBC driver for Hadoop Hive is an example. It boasts scalable connectivity for

August 27, 2012  5:53 PM

Lightweight scripts bear down on Java ecosystem

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

In a recent report on the state of Java, IDC analyst Al Hilwa notes that the Java ecosystem is healthy and on a growing trajectory, with more programming languages than ever now hosted on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).  Hilwa, program director for...

August 20, 2012  8:22 PM

Skills for big data: Hadoop, Pig, Cassandra and more

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Q: What is a data scientist? A: It’s a DBA from California. The joke belies the fact that the world of big data skills right now is pretty much topsy-turvy. If you would you like to look at a short list of

August 13, 2012  5:57 PM

APIs in the news as App.net trawls for dollars

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

Summer is known for vacation and relaxation, as many TV commercials attest. It also can be a time of unrest and revolution, as U.S. and French history attest. Maybe the season explains the timing of some upheaval in the fledgling field of

August 2, 2012  7:07 PM

Banking on ESBs for agility, more value added services

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

The once staid and steady field of banking is looking for greater agility in rolling out new software and services. As a result, Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs) are being deployed as part of efforts to streamline operations. By way of example there is Federal Bank of Bombay, India. The large...

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