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January 26, 2015  1:34 PM

Microsoft: more open (kinda commercial) sourcery

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Microsoft, Open source, R language

Microsoft's open technology credentials appear to look better ever day. Are we all okay with this statement? REV_14388_OPENlogo_Clark_2C_final.9fc359c9.png

January 22, 2015  8:14 AM

Has IBM made (hard) Hadoop easier?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Hadoop, IBM

It has been said that Hadoop is hard. More specifically, it has been said that the Hadoop framework for distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming...


November 22, 2014  4:27 PM

Clearing up muddied waters in the ‘Data Lakes’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Business Intelligence, Data integration, Data lake, Pentaho

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog by James Dixon, CTO at open source Business Intelligence (BI) products company Pentaho. Four years ago when Pentaho first released Hadoop support, Dixon coined the term 'Data Lake' to describe a vessel for holding...


November 5, 2014  1:15 AM

The rise of ‘subliminal democratised’ analytics

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data Analytics, TIBCO

Only 25% of professional workers are using big data analytics says business intelligence company TIBCO. Clearly, this is not enough. Well, not if you sell data analysis and integration technology anyway. hqdefault.jpg


November 3, 2014  9:31 PM

How the connection mechanics work inside the Internet of Things

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Internet of Things, Interoperability, TIBCO

TIBCO StreamBase now supports a wide range of open source connectors enabling customers to connect, understand and act upon the data processed from the Internet of Things. Okay, slow down, can we have that in English please? No problem, let's do it.


September 1, 2014  8:18 AM

Microwavable instant ‘convenient’ cloud analytics, just add data

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Big Data, cloud, Data, RapidMiner

RapidMiner has produced what it calls an 'introductory release' of its eponymously named RapidMiner Cloud product that seeks to "make analytics more convenient" -- which means what exactly? 2___7996296_orig.jpg


August 17, 2014  11:27 AM

Hadoop is only a ‘landing zone’, THEN you start big data analytics

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hadoop, HP, Pentaho, Vertica

retail_dashboard.png Pentaho thinks its new Streamlined Data Refinery solution architecture (optimised for...


June 9, 2014  8:03 AM

What do firms really mean by Hadoop leverage?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hadoop, Teradata

Does a day go past without a Hadoop update right now? -- clearly not. But why should this be so? Popular wisdom points to the problems associated with "complexity of deployment and management" of environments on this open source framework for big data storage and large-scale dataset...


June 5, 2014  8:21 AM

Using Sqoop to ploop to Hadoop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ETL, Hadoop, Syncsort

Syncsort has enhanced its DMX-h Hadoop ETL software. So what? Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) refers to three separate functions combined into a single programming tool. Getting data from enterprise data warehouses and legacy systems (including mainframes) into Hadoop is clearly a key...


June 4, 2014  9:14 AM

Pentaho: don’t get blinded with (data) science

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data Analytics, Open source, Pentaho

At the Hadoop Summit in San Jose this week... open source Business Intelligence company Pentaho is announcing what it calls 'Data Science Packs' for developers and data scientists. The Data Science Pack aims to help productivity by executing advanced descriptive statistics and machine learning...


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