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Managing Big Data Integration and Security with Hadoop

The explosion of the World Wide Web into our lives was like being given a gigantic toy chest with anything you would ever want to play with in there. As the Web grew from hundreds of pages, which could be manually indexed and queried, to millions of pages, with thousands

Why Do I Need A Data Lake?

The data lake is gaining lots of momentum across the different customers to whom I talk. Every, and I mean every organization wants to learn why and how to implement a data lake. But “because it is a cheaper way to store/manage data” is not a good reason

Don’t throw out design principles when jumping in Hadoop data lake

While there are often good reasons for technologies to change, useful skills are sometimes forgotten in the process. Today’s Hadoop data lakes may be a case in point, according to Joe Caserta, founder and president of New York-based consulting practice Caserta Concepts. He says advances in Hadoop-style data handling are

Misconfigured Big Data apps are leaking data like sieves

More than a petabyte of data lies exposed online because of weak default settings and other configuration problems involving enterprise technologies. Swiss security firm BinaryEdge found that numerous instances of Redis cache and store archives can be accessed without authentication. Data on more than 39,000 MongoDB NoSQL databases is similarly

Customer Panel Highlights: Why Our Customers are so Loyal

I always like to talk with pride, why our customers are very loyal to Solix. It’s one thing to talk about our technology and high customer satisfaction, it’s another to hear it directly from customers. Recently we conducted a group webinar with three of our customers from different industries to

How Hadoop helps finance companies, and others

“Why are financial services firms adopting Cloudera's big data solutions?” is the question posed, and answered, in a white paper of that title from Cloudera. The answer, in one sentence, is: “Because the scale of data [generated by today’s banking activities] is overwhelming traditional systems [therefore] firms must adapt to

Best Practices for Application Archiving

The tremendous growth in volumes of data – both traditional structured data and new data types such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) – and the advent of in-memory database technologies like SAP’s HANA and NAND flash storage that are faster but more expensive – has made data archiving mandatory. Companies simply cannot

Big Data = Big Responsibility


Big data has arrived. In the healthcare and finance industries, it is leading to more confident decision making and helping to spot trends, prevent diseases, and combat crime. After a drought in the world of meaningful student performance data, big data is now starting to make waves in the education