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Running Hadoop on Ubuntu Linux (Multi-Node Cluster)

In this tutorial I will describe the required steps for setting up a distributed, multi-node Apache Hadoop cluster backed by the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), running on Ubuntu Linux. 4,562 more words


Few thoughts on the SQL Server 2014 launch event in San Francisco

I just finished watching the hosted customer even in San Francisco where the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, CVP of Data Platform Group Quentin Clark and the SQL Server Product Marketing GM Eron Kelly officially introduced the new release of the SQL Server 2014. 789 more words

Microsoft Business Intelligence

Microsoft is trying to be the platform company for big data apps, too

The race is on to become the software vendor with the best platform on which to run big data applications, and Microsoft thinks it stands as good a chance as anybody to win. 763 more words


Hadoop distros are starting to diverge

A recent blog posting by Merv Adrian of Gartner, “Hadoop is in the mind of the beholder”  hit the nail on the head. While most commercial Hadoop distributions now include the same basic components (e.g. 176 more words

Microsoft's Big-Data Angle: Office as a Friendly Front-End

Microsoft has big plans for big data and a new vision for its use that the company hopes will re-establish it as an innovator in a crucial business sector. 379 more words


Microsoft's new data platform spans Office, Azure, & SQL

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella envisions a world where every company has a data-centric culture.

And, ideally, those companies use Microsoft products like Office and Azure. 431 more words


Gnip buy-up is a sign that Twitter is getting serious about selling big data

Big companies care a lot about what you tweet.

Twitter’s ability to sell ads suggests as much. And today Twitter’s acquisition of social Gnip shows the company expects to make even more money from brands. 344 more words