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This week we bring you a collection of articles focusing on Huge Data and NoSQL.
This week’s suggested reading
- Huge Data Wizardry: Pay Attention To What’s Behind The Curtain: There’s been a lot of hype lately around the concept of huge data, with the lion’s share of that hype related to things like analytics, data management and data storage technologies (like NoSQL).
- NoSQL Offers Users Scalability, Flexibility, Speed: User case studies at the NoSQL Now conference show NoSQL being used for a variety of reasons.
- Oracle MySQL Gets NoSQL-Savvy Upgrade: Plenty of telcos have embraced Oracle’s MySQL Cluster edition for its combination of scalability, performance, and reliability. Now Oracle is increasing the appeal to Web-based businesses with performance upgrades and built-in support for linking to NoSQL databases.
- How Infochimps desires to become Heroku for Hadoop: Deploying and managing huge data systems such as Hadoop clusters is not simple work, but Infochimps desires to change that with its new Infochimps Platform offering.
- Huge Data Makes Banks Rethink Storage: Banks have long been built on massive amounts of data. But as “huge data” gets even larger, legacy storage systems are on the rise increasingly inefficient and even obsolete, according to industry experts.
- I.B.M. Turns to Huge Data Algorithms for Computer Wellbeing: I.B.M. is now the latest company to have a crack to take a more holistic approach to corporate wellbeing using “Huge Data.” The company has rolled out QRadar, its new wellbeing intelligence platform, to footstep corporate vulnerabilities in real time and cross-reference unusual activity with I.B.M.’s X-Break down database, the world’s largest repository of threat and hacker in rank.
- How to prepare your social game for massive growth: James Phillips, co-founder of Couchbase, a NoSQL database company, presents how your company can prepare for massive growth using NoSQL technology.
- Unstructured data is worth the effort when you’ve got the right tools: It’s dawning on companies that data analysis can yield insights and inform business decisions. As data-driven benefits grow, so do our demands in this area what more data can tell us and what additional types we can mine.
- Eight Business-changing Ways to Use Huge Data: Enterprises are finding business-changing ways to place the power of Hadoop, an open source Apache project for storing and processing large amounts of data, to excellent use. They are using Hadoop and Huge Data to reduce risks, better serve customers and even change the Internet.
- And finally on the lighter side…
- MySQL Diehard vs. NoSQL Fanboi: The Animated Movie: There is often a charged debate between MySQL proponents and those who are increasingly excited in this area NoSQL. So, it’s excellent to see a bit of levity enter the conversation.
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