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Kaushik Pal

Kaushik is a technical architect with 15 years of experience in enterprise applications and product development. He has expertise in Web technologies, architecture/design, Java/J2EE, open source and Hadoop/big data technologies.
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Is Wi-Fi Interference Causing Unseen Problems in Your Enterprise Network? Is Wi-Fi Interference Causing Unseen Problems in Your Enterprise Network? Is Wi-Fi Interference Causing Unseen Problems in Your Enterprise Network? Is Wi-Fi Interference Causing Unseen Problems in Your Enterprise Network?


These days, a good Wi-Fi network can make or break a business. That's why preventing Wi-Fi interference is crucial. Here we take a look at...

How Deep Packet Inspection Is Changing Security in the IoT Age How Deep Packet Inspection Is Changing Security in the IoT Age How Deep Packet Inspection Is Changing Security in the IoT Age How Deep Packet Inspection Is Changing Security in the IoT Age


The internet of things (IoT) is growing, and so is the data it produces. Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a method of examining that data in...

What the $#@! Is Fintech?! What the $#@! Is Fintech?! What the $#@! Is Fintech?! What the $#@! Is Fintech?!


You've probably heard the term 'fintech,' but what's it all about, and how does it affect you and your business? Here we examine this...

How Passive Biometrics Can Help in IT Data Security How Passive Biometrics Can Help in IT Data Security How Passive Biometrics Can Help in IT Data Security How Passive Biometrics Can Help in IT Data Security


Passive biometrics is the use of biometric identity verification without the need for any user input. This can greatly improve security by...

The Role of Microservices in Modern Software Development The Role of Microservices in Modern Software Development The Role of Microservices in Modern Software Development The Role of Microservices in Modern Software Development


Microservices are becoming a more common way to develop software. Compared to their monolithic ancestors, microservices are more flexible,...

Serverless Computing 101 Serverless Computing 101 Serverless Computing 101 Serverless Computing 101


Serverless computing? Don't be fooled - you're still using a server, it's just that the server happens to be in the cloud

How Blockchain Can Impact Digital Business How Blockchain Can Impact Digital Business How Blockchain Can Impact Digital Business How Blockchain Can Impact Digital Business


Most people associate blockchain with bitcoin. Although that's where blockchain got it's start, this automated ledger system is being used...

5 Reasons Your Company Should Consolidate Its Data Center 5 Reasons Your Company Should Consolidate Its Data Center 5 Reasons Your Company Should Consolidate Its Data Center 5 Reasons Your Company Should Consolidate Its Data Center


Consolidating data centers can save an organization time, money and effort. Here we examine some of the details of consolidation

Public Cloud vs. Private On-Premise Cloud Public Cloud vs. Private On-Premise Cloud Public Cloud vs. Private On-Premise Cloud Public Cloud vs. Private On-Premise Cloud


Public cloud and private on-premise cloud each have their own sets of pros and cons. When it comes to enterprise use, an organization must...

How Green Computing Can Improve Energy Efficiency in IT How Green Computing Can Improve Energy Efficiency in IT How Green Computing Can Improve Energy Efficiency in IT How Green Computing Can Improve Energy Efficiency in IT


Green computing is great for business and for the environment. Here are some ways to help go green at your organization or home

A Detailed Look at 3-Tier Software Architecture A Detailed Look at 3-Tier Software Architecture A Detailed Look at 3-Tier Software Architecture A Detailed Look at 3-Tier Software Architecture


Although costlier to implement, three-tier software architecture has many distinct advantages over two-tier architecture

5 IT Infrastructure Skills That Are Often Overlooked 5 IT Infrastructure Skills That Are Often Overlooked 5 IT Infrastructure Skills That Are Often Overlooked 5 IT Infrastructure Skills That Are Often Overlooked


Maintaining an organization's IT infrastructure is a big job, and the people entrusted to manage it need more than just basic IT skills....

Automation: The Future of Data Science and Machine Learning? Automation: The Future of Data Science and Machine Learning? Automation: The Future of Data Science and Machine Learning? Automation: The Future of Data Science and Machine Learning?


Data scientists have traditionally been called upon to interpret big data, but with advances in machine learning, will the role of data...

How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Business Insights How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Business Insights How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Business Insights How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Business Insights


Natural language processing (NLP) allows a system to analyze social media posts, emails and a host of other data not in standardized...

The Debate Between R and Python The Debate Between R and Python The Debate Between R and Python The Debate Between R and Python


R and Python are both commonly used in data science, but is one superior to the other? Here we examine the two and their traits

Cognitive Computing - The Next Era of Computing? Cognitive Computing - The Next Era of Computing? Cognitive Computing - The Next Era of Computing? Cognitive Computing - The Next Era of Computing?


Just like a human brain, cognitive computing can take input of any form, process it and provide meaningful results. However, this branch of...

The New Efficiency of Cloud Analytics The New Efficiency of Cloud Analytics The New Efficiency of Cloud Analytics The New Efficiency of Cloud Analytics


Cloud analytics are making analytics services more accessible by allowing anyone with a browser to access inexpensive, efficient and...

Why DevOps Is Important for Your IT Strategy Why DevOps Is Important for Your IT Strategy Why DevOps Is Important for Your IT Strategy Why DevOps Is Important for Your IT Strategy


Software development has been given a boost by DevOps - development and operations teams working together. This increased teamwork allows...

Why the World Is Moving Toward NoSQL Databases Why the World Is Moving Toward NoSQL Databases Why the World Is Moving Toward NoSQL Databases Why the World Is Moving Toward NoSQL Databases


Relational database management systems still have their place in the world of data, but they are beginning to be overshadowed by NoSQL...

Graph Databases: A New Way of Thinking About Data Graph Databases: A New Way of Thinking About Data Graph Databases: A New Way of Thinking About Data Graph Databases: A New Way of Thinking About Data


Graph databases consist of a series of entities and relationships, which can make for some innovative insights that one wouldn't find with...

Open API: The Future of Application Programming Interfaces Open API: The Future of Application Programming Interfaces Open API: The Future of Application Programming Interfaces Open API: The Future of Application Programming Interfaces


APIs have long been closed to outside developers, but now the concept of open APIs is taking the industry by storm, offering easier access...

Container Technology - The Next Big Thing? Container Technology - The Next Big Thing? Container Technology - The Next Big Thing? Container Technology - The Next Big Thing?


Using containers is helping to eliminate compatibility issues, allowing developers to focus on more important matters

Analytics Of Things: Taking IoT to the Next Level Analytics Of Things: Taking IoT to the Next Level Analytics Of Things: Taking IoT to the Next Level Analytics Of Things: Taking IoT to the Next Level


You've heard of the Internet of Things, but what about Analytics of Things? Without Analytics of Things providing real-time analysis for...

How Big Data Can Secure User Authentication How Big Data Can Secure User Authentication How Big Data Can Secure User Authentication How Big Data Can Secure User Authentication


Passwords can be stolen, and multi-factor authentication can be cumbersome, so what's a good security option? Big-data-based authentication...

11 Terms Every Virtualization Engineer Should Know 11 Terms Every Virtualization Engineer Should Know 11 Terms Every Virtualization Engineer Should Know 11 Terms Every Virtualization Engineer Should Know


Virtualization engineers have to be very knowledgeable and keep up with the ever-changing technology. Here we discuss some of the most...

An Intro to Compute Virtualization An Intro to Compute Virtualization An Intro to Compute Virtualization An Intro to Compute Virtualization


In the world of virtualization, there are many options, but compute virtualization is proving to be an excellent fit for many enterprises

Call Center Data + Big Data Analytics = Valuable Insights Call Center Data + Big Data Analytics = Valuable Insights Call Center Data + Big Data Analytics = Valuable Insights Call Center Data + Big Data Analytics = Valuable Insights


Big data analytics is making an impact in nearly all fields of business, and call centers are no exception. Analytics are helping call...

Protecting Your Brand Value with Big Data Protecting Your Brand Value with Big Data Protecting Your Brand Value with Big Data Protecting Your Brand Value with Big Data


Brand value is essential for a business to maintain, and big data is proving to be a powerful tool for helping companies increase their...

How Big Data Can Drive Smart Customer Service How Big Data Can Drive Smart Customer Service How Big Data Can Drive Smart Customer Service How Big Data Can Drive Smart Customer Service


Satisfied customers are the key to a successful business, but what is the key to satisfied customers? Big data and analytics are helping...

The Role of Citizen Data Scientists in the Big Data World The Role of Citizen Data Scientists in the Big Data World The Role of Citizen Data Scientists in the Big Data World The Role of Citizen Data Scientists in the Big Data World


Data scientists have long been required for properly interpreting big data, but now citizen data scientists - with a background in business...

How Big Data Is Influencing Crowdfunding How Big Data Is Influencing Crowdfunding How Big Data Is Influencing Crowdfunding How Big Data Is Influencing Crowdfunding


Crowdfunding is the latest method for finding investors for projects, and now big data and analytics are giving a boost to crowdfunding by...

The Cloud: The Ultimate Tool for Big Data Success The Cloud: The Ultimate Tool for Big Data Success The Cloud: The Ultimate Tool for Big Data Success The Cloud: The Ultimate Tool for Big Data Success


In order for big data to be useful, the proper tools must be in place to handle it. The cloud is increasingly the tool of choice for big...

How Big Data Can Help in Self-Service Analytics How Big Data Can Help in Self-Service Analytics How Big Data Can Help in Self-Service Analytics How Big Data Can Help in Self-Service Analytics


Big data can be invaluable to organizations, but it's useless unless it can be properly analyzed. Self-service analytics allows regular...

How Machine Learning Can Improve Supply Chain Efficiency How Machine Learning Can Improve Supply Chain Efficiency How Machine Learning Can Improve Supply Chain Efficiency How Machine Learning Can Improve Supply Chain Efficiency


A supply chain keeps its business running, and inaccurate predictions of supply chain demands can be disastrous. However, now machine...

The Internet of Everything (IoE): Keeping Us 'Always On' The Internet of Everything (IoE): Keeping Us 'Always On' The Internet of Everything (IoE): Keeping Us 'Always On' The Internet of Everything (IoE): Keeping Us 'Always On'


The internet of everything takes the connectivity and communication of the internet of things a step further, making it a very powerful...

10 Big Myths About Big Data 10 Big Myths About Big Data 10 Big Myths About Big Data 10 Big Myths About Big Data


Big data is one of the biggest trends in tech today, but can you separate the fact from the fiction? Here we discuss some of the biggest...

Chief Data Officer: The Next Hot Tech Job? Chief Data Officer: The Next Hot Tech Job? Chief Data Officer: The Next Hot Tech Job? Chief Data Officer: The Next Hot Tech Job?


The role of chief data officer is often misunderstood, but its growing importance is making it a more prominent position, with many...

Machine Learning 101 Machine Learning 101 Machine Learning 101 Machine Learning 101


Learn about machine learning, what it means for business and how it's different from traditional methods of computer programming

How Big Data Is Helping the Insurance Industry How Big Data Is Helping the Insurance Industry How Big Data Is Helping the Insurance Industry How Big Data Is Helping the Insurance Industry


The insurance industry has started using big data as a powerful tool to help give more accurate quotes, offer more personalized products...

Big Data's Influence in Medicine and Pharmaceuticals Big Data's Influence in Medicine and Pharmaceuticals Big Data's Influence in Medicine and Pharmaceuticals Big Data's Influence in Medicine and Pharmaceuticals


Big data is being utilized in nearly every sector, but one in which it is particularly useful is the pharmaceutical industry. It is helping...

Improving Customer Experience With Digital Transformation, Big Data and Analytics Improving Customer Experience With Digital Transformation, Big Data and Analytics Improving Customer Experience With Digital Transformation, Big Data and Analytics Improving Customer Experience With Digital Transformation, Big Data and Analytics


Technology is changing the way business is done, and in order to keep up, organizations must adapt. Digital transformation is a process...

Why Spark Is the Future Big Data Platform Why Spark Is the Future Big Data Platform Why Spark Is the Future Big Data Platform Why Spark Is the Future Big Data Platform


Hadoop has long been the de facto standard for handling big data, but Spark is starting to gain popularity due to its increased efficiency

How Big Data Can Revolutionize Education How Big Data Can Revolutionize Education How Big Data Can Revolutionize Education How Big Data Can Revolutionize Education


Big data is making a big impact in nearly every field these days, and education is no different. This data is helping teachers,...

Why Open-Source Databases Are Gaining Popularity Why Open-Source Databases Are Gaining Popularity Why Open-Source Databases Are Gaining Popularity Why Open-Source Databases Are Gaining Popularity


Open-source DBMSs are cost-effective and are expanding in terms of capabilities, making them better options for business

Why the Data Virtualization Market is Growing Why the Data Virtualization Market is Growing Why the Data Virtualization Market is Growing Why the Data Virtualization Market is Growing


The amount of data needed and used by businesses is skyrocketing. Data virtualization may be the best way to handle all this data

The Promises and Pitfalls of Machine Learning The Promises and Pitfalls of Machine Learning The Promises and Pitfalls of Machine Learning The Promises and Pitfalls of Machine Learning


Organizations are increasingly turning to machine learning for intelligent data management. However, there are many factors to consider...

Why Automation Is the New Reality in Big Data Initiatives Why Automation Is the New Reality in Big Data Initiatives Why Automation Is the New Reality in Big Data Initiatives Why Automation Is the New Reality in Big Data Initiatives


Self-service and automation are making big data analytics available to all users, rather than only IT professionals, and empowering...

How Contextual Integration Can Empower Predictive Analytics How Contextual Integration Can Empower Predictive Analytics How Contextual Integration Can Empower Predictive Analytics How Contextual Integration Can Empower Predictive Analytics


Predictive analytics guide business decisions, but without context, the data isn't nearly as informative as it could be. Adding context to...

Kudu: A Game Changer in the Hadoop Ecosystem? Kudu: A Game Changer in the Hadoop Ecosystem? Kudu: A Game Changer in the Hadoop Ecosystem? Kudu: A Game Changer in the Hadoop Ecosystem?


HDFS and HBase are commonly used to manage storage with Hadoop, but now Kudu is working alongside them with better results

What Does a Fractured Android Mobile Device Market Mean? What Does a Fractured Android Mobile Device Market Mean? What Does a Fractured Android Mobile Device Market Mean? What Does a Fractured Android Mobile Device Market Mean?


When it comes to mobile computing, Android and iOS (and maybe BlackBerry) are the major players, right? Well, Android encompasses more than...

Why Your Business Should Be Using Mobile Application Management Why Your Business Should Be Using Mobile Application Management Why Your Business Should Be Using Mobile Application Management Why Your Business Should Be Using Mobile Application Management


With BYOD on the rise, businesses must find ways to control the data and security on devices that they may have little control over. Mobile...

How Predictive Analytics Can Improve Medical Care How Predictive Analytics Can Improve Medical Care How Predictive Analytics Can Improve Medical Care How Predictive Analytics Can Improve Medical Care


Predictive analytics is being put to use by health care providers, and both the patients and the providers are benefiting from it. Patients...

How APM, SaaS and Analytics Are Streamlining Application Management How APM, SaaS and Analytics Are Streamlining Application Management How APM, SaaS and Analytics Are Streamlining Application Management How APM, SaaS and Analytics Are Streamlining Application Management


When Application portfolio management is used alongside Software as a Service and analytics, businesses can greatly improve the efficiency...

How Graph Databases Bring Networking to Data How Graph Databases Bring Networking to Data How Graph Databases Bring Networking to Data How Graph Databases Bring Networking to Data


Graph databases rely on relationships and nodes to organize and process data, giving them an edge over traditional databases

How Insights-as-a-Service Solutions Use Big Data for Future Planning How Insights-as-a-Service Solutions Use Big Data for Future Planning How Insights-as-a-Service Solutions Use Big Data for Future Planning How Insights-as-a-Service Solutions Use Big Data for Future Planning


You may be familiar with Software as a Service, but now another type of service, Insights as a Service, is helping businesses to plot their...

How Big Data Analytics Can Optimize IT Performance How Big Data Analytics Can Optimize IT Performance How Big Data Analytics Can Optimize IT Performance How Big Data Analytics Can Optimize IT Performance


Is your IT business performing at it's peak efficiency? Big data analytics can you achieve this

How Bitcoin Can Change the World How Bitcoin Can Change the World How Bitcoin Can Change the World How Bitcoin Can Change the World


Bitcoin hasn't been in the headlines lately, but it's still around, and still growing. Learn about some of its developments and where it's...

How 3-D Printing Is Driving Business How 3-D Printing Is Driving Business How 3-D Printing Is Driving Business How 3-D Printing Is Driving Business


3-D printing is much more than just a neat novelty. It is now allowing businesses of all sizes to increase their productivity and...

Why Industry Cloud Is the Next Big Thing Why Industry Cloud Is the Next Big Thing Why Industry Cloud Is the Next Big Thing Why Industry Cloud Is the Next Big Thing


The cloud has played a huge role in business computing in recent years, but now industry cloud has the potential to revolutionize this with...

How Can Agile IT Transform the IT Industry? How Can Agile IT Transform the IT Industry? How Can Agile IT Transform the IT Industry? How Can Agile IT Transform the IT Industry?


Agile software development is a flexible, responsive method that is quickly gaining popularity due to its advantages over the traditional...

Operational Hadoop in Next-Generation Data Architecture Operational Hadoop in Next-Generation Data Architecture Operational Hadoop in Next-Generation Data Architecture Operational Hadoop in Next-Generation Data Architecture


Most people associate Hadoop with processing big data, but operational Hadoop opens up numerous other possibilities for enterprise use

Managing Cloud Sprawl in Your Organization Managing Cloud Sprawl in Your Organization Managing Cloud Sprawl in Your Organization Managing Cloud Sprawl in Your Organization


Cloud sprawl -- the unauthorized use of cloud services in an organization -- can be particularly problematic for an IT department. Here are...

How Dark Data Can Impact the Big Data World How Dark Data Can Impact the Big Data World How Dark Data Can Impact the Big Data World How Dark Data Can Impact the Big Data World


Dark data may sound like something sinister, but it's really just big data that hasn't been analyzed. See the reasons why dark data isn't...

WebRTC -  A Revolution in Real-Time Communication WebRTC -  A Revolution in Real-Time Communication WebRTC -  A Revolution in Real-Time Communication WebRTC -  A Revolution in Real-Time Communication


Real-time communication is a growing field, but WebRTC has just advanced it by leaps and bounds. See what it has to offer

Discovering Data Theft Using Hadoop and Big Data Discovering Data Theft Using Hadoop and Big Data Discovering Data Theft Using Hadoop and Big Data Discovering Data Theft Using Hadoop and Big Data


Data theft is an ever-growing problem, but the combination of big data and Hadoop promises to help identify it before it can do any harm

Why Hadoop Is a Perfect Match for Genome Sequencing Why Hadoop Is a Perfect Match for Genome Sequencing Why Hadoop Is a Perfect Match for Genome Sequencing Why Hadoop Is a Perfect Match for Genome Sequencing


Genome sequencing promises almost limitless possibilities in the field of health research, but it's useless if you can't properly collect,...

Machine Learning & Hadoop in Next-Generation Fraud Detection Machine Learning & Hadoop in Next-Generation Fraud Detection Machine Learning & Hadoop in Next-Generation Fraud Detection Machine Learning & Hadoop in Next-Generation Fraud Detection


Fraud is the leading cause of financial loss in the banking industry. However, the combination of Hadoop with machine learning has the...

The Importance of Apache Flink in Processing Streaming Data The Importance of Apache Flink in Processing Streaming Data The Importance of Apache Flink in Processing Streaming Data The Importance of Apache Flink in Processing Streaming Data


When it comes to processing big data, Apache Flink has the ability to process static as well as streaming data, making it a useful...

5 Solutions to Counter Mobile Security Threats 5 Solutions to Counter Mobile Security Threats 5 Solutions to Counter Mobile Security Threats 5 Solutions to Counter Mobile Security Threats


With an influx of mobile devices in the workplace, mobile security is more important than ever. Make sure that your devices are secure with...

Can Enterprise Cloud’s Hyper Growth Continue? Can Enterprise Cloud’s Hyper Growth Continue? Can Enterprise Cloud’s Hyper Growth Continue? Can Enterprise Cloud’s Hyper Growth Continue?


Enterprise cloud has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years, but can this trend continue? We look at factors affecting the growth...

How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities How Big Data is Helping Build Smart Cities


Smart cities can monitor, control and automate many essential functions. Now with the addition of big data, even more possibilities are...

The Top 10 Trends in Mobile Computing The Top 10 Trends in Mobile Computing The Top 10 Trends in Mobile Computing The Top 10 Trends in Mobile Computing


Mobile computing is becoming increasingly important for business, and these top trends in mobile computing are trying to make the most out...

How Recommendation Systems Are the Way We Shop Online How Recommendation Systems Are the Way We Shop Online How Recommendation Systems Are the Way We Shop Online How Recommendation Systems Are the Way We Shop Online


Recommendation systems can help people find what they're looking for - even if they didn't realize they were looking for it! By analyzing...

How Big Data Can Revolutionize Home Health Care How Big Data Can Revolutionize Home Health Care How Big Data Can Revolutionize Home Health Care How Big Data Can Revolutionize Home Health Care


Home health care is a growing field, and big data is helping it become more effective. By analyzing a patient's data, it's possible to...

How IoT Data Analytics & Personal Fitness Devices Can Keep You Healthier How IoT Data Analytics & Personal Fitness Devices Can Keep You Healthier How IoT Data Analytics & Personal Fitness Devices Can Keep You Healthier How IoT Data Analytics & Personal Fitness Devices Can Keep You Healthier


Personal fitness devices are becoming a more common way for people to keep track of their health statistics, but the data has even more...

Internet of Things (IoT) and Real-Time Analytics - A Marriage Made in Heaven Internet of Things (IoT) and Real-Time Analytics - A Marriage Made in Heaven Internet of Things (IoT) and Real-Time Analytics - A Marriage Made in Heaven Internet of Things (IoT) and Real-Time Analytics - A Marriage Made in Heaven


Data from the Internet of Things often needs to be interpreted as it is being collected. This can be accomplished with the help of...

The Advantages of Real-Time Analytics for Enterprise The Advantages of Real-Time Analytics for Enterprise The Advantages of Real-Time Analytics for Enterprise The Advantages of Real-Time Analytics for Enterprise


With today's non-stop flow of data, real-time analytics can be the key to making the best use of data. Many businesses are utilizing it to...

Why Data Quality is Crucial to an Integrated Analytics Platform - A Health Care Example Why Data Quality is Crucial to an Integrated Analytics Platform - A Health Care Example Why Data Quality is Crucial to an Integrated Analytics Platform - A Health Care Example Why Data Quality is Crucial to an Integrated Analytics Platform - A Health Care Example


An integrated analytics platform can provide invaluable information, but only if it is receiving quality data. Here we examine ways to...

Destroying Silos With Integrated Data Analytics Platforms Destroying Silos With Integrated Data Analytics Platforms Destroying Silos With Integrated Data Analytics Platforms Destroying Silos With Integrated Data Analytics Platforms


Silos can isolate departments within an organization and hinder progress. An integrated data analytics platform can enhance communication,...

What Core Business Functions Can Benefit From Hadoop? What Core Business Functions Can Benefit From Hadoop? What Core Business Functions Can Benefit From Hadoop? What Core Business Functions Can Benefit From Hadoop?


Big data is streaming into businesses at unprecedented rates, and properly harnessing that data can lead businesses in exciting new...

How an Integrated Analytics Platform Can Help the Internet of Things Succeed How an Integrated Analytics Platform Can Help the Internet of Things Succeed How an Integrated Analytics Platform Can Help the Internet of Things Succeed How an Integrated Analytics Platform Can Help the Internet of Things Succeed


The Internet of Things is great at collecting data, but then what? An integrated analytics platform can take that unstructured data and...

Internet of Things (IoT) Data vs. Static Data Analytics Internet of Things (IoT) Data vs. Static Data Analytics Internet of Things (IoT) Data vs. Static Data Analytics Internet of Things (IoT) Data vs. Static Data Analytics


The Internet of Things is taking the world by storm, but how do we handle all the data it generates? It needs a new, different approach...

The Impact Internet of Things (IoT) is Having on Different Industries The Impact Internet of Things (IoT) is Having on Different Industries The Impact Internet of Things (IoT) is Having on Different Industries The Impact Internet of Things (IoT) is Having on Different Industries


The Internet of Things is having a huge effect on business, but the specifics can differ depending on the industry. Here we take a look at...

How Apache Spark Helps Rapid Application Development How Apache Spark Helps Rapid Application Development How Apache Spark Helps Rapid Application Development How Apache Spark Helps Rapid Application Development


Rapid application development is key to efficiency. Apache Spark is helping developers test their ideas even more quickly and easily than...

Is Hadoop Adoption Really Worth It? Is Hadoop Adoption Really Worth It? Is Hadoop Adoption Really Worth It? Is Hadoop Adoption Really Worth It?


Just how difficult is it for a business to adopt Hadoop for big data analysis? Some businesses consider it too difficult and expensive, but...

What Is the Open Data Platform and What Is its Relation to Hadoop? What Is the Open Data Platform and What Is its Relation to Hadoop? What Is the Open Data Platform and What Is its Relation to Hadoop? What Is the Open Data Platform and What Is its Relation to Hadoop?


The Open Data Platform has the potential to change the way that big data is processed, but many do not understand it or how it can work...

What Can the Zeta Architecture Do for Enterprise? What Can the Zeta Architecture Do for Enterprise? What Can the Zeta Architecture Do for Enterprise? What Can the Zeta Architecture Do for Enterprise?


Zeta Architecture combines enterprise architecture with solutions architecture, allowing businesses to save time and better utilize...

How Apache Drill Makes Data Analysis Easier for Everyone How Apache Drill Makes Data Analysis Easier for Everyone How Apache Drill Makes Data Analysis Easier for Everyone How Apache Drill Makes Data Analysis Easier for Everyone


Analysis of big data can make or break a business. That used to mean hiring specialists, but now that analysis can be done by anyone with...

How Can SQL on Hadoop Help with Big Data Analysis? How Can SQL on Hadoop Help with Big Data Analysis? How Can SQL on Hadoop Help with Big Data Analysis? How Can SQL on Hadoop Help with Big Data Analysis?


SQL and Hadoop are both powerful tools in their own rights, and together, in SQL on Hadoop, their ability to handle big data analysis is...

What is the Influence of Open Source on the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem? What is the Influence of Open Source on the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem? What is the Influence of Open Source on the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem? What is the Influence of Open Source on the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem?


Apache Hadoop is the best-known and most widely used tool for big data analytics. How does its open-source status affect

How Can We Handle Internet of Things (IoT) Generated Data Ethically? How Can We Handle Internet of Things (IoT) Generated Data Ethically? How Can We Handle Internet of Things (IoT) Generated Data Ethically? How Can We Handle Internet of Things (IoT) Generated Data Ethically?


The Internet of Things is generating data at an ever-increasing pace, but are there rules and guidelines as to how that data can be used?...

What Technologies Can Counter Big Data Security Threats? What Technologies Can Counter Big Data Security Threats? What Technologies Can Counter Big Data Security Threats? What Technologies Can Counter Big Data Security Threats?


Big data is a big deal - for both businesses and hackers. Even though big data can be a lucrative target for cybercriminals, there are...

Big Data in the Cloud - How Secure is Our Data? Big Data in the Cloud - How Secure is Our Data? Big Data in the Cloud - How Secure is Our Data? Big Data in the Cloud - How Secure is Our Data?


Greater volumes of big data are being stored in the cloud every day, but how safe is that data? We examine threats and methods of...

What are the Advantages of the Hadoop 2.0 (YARN) Framework? What are the Advantages of the Hadoop 2.0 (YARN) Framework? What are the Advantages of the Hadoop 2.0 (YARN) Framework? What are the Advantages of the Hadoop 2.0 (YARN) Framework?


While Hadoop has been invaluable for handling big data, its first implementation does have some limitations. However, YARN tackles these...

What are the Top Driving Forces for the Internet of Things (IoT)? What are the Top Driving Forces for the Internet of Things (IoT)? What are the Top Driving Forces for the Internet of Things (IoT)? What are the Top Driving Forces for the Internet of Things (IoT)?


Organizations are trying to harness the benefits of IoT in different ways. Learn more here

5 Challenges in Big Data Analytics to Watch Out For 5 Challenges in Big Data Analytics to Watch Out For 5 Challenges in Big Data Analytics to Watch Out For 5 Challenges in Big Data Analytics to Watch Out For


Big data can be an invaluable resource for businesses, but many don't consider the challenges that are involved in implementing and...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Real-Time Big Data Analytics Weighing the Pros and Cons of Real-Time Big Data Analytics Weighing the Pros and Cons of Real-Time Big Data Analytics Weighing the Pros and Cons of Real-Time Big Data Analytics


Real-time big data analytics is a great way to get up-to-date data and statistics. But while it has plenty of benefits, it does have some...

How Big Data Impacts Data Centers How Big Data Impacts Data Centers How Big Data Impacts Data Centers How Big Data Impacts Data Centers


With big data being generated at increasingly rapid rates, it can be more than some data centers can handle. There are several factors that...

5 Insights About Big Data (Hadoop) as a Service 5 Insights About Big Data (Hadoop) as a Service 5 Insights About Big Data (Hadoop) as a Service 5 Insights About Big Data (Hadoop) as a Service


Hadoop is a great way to get the most out of big data, but there are numerous other tools that can work with Hadoop to provide even more...

What Big Data Trends Are on the Horizon? What Big Data Trends Are on the Horizon? What Big Data Trends Are on the Horizon? What Big Data Trends Are on the Horizon?


Big data is changing the way data is collected and analyzed. Here are some trends in big data to keep an eye on in coming years

10 Insights Into NoSQL 10 Insights Into NoSQL 10 Insights Into NoSQL 10 Insights Into NoSQL


Although RDBMS has been around longer, NoSQL is gaining ground, and it has many advantages that make it an excellent solution for databases

Tackling Big Data Analytics Pain Points Tackling Big Data Analytics Pain Points Tackling Big Data Analytics Pain Points Tackling Big Data Analytics Pain Points


Big data is revolutionizing analytics, and can be of enormous value to businesses - but only if it's managed and analyzed successfully. We...

11 Essential Steps for Implementing SaaS 11 Essential Steps for Implementing SaaS 11 Essential Steps for Implementing SaaS 11 Essential Steps for Implementing SaaS


There's a lot to consider when implementing SaaS, and these steps can help guide you through the process

How Virtualization Can Empower SaaS Applications How Virtualization Can Empower SaaS Applications How Virtualization Can Empower SaaS Applications How Virtualization Can Empower SaaS Applications


Virtualization and SaaS are both very powerful tools, but they're most powerful when they're used together

10 Ways Virtualization Can Improve Security 10 Ways Virtualization Can Improve Security 10 Ways Virtualization Can Improve Security 10 Ways Virtualization Can Improve Security


Properly deployed virtualization techniques can provide security to software, hardware, storage and the network environment. But...

The Advantages of Virtualization in Software Development The Advantages of Virtualization in Software Development The Advantages of Virtualization in Software Development The Advantages of Virtualization in Software Development


Virtualization technologies are not only used in hardware or server consolidation. Virtualization also provides valuable tools for software...

10 Virtualization Tips Every Administrator Should Consider 10 Virtualization Tips Every Administrator Should Consider 10 Virtualization Tips Every Administrator Should Consider 10 Virtualization Tips Every Administrator Should Consider


There are many options and features to consider when dealing with virtualization. Here are some important ones that you shouldn't miss

A Key Question in Enterprise Virtualization: What to Virtualize? A Key Question in Enterprise Virtualization: What to Virtualize? A Key Question in Enterprise Virtualization: What to Virtualize? A Key Question in Enterprise Virtualization: What to Virtualize?


Many businesses are going the route of virtualization, but it isn't always the best move. Consider all the factors involved before moving...

Do You Really Understand Virtualization? Do You Really Understand Virtualization? Do You Really Understand Virtualization? Do You Really Understand Virtualization?


Virtualization is a generic term which covers different types of computing, including hardware virtualization, software virtualization,...

Big Data, Social Sciences and How to Change Negative Outcomes Into Positive Ones Big Data, Social Sciences and How to Change Negative Outcomes Into Positive Ones Big Data, Social Sciences and How to Change Negative Outcomes Into Positive Ones Big Data, Social Sciences and How to Change Negative Outcomes Into Positive Ones


Big data can be applied in nearly any field. Here we examine how big data can be used in social work - and what implications that has for...

10 Best Practices for Encryption Key Management and Data Security 10 Best Practices for Encryption Key Management and Data Security 10 Best Practices for Encryption Key Management and Data Security 10 Best Practices for Encryption Key Management and Data Security


Data security is more important than ever, and encryption is one of the primary methods of securing data. Here we discuss some best...

10 Big Data Do's and Don'ts 10 Big Data Do's and Don'ts 10 Big Data Do's and Don'ts 10 Big Data Do's and Don'ts


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