Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 22

JavaScript Native Interface & History Repeating

I’ve only recently started to look at the Google Web Toolkit.   I haven’t gotten far enough into the implementation and usage of it to make a firm decision, but I do like the philosophical concepts (which I will get into later).  Yeah, I’m probably late to the game on GWT, but I was early …

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Jul 21

Using Hadoop for Data Mining

I wrote a whitepaper on Hadoop, and how you can use it to perform Business Intelligence on data that’s too expensive to analyze using existing solutions, either because the data is too messy, too voluminous, or both. There are other uses for Hadoop, but I think this is one of the most strategic. Let me …

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Jul 21

What is Hadoop

My recent post on Hadoop may leave people wondering “WTH is Hadoop?”. Well first, if anything in the world can be called “Cloud Computing”, Hadoop can. Hadoop is an open source software system that creates two things: 1) A highly scalable, fault-tolerant distributed file system (loosely based on the Google File System) 2) A highly …

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Jul 21

Latest Strategic Hadoop News

Yahoo! says that Hadoop is “Enterprise Ready” Pentaho adds support for Hadoop to its BI suite Microstrategy is adding support for Hadoop as a warehouse data source IBM is building products on top of Hadoop Momentum continues to grow for Hadoop – the ability to use Hadoop to cost-effectively perform large scale data mining and …

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