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Some specifics released by DataStax themselves at Cassandra Summit about customers who are using Cassandra for OLTP systems: http://www.datastax.com/2013/06/netflix-openwave-messaging-and-ooyala-migrate-critical-business-applications-from-oracle-to-datastax-and-apache-Cassandra
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Google IO has came and gone. It was a drink-from-the-fountain experience for this IO newbie. But apparently, day one's 3.5h keynote was similarly challenging for the seasoned. (Both Engadget and TheRegister have great live-blog of the keynote if you want... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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Google IO 2013 is less than two weeks away now and there's a lot of excitement as usual about what's just about to pop out from the Chocolate Factory. This will be the first IO I'm attending live. Beneath the... Continue reading
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The Hive User Group held its semi-regular meetings last week at Hortonwork's office. This was a jam-packed evening as the Stinger initiative has started to deliver some of its firstfruits. Gunther's session on Hive 0.11 was the longest talk of... Continue reading
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Hadoop is often taken to be synonmous with Big Data, the solution to an organization's decision-making ills, the cure for cancer, the caramilk secret and more. But this is, of course, not the case. Hadoop merely provides a foundation for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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WWGD. "What Would Google Do?" I've seen this refrain enough in the last few weeks but I didn't know that there's a book by that name. Fittingly, a couple of clicks in Google leads you to a nice summary of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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Day two of Strata Santa Clara turned out to be a day of sober second thought. Actually, there was sign of that in day 1 with Tim’s session on “why [we] can’t escape SQL”. But Kate Crawford’s keynote in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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Day 1 of Strata Santa Clara continued the frentic pace of day 0. In light of Stinger and Hawq, I was particularly keen to see the SQLization trend play out. The day started with Rajat Taneja, CTO of EA, sharing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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The run-up to any conference can be rather feverish. This year's Strata is turing out to be one such. Hortonworks finally announced their Stinger initiative last Friday (after Sanjay had leaked it earlier at a TheHive event). As I heard... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
In talking with analysts and partners in the past week leading up to this week's Strata, it's safe to say that one trned is clearly in focus: the utility and urgency for a query language for Hadoop. Rick van der... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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The PASS BA conference is coming up in April and PASS ran their 24h of PASS event last week to whet our appetite. The slides and recordings are now posted and there's a good number of stories on Excel, Power... Continue reading
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Big Data ws undeniably top-of-mind for 2012 and will continue to in 2013. The market is growing but also maturing rapidly. What caught my eyes last week was a session by Anand Venugopal ("AV") from Impetus. He presented use cases... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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Tableau just wrapped up their very successful customer conference a couple of weeks ago. One of the big news from that event that I've been waiting for is their announcement surrounding Google BigQuery. This will be available in next year's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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Last week's combined Strata/Hadoop World at New City is a wrap. It was a high-energy two days with major announcements from the top Hadoop distributors--Cloudera with Impala, MapR with M7 and Hortonworks with a Teradata/Aster partnership. We had a booth... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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It began when Hortonworks released HDP 1.1 earlier in September. Buried within the documentation was a little appreciated detail: MapReduce, Pig, and Hive jobs are placed in queue by Templeton and can be monitored for progress or stopped as required.... Continue reading
I attended MongoDB Seattle last week mainly to get an insight into the MongoDB market and ecosystem. I've heard many good things from from developers about MongoDB and 10gen and wanted to see these firsthand. MongoDB Seattle was a short... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
I noticed that QlikTech announced a partnership with Google. The first outcome of this is their integration with BigQuery: http://community.qlikview.com/blogs/theqlikviewblog/2012/08/06/business-discovery-with-the-power-of-google-s-cloud-platform From my time working with BigQuery, pairing it with a good desktop visualization tool make all the difference in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
Cassandra Summit was just a few of weeks ago. If you couldn't make it, the sessions and slides are now up: http://www.datastax.com/events/cassandrasummit2012/presentations The sessions that I typically find compelling and fascinating are the user or war stories. At the Cassandra... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
Just got back from Hadoop Summit 2012. It was an extremely energetic event this year. I was hoping that the HortonWorks people would have more videos from the conference up by now and somethings seems to be holding them up... Continue reading
The excitment this week surrounding Google I/O 2012 reminded me of last year when BigQuery was announced. Google's BigQuery has been quietly moving forward since I/O 2011 when it was first announced. I've been experimenting with BigQuery since February and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
I finally had some time to put together a demo of the Simba Hive ODBC Connector in action. If you haven't seen our driver in action, now's the time to catch it in all its 64-bit (and 32-bit) glory on... Continue reading
Over the Easter weekend, Hive took a big step forward with a new API: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/HiveServer2+Thrift+API At this point, this new API is just a proposal. What is good to see is that the new API addresses crucial gaps in today's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
It's been a month since Strata 2012 and I've finally dug myself out of my backlog. If you aren't aware, we at Simba have been working with MapR among others on an ODBC driver. I'm quite excited about our ODBC... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
The big news of the day is likely Oracle's announcement of the specifics of their Big Data Appliance. As usual, TheReg has done a great job running down the specs. What I want to focus in on is the connectors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Connect – a Simba Technologies Blog
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The Christmas and New Year season is finally passed. Or, at least, the turkey is out of the way. Whether one has gotten over the holiday season is another matter. If anyone paid attention, Microsoft released a CTP of Isotope... Continue reading