big data

Cassandra Cluster Synchronization

April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cassandra is a highly-distributable NoSQL database with tunable consistency. What makes it highly distributable makes it also, in part, vulnerable: the whole deployment must [...]

Data tiedowns with reliable time stamping

April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Management teams are  growing more reliant on the ability to immediately  access and quickly sort through massive amounts of data to find the information they need [...]

Obama’s big data team

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Those applications used a huge chunk of Amazon’s Eastern data center. “We had thousands of nodes,” said VanDenPlas. “We pushed 180TB of traffic with billions and [...]

Big Data and politics

November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the general public, there was no way to know that the idea for the Parker contest had come from a data-mining discovery about some supporters: affection for contests, [...]

Julia programming language and hadoop

February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

While we’re being demanding, we want something that provides the distributed power of Hadoop — without the kilobytes of boilerplate Java and XML; without being forced to [...]