There comes a time in the life of every important technology where the CEO gets interested and wants to know what the fuss is all about. That time has come for Spark.
Hadoop vendors are thrilled with the uptake of Hadoop by mainstream IT buyers, it won’t be good news for the businesses buying the technology unless more than just Hadoop crosses the chasm.
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could find important insights from data, just like Hilary Mason and DJ Patil?
Despite the overwhelming importance of data to business, too little attention is paid to benchmarks that demonstrate which databases and architectures are fastest.
One of the most critical contributors to the Obama campaign’s success was the direct access it had to a massive database of voter data stored in Vertica.
Everybody knows about IRS audits. Much less well understood are Oracle audits where the software behemoth comes into a company and – much as the IRS wields the proverbial fine-toothed comb to hunt for irregularities – Oracle uses its version of a fine-toothed comb to sift through a company’s software library and its licenses. Every piece of software is inspected, and so are the appropriate Oracle licenses and contracts.
How is your organization going to harness the power of mobile devices? In many ways, the answer to this question is a proxy for your approach to technology in general.