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Using Apache Spark and MySQL for Data Analysis

 | October 7, 2015 |  Posted In: Apache Spark, data science, Hadoop, MySQL

Apache Spark

What is Spark Apache Spark is a cluster computing framework, similar to Apache Hadoop. Wikipedia has a great description of it: Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at University of California, Berkeley but was later donated to the Apache Software Foundation where it remains today. In contrast […]

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Percona University: Back to school Feb. 12 in Raleigh, N.C.

 | January 27, 2015 |  Posted In: Big Data, Hadoop, Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL, OpenStack, Percona University

About two years ago we held our first-ever Percona University event in Raleigh, N.C. It was a great success with high attendance and very positive feedback which led us to organize a number of similar educational events in different locations around the world. And next month we’ll be back where it all started. On February […]

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Using InfiniDB MySQL server with Hadoop cluster for data analytics

 | June 2, 2014 |  Posted In: Hadoop, impala, InfiniDB, MySQL

In my previous post about Hadoop and Impala I benchmarked performance of analytical queries in Impala. This time I’ve tried InfiniDB for Hadoop (open-source version) on the modern hardware with an 8-node Hadoop cluster. One of the main advantages (at least for me) of InifiniDB for Hadoop is that it stores the data inside the Hadoop cluster but uses the […]

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Percona Live London 2013: an insider’s view of the schedule

 | September 18, 2013 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, Events and Announcements, Hadoop, Hardware and Storage, Hive, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona XtraBackup

With the close of call for papers earlier this month, the Percona Live London conference committee was in full swing this past week reviewing all of the many submissions for November’s Percona Live London MySQL Conference. The submissions are far ranging and cover some really interesting topics, making the lineup for Percona Live London really strong! […]

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