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Database Insights from Archimedes to the Houston Rockets

 | August 26, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

According to a recent MIT Sloan Management Review study, top performing organizations use analytics 5 times more than lower performers. That’s pretty astounding. And while we all know about the ocean/lake/waves/(your favorite water analogy) of Big Data we struggle with everyday, information is not knowledge. So how can we get insight from data? Recent articles […]

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This Weekend in Japan

 | July 25, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

We were happy to see a lot of folks from Japan on Twitter this weekend having a discussion about MySQL and Tokutek. While we always endeavor to explain ourselves as simply as possible, hearing what users and peers have to say and ask in their native language is very helpful. Here is a sampling of […]

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SoMoLo Data

 | May 16, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

SoMoLo Data – Social, Mobile, and Local A Review of MassTLC’s “The Global Impact of Mobility” event this past Friday MassTLC celebrated World Enterprise Mobility Day on Friday by hosting an event near MIT on the “Global Impact of Mobility”. The event included panelists from industry (Groupon, BT, Cisco, etc..), press (WSJ), VC (Highland Capital, […]

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Elephants on a Trapeze: Keeping Big Data Agile

 | May 6, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

On April 1st, the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, where I am a professor, held an open house. I gave a talk called “Elephants on a Trapeze: Keeping Big Data Agile”. The talk is an introduction to performance issues related to big data without getting too technical. You’ll have to decide if I […]

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What’s the Big Idea?

 | March 25, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Big Data + Big Ideas = Big Advantage “Big Data” is the new buzzword in IT. Doing a Google search will yield over 1M hits. In Boston, there were two back-to-back Big Data events last month. On Wednesday in New York, there was another Big Data event. Of course, everyone has an opinion on Big […]

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Announcing TokuDB v5.0: Making Big Data Agile

 | March 23, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

The Big Data Opportunity “What if you could analyze every transaction, capture insights from every customer interaction, and didn’t have to wait for months to get data from the field?”- McKinsey Column, Financial Times Despite this tremendous opportunity, MySQL implementations are usually kept relatively small, often on the order of 500 GB or less.  Anything […]

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The Data is Coming! The Data is Coming!

 | February 18, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

This was an interesting week for data discussions in the Boston area. There were two back-to-back events this week — Big Data on Wednesday night hosted by TiE Boston and Channeling the Big Data Tsunami by MassTLC on Thursday morning. With desperate sounding headlines, I was beginning to fear that big data was going to […]

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