Tag - Big Data

Ask What Your Database Can Do for Your Country

How many in your household again?
One of President John Kennedy’s most memorable phrases is “ask not what your country can do for you –  ask what can you do for your country”.  I got to thinking about this over lunch with a fellow colleague in the big data space. After comparing named customers for […]

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Database Insights from Archimedes to the Houston Rockets

Archimedes, the first DBA
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 […]

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SoMoLo Data

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

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 […]

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What’s the Big Idea?

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 Data. […]

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Announcing TokuDB v5.0: Making Big Data Agile

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 […]

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