big data

Is big data analytics good or evil?

With all the lawsuits working through the courts and all the scary possibilities being discussed in the media, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that big data analytics is inherently evil. So is it?

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Can Hadoop be Apple easy?

Hadoop is now on the minds of executives who care deeply about the power of their rapidly accumulating data. It has already inspired a broad range of big data experiments, established a beachhead as a production system in the enterprise and garnered tremendous optimism for expanded use.