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Bernard Marr's Blog – July 2015 Archive (4)

The Big 'Big Data' Question: Hadoop or Spark?

One question I get asked a lot by my clients recently is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have many of the same uses.

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Added by Bernard Marr on July 24, 2015 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

The Next Big Thing In Big Data: BDaaS

We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (BDaaS).

It might not be a term you’re familiar with yet – but it suitably describes a fast-growing new market. In the last few years many businesses have sprung up offering cloud based Big Data services to help other companies and organizations solve their data dilemmas.…


Added by Bernard Marr on July 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Companies Devising New Strategies to Recruit Analytics Talent

As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge –or as some have put it, a crisis–has developed.

There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and interpret this information–transforming it from raw numerical (or other) data into actionable insights – the ultimate aim of any Big Data-driven initiative.…


Added by Bernard Marr on July 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How To Identify A Good/Bad Data Scientist In A Job Interview?

Data scientists are in notoriously high demand, so when your company is ready to make the leap into big data, it pays to understand how to tell if you’re getting a good one.


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Added by Bernard Marr on July 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments


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