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Making Sense of the Wild World of Hadoop PART II: Clustering

In my last blog I introduced us to Hadoop, which allows companies to process, store and analyze Petabytes, Exabytes and even Yottabytes worth of data. And not just the kind of data you’d find on a spreadsheet--Hadoop can handle a wide…

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Added by Michael Burke on November 6, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Making Sense of the Wild World of Hadoop

If you still can’t figure out what exactly Hadoop is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. But hopefully this multi-part blog series will help! Hadoop is very difficult to understand if, like most people, you’re gathering bits and pieces of info here and there. And, sorry Wikipedia, but your page isn’t very helpful if you aren’t a…

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Added by Michael Burke on September 30, 2019 at 1:44pm — No Comments

What are the different types of data?

We now live in a data-immersed society. What used to be a term that was mostly the domain of folks in white lab coats is now thrown around by just about everyone--salespeople, soccer players, surfers, you name it. “How much data do you get in your plan?” “Do you get unlimited data?” So the burning question is, what is data?

Data is basically just raw information about something--anything--in some form that…

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Added by Michael Burke on January 26, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Basic Stuff of Machine Learning

By now anyone who reads virtually any trade magazine has been hearing incessantly about how machine learning is going to transform their industry in profound ways. Marketers will be able to read potential customers’ minds, farms will produce unprecedented yields, doctors will be able to stem diseases before they begin to form. And of course, we’ve all heard how machine learning will eventually take our jobs. It may very well be said of machine learning that there never have…

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Added by Michael Burke on November 21, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Understanding Data Roles

Understanding Data Roles

By Michael Burke

With the rise of Big Data has come the accompanying explosion in roles that in some way involve data. Most who are in any way involved with enterprise technology are at least familiar with them by name, but sometimes it’s helpful to look at them through a comprehensive lens that shows us how they all fit together. In…

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Added by Michael Burke on October 30, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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