I’m Making a List and Checking It Twice…

OK, so I’ve sent a pile of presents from Amazon, lined up a James Bond rerun, added “Love Actually” to my Netflix playlist, split enough oak for the holidays, ordered a tin of celebration chocolates, and now comes the obligatory Top 10 Predictions list for 2018. This year after noodling the question, I have some [...]

Guy Churchward | 
December 20th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Why Can’t You Get to Business Outcomes Just Using Open Source? DataTorrent’s Apoxi™ Framework Will Get You There
(Part 1 of 4)

Part 1: Failure of open source technologies to deliver successful business outcomes Part 2: High-level guidelines for achieving successful business outcomes with big data Part 3: Development Pattern: Application stitched with loosely coupled big data services Part 4: DataTorrent Apoxi Framework Over the past decade, adopting big data using the open source software stack has [...]

Amol Kekre | 
December 19th, 2017|Technical|0 Comments

Top Ten Takeaways from Apex Big Data World 2017

This year, DataTorrent presented the first ever Apex Big Data World users conferences in Pune, India and Mountain View, California. We had over 400 folks who attended each conference and close to 70 speakers representing various industries that are playing in the big data space. From retail companies looking to gain a competitive advantage with [...]

Patrick Moran | 
December 13th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

In 2018, You’ll Hear the Starter Gun for Humanity’s Cretaceous–Paleocene: Which Path Will We Take?

I just finished binge listening to the last few chapters of Dan Brown's latest novel Origin which has inspired me to put pen to paper on what's potentially on the horizon as we evolve data science, real-time data analytics, ML and AI. Added to this, I just upgraded my Wi-Fi to a mesh at home, [...]

Guy Churchward | 
December 11th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

How Do You Know You’re Finally Ready to Succeed with Big Data?

It's been said that we learn the most from the things we hate to do… I do not know who said it, but it is clear that "hard problems" create lasting memories, both good and bad. Take for example some work we have been doing with our customers over the past few months. We surveyed [...]

Jeff Bettencourt | 
December 6th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Why Does Real-Time Matter and How Do I Get Started?

In my previous blog, I had discussed the need to operationalize and productize big data. Today I will walk through another aspect of the big data ecosystem that was ingrained into the big data stack during its inception. The first generation of the big data ecosystem chose MapReduce as its only engine. This was done [...]

Amol Kekre | 
November 29th, 2017|Technical|0 Comments

Contrary to Wikipedia and My Own Fascination, I think I Actually Coined the Phrase “Data Lake.” Well, Sort of…

Back in 2014, I was sitting in a meeting room in Las Vegas at EMC World on a grueling schedule of back to back meetings. As part of the patter, the temptation was to talk about "their today" and "our collective" future. I specifically recall talking about the phrase David Goulden coined called the "sea [...]

Guy Churchward | 
November 2nd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Fast Big Data Visualization in DataTorrent RTS

Motivation A business user often comes across questions like "What were the sales for particular a product for the past years?" or "What are the top ten geographies for a particular market segment?" These questions can be answered by an analyst, but not without compiling complex queries which then run for a significant period of [...]

Bhupesh Chawda | 
November 1st, 2017|Technical|0 Comments

What Gordon Ramsey’s Top 10 Tips for Starting a Restaurant Have to do with Deploying a Big Data Real-Time Analytics Application

To be clear, I’m a foodie, not a food snob. They're often blurred, but in my case, I warm to good food and shy away from shi shi happening joints. That said if a restaurant hits all the marks and it's a special occasion, then I am all in as long as the bang for [...]

Guy Churchward | 
October 25th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Fast Big Data Application Stack

As enterprises leverage big data and cloud, they continue to face problems in operability & productization. As a result, this slows down their progress in transforming into a data-driven business. To increase the success rates for big data projects, they need to have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and faster time to value [...]

Amol Kekre | 
September 27th, 2017|Technical|0 Comments