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Introduction to Understanding Big Data Scalability
This introduction describes the goals of the Big Data Scalability four-volume series, focusing on the underlying growth of databases (the "data explosion") and providing some background into big data's relevance.
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By Cory IsaacsonAug 18, 2014
Why Big Data and Analytics?
Get the inside story of how analytics is being used across the IBM enterprise in this introduction to Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics.
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By Brenda L. Dietrich, Maureen F. Norton, Emily C. PlachyJun 12, 2014
Ten Tips to Realize Value from Big Data and Analytics
What does it really take to derive value from Big Data and Analytics? Co-authors of Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics, Brenda Dietrich, Emily Plachy and Maureen Norton, identify 10 top tips based on their years of experience at IBM “eating their own cooking.” Interviews with more than 70 executives, managers and analytic practitioners across IBM yielded 31 case studies across 9 different business functions which show the breadth challenges, outcomes, analytics techniques, and lessons learned to make your analytics journey to realize business value successful.
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By Brenda L. Dietrich, Maureen F. Norton, Emily C. PlachyJun 10, 2014
Preface to Apache Hadoop YARN: Moving beyond MapReduce and Batch Processing with Apache Hadoop 2
While the power of YARN is easily comprehensible, the ability to exploit that power requires the user to understand the intricacies of building such a system in conjunction with YARN. This book aims to reconcile that dichotomy, as the authors explain in the preface to Apache Hadoop YARN: Moving beyond MapReduce and Batch Processing with Apache Hadoop 2.
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By Arun C. Murthy, Doug Eadline, Jeff Markham, Joseph Niemiec, Vinod Kumar VavilapalliMay 20, 2014

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Brad YaleInformIT Labor Day Programming Event

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By Brad YaleCommentsYesterday
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Business & Management
Emily NaveThe IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [8/1/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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By Emily NaveCommentsAugust 1, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Emily NaveThe IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [7/25/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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By Emily NaveCommentsJuly 25, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Process Improvement,Business & Management
Brad YaleWhy Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON

With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.

This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJuly 22, 2014
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Python,MySQL,PHP,Information Technology,Python,Programming,Open Source,Ruby/Ruby on Rails,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Perl,Web Development,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Perl,Android,Ajax & JavaScript,Linux/UNIX/Open Source,PHP,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server

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