In the News
April 12, 2016

Under the Hood of Hadoop: Its Journey from Open Source to Self-Service

Hadoop-based data analytics lends itself more to self-service capabilities as compared to traditional Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW). Self-service gives programmers, data scientists, and business analysts direct access to all of the data in the enterprise, bypassing the high priests of data that slow everything down and drive up costs. This trend toward self-service will continue to accelerate...


In the News
April 6, 2016

MarketShare’s big data do-over: Hadoop deployment overhaul

Initially, MarketShare used Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service, which is powered by Hadoop. It then took data extracts from Hadoop jobs, moved them into an Oracle database, and finally generated reports using Tableau. This solution proved to be too slow and complicated... In early 2014, MarketShare began using Altiscale, a cloud-based Hadoop service that dramatically reduced processing times...


In the News
April 6, 2016

15 Big Data Technology Developments You Should Know About

Altiscale, a provider of Big Data-as-a-Service, recently launched Altiscale Insight Cloud, a self-service analytics service that allows business analysts to rapidly query a data lake using familiar BI tools like Tableau and Excel, without heavy involvement from the IT department.


In the News
April 5, 2016

Best Practices for Hadoop

To tap the full potential of Big Data, enterprises need to understand how to run the Hadoop ecosystem to their advantage. By choosing the enterprise-ready Hadoop, outsourcing operations, getting the right set of tools, and making peace with dirty data, companies can begin to extract business value from their Hadoop experience.


In the News
April 4, 2016

Design for success: 5 UX and UI trends to watch

Delivering an exceptional customer experience has been the focus of the most forward-thinking companies over the past year. Now, the rest of the business world is putting this vision into action...Providing excellent user experiences is no longer just the crux of great design, but also the crux of enterprise application success.