Big data architecture
As enterprise organizations begin to collect massive amounts of data and to begin to find ways to capitalize on that data, enterprise application developers are increasingly being asked to build big data architecture. Developing effective big data strategies that can go beyond processing big data in big batches and bring the enterprise into real-time big data analytics is a heavy challenge. Big data frameworks such as Hadoop can be very helpful, but at this point, enterprise architects need a thorough understanding of basics of big data.
The self-service BI proposition: How big data is disrupting business intelligence
09 Aug 2014
Feature - Massive amounts of data are being crunched in order to provide business intelligence to managers and directors so they can make the right decisions for their organizations. Here we look at how big data is turning BI into a self-service proposition.
Top 5 Java based tools for capturing business intelligence (BI)
28 Jul 2014
Feature - There are many tools out there for working with BI, but here we look at the top five Business Intelligence tools that are written using the Java language.
Visualization techniques revolutionize modern business intelligence gathering
06 Jul 2014
Feature - With so much data to be analyzed, organizations want a new way to be able to conceptualize the business intelligence they have gathered. New visualization techniques are making this happen.
Freezer: Putting object relational mapping (ORM) tools to the test
03 Jul 2014
Feature - Freezer is a code generator that constructs the persistence layer of a Java application: DAOs, DTOs, database tables and database documentation. This article compares the use of the DAOs generated by Freezer, with the use of an ORM tool, like for example...
How Amazon tools are solving Big Data problems with Big Data Analytics
23 Jun 2014
Feature - Companies are amassing data on a massive scale these days, and new tools are need to bring Big Data Analytics to the Big Data systems many organizations are maintaining. Here we look at how Amazon and various AWS offerings are helping to do big data...
Affordable performance and scalability with AWS Big Data solutions
22 Jun 2014
Feature - Achieving an affordable database solution that is both scalable and performant has always been a challenge, but Amazon has put scalability and performance within the reach of all sizes of business with their NoSQL solutions that have grown out of their...
Finding a needle in a big data haystack: Cloud based analytics to the rescue
19 May 2014
Feature - Organizations are handling more and more data all the time, and a big problem is figuring out how to find an important piece of information in peta-bytes of big data. How can it be done? Cloud based technologies that can burst and grow are becoming the...
NoSpinningDiscs: Why your NoSQL solution thirsts for SSDs
02 Mar 2014
Feature - Organizations are always looking for opportunities to tune their architecture. To achieve massive scalability, many organizations have turned to various NoSQL solutions. But to blend performance with that scalability, organizations need to start...
The three most common NoSQL mistakes you don't want to be making
02 Mar 2014
Feature - More and more organizations are using NoSQL to solve various data persistence problems. But sometimes the rush to use a new technology can cause problems. Here are three common NoSQL mistakes adopters of the technology will want to avoid.
Is it finally time to integrate a NoSQL solution into your enterprise apps?
01 Mar 2014
Feature - While relational technologies have been around for a while, NoSQL solutions have proven themselves out time and time again. Perhaps it's time to start seriously thinking about integrating a NoSQL solution into your next enterprise application.