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.
Comparing of the cloud storage Titans: Amazon S3 versus Microsoft Azure
25 Aug 2014
Feature - There are many vendors out there fighting for your cloud based storage space, with the two biggest being Microsoft Azure and Amazon's S3 offering. Here we compare the two to help you figure out which cloud storage solution is right for you.
How a growing demand for data tier scalability spawned the NoSQL movement
25 Aug 2014
Feature - There was a time when even the suggestion of storing an organization's data in anything but a relational database would seem foolish. But NoSQL has flipped that equation on its head, as organizations who are looking for speed and scalability are looking...
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...
Does a lack of PaaS standards mean you're locked in to your cloud provider?
01 Jun 2014
Feature - Software architects always prefer to take a standards based approach to development and design, which is why some are leery about the various PaaS based systems that don't seem to have any clearly defined standards at all. Could PaaS based lock-in become...
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...