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One Second in Baseball Brought To You By The Cloud

Major League Baseball fans are voracious consumers of baseball data. It’s important for MLB to be live and available 24/7, 365 days a year – not just on opening day. And because fans have been obsessed with statistics for as long as the sport has existed, it’s no surprise that the intersection of Big Data, mobility and cloud has begun to transform every aspect of the sport. As discussed in Rick Smolan’s The Human Face of Big Data, the amou…

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Maximizing Big Data Performance and Scalability with MapR and Cisco UCS

Huge amounts of information are flooding companies every second, which has led to an increased focus on big data and the ability to capture and analyze this sea of information. Enterprises are turning to big data and Apache Hadoop in order to improve business performance and provide a competitive advantage. But to unlock business value from data quickly, easily and cost-effectively, organizations need to find and deploy a truly reliable Hadoop i…

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Analytics at the Edge: Where the Network Becomes the Database

…front of a new market transition, as eloquently explained by Rick van der Lans in his paper, “The Network Is the Database.” The network is indeed becoming the database. Big Data and the related approach to database management are moving away from a centralized data warehouse model and literally starting to flow across the network. We are virtualizing data management by leaving data in the network, instead of copying it into a data center. Data st…

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#EngineersUnplugged S5|Ep4: Big Data

…this week’s episode of Engineers Unplugged, Floris Grandvarlet (Cisco) and Richard Pilling (Intel) take on Big Data across the proverbial pond, at Cisco Live Milan. Where are we now, how are we going to approach the ever increasing amount of data (an ocean of it) to fish for information? This is a great overview for the challenges and the evolution of approaches. Let’s watch and see what they propose to address the challenges: It&…

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Internet of Things: More than a Trend, a Real Business Opportunity

We live in the age of the mega trends. You name it, from high in the Cloud, to everywhere Mobility, Big Data, Social, Analytics and more. The Internet of Things (IoT) became part of that select group of mega trends not that long ago, and its relevance, support and understanding have been growing steadily for the past couple of years. But IoT is more than just a trend. For business it represents a huge opportunity to create and deliver new and be…

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