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Building a scalable platform for streaming updates and analytics

Building a scalable platform for streaming updates and analytics

In this episode of the O’Reilly Data Show, I sit down with Evan Chan, distinguished engineer at Tuplejump. We talk about the early days of Spark (particularly his contributions to Spark/Cassandra integration), his interesting new open source project (FiloDB), and recent trends in cloud computing. Bringing Apache Spark & Apache Cassandra [...]

Columnar databases

Columnar databases

As the name implies, columnar databases are organized by column rather than row: that is, all instances of a single data element (say, Customer Name) are stored together so they can be accessed as a unit. This makes them particularly efficient at analytical queries, such as list selections, which often read a few data elements but need to see all [...]

TDWI Research Indicates Increasing Adoption of MPP Columnar Databases for Data Warehousing and Analytic Applications

SAN DIEGO--(Business Wire)-- Jan 2009 Recent research from The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) indicates an increasing adoption of columnar databases as the platform of choice for datawarehousing and analytic applications due to their ability to deliver fast query response, and efficiently compress and provide access to large amounts of [...]