Cloud computing is going to absorb your big data workloads, too

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Go ahead and deploy your Hadoop cluster in the cloud. Really. It can handle it.

Cloud computing providers and big data vendors have been working toward this moment for years, and it looks like the moment has finally come. Of all the news coming out of the Strata and Hadoop World shows taking place this week, the most compelling stuff all goes to prove this point. Here’s a quick recap of what was announced:

  • [company]Cloudera[/company] is offering a tool called Director that makes it easier to manage a fully functional Cloudera Hadoop cluster on the Amazon Web Services cloud.
  • The [company]Hortonworks[/company] Data Platform is now fully certified with Microsoft Azure, meaning users can run the same software and get the same experience as in their own data center.
  • Further — presumably as a result of its longstanding partnership with Hortonworks — [company]Microsoft[/company]’s HDInsight Hadoop service now supports the Storm stream-processing framework.

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Will.i.am’s New Wearable Can Call And Text Without A Phone

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am revealed his new wearable device and company to the world in a Dreamforce keynote today. He’s been talking about this device for a while now, referring to it as more of…

Salesforce Introduces Interactive Mobile Customer Service And Gives Core CRM A Makeover

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s conference extravaganza, is coming next week, and Salesforce has some big announcements ahead of their showcase starting with an update to their core CRM product, now known as Sales Cloud 1 and their customer service piece, now known as Service Cloud 1.

All of their nifty branding aside, it is an attempt by Salesforce to spiff up the platform, which is 15 years old this year.

The service offering lets customers build a service app where their customers can search for content such as repair or update instructions, interact with a community of like-minded customers to ask for information or answers, or even interact directly with a customer service rep.

This latter feature is fashioned after Amazon Kindle’s Mayday button. Instead of calling customer service on the phone, something I typically avoid if I can, you can click the button and connect with a person for…

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Oracle’s biggest cloud customer highlights its biggest cloud problem

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Only seven years after Amazon Web Services (s amzn) debuted and the Software-as-a-Service business model blew up, Oracle has finally come around on cloud computing with its flagship database product. On Monday, it revealed its anticipated Oracle Database 12c edition, calling it “the first database designed for the cloud.” Personally, I think that depends how you define cloud.

Oracle 12c does offer up a slew of features, some of which — such as multitenancy and geographically distributed load balancing/failover — are very cloudy. If I were building a cloud service or looking to update an existing one, I’m sure these would appeal to me. Heck, I might even demand them.

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That being said, if I’m building a Software-as-a-Service startup that’s doing nothing now but that I hope will spread like wildfire, the $47,500 per processor list price of Oracle 12c Enterprise Edition — the only edition offering multitenancy…

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NoSQL Data Modeling Techniques

Originally posted on Highly Scalable Blog:

NoSQL databases are often compared by various non-functional criteria, such as scalability, performance, and consistency. This aspect of NoSQL is well-studied both in practice and theory because specific non-functional properties are often the main justification for NoSQL usage and fundamental results on distributed systems like the CAP theorem apply well to NoSQL systems.  At the same time, NoSQL data modeling is not so well studied and lacks the systematic theory found in relational databases. In this article I provide a short comparison of NoSQL system families from the data modeling point of view and digest several common modeling techniques.

I would like to thank Daniel Kirkdorffer who reviewed the article and cleaned up the grammar.

To  explore data modeling techniques, we have to start with a more or less systematic view of NoSQL data models that preferably reveals trends and interconnections. The following figure depicts imaginary “evolution” of the major NoSQL…

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