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MapD and GPUs: Fast Data: Speeding up Compute-Bound Database Queries

By Dick Weisinger

Big Data sets are only possible if there is some Big Processing available to handle the enormous volumes.  While the amount of data being captured is rising exponentially hardware and software engineers are rushing to develop software algorithms and processing

Big Data: Apache Arrow for Faster and More Efficient Management of Columnar Data

By Dick Weisinger

The Apache Software Foundation recently released Arrow as a new top-level project.  Arrow is embeddable software that enables columnar in-memory processing.  Structured data is usually managed with SQL operating on rows of a database.  Column operations are often tricky to

Databases: Strong Movement from Commercial to Open Source

By Dick Weisinger

The future of databases is open source.  Gartner predicts that within the next three years more than 70 percent of all new applications will be based on open source databases and that half of existing applications that are using commercial RDBMS

Structured Data: Traditional RDBMS Databases Still Rule Data Management

By Dick Weisinger

A recent report by Dell finds that structured and transactional data remains as some of the most highly valued data managed by businesses. The Dell report found that “although advancements in the ability to capture, store, retrieve and analyze new

Unstructured + Structured Data: The Challenge of Seeing the Two in Context

By Formtek

Analysts estimate that 80 percent of all new data created is unstructured data.  It’s this crushing amount of data that is driving much of the interest behind Big Data tools like Hadoop.  Extracting information from unstructured data is a big part of the