Edd Dumbill

Edd Dumbill is a principal analyst for O'Reilly Radar, and program chair for the O'Reilly Strata Conference and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

Big data in the cloud

How do the cloud offerings from Amazon, Google and Microsoft compare?

Big data and cloud technology go hand-in-hand: but it's comparatively early days. Strata conference chair Edd Dumbill explains the cloud landscape and compares the offerings of Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

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What is Apache Hadoop?

What is Apache Hadoop?

A look at the components and functions of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Apache Hadoop has been the driving force behind the growth of the big data industry. But what does it do, and why do you need all its strangely-named friends, such as Oozie, Zookeeper and Flume?

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Microsoft's plan for Hadoop and big data

Microsoft's plan for Hadoop and big data

Hadoop is a central part of Microsoft's data strategy.

Strata conference chair Edd Dumbill takes a look at Microsoft's plans for big data. By embracing Hadoop, the company aims to keep Windows and Azure as a standards-friendly option for data developers.

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Big data market survey: Hadoop solutions

Big data market survey: Hadoop solutions

A survey of the Hadoop big data marketplace.

In this survey, Edd Dumbill explores the Hadoop-based big data solutions available on the market, contrasts the approaches of EMC Greenplum, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle and provides an overview of Hadoop distributions.

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What is big data?

What is big data?

An introduction to the big data landscape.

It's the hot trend in software right now, but what does big data mean, and how can you exploit it? Strata chair Edd Dumbill presents an introduction and orientation to the big data landscape.

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Five big data predictions for 2012

Five big data predictions for 2012

Edd Dumbill looks at the hot topics in data for the coming year.

The coming year of big data will bring developments in streaming data frameworks and data marketplaces, along with a maturation in the roles and processes of data science.

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Oracle's Big Data Appliance: what it means

Hadoop and R are the new industry standards

Today, Oracle announced their Big Data Appliance. It couldn't be a plainer validation of what's important in big data right now, or where the battle for technology dominance lies.

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Google+ is the social backbone

Google+ is the social backbone

There's a lot more to Google+ than a challenge to Facebook

Google+ is the rapidly growing seed of a web-wide social backbone, and the catalyst for the ultimate uniting of the social graph.

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Seven Java projects that changed the world

Seven Java projects that changed the world

Celebrating a decade of game-changing Java software.

Reaching beyond mere adoption, these seven projects have had a profound effect on the Java world, software development in general, and even our daily lives.

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A rough guide to JVM languages

A rough guide to JVM languages

Java is as much about the JVM as it is the language.

This overview of JVM-based programming compares the relative strengths of the major languages.

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