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Hadoop: What it is, how it works, and what it can do

Hadoop: What it is, how it works, and what it can do

Cloudera CEO Mike Olson on Hadoop's architecture and its data applications.

Hadoop gets a lot of buzz in database circles, but some folks are still hazy about what it is and how it works. In this interview, Cloudera CEO and Strata speaker Mike Olson discusses Hadoop's background and its current utility.

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Backtype: Using big data to make sense of social media

Nathan Marz on the data tools that help marketers understand their social media efforts.

Nathan Marz of Backtype discusses his work with Hadoop, Cascading and Clojure.

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Visualization deconstructed: New York Times "Mapping America"

Visualization deconstructed: New York Times "Mapping America"

A look at what works in a census visualization.

In this first post in a new series on data visualization, Sébastien Pierre takes a close look at the New York Times' "Mapping America" interactive census map.

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Big data faster: A conversation with Bradford Stephens

Big data faster: A conversation with Bradford Stephens

The founder of Drawn to Scale explains how his database platform does simple things quickly.

Bradford Stephens, founder of of Drawn to Scale, discusses big data systems that work in "user time."

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Everyone loves a science fair

Get your submission in for the Strata Conference Science Fair by January 14.

Strata's science fair will showcase the creative edges of big data. If you have an interesting tool or technology to show — the more beta, the better — let us know.

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Strata Gems: Three key data trends for 2011

Data markets, real-time technology, and the race for developers

To conclude our Strata Gems series, we take a look at the important drivers for the data world in 2011: data markets, real-time data processing, and developers.

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Strata Gems: CouchDB in the browser

Get a feel for MapReduce without installing any software

The JSCouch project is a partial implementation of CouchDB in the browser, letting you experience CouchDB's storage and MapReduce queries without installing any software.

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Strata Gems: Whirr makes Hadoop and Cassandra a snap

Get control over cloud resources

The cloud makes clusters easy, but for rapid prototyping purposes, bringing up clusters still involves quite a bit of effort. The Whirr project makes cloud control simple.

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Strata Gems: DIY personal sensing and automation

Strata Gems: DIY personal sensing and automation

A simple app turns Android phones into intelligent agents.

Tomorrow's augmented reality is being built today on mobile devices. The Tasker app for Android puts the power of the phone's sensors and network into the hands of non-programmers.

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Strata Gems: Turn MySQL into blazing fast NoSQL

Bypass the SQL parser to use MySQL's raw speed

The HandlerSocket plugin for MySQL bypasses the query parser to deliver excellent NoSQL performance, rivaling that of memcache.

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