Big Data News: Web Summit 2015 A Massive Success

Uli Bethke Big Data, Hadoop, HUG Ireland

A Sonra Special about Web Summit held in Dublin last week  The Sonra team was working this week learning about so many businesses @websummit in Dublin Ireland. The fusion of innovation, passion and great ideas was an inspiration for myself representing Sonra and our big data community. The global presence of eCommerce and Digital business centered in Dublin this week, ...

Big Data News: Greenplum and Eagle… The latest on Big Data and Open Source

Uli Bethke Big Data, Data Warehouse, Hadoop, HUG Ireland, Technology

Where the rubber meets the road... Greenplum goes open source and Ebay Eagle is now an Apache incubator project As another week draws to a close, there is a tingling sensation of excitement in the air. It is reasonable to think that fancy dress parties of Halloween (nb: In Ireland, Halloween is a cultural event that celebrates the arrival of ...

Data discovery and the unfulfilled promises of self-service Business Intelligence

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Discovery, ETL, Hadoop

Self-service BI is all about allowing business users or non-technical staff to generate insights from data. It is about to make its breakthrough in the enterprise! Happy days. Unfortunately, this has been the headline prediction for the last ten years. The hype has never really materialised. So why has self-service BI struggled so much to gain traction in the enterprise? ...

Two Use Cases of Data Discovery Tools

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Discovery, Hadoop

Data discovery tools are a relatively recent phenomenon as can be witnessed by the fact that there is no separate Gartner Magic Quadrant for them. Data discovery tools allow users without programming skills to wrangle and transform raw data. There are two main use cases for this type of tools (1) Self-service Business Intelligence. Self-service BI promises business users without ...

Big Data News - Innovative Innovations on Hadoop by Twitter & LinkedIn...

Uli Bethke Big Data, DFS, Hadoop

From Twitter’s innovative Namespace Design to LinkedIn’s Gobblin 0.5.0 release, which now includes Apache Kafka integration The team at Sonra have been impressed by the innovative developments reviewed through the week and the Social Media giants once again come to the forefront for their innovative developments on Hadoop that bear mention for their insightful design responses to problems experienced at ...