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 ...

Big Data News: Apps Development with “JSON” and an Open Source “Spark” Library for Geospatial Analysis

Uli Bethke Business Intelligence, Data Discovery, MapR, Spark

Faster Big Data Apps Developments with Open Source JSON UI called “OJAI” and how the Spark Library “Magellan” will come to the rescue in Geo Spatial Analysis As the week moves closer to an end, the team at Sonra have been impressed with the developments reviewed, which positively reflects the direction our community is headed in. The increasing use of ...

Big Data News: HyperLogLog with Spark and Open Source GZinga Compression

Uli Bethke Big Data, Spark, Technology

Exploring the performance enhancements of HyperLogLog on Spark and adding splittable and seekable features to Gzip in a new open source project called GZinga Life is never dull in big data and as I left a great Spark Dublin meetup last night pondering the distributed performance enhancements of using dataframes in Spark, I was once again struck by the continuous ...

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? ...