Spotlight on Big Data

CASE STUDY

Turbine company knows which way the wind blows at your house

The science of wind energy is well-suited for big data solutions, as a Danish wind turbine-maker discovers

How ComScore is using Hadoop to tame its big data flow

Mike Brown, the CTO at ComScore, knows a bit about managing big data. Every day 12 terabytes of information rushes into his cluster of 80 servers running the open-source software Hadoop, which sorts and analyzes the data for a host of clients who want to know things like which online vendor sold the most e-cards or how fast Facebook is growing in Brazil. "We ingest 32 billion new rows of a data a day," he says.

Q&A

10 questions for Hortonworks CTO Eric Baldeschwieler

The Grill: DigitalGlobe CIO Scott Hicar on the challenges and opportunities of Earth imagery

Esri's Jack Dangermond on cloud, big data and Apple-vs-Google map wars

FEATURE

What Hadoop can, and can't do

Hadoop shouldn't replace your current data infrastructure, only augment it. Here's when it makes sense, when it doesn't, and what you can expect to pay.

Five things CIOs should know about big data

#1 You will need to think about big data

How many gigabytes in a a zettabyte and why you need to know

Because if you can't handle zettabytes, what will you do with yotta- xona- and vundabytes?/p>

CAREER

Could data scientist be your next job?

What it takes to be a data scientist

Hiring data scientists: Cart before the horse?

Ease Big Data hiring pain with cascading

Making history: Big data will change the IT org chart

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The hidden costs of the data explosion

Insider: How the basic tech behind the Internet works
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