Instead of a data scientist, what if you only needed your GoogleBing-fu to analyze data in Hadoop? That may be a stretch, but it's exactly what Cloudera is working toward.
Big on Data
Veteran data geek Andrew Brust covers Big Data technologies including Hadoop, NoSQL, Data Warehousing, BI and Predictive Analytics.
Andrew J. Brust has worked in the software industry for 25 years as a developer, consultant, entrepreneur and CTO, specializing in application development, databases and business intelligence technology.
In last week's ZDNet "Great Debate," Robin Harris and I faced off on the question of whether "we need data scientists to make sense of this tidal wave of information." I think data scientists are important, but they're not the solution. What follows is my argument, in essay form.
SiSense announces a new version of its data visualization and BI database engine suite, along with major performance increases.
Data discovery rock star Tableau goes public on the NYSE, with ticker symbol "DATA." But will Tableau now grow or plateau?
Dell Software's SharePlex replication tool for Oracle now works with Hadoop, or anything else that can talk to a JMS queue.
With its 1.1 release, the "NewSQL" player strikes at the Microsoft ecosystem with ADO.NET, LINQ, and Entity Framework providers ... and a migration tool to poach databases from SQL Server.
Teradata Intelligent Memory combines RAM and disk for high-performance big data without the extreme requirement of exclusive in-memory operation.
Talend's open source data integration platform is available in a new release, sporting native MapReduce, a graphical mapper, and new NoSQL connectors.
A new version of the ubiquitous Lucene/Solr open-source search project is available now.
MapR optimizes HBase and starts distributing Lucene-powered search. SaaS data discovery provider 1010data ships new version.