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Running Hadoop on a Raspberry Pi 2 cluster

Running Hadoop on a Raspberry Pi 2 cluster

Last week I wrote about a 300 node cluster using Raspberry Pi (RPi) microcomputers. But can you do useful work on such a low-cost, low-power cluster? Yes, you can. Hadoop runs on massive clusters, but you can also run it on your own, highly-scalable, RPi cluster.

October 6, 2017 by in Storage

Why hardware is eating software

Why hardware is eating software

As Marc Andreessen famously remarked, software is eating the world. But now Intel hardware is biting back, with x86 instruction set extensions taking on more jobs. Beyond the why, is this a good thing?

June 30, 2017 by in Processors

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.

July 23, 2012 by in Enterprise Software

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