Tim Howes Data + AI August 12, 2015

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Get in the Flow: Data Intelligence for Everyone on Google Cloud Platform

Our customers want to know what’s happening now in their businesses. Increasingly, many prefer cloud services to make data consumption easier, faster, broader and more…

Spark Speeds Towards the Next Data Processing Revolution

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark. — Dante Alighieri If you know anything about Apache Spark, you know that its chief claim to fame is speed.…

A Little Spark to Wildfire

Open Source Project Birthed at U.C. Berkeley Takes Off in the Enterprise This week the fast-growing Apache Spark community is gathering in New York City to celebrate and collaborate…

The 2+2=5 Principle and the Perils of Analytics in a Vacuum

Strategic decision making in enterprises playing in a competitive field requires collaborative information seeking (CIS). Complex situations require analysis that spans multiple sessions with multiple…

It’s the End of the (Analytics and BI) World as We Know It

“That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.” –REM, “It’s the End of the World…

ClearStory + Spark = Data Exploration Freedom

The release of Spark 1.0 marks a significant step in the move away from MapReduce based big data processing. In-memory. Distributed. Scale out. Machine Learning. 100X faster –…

On the Meaning of Spark 1.0

The Spark 1.0 release marks some significant changes, and it is worth taking some time to consider just what this release means for users and developers of…

ClearStory and Databricks at the Spark Summit

To follow up on the success of the Spark Summit in San Francisco this past week, I wanted to share a great conversation I had…

Spark Summit 2013

On the eve of the very first Spark Summit, there is a lot to be excited about. The past few months have been quite eventful for…

A New Analytic Technology Stack for Scalable, Interactive Analysis

I was thrilled to see the public announcement of Databricks last week and Spark taking off with strong support from Andreessen Horowitz. Spark, for those who haven’t…

Big Data: From Batch Processing to Interactive Analysis

‘Big Data’ is either very popular these days, or infamous, depending on who you ask, but it certainly has everyone’s attention. For the most part, it has also…