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Alec Noller11/12/13
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When Will Big Data Become Profitable?

This recent article asks when big data will become profitable. That's not to say that there is no profit in big data, but that many companies are jumping on the data bandwagon expecting immediate results and finding that there's a lot more to it than just collecting data.

Christopher Taylor11/12/13
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What Happened to the Buzz Around NoSQL?

NoSQL was held up to the be the way to horizontally scale Big Data and Web applications and to bring a new level of simplicity to data storage and retrieval. So what happened to the buzz around NoSQL?

Mitch Pronschinske11/12/13
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Here's Why Docker Was Written in Go

It's about time we learned all about the technology behind Docker, from the creators. This is an especially useful presentation because it doesn't only cover the advantages of using Go, but also some of the drawbacks to expect.

Alec Noller11/12/13
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H20: A Prediction and Math Engine for Hadoop

Hadoop users looking for new ways pull useful information from their data may want to take a look at this prediction and math engine designed to help users scale machine learning, math, and statistics over large datasets.

Mark Needham11/12/13
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Neo4j: Testing an Unmanaged Extension Using CommunityServerBuilder

The author has been playing around with Neo4j unmanaged extensions recently and wanted to be able to check that it worked properly without having to deploy it to a real Neo4j server. CommunityServerBuilder allows users to do so.

Vlad Mihalcea11/12/13
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MongoDB and Optimistic Locking

Optimistic locking is very handy for preventing lost updates, and you can use it even if you've chosen to move away from RDBMS to MongoDB storage. In this article, you'll learn how.

Alex Curylo11/11/13
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Apportable Previews Cocos2d Version 3

You’ve probably given up on Cocos2d, what with the original author dropping support and the introduction of SpriteKit, yes? Well, not so fast. The good folks at Apportable stepped up to continue development of both the library and toolchain, and you can take a look at what’s been brewing away there now.

Mitch Pronschinske11/11/13
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Getting Django Onto Heroku; Automating Deploy With Fabric

When it's all said and done, you've got got the same ease of use that a Rails app has in deploying to Heroku. Just type the magic words: $ git push heroku master

Mike Driscoll11/11/13
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Python 101: How to Grab Data from RottenTomatoes

In this article, you'll learn how to use Python to acquire data from the popular movie site, Rotten Tomatoes. Tips include everything from signing up for you API key to analyzing and visualizing the data you've extracted.

Alec Noller11/11/13
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KassandraMRHelper: A New Tool for Cassandra and Hadoop

Users of Cassandra and Hadoop may be interested in a new tool called KassandraMRHelper. The purpose of the tool is implied in the name - simplifying the process of extracting data out of Cassandra and into Hadoop, and map-reducing the data - but it takes some different approaches from other techniques.

Lukas Eder11/11/13
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The 10 Most Popular DB Engines (SQL and NoSQL)

How do you objectively measure the popularity of a DB engine? Good question! There's an Austrian company who claims to have the answer. Among the top 10 DB engines, MongoDB is the only non-RDBMS representative, and some other ratings are surprising as well.

Rob Galanakis11/11/13
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Killing Tasklets

Today at work we had a presentation from the venerable Kristján Valur Jónsson about killing Tasklets in Stackless Python. As someone who’s done some asynchronous programming, this idea sounded blasphemous. It took a little while to stew but I see the value in it now.

Zac Gery11/11/13
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Tossing Stuff Over the Wall to QA

The list of reasons why developers "toss stuff over the wall" is too large to tackle individually, but there are a few classics. "Tossing stuff over the wall" boils down to respect. Time is precious and when a QA analyst feels that his/her time was wasted, respect towards developers can be diminished.

Alec Noller11/10/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include a new data analytics tool for Hadoop, an article on Apache Mesos and its role in the changing world of Big Data, and 4 different methods for processing structured Big Data.

Alec Noller11/10/13
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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include a presentation on Marvel's use of graph theory and NoSQL for the Marvel Universe, an announcement about iterable collections in Redis, and first entry in a series on modeling data in Neo4j.