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Data Warehouse Optimization with Apache Hadoop

Apache Hadoop Open Source Data Warehouse Architecture

For the past few years, we have heard a lot about the benefits of augmenting the Enterprise Data Warehouse with Hadoop. The Data Warehouse vendors as well as the Hadoop vendors are showcasing how Hadoop can handle unstructured data while the EDW will continue to remain as the central source in an enterprise.

The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a standard component of a corporate data architecture because it provides valuable business insights and powerful decision analytics for front-line workers, executives, business analysts, data scientists, and software developers. The Enterprise Data Warehouse built using Teradata, Oracle, DB2 or other DBMS is undergoing a revolutionary change. As the sources of data become rich and diverse, storing them in a traditional EDW is not the optimal solution. Big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop excel at managing large volumes of unstructured data and are coming into mainstream use, by integrating with existing legacy Data Warehouse platforms to get the best of both worlds.

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The Most Important Feature To Require In Your Next CMS

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When it comes to content management systems, these two questions are the ones that I get asked the most:

  • What is the best CMS out there?
  • What features do I need to have in my CMS?

Here on the website, we've tried answering that question through a number of articles we have published over the years. But the best answer is, I don't know until I better understand your business goals and current workflow. But I can tell you with a straight face what is the most important feature your new CMS needs to have.

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Cloud Computing is Now Mainstream. What Does That Mean for Your Business?

Cloud computing started out as a fledgling tool for businesses, but in recent years, it has grown to be one of the most beneficial and trusted tools in the modern business landscape. Like it or not, cloud computing is now mainstream, used by more businesses and average consumers than ever, and it only means the future of cloud computing will feature even more growth. With the serious effect it’s having on the business world, what does this mean for you?

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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs in 2016

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Amid the release of new data* on American small businesses revealing that that, in November 2015, the economic outlook among U.S. small business owners—down nearly 2 points year-over-year—has finally stabilized after a 6-month decline, there’s cause for entrepreneurs to be optimistic for the year ahead.

Whether or not that outlook begins to uptick not only depends upon how agile, adaptable, creative and resourceful entrepreneurs can be in planning for, or reacting to, market conditions, revenue and brand-building opportunities and other key concerns, but also how well they maintain a forward-thinking mindset.

Towards this end, tomorrow’s smart and successful entrepreneur will have their bases well-covered on these five fronts in particular.

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5 Data Science Skills You Need in 2016

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Are you cut out for the challenge of being Chief Information Officer? The wide range and difficulty of tasks at the CIO level can instantly become crushing to those who have previously been warehoused in managerial positions. The new generation of CIOs has to deal with customers that want instant access and support, wherever they happen to be. As a data science expert, a CIO needs not only technical skills, but leadership skills as well. In order to make it in 2016, you need to be strategic about your career. You need to be a negotiator of change.

Not everybody has what it takes to be in charge of technology and data science at the executive level. So what data science skills do you need in 2016? The answers may surprise you.

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8 Killer Mobile App Development Trends to Rock 2016

Mobile apps are inseparable part of our daily lives now. As per a latest report by BI Intelligence, there has been a 48% increase in purchases made through mobile devices from the previous year. A report by ComScore suggests that more than 60% of web traffic generated by leading nine US retail sites have been mobile users.

While all these statistics and figures are indicative of the dominance of mobile apps in every walks of life, developers worldwide and the businesses are busy coping up with the newest development trends and emerging technologies. A new technology and a new development trend refer irrevocably to a new opportunity rather than just a challenge. 2015 has been a happening year with several new and breakthrough trends in design and development began journey showing great promises. There are some interesting trends that are already looming large in the horizon. Let us have a closer look at the 8 killer mobile app development trends to unfold in 2016. 

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Top 10 IT Workspace Trends in 2016

Corporate IT will need to manage a wide range of issues affecting the IT strategy agenda

Matrix42, a top provider of software for workspace management, today revealed that Unified Endpoint Management tops the list of IT trends that companies will see in 2016. Other areas of IT that will have a major impact include mainstream adoption of wearables and smartwatches, Internet of Things, Social ITSM and workspace aggregation.

Oliver Bendig, CTO of Matrix42 has analyzed the trends affecting the modern IT workspace and identified 10 key areas that companies will need to manage in 2016.

1. Adaptive workspace access

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How Secure is Google's New Wi-Fi Router?

Network Security

Google is a company that definitely needs no introduction. Starting off with a search engine embedded with artificial intelligence now this tech giant has taken the market with great ease. In the wake of advancement in internet connectivity devices and components, Google is all set to stun the market with its hardware capabilities. OnHub is the latest addition to the Google hardware family which has been launched in partnership with TP link.

One of the top priorities of Google is to have additional security when compared to the other machines that are available. OnHub has many intriguing features that demonstrate how security should be one of the most vital considerations in the workplace. The following are some points worth mentioning in this regard:

1. Event Tracking

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Taking Wearables to the Next Level

Wearables

Wearable technology has become more advanced than ever in recent years; first came the emergence of smartwatches, then digital eyeglasses, and now even clothing which can monitor your health and stream data to your phone. One has to wonder where wearables are headed, with so many users seeking out the newest and the best, and companies striving to meet this demand. The answer is: only up.

What Companies Are Doing to Make Theirs Stand Out

With so many wearables on the market, it quickly becomes a break-neck competition for companies to make theirs the most appealing of the vast selection. While a wearable watch offers many advantages, it can only broaden its abilities so far. So how does one compete with the other, drawing consumer attention to their abilities over the rivals? Businesses today have begun developing new approaches on how to both build and market their wearables to catch the eye of consumers.

1. By Being Niche-Oriented

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