22 Jun

Hadoop for finance essentials – Review

In this post I would like to share my personal review about the recent book from Packt Publishing called Hadoop for finance essential by Rajiv Tiwari.

During the past months, many books have been published about Hadoop technology and for sure this is one of the most popular IT buzzword. Of course, the majority part of the books are for neophytes or people that want to know better the MapR solution and all the Hadoop ecosystem. From this point of view, this book could be classified as an introductory book to the solution architect and IT developers. This classification is clearly represented in the first part of the book (in particular in chapter 1 – Big data overview).  Read More

17 Jun

Hadoop Essentials – Review

In this post I would like to share my personal review about the recent book from Packt Publishing called Hadoop Essential by Shiva Achari.

Do you really know what Apache Hadoop is?
Are you sure to understand the meaning of “big data” in the real world scenario?
How big data storage issue and data warehouse issue meet Hadoop implementation?
Which are the main tools Apache Hadoop is based on?

If you completely don’t know (but you are interested in) or you want to have a clear and final picture of those topics (and probably much more) you should read this book. Read More

15 Jun

Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr – Review

In this post I would like to share my personal review about the recent book from Packt Publishing called Scaling Big Data with Hadoop and Solr (Second Edition) by Hrishikesh Vijay Karambelkar.

The goal of the book is quite clear in the title too: describe in practice how Apache Hadoop and Apache Solr, help organizations to resolve the problem of information extraction from big data. Don’t you think this is a very interesting problem to face? I think so.

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10 Jun

Pentaho 5.4 release with A.A.A.R. 3.1 compliance

pentaho-logo.pngToday Pedro Alves announces the first “Hitachi Data System version”, with the brand new Pentaho 5.4 Community and Enterprise Editions. Just some days later than the announcement that the Open Source heritage won’t be abandoned in the nearest future (let’s see for the far future). At the same time, A.A.A.R. 3.1 has been tested and is fully supported by this latest release of Pentaho.

So, what to say: enjoy Pentaho 5.4… together with A.A.A.R. analytics.