Author Archives: Ed Albanese

Oracle selects CDH and Cloudera Manager as the Apache Hadoop Platform for the Oracle Big Data Appliance

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Cloudera users gain more choice, tighter Oracle integration. Cloudera partners gain increased validation of their platform choice.

Ed Albanese
Ed leads business development for Cloudera. He is responsible for identifying new markets, revenue opportunities and strategic alliances for the company.

Summary: Oracle has selected Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and Cloudera Manager software as core technologies on the Oracle Big Data Appliance,

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Hadoop Tuesdays: Get a Handle on Unstructured Data with a 7-part Webinar Series Led By Cloudera and Informatica

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Unstructured data is the fastest growing type of data generated today. The growth rate of text, documents, images, and clickstream data is incredible. Expand the scope of view to include machine generated data such as telemetry, location, network and weather sources and that growth rate is unnerving. An inspiring population of customers have come to recognize that the Apache Hadoop data management platform is, in many ways, uniquely equipped to handle the volume, variety and velocity of unstructured data being generated within their businesses.

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Rackspace’s OpenStack shows the way for public cloud vendors

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Ed Albanese leads business development for Cloudera. He is responsible for identifying new markets, revenue opportunities and strategic alliances for the company.

Rackspace’s OpenStack announcement is an important step in expanding the utility of public clouds. It will push other cloud vendors to stop “forking around” and enable the standards customers are actually using. Rackspace’s move is a win for consumers and for Rackspace – it creates the opportunity to run industry standard software in truly optimized ways.

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Scaling Social Science with Apache Hadoop

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This post was contributed by researcher Scott Golder, who studies social networks at Cornell University. Scott was previously a research scientists at HP Labs and the MIT Media Laboratory.

The methods of social science are dear in time and money and getting dearer every day.
— George C. Homans, Social Behavior: Its Elementary Forms, 1974.

When Homans — one of my favorite 20th century social scientists — wrote the above,

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Natural Language Processing with Apache Hadoop and Python

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This blog was co-written by Nitin Madnani andJimmy Lin, both researchers at the University of Maryland, who are sharing their thoughts and experiences with Apache Hadoop and Python for improving Natural Language Processing techniques.

If you listen to analysts talk about complex data, they all agree, it’s growing, and faster than anything else before. Complex data can mean a lot of things,

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