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Contributor: Steve Swoyer


Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.

  


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Clash of the Titans: Hadoop versus Spark

Because Spark can run independently of Hadoop, some see the two as competitors. However, these technologies can complement each other depending on enterprise needs.

Companies, Users, and Surveys Agree: Spark Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Spark is a hot topic right now. So hot, in fact, it's surpassed Hadoop as the open source technology with the most widespread appeal. Whether it can sustain this momentum is another matter.

Is Data Management Broken? Can It Be Fixed?

According to the experts at the Pacific Northwest BI Summit, data management must learn from the self-service revolution and respect business needs or risk a return to siloed data.

Power BI, Embedded App Development, and the Problem of BI Disuse

Microsoft's new Power BI Embedded service gets at a significant issue for data management professionals: anemic BI uptake, what we could call BI disuse.

Data Spending Moving to the Cloud

The reallocation of IT spending from traditional on-premises to cloud resources will impact about $1 trillion in IT spending through 2020. We look at four key spending shifts.

The End of Hadoop as We've Known It?

Gartner's Merv Adrian dropped a bombshell last month, predicting that Hadoop as we know it may soon cease to exist.

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