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Data Digest: Hadoop and Spark, Personal Clouds, Cyberattack Defenses

A look at how Hadoop and Spark do things differently (and extremely well), plus why sophisticated attacks require sophyisticated defenses and are personal clouds a good policy?

Hadoop and Spark, Not Hadoop or Spark
(Source: Datamation)

Hadoop and Spark are two of the best technologies in the BI world, which has meant a natural rivalry between the two has sprung up. However, as this article argues, both services are not actually in competition with each other.  Rather, they both do something different and extremely well. This article examines the main qualities of each service and how to use them in tandem.


Sophisticated Attacks Require Sophisticated Defenses
(Source: Business 2 Community)

Each year, technology gets better in all fields, including both security and attack techniques. Protecting your enterprise from these more sophisticated offensive tools requires a better defensive strategy in addition to new mechanisms. This article covers some prime tactics for staying safe.

Are Personal Clouds a Good Policy?
(Source: Information Age)

The shift to the cloud and the ever-growing adoption of BYOD has ended up combining the two policies into one, where every employee gets their own personal cloud. This article examines the risks and challenges involved in mixing the two without thought.

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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