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Data Digest: Spark v. Hadoop, Cloud Security, and Big Data Frameworks Rundown

Comparing big data frameworks, plus how to secure your cloud computing environment.

Spark and Hadoop: Foes or Friends?

Spark and Hadoop are the #1 and #2 in big data frameworks, which has prompted debates over which engine is better. This article adds its own two cents into the mix before discussing how the two are different enough that favoring one over the other might be shooting yourself in the foot.


Locking Down the Cloud

Shifting to the cloud will not leave your enterprise at the mercy of hackers, as some stories would have you believe, but the move still requires some shielding of the enterprise. This article addresses what areas cloud computing specifically needs in terms of security.

Read More at The Christian Science Monitor

Comparing the Best Frameworks for Big Data

There are other frameworks for processing big data other than Spark and Hadoop, of course. They just don't get nearly as much press. This article runs down its choice of the top 5 big data frameworks (unsurprisingly with Hadoop and Spark at #1 and #2) and reasons for choosing each.

Read More at Kdnuggets

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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