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Defining The Data Lake

Due to the scalable analytics platform it enables, the Data Lake architecture is a hot topic these days and, as such, there are many definitions floating around. John Mallory, CTO of Analytics in EMC’s Emerging Technology Division, shares his perspective.

Apache NiFi Not From Scratch

Apache NiFi is a recent addition to the list of big data technologies. Whereas Hadoop is a data at rest and data processing platform, NiFi is for data in motion.

What is Apache Spark Used For?

The Apache Spark big data processing platform has been making waves in the data world, and for good reason. Building on the progress made by Hadoop, Spark brings interactive performance, streaming analytics, and machine learning capabilities to a wide audience. Spark also offers a more developer-friendly and integrated platform to a field in which self-assembly of components has been the norm.

StampedeCon 2015 Call for Speakers is Now Open

We are excited to announce that we've just opened our Call for Speakers for StampedeCon 2015, which will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet. We would like to hear what you are working on and how you've achieved results with Big Data....

StampedeCon 2015 Venue Announced

We are excited to announce that StampedeCon 2015 will be held on July 15-16 in St. Louis at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.  Not only is this location easy to access for local travelers, it is also easy to get to from the airport for those flying in.  The Sheraton...

StampedeCon 2014 Slides Posted

StampedeCon 2014 was May 29-30, 2014. Executives, architects, engineers and others described practical business and technical aspects of Big Data projects. From analytics to strategies, experts illustrated how to harness the power of Big Data.