AgilData Stream Newsletter 3.4.16

March 4, 2016

YOUR FORTNIGHTLY STREAM OF BIG DATA NEWS THAT MATTERS.


SQL ON HADOOP : THE DIFFERENCES AND MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

Whether you are on Hadoop now or considering making the leap, this article will help you understand the various SQL on Hadoop tools, and how they stack up against each other.   READ MORE

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HOW APACHE FLINK ENABLES NEW STREAMING APPLICATIONS

Catch up with the three-part post series about how Flink enables new streaming applications. The first post introduced event time and out of order processing. This second article is about versioning application state, and will be followed by a post about sessions and advanced windows. READ MORE

 

WHY SPARK IS PROVING SO VALUABLE FOR DATA SCIENCE IN THE ENTERPRISE

What do Bloomberg, CapitalOne, and Comcast have in common? If you said they’re operationalizing data science using Apache Spark, then give yourself a gold star. Read their upstart stories here. READ MORE

 

WHY BOTS, NOT A.I., ARE THE FUTURE OF CHAT

At Kik, we’ve been thinking about the coming bot revolution for a long time. We first launched a basic bot platform a year and a half ago, and millions of users have been chatting with Kik bots ever since. It’s no longer a question of if bots are coming, but how.  READ MORE

 

FINDING THE BEST VALUE: MICROSOFT AZURE SQL DATABASES VS. AMAZON RDS

Comparing features and capabilities is only one piece of the complex puzzle that is your organization’s database needs. You must also consider pricing, and this is where the offerings from Amazon and Microsoft differ most.   READ MORE

 

MICROSOFT RESEARCHERS SMASH HOMOMORPHIC ENCRYPTION SPEED BARRIER

Exclusive Microsoft researchers, in partnership with academia, have published a paper detailing how they have dramatically increased the speed of homomorphic encryption systems.  The paper’s abstract explains how this technology could be used in the cloud to process encrypted data without needing the decryption keys. READ MORE

 

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