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Coming full circle with Bigtable and HBase

By Ben Lorica
April 23, 2015

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Data Show to explore the opportunities and techniques driving big data and data science. At least once a year, I sit down with Michael Stack, engineer at Cloudera, to get an update on Apache HBase and …

Squaring big data with database queries

By Andy Oram
April 22, 2015

Although next-gen big data tools such as Hadoop, Spark, and MongoDB are finding more and more uses, most organizations need to maintain data in traditional relational stores as well. Deriving the benefits of both key/value stores and relational databases takes …

The log: The lifeblood of your data pipeline

By Kiyoto Tamura
April 21, 2015

The value of log data for business is unimpeachable. On every level of the organization, the question, “How are we doing?” is answered, ultimately, by log data. Error logs tell developers what went wrong in their applications. User event logs …

Investigating Spark’s performance

By Shannon Cutt
April 21, 2015

For many who use and deploy Apache Spark, knowing how to find critical bottlenecks is extremely important. In a recent O’Reilly webcast, Making Sense of Spark Performance, Spark committer and PMC member Kay Ousterhout gave a brief overview of how …

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Data Experts

Baron Schwartz Baron Schwartz is a software engineer who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and goes by the online handle of "Xaprb," which is his first name typed in QWERTY on a Dvorak keyboard. He blogs about software engineering at

Andrew Sheppard Andrew Sheppard could have avoided a lot of heartache and financial anguish had he become what is clearly the optimal career choice for anyone anywhere: a master plumber. Too late to correct past follies, Andrew now makes his living writing software, books, and magazine articles.

Amelia Bellamy-Royds Amelia Bellamy-Royds Amelia Bellamy-Royds is a freelance writer specializing in scientific and technical communication. She is best known in web design circles for her writings about SVG. Amelia is an Invited Expert on the W3C's SVG Working Group, and is also active in the SVG Accessibility Task Force. She helps promote…

Luciano Ramalho Luciano Ramalho Luciano Ramalho was a Web developer before the Netscape IPO in 1995, and switched from Perl to Java to Python in 1998. Since then he worked on some of the largest news portals in Brazil using Python, and taught Python web development in the Brazilian media, banking and government sectors.…

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Data Webcasts
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Move Your Enterprise from a Table Centric View to an Entity Centric View
May 7, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Introduction to Apache Hadoop
May 21, 2015 - 10AM PT,

Apache Spark 1.4
June 25, 2015 - 09AM PT,

All-vs-All: Correlation Using Spark/Hadoop
July 23, 2015 - 10AM PT,

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