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Abusing Hadoop

By Robin Morris in A Word from the Engineers, Featured on July 11, 2013

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Hadoop has, for good reasons, become the platform of choice for big data processing. It’s open source, it’s being developed rapidly, it runs on commodity hardware with no per-node licensing fees, and it has an active community and a steadily growing body of knowledge and experience built around it. All of which make adopting hadoop an easy sell for both start-ups and enterprise users who wish to migrate away from ... Read More »

Machine Learning in Hive

By Robin Morris in A Word from the Engineers on March 20, 2013

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As I’ve written before, we do a lot of our development here at Baynote in Hive, allowing us to leverage the power of our Hadoop cluster, whilst insulating us from writing low-level map-reduce jobs. One question that comes up on the hive mailing list from time-to-time is how to implement machine learning algorithms within Hive. Twitter told ... Read More »