Meetup Mashup

Miguel Izquierdo Big Data Architecture, Business, Technology Leave a Comment

We’re only one month into 2018 and business is already bursting with dazzling initiatives like the chatbots mentioned in our previous article. But not all the brilliant ideas come from Apple or Google, and today we wanted to place the spotlight into a local community event that has caught our attention: Next week, four of the most prominent communities in …

Types of NoSQL Databases: Choosing the right one

Iván Alejandro Marugán Big Data Architecture, Technology Leave a Comment

To continue the previous post NoSQL vs Relational: Which database to use, we will explain the different types of NoSQL databases depending on their target usage. Why should the target usage make a difference? Because bear in mind that when data is saved, not all of it holds the same structure. For example it’s not the same if we work with …

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2017: A year in review

Carlos Izquierdo Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Architecture, Technology 1 Comment

People in the Big Data field are used to a changing landscape. The year 2017 was no exception as it brought many changes in our way of processing, understanding and interacting with data. These are some of the highlights of what happened: Data streaming If you’ve worked with any relational database system (DB2, Oracle, Postgres) or even with traditional Hadoop/Hive, …

Kerberos & Hadoop: Securing Big Data (part II)

Celeste Duran Big Data Architecture, Technology Leave a Comment

In this second part of the Kerberos series, we’re going to review how to configure our system to get a properly secured environment. The post will provide some important tips about the configuration, but it isn’t a typical command guide. Also, if your are starting with the basics, in our previous post Kerberos & Hadoop: Securing Big Data (part I) we …

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Codemotion 2017: Un derroche de talento y carisma

Miguel Izquierdo Big Data Architecture, Business, Technology 1 Comment

Este año hemos acudido por primera vez al Codemotion y además en calidad de invitados. Sabíamos que se trataba de un evento grande entre los desarrolladores, pero no fuimos muy conscientes de su magnitud hasta que presenciamos la ingente cantidad de participantes, las amplias salas repletas de gente y la locura de tener que ir con tiempo si querías encontrar …

Data Logistics with Apache Nifi

Manuel Lamelas Big Data Architecture, Technology Leave a Comment

As announced in a previous post we’re now going to introduce you to Apache Nifi, the latest trend in ingestion tools. A new project from the Apache Software Foundation that allows you to manage data flows with a cool graphical interface. If we didn’t catch your attention yet, wait until you hear this: NSA created it!!! Nifi – the UPS of data …

Kerberos & Hadoop: Securing Big Data (part I)

Celeste Duran Big Data Architecture, Technology 1 Comment

When I began to use Hadoop with Kerberos I felt as I was in the middle of the ocean. I found a lot of information about Kerberos technology but it was very difficult for me to find something about how to use it on Hadoop, why to use it and how to configure it for working with Hadoop. This trilogy of posts is going to …

Morphlines – Hadoop ETL by Cloudera

Manuel Lamelas Big Data Architecture Leave a Comment

Today we are going to talk about Morphlines,  an open source framework developed by Cloudera, that provides a new way to do ETL on Hadoop. What are these morphlines? Morphlines are simple configurations files that defines how to transform data on the fly. It consists on a file that describes the steps a data flow has to pass in order to …

NoSQL vs Relational: Which database to use

Iván Alejandro Marugán Big Data Architecture 1 Comment

Nowadays information collection has changed a lot. Everybody wants to save more data and allow our users to consume that information in real time and in an easy way. This means that performance, scalability and availability are three key factors for database implementations. For this reason NoSQL databases have made their appearance. What’s a NoSQL database? A NoSQL database (“non SQL”, …

Ingest & Search JSON events in Real Time (III): Flume Architecture & BenchMarking

Manuel Lamelas Big Data Architecture Leave a Comment

To end this series of articles in Ingestion & Searching we are going to see the Flume Architecture for High Availability and see some benchmark tests. Flume Architecture To achieve high availability we have two flume characteristics to play with: 1. File Channel vs Memory Channel This is a decision on 100% delivery vs fast ingestion. With file channel the …