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Big Data

Open-source streaming analytics

Big Data with Apache Apex

It’s touted as the industry’s only open-source enterprise grad unified stream and batch processing platform. Apache Apex community manager Desmond Chan show’s us what exactly that means and how this open-source engine handles big data.

How to teach computers to learn

Machine learning – An introduction for programmers

If you search Google Scholar for “machine learning”, it returns over 1,800,000 publications. As the buzz around this technology grows, so too does its complexity. Sebastian Raschka, author of Packt’s “Python Machine Learning”, introduces us to the three types of machine learning.

Wild data

NoSQL vs. Postgres

Who’s the sheriff in today’s data centre wild west? Postgres advocate Pierre Fricke looks at the risks that NoSQL will pose in years to come, while doing his best to deflate the Hadoop hype.

Big Data tool comparisons

Which Logging Tool is right for me?

With a plethora of logging tools available at a range of price points, it might be hard to decide on what to use. Rather than diving into a tonne of research, we’ve done it for you – a host of popular approaches to data processing have been fact checked and outlined for your convenience.

Database decisions

MySQL is a great NoSQL

Nowhere else are business decisions as hype-oriented as in IT. And while NoSQL is all well and good, MySQL is often the sensible choice in terms of operational cost and scalability, says JAX London speaker Aviran Mordo.

De-normalization

Data Modelling – 104

In the final chapter of Cory Isaacson’s data modelling series, he explains why it’s necessary to disrupt your beautifully normalized data model for web-scale performance.