We are seeing a lot of discussions about pricing and comparable pricing between a "standard Hadoop cluster" and the Oracle Big Data Appliance. This post is aimed at providing a simple apples-to-apples comparison and a clarification of what is, and what is not included in the pricing and packaging of Oracle Big Data Appliance.
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Wow this is really cool! A long time, experienced, Kimball-style architect had this to say (and more!) about the Data Vault: The more I thought about it, the more I began thinking a traditional staging area and its complexities are a huge headache! The simpler design using the data vault methodology as the persistent staging [...]
As many of you now by now I will be presenting several sessions at the ODTUG annual conference, KScope, this coming June in San Antonio, Texas. What you may not know is that I will also be conducting 30-minute Chi Gung sessions in the morning before the events of the day start as part of the KScope12 Fun [...]
I read this today on one of my favorite blogs – Zenhabits, and it definitely spoke to me: We are not walking a path, but surfing a sea. Most people look at goal setting as picking a destination, then figuring out a path to get there. That assumes you’re walking on land that will change very little, and that while you [...]
Raw information—like raw power—must be channeled and
transformed to be useful. Every day, S.H.I.E.L.D. captures terabytes of
information from a variety of sources—surveillance videos, satellites,
sensors, field reports, network traffic—and all of this high-volume,
high-velocity, and high-variety data is processed, filtered,
transformed, and sorted in Oracle Big Data Appliance.
When you gear up to do battle with your next data warehouse or data modeling problem, what are your weapons of choice? ERwin? Oracle Designer? SQL Developer? Or do you go “old school” with the traditional pen and paper (or marker and white board)? Whatever your approach, everyone has a favorite. Tell me what yours are in the comments. Take care [...]
For those of you who want to work with Oracle Data Integrator and its Hadoop capabilities, a good way to start is the newly released self-study course from Oracle University. You can find the course here.
Enjoy, and if you have any feedback, do send this into Oracle University by logging in (so we can unleash our big data analytics on it ;-) ).
As everyone reads more about big data, I get more and more questions on use cases. “How should we use big data?” is the most common question. “Are there applications available for my vertical?” and “what do others in my vertical do with big data?” are a close second on the list. There are various reports out there by many authors which describe possible or real use cases. A search on the beacon of truth will no doubt get you links to most, but are they really relevant?