Author archives: Shanti Subramanyam

Big Data – Pearls or Sand?

I recently read yet another article about  how the amount of  data is expected to grow to 44 Zetabytes (what exactly is that?) by 2020 which represents 10 times the volume from 2013. I get it – these are large numbers, even though must of us have a very vague notion of exactly how large.…

Read more

Augment EDW Webinar Recording

Our Webinar on “5 Reasons to Augment your Data Warehouse with Hadoop” was very well received. The webinar was presented by our CTO, Bharath Mundlapudi. We got a ton of questions from the audience, many of them very insightful. The Augment EDW webinar recording is now available on youtube. Please feel free to contact us…

Read more

Hadoop in the Cloud or Not

NOTE: This is a guest post by Jenny Richards. Contact her through her website. Any discussion being held about “Big Data” or “Hadoop Functionality” today should be left in the hands of CIOs or IT heads rather than CEOs and CFOs. From selection of the right Hadoop service provider to implementation and on-going maintenance, the…

Read more

Webinar: 5 Reasons to Augment your Data Warehouse with Hadoop

Orzota is excited to announce our first webinar to be conducted jointly with our partner Cignex Datamatics on October 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST. Augment your Data Warehouse with Hadoop to create a modern data architecture with many advantages. Although there is some information available on the benefits of Data Warehouse augmentation with Hadoop,…

Read more

Thoughts on Big Data Adoption

The valley gets very excited about new technologies and applications. Adoption of technologies tends to be rapid in Silicon Valley based companies, especially startups. This is understandable considering that they can iterate faster and generally have the technical skills to emulate the trend-setters. Of late, the pace of innovation especially in the Big Data space…

Read more

The value of Big Data

Over the last few months, it seems that there is some re-thinking, with an emphasis away from the hype and more towards the value of Big Data. The whole cycle started with large silicon valley tech companies such as Yahoo!, Google and Facebook creating and deploying Big Data applications to great success. However, as large…

Read more

Big Data as a Service

Orzota, Inc., a Big Data solutions company, today, announces the availability of the Orzota Big Data Management Platform for beta users. The platform offers Big Data as a Service on AWS and is targeted at companies that are getting started on Hadoop. By automating many of the tasks necessary for a Hadoop project from data…

Read more

5 Steps to Running ETL for Web Companies

NOTE: This article first appeared on Datanami Mention ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) and eyes glaze over. The thought goes: “That stuff is old and meant for clunky enterprise data warehouses. What does it have to do with my internet/web/ecommerce application?” Quite a lot – actually. ETL did originate in enterprise IT where data from…

Read more

Move your Database Backup to Hadoop

A version of this article first appeared in the Online Backup News Journal. For the past few years, we have heard a lot about the benefits of Hadoop, the dominant big data technology. But one less spoken of use case is backing databases to Hadoop. Data Warehouse Backup to Hadoop Data Warehouses, especially large ones…

Read more