What’s Next for Big Data? Predictions for 2015

Some people believe it takes two full years for students to fully understand and master new concepts. The first year in the cycle, when a new concept is introduced, is considered a learning year....
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Watch: Hadoop vs. Riak

Every data platform has its value, and deciding which one will work best for your big data objectives can be tricky—Alex Gorbachev, Oracle ACE Director, Cloudera Champion of Big Data, and Chief Technology...
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Develop against the versions in the Yum repositories!

I saw a tweet by Simon Haslam at the weekend that read, “I’m v surprised to read that @Atlassian Stash needs newer git than in the latest RHEL/OL6 repos!” I had a similar experience...
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Day 3+ of UKOUG Tech 14

Sorry it’s taken a couple of days to finish off this series of blog posts on UKOUG Tech 14. I had expected to get some time on the trip back to write this, but as you’ll see if you keep reading,...
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EM12c Management Agent, OutOfMemoryError and Ulimits

While enjoying the lovely Liverpool, UK weather at Tech14 with UKOUG, (just kidding about that weather part and apologies to the poor guy who asked me the origin of “Kevlar” which in my pained,...
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6 C’s for More Efficient IT In 2015 [Infographic]

There’s no getting away from the inevitable round of IT predictions that mark the end of every year. Just about every research company and IT vendor has its own list — and 451 Research is no...
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Log Buffer #401, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition goes right through the fields of salient database blog posts and comes out with something worth reading. Oracle: Extract SQL full text from SQL Monitor html. Disruption: Are Hot...
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push_pred – evolution

Here’s a query (with a few hints to control how I want Oracle to run it) that demonstrates the difficulty of trying to solve problems by hinting (and the need to make sure you know where all...
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Fragile Manifesto

It’s important to take any framework or concept and make it your own. In combination with my team we’ve come up with the Fragile Methodology and this is our Fragile Manifesto. Process and...
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How Do I Know I Have The Latest SLOB Kit?

This is a quick blog post to show SLOB users how to determine whether they are using the latest SLOB kit. If you visit kevinclosson.net/slob you’ll see the webpage I captured in the following screenshot. Once...
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