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by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , Apache
on 27 July 2015

What is Hadoop? Part four: At the heart of Hadoop

Continuing our blog series “What is Hadoop?” this time we will be looking at the heart of Hadoop, or rather the key programs that *most* companies tend to implement into their Hadoop ecosystems; the programs that help to make Hadoop the powerful and very useful infrastructure that it is. Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , Apache
on 07 May 2015

General Election 2015: social media report

With the buzz around the General Election hotting up over the last couple of months, we decided to point our big data analytics engine at the chatter that’s been happening around the televised Leaders’ Debates and Q&A sessions with the public. Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , Apache
on 23 April 2015

Digital Contact's big data presentation at the University of Kent

Digital Contact's data science manager, Matt Jenkins, took part in the University of Kent’s ‘Big Data Event’. Among one of three guest speakers, Matt gave a presentation to a group of academics, all of whom have an interest in the concept of big data and its practical uses by companies. Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , Apache
on 09 April 2015

What is Hadoop? Part three: The evolution of data

In the third part of our Hadoop blog series, we take a look at one of the main reasons why Hadoop was created, through the evolution of data. Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , Apache
on 27 March 2015

What is Hadoop? Part two: The brief(ish) history of everything Hadoop

In the second part of our blog series, What is Hadoop?, we go back in time and take a look at the genesis of Hadoop, a bit about why it was created and clear up some misconceptions around its origins. Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , Apache
on 20 March 2015

What is Hadoop? Part one: Introducing Hadoop

What is Hadoop? There's a lot of misconceptions about Hadoop, its benefits and its purposes. In this series of blog posts we hope to clear up these misconceptions and help you to understand the benefits of Hadoop and why it is necessary for a lot of companies. Read on