Archive for October, 2009

By Steve Wooledge in Blogroll, nPath on October 15, 2009

We just wrapped up our first of a two-part series on Mastering MapReduce together with Curt Monash. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing MapReduce with Curt and wanted to help educate the community on exactly what it is and how it applies to data management and analysis.  We’ve published the recorded webcast and below are the slides we presented from an Aster Data perspective which outline:

- What is Aster Data’s SQL-MapReduce?
- Example industry applications of SQL-MapReduce
- Walking through the SQL-MapReduce syntax

Mastering MapReduce: MapReduce for Big Data Management and Analysis
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Curt has also posted his slides on DBMS2 with a great overview on dispelling the myths around MapReduce, and how MapReduce and SQL play nicely with each other.

We had great turn-out and questions from the sessions.  If you have any questions after reviewing the material, please drop a comment.

By Steve Wooledge in Blogroll on October 5, 2009

On Friday we had series of events and announcements around our new Aster-Hadoop Data Connector which utilizes key new SQL-MapReduce functions to provide ultra-fast, two-way data loading between HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System) and Aster Data’s MPP data warehouse.

In addition to the Big Data Summit we held in New York City (which we’ll detail in a separate post), Colin White presented on a Webcast with Aster on the various use-cases for Hadoop within data warehouse environments. Colin does a great job summarizing what Hadoop is, how it’s different from an RDBMS, the different types of users for each, and how they co-exist nicely in customer environments.

Below are the slides to view if you weren’t able to attend the event, which will also be available for on-demand viewing soon in our resource library.

Making Sense of Hadoop - It's Fit with Data Warehousing Solutions
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