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Managing Big Data DBAs

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Technical support teams usually support familiar hardware and software configurations. Specialization in particular combinations of operating systems and database management software is common, and this allows some team members to gain in-depth experience that is extremely valuable in an enterprise IT setting. How has big data changed this paradigm?


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Do We Still Need Database Design in the Era of Big Data?

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Many big data application implementations seem to begin with an existing data warehouse, one or more new high-volume data streams, and some specialized hardware and software. The data storage issue is often accommodated by installing a proprietary hardware appliance that can store huge amounts of data while providing extremely fast data access. In these cases, do we really need to worry about database design?


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Big Data Basics - Introduction to HDFS

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One of the core components of the Hadoop framework and responsible for the storage aspect is HDFS. Unlike the usual storage available on our computers, HDFS is a Distributed File System and parts of a single large file can be stored on different nodes across the cluster. Here are some of the key concepts related to HDFS.


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Disaster Recovery and the Big Data Application

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Ask database administrators how they implement disaster recovery in their big data environments and you'll get two typical responses: DR plans are not necessary and backups take up a lot of space. Despite this reasoning, a disaster recovery plan for your big data implementation may be essential for your company's future.


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The DBA's Big Data Holiday Wish List

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Big data is now a standard part of information technology architecture for most large organizations. As a database administrator, with the holiday season upon us, I have the following items and notions on my holiday wish list. Here's hoping that I am gifted one or more of these; each one gives me something that I want or need.


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