Big Data Frameworks

Introduction The term ‘Big Data’ evokes images of large datasets – both structured and unstructured, having varied formats and sourced from various data sources. The volume of data alone does not define Big Data. There are 3V’s that are vital for classifying data as Big Data. These include Volume, Velocity and Veracity. When we speak … Read more

IoT & Edge Computing – The advantage for digital devices

Edge computing is not just the latest trend but has actually started to give results. If you plan to optimize your current products or want to build an IoT app for your business, edge computing should be an approach that can help you gain a competitive advantage. The amount of data generated by digital devices … Read more

Analyzing Data Streaming using Spark vs Kafka

Before we draw a comparison between Spark Streaming and Kafka Streaming and conclude which one to use when, let us first get a fair idea of the basics of Data Streaming: how it emerged, what is streaming, how it operates, its protocols and use cases. How Data Streaming came into existence? Data has ever since … Read more

Fast Data:Powering Real-Time Big Data

“Businesses and their users are facing what one might call a perfect storm – decision-makers need insight faster than ever, and yet IT is struggling to avoid becoming a bottleneck.”  – Jason Stamper, Analyst, 451 Research. Fast Data is not a new concept. It has been around before Big Data and IoT came into the … Read more