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What’s Hot about MongoDB, HBase and Cassandra

MongoDB, HBase and Cassandra are the buzz words in the database domain. All three have their strong points and their failings. The author gives...

Is HBase a Helpful Database?

HBase is a non-relational database that runs on top of HDFS. This article gives an overview of HBase, discussing its benefits and limitations. HBase is...

Exploring Big Data on a Desktop: Archiving and Retrieving Emails using...

In this column, the author discusses how large volumes of mail can be archived and retrieved using Big Data tools, HBase and Phoenix. One pressing...

Aadhaar: A Testimony to Success of FOSS in India!

It is heartening to see how FOSS is powering one of India's most prestigious and mammoth e-governance initiatives -- the Aadhaar project from the...

(Hadoop) MapReduce: More Power, Less Code

This is an introduction to MapReduce as a framework for beginners in distributed computing, and a short tutorial on Hadoop, an open source MapReduce...

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