Michael Stonebraker on theCUBE at the MIT CDOIQ Symposium 2015

Between now and when hell freezes over when we get all this data governance stuff to actually work there is a huge amount of value to be had from doing after-the-fact integration. What’s more, data governance actually only works until you buy your next company. Big data is a marketing buzzword that means all kinds […]

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Load Esri geodatabase tables into SQLite

I have blogged earlier about loading Esri file geodatabase feature classes into SQLite database by using standard geoprocessing tools. This time, I’ve written a short sample that creates a SQLite database, reads a file geodatabase feature class rows, and then creates a new table and insert the features into it. Everything except reading file geodatabase […]

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Interactive Big Data analysis using approximate answers

[A version of this post appears on the O’Reilly Strata blog.] Interactive query analysis for (Hadoop scale data) has recently attracted the attention of many companies and open source developers – some examples include Cloudera’s Impala, Shark, Pivotal’s HAWQ, Hadapt, CitusDB, Phoenix, Sqrrl, Redshift, and BigQuery. These solutions use distributed computing, and a combination of […]

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