Big Data

Introduction to Streaming Data

Chris Gambino
Chris Gambino
July 16, 2019

Designing a streaming data pipeline presents many challenges, particularly around specific technology requirements. When designing a cloud-based so...

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New on Cloud Academy: Machine Learning on Google Cloud and AWS, Big Data Analytics, Terraform, and more

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Cloud Academy Team
May 3, 2018

A 2017 IDC White Paper "recommend[s] that organizations that want to get the most out of cloud should train a wide range of stakeholders on cloud f...

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Top Cloud Skills in Demand for 2018: Big Data, AI, Machine Learning

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
April 26, 2018

Cloud is a pathway to innovation. Where yesterday’s cloud deployments were about moving an on-premises infrastructure in your data center to a clou...

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New on Cloud Academy, September ’17. Big Data, Security, and Containers

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Cloud Academy Team
September 19, 2017

Explore the newest Learning Paths, Courses, and Hands-on Labs on Cloud Academy in September. Learning Paths and Courses Certified Big Data Specia...

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New on Cloud Academy: Networking, Serverless, Big data, and more

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Cloud Academy Team
August 22, 2017

This week on Cloud Academy, we’ve added new learning paths and hands-on labs in networking, serverless, big data, storage, and other cloud services...

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Why Azure? Microsoft’s Brandon Middleton talks big data, PaaS, and what’s next for the cloud – Part 2

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Cloud Academy Team
May 23, 2017

We recently hosted a webinar with Microsoft’s Brandon Middleton to talk about the benefits of the Azure platform. Today, we’ll be sharing part two ...

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Building a serverless architecture for data collection with AWS Lambda

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David Santucci
March 14, 2017

AWS Lambda is one of the best solutions for managing a data collection pipeline and for implementing a serverless architecture. In this post, we'll...

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46 Big Data Terms Defined

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Sudhi Seshachala
August 4, 2016

Organizations must deal with the collection and storage of continuously-growing data, and then harvest it to capture value. "Big Data," as its call...

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  • Big Data

Harnessing the Power of Big Data Analysis on AWS

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Eugene Teo
June 22, 2016

Like a jigsaw puzzle, there are many components in the AWS big data ecosystem. Read this article and see how the components fit together to form a ...

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HDInsight – Azure’s Hadoop Big Data Service

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Chandan Patra
May 31, 2016

How can Azure HDInsight solve your big data challenges? Big data refers to large volumes of fast-moving data in any format that haven't yet been h...

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  • Hadoop

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