Security for Big Data Designs: Examining best practices with security architect Eddie Garcia

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 CTOvision publisher and Cognitio Corp co-founder Bob Gourley hosted an event for federal big data professionals. The breakfast event focused on security for big data designs and featured the highly regarded security architect Eddie Garcia. Eddie Garcia is chief security architect at Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management. Eddie helps Cloudera […]

Cloudera: Extract Benefit From All Your Data

Cloudera offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. Cloudera enhances the storage and processing technologies originally developed by the world’s biggest Web companies, allowing a growing list of global customers to use Hadoop to solve problems and achieve their particular business goals. For more on Cloudera […]

CTOvision Podcast, an interview with Alicia Saia of MarkLogic

In this podcast I interviewed Alicia Saia, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Public Sector at MarkLogic. Alicia and I talked a lot about how MarkLogic is helping to change the way people look at data, how it integrates with their current generation and legacy systems, and how MarkLogic is helping agencies and corporations do business better. […]

Perhaps The Most Important Big Data Presentation From Hadoop World

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” said Carl Sagan. This inspiring quote is a tremendous mantra for those in the Big Data movement and it played a central organizing theme to Mike Olson’s keynote at the 2012 Hadoop World/Strata Conference in NYC.  Mike highlighted this quote in his motivational keynote because of its perpetual truth. […]

Big Data and Hadoop: Information You Can Use to Start Your Deployment

Carahsoft is hosting a webinar that will include an introduction and context by me on the topic of Big Data and Hadoop and then dive into some fantastic context from Omer Trajman, VP of Technology Solutions at Cloudera. Omer will provided an update on CDH and Cloudera Enterprise, two of the most popular capabilities for […]

Context on hBase

HBase is an open source data base with some very special features you should take note of. This post provides some context of hBase. Most of this information was gleaned from the great reference material at, which has become the go-to site for learning about Big Data approaches, especially capabilities related to Apache Hadoop. […]