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Big Data Insights and Revenue in Ireland

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The Irish Big Data landscape is changing rapidly, large scale Irish companies in diverse industries such as telco, health, media and mobile are beginning to catch on to the revenue opportunities hidden in the data they collect. There are two aspects to this. Firstly, existing data lying dormant, waiting to be used to improve customer   …Continue Reading


Spatial Search with Cassandra & DataStax Enterprise

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I was asked recently at a meetup whether or not Cassandra could be used for spatial data storage. My answer was a definite yes but with the proviso that you would need some special sauce to do spatial queries on your row data. Technologies that spring to mind are SolrCloud or ElasticSearch. DataStax Enterprise also   …Continue Reading


Apache Cassandra 2.0 with Jonathan Ellis

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  Due to a busy workload over the past month or so DBD haven’t been blogging much, shame on us!┬áJust a quick one to mention that on the 11th of September Jonathan Ellis will be in Dublin with the Dublin Cassandra User Group to present on Apache Cassandra 2.0. As usual, DigBigData are organising the   …Continue Reading


Incoming – Apache Cassandra 2.0

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The 1.2 release of Apache Cassandra brought some great new features which really focused on making life easier for both developers and operations staff operating clusters. Check out our blog post about why it was so great! In 2.0, the contributors are continuing their roll with the introduction of lightweight transactions and some great improvements   …Continue Reading