Big Data Palooza NJ is a local Central and Northern New Jersey Meetup group looking to bring together big data enthusiasts and professionals from the tri-state area to discuss the latest and greatest in the big data landscape. This is a subgroup of our New York City group, Big Data Palooza. Continue reading FREE MeetUp Event! Stream Processing with Big Data on Wednesday, September 17
Not to be outdone by the summer party for the New York/New Jersey area, the Knowledgent New England team took the city of Boston by storm. For this year’s party, team members across our New England, Life Sciences, and Healthcare Portfolios embarked on a historical tour of Boston, visiting some of the city’s (and nation’s) oldest restaurants, pubs, and neighborhoods to learn more about the rich history of Boston and grab some good eats along the way. Continue reading Fun, Food, and a Fife: Colonial Good Times at the New England Summer Party
Come see us at the New York City leg of the Hortonworks Modern Data Architecture Roadshow! Our partner Hortonworks is hosting a one-day seminar on how to start the journey to the modern data architecture and unlock the potential for Hadoop in your organization. Knowledgent will be a Silver sponsor at the event, which is taking place on Tuesday, September 16 at the New York Marriott Downtown.
As part of Knowledgent Cares, our employee volunteer program, our Co-CEO Peter Gibson recently took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
What goes into designing and configuring a Data Lake? How does Hadoop figure in? Is security a concern? Our own Mike Vogel, Big Data Architect, answers these questions and more in this video Q&A. Continue reading A Plunge Into the Data Lake: Q&A with Mike Vogel
Our client was experiencing problems with managing their data assets. Data ingestion and processing were not managed in an organized way, causing users to waste time and effort when trying to find data. The large volume and variety of structured and unstructured data were only expected to increase as the organization grew. IT was struggling to balance the requirements of users with building a scalable, solid data foundation.
To meet their growing data needs, our client wanted fast, searchable, on-demand access to data and a way to conduct analytics and visualization on the data that users selected.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how a Data Lake works, look no further than this month’s infographic.
Proponents of the Data Lake are quick to point out the many potential benefits. For example, data will be readily available for end-user consumption, or users will have access to the “full historical view” of data and will be able to make innovative connections between different types of data (such as relational data, documents, or images). Continue reading The Data Lake: Is It All About the Metadata?
Editor’s Note: This post from Alex Beals, rockstar big data intern at Knowledgent, shares his experiences and the important lessons he learned during his time here.
As the last summer before college, and my freshman year at Dartmouth College, comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to think about the wonderful opportunity I had to work at Knowledgent as an intern. This was the first time I was able to get real-world experience in the field of computer science (what I’m planning on majoring in), and it allowed me to hone my skills while being able to contribute on a team and further the company. Continue reading Contributing in a Real-World Environment: Three Takeaways from My Internship