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Data

Basics of Apache Nifi: 1

In our previous article on Nifi, we discussed the history, architecture, and features of Apache…

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Apr 25, 2017 1 min read

Malcolm Thirus

Apache Nifi

Why is an Address NOT a (series of) Strings?

In my article Why an Address is NOT a String, we discussed the complexity added…

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Apr 11, 2017 4 min read

Justin Risch

Data

Streaming With Scala: The Nuance of Real-Time Twitter Data

At Ippon Technologies USA, we're lucky enough to have "Coding Dojos" every 2-4…

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Mar 08, 2017 3 min read

Justin Risch

LifeAtIppon

Pokemon GO: A Big Data Learning Opportunity

Nick Peterson and Justin Risch have begun to study Big Data, Spark, Hadoop, and the…

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Feb 16, 2017 6 min read

Justin Risch

Data

Why NiFi?

In this day and age we are living in, it is not a luxury to…

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Jan 26, 2017 4 min read

Doug Mengistu

Apache Nifi

Kafka Streams - Scaling up or down

Kafka Streams is a new component of the Kafka platform. It is a lightweight library…

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Oct 06, 2016 6 min read

Alexis Seigneurin

Data

Spark - Calling Scala code from PySpark

In a previous post, I demonstrated how to consume a Kafka topic using Spark in…

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Sep 12, 2016 4 min read

Alexis Seigneurin

Data

Apache Spark Datasets

With a Spark 2.0 release imminent, the previously experimental Datasets API will be a…

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Jun 15, 2016 4 min read

Malcolm Thirus

Data

Spark & Kafka - Achieving zero data-loss

Kafka and Spark Streaming are two technologies that fit well together. Both are distributed systems…

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May 12, 2016 9 min read

Alexis Seigneurin

Data

A tour of Databricks Community Edition: a hosted Spark service

With the recent announcement of the Community Edition, it’s time to have a look…

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Apr 13, 2016 6 min read

Raphael Brugier

Apache Spark

Kafka, Spark and Avro - Part 3 of 3, Producing and consuming Avro messages

This post is the third and last post in a series in which we learn…

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Apr 06, 2016 6 min read

Alexis Seigneurin

Data

Testing strategy for Spark Streaming - Part 2 of 2

In a previous post, we’ve seen why it’s important to test your Spark…

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Mar 30, 2016 6 min read

Raphael Brugier

Apache Spark

Kafka, Spark and Avro - Part 2 of 3, Consuming Kafka messages with Spark

This post is the second post in a series in which we will learn how…

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Mar 22, 2016 4 min read

Alexis Seigneurin

Data

Kafka, Spark and Avro - Part 1 of 3, Kafka 101

This post is the first in a series of posts in which we will learn…

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Mar 15, 2016 7 min read

Alexis Seigneurin

Data

Why is an Address NOT a String?

Applying the concepts of Data Meaningfulness and Usefulness. One example given in the article [Data…

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Mar 10, 2016 5 min read

Justin Risch

Data