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IT Stockholm Syndrome

Random thoughts on a Friday afternoon… We’ve all got problems. More to the point, every IT department or team has problems of some kind. It’s why we hire consultants, buy products, start long...

The Delphix Alchemist?

Alchemists are best known for their (completely fictional and entirely ridiculous, but that’s besides the point) amazing ability to turn lead into gold. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of lead...

Some Oracle Community News

With all the posts on Hadoop lately I bet you forgot I am an Oracle geek too, huh? Well, if the name OracleAlchemist wasn’t enough to remind you, I have some news that might. Two big things have happened...

The High Price of Data

You’ve purchased servers, storage space, switches, cables, and countless other pieces of hardware. The Oracle licenses are bought and paid for, Enterprise Edition with a few add-ons. All told,...

Hadoop Streaming, Hue, Oozie Workflows, and Hive

[This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Hadoop Streaming] MapReduce with Hadoop Streaming in bash – Bonus! Hadoop StreamingMapReduce with Hadoop Streaming in bash – Part 1MapReduce with...

MapReduce with Hadoop Streaming in bash – Part 3

[This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Hadoop Streaming] Hadoop StreamingMapReduce with Hadoop Streaming in bash – Part 1MapReduce with Hadoop Streaming in bash – Part 2MapReduce with Hadoop...