First things first to extract value from Big Data

September 26, 2012

http://servicesangle.com/blog/2012/09/26/is-application-performance-a-big-data-roadblock-what-early-adopters-are-learning/

To avoid frustration, ensure there is sufficient focus on getting your big data infrastructure to perform optimally. The value of Big Data analysis will follow


Use machine learning without a PhD

September 26, 2012

http://gigaom.com/cloud/your-data-has-a-secret-but-you-yes-you-can-make-it-talk/

Very interesting and something you should take any available data on a ride.


Can Hadoop run on VMs ?

September 24, 2012

See below a good perspective different from VMware marketing material.

http://stu.radnidge.com/post/25078052438

 

 


MapReduce made easy to understand

September 23, 2012

http://michaelnielsen.org/blog/write-your-first-mapreduce-program-in-20-minutes/


solrmeter – Stress test tool for Apache Solr – Google Project Hosting

September 23, 2012

https://code.google.com/p/solrmeter/

Stress test too specifically for solr


Guide: Solr performance tuning

September 23, 2012

http://h3x.no/2011/05/10/guide-solr-performance-tuning

Article talks about hardware and software tuning. Good start but additional focus on improved performance by sharding and tuning of shards would be helpful


SPM – Scalable Performance Monitoring

September 23, 2012

Another good tool

http://sematext.com/spm/index.html