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How to Scale Queries Using Azure Stream Analytics

Learn how to scale queries using Streaming Units and partitions in this tutorial by Krishnaswamy Venkataraman, a big data and cloud architect.

In a traditional static data scenario, a query can be executed against a fixed data set and results will be available after a known interval. On the other hand, with a streaming data scenario involving constant changes to a dataset, the queries will run for a longer duration or might not even complete.

Additionally, a constant stream of data will increase the volume of the data, and the query might drain the working memory. One way to draw a data boundary is through the context of time. For example, with a streaming dataset, you can specify a data boundary that resides within the start and end time. This will restrict the query execution between known boundaries. There are two types of timing constraints you can use to set time boundaries for the streaming data, application and arrival time.

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Posted in Cloud Computing

How Are Social Media Metrics Important for A Budding Business?

If you use any standard social network checker to view the performance of your business, you will see a range of scores. The scores show the several ways in which your site performs on social media. Although distinct from organic search engine results, social media metrics are important for any business. For example, the scores normally indicate how well a business is doing concerning getting new clients. also, the way you perform on social media platforms has a direct influence on your overall SEO performance. For small businesses, the issue of social media metrics is critical. The following is a brief discussion of how social media metrics are important for a budding business.

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Posted in BIG Data, Cloud Computing

How to Analyze Big Data with Hadoop

Learn how to perform data analysis using Hadoop and Python packages in this tutorial by Sridhar Alla, a big data expert and the author of Big Data Analytics with Hadoop 3.

Data analytics is the process of applying qualitative and quantitative techniques when examining data, with the goal of providing valuable insights.

In this article, you will analyze big data using Hadoop and Python packages. For this, you will need to perform a basic Python installation, Anaconda installation, and you will need to set up Jupyter Notebook with the Python interpreter to perform data analysis. Additionally, you can find the necessary files for this article here.

First, download OnlineRetail.csv from the link. Now, you can load the file using Pandas.

The following is a simple way of reading a local file using Pandas:

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Posted in Cloud Computing

8 Questions Accounting Firms Should Ask when Evaluating a Cloud Provider

If you’re considering bringing a Reckon APS or MYOB desktop and its supporting applications to the cloud, you’re likely already aware of the benefits of cloud hosting and virtual workspaces. A fully managed infrastructure with all your data and applications is more secure, and it saves time. You’ll no longer need to worry about time-consuming factors like software updates and IT maintenance. And of course, the ability for employees to work anywhere at any time using any device will drastically improve employee productivity.

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Why cloud sprawl is a bad omen for your small enterprise?

A frantic cloud sprawl is capable of unleashing sever damage to a small enterprise. This damage is often in the form of IT complexities and rising costs. Here’s how a cloud sprawl is injurious to a small business.

Yes, nurturing a small enterprise (SME) is often a challenging task, since SMEs lack the necessary capital and resources to stay ahead of its competitors. This is one of the key reasons most of the small businesses refrain from embracing advanced enterprise management systems such as cloud based HR software, ERP or CRM solutions that can help improve efficiencies across various key departments and business operations.

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6 Trends That Are Changing The Tech Scenario In 2018

Technology is no longer a thing of wonder but has become an integral part of the human existence. Even the people who were not once tech-driven are gradually becoming comfortable with the disruptive impacts that futuristic technologies are so well-known for. The past few years have been big on the tech front and 2018 is no exception. In fact, as we approach the mid of this year, there are already some visible trends on the tech scenario. Let us check the ones that transforming lives and the world:

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Posted in Cloud Computing

What is the Difference Between Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing

For many people, Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing are the synonyms. Most individuals are not aware of the difference between them. While both of them use remote computing ability based on cloud computing technology, they work in a different way. Let us understand these two terms better.

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