Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9179/more en Goodbye Big Data, Hello All Data? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/goodbye-big-data-hello-all-data <div class="field-deck"> You need a strategy for all your data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Big Data doesn't really mean anything. 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Hadoop Hive large tables Map Reduce NoSQL Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21121 at http://sqlmag.com Hadoop Basics http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/hadoop-basics <div class="node-body article-body">At a high-level, Hadoop has two key components made up of Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Map Reduce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/hadoop-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/hadoop-basics#comments Business Intelligence Hadoop Hadoop Distributed File System HDFS Map Reduce Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21131 at http://sqlmag.com Loading QWI Data from the U.S. Census Bureau into Hadoop http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/loading-qwi-data-us-census-bureau-hadoop <div class="node-body article-body">Step-by-step instructions on how to download U.S. Census Burearu Quarterly Workforce Indicator data files into a Hadoop cluster. </div> <div 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2015 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-and-data-related-salaries-2015 <div class="field-deck"> SQL Server-specific skills add 10 percent to salary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citing current business trends, the Robert Half Technology 2015 Salary Guide indicates specialized IT professionals in mobile, security, and big data will be especially in demand during 2015.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-and-data-related-salaries-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-and-data-related-salaries-2015#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence big data database skills IT professionals salaries Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21001 at http://sqlmag.com Digging into New Custom Maps for Excel Power Map http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/digging-new-custom-maps-excel-power-map <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest round of monthly Power BI updates, a really cool addition for Power Map was released called Custom Maps. 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