Blue Hill in the News: Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption

InformationWeekLogoApache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker — a vendor of business intelligence software — has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.

… Looker’s announcement of support for these additional Hadoop ecosystem technologies lets organizations “leave data in Hadoop and process it at speed and at scale,” said James Haight, principal analyst at Blue Hill Research, in an interview with InformationWeek.

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About James Haight

James Haight is a principal analyst at Blue Hill Research focusing on analytics and emerging enterprise technologies. His primary research includes exploring the business case development and solution assessment for data warehousing, data integration, advanced analytics and business intelligence applications. He also hosts Blue Hill's Emerging Tech Roundup Podcast, which features interviews with industry leaders and CEOs on the forefront of a variety of emerging technologies. Prior to Blue Hill Research, James worked in Radford Consulting's Executive and Board of Director Compensation practice, specializing in the high tech and life sciences industries. Currently he serves on the strategic advisory board of the Bentley Microfinance Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to community development through funding and consulting entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston area.
Posted on February 10, 2016 by James Haight