Seth talks to Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Datameer’s Senior Director for Market Strategy and Intelligence, Andrew Brust, about Big Data. Seth and Andrew discuss a working definition of Big Data, some of the key technologies behind it and how it ties into BI. The Datameer product, and its integrations with Azure HDInsight are discussed as well, as are NoSQL databases and how they are slowly converging with relational database stalwarts like SQL Server and DB2.
Andrew’s posts on ZDNet's “Big on Data” blog: http://bit.ly/bigondata
Datameer on the Azure Marketplace: https://azure.microsoft.com/enus/marketplace/partners/datameer/datameerdatameer/
Apache Hadoop: http://hadoop.apache.org
Apache Spark: http://spark.apache.org
Apache Kafka: http://kafka.apache.org
JSON Data on SQL Server: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn921897.aspx