Big Data

A Big Data Sqoop of Hadoop

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This week I’m working with one of our partners on migrating some data from Microsoft SQL Server to Hadoop. Sqoop is the tool of choice because it can migrate the data and maintain data types inside of Hive. Sqoop is a very straight forward tool, but there were some serious gotchas including driver issues and […]

Information Technology

Another AI Acquisition

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The AI acquisitions continue as Microsoft announces that they have purchased Genee, a startup that works as a┬áscheduling assistance. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Microsoft plans to shutter Genee on September 1, 2016 and fold the team into Office 365.   Genee, launched by Ben Cheung and Charles Lee in 2014, integrates into cloud […]