Big Data, No Ticket

Big Data, No Ticket

Consistency and Timeliness of Data in Distributed Computing Introduction This story uses an example of dynamic pricing in the low-cost airlines ticketing industry to show how the consistency and timeliness of data is an essential component of a concurrent system. I’ll...
Ten Key Terms in Distributed Computing

Ten Key Terms in Distributed Computing

Introduction This article is about Big Data and Distributed Computing. My goal is to give you the vocabulary to discuss Big Data outcomes in terms of effective Distributed Computing execution, data integrity, and performance bottlenecks. Distributed computing is the...
Starting the Spark

Starting the Spark

How I began learning Apache Spark in Java Introduction This is the first of three articles sharing my experience learning Apache Spark. Here I will go over the QuickStart Tutorial and JavaWordCount Example, including some of the setup, fixes and resources....