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Why I left Apache Spark GraphX and returned to HBase for my graph database

Introduction I’ve been studying big data technologies for one year now. I do this for 3 reasons: Big data is the future, starting at my profession ICT but mainly impacting businesses of all other segments, from governance to retailers, from

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Gephi 0.8.2 on Apple OSX Yosemite

Intro To my opinion big data is the most important development in the ICT industry. It was time for me to get a grasp on big data. I want to get acquainted on the whole big data stack, “vertically” from HDFS

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Posted in Big Data

Lack of industry standards for Big Data

To my opinion big data is the most important development in the ICT industry that will have the biggest impact on businesses and society. I dare to say that big data will be as impactful and disruptive as the introduction

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Disruptive times

Disruptive times I believe we are living in disruptive times. Things will never be the same anymore due to what Gartner is calling the Digital Industrial Economy and my employer Capgemini the Digital Transformation of our society in a global economy.

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Posted in Big Data, Cloud, ERP market developments, Mobile, Social Media

Does personality prediction using big data makes sense?

This week I watched a television documentary regarding Big Data from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. In this Big Data documentary thought leaders like Alex (Sandy) Pentland, Brian Dalessandro, Jaron Lanier, Matthew Hogan, Michal Kosinski, Stephen Wolfram and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger were interviewed. Their insights and thoughts were very interesting.

Posted in Big Data, Social Media

What is the future partner business model of SAP Business ByDesign?

SAP Business ByDesign (ByD) hasn’t been launched in the Netherlands yet. Although ByD has been presented by SAP during the most recent Dutch SUG (SAP User Group) VNSG conference in April 2012, to my knowledge ByD is not officially available

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Posted in ERP market developments

Welcome to the personal blog of Luc Bartkowski

Oké, here it is, my personal blog. Welcome. I never thought that I would start my own blog because I don’t feel that my opinion is relevant in the current global village. However, I needed some extra space to clearify

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