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2013-09-25 23:34:47

Qubole’s team will bring expertise to several sessions at the San Francisco Data Conference. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Qubole™, the leading Big Data as a Service provider, is pleased to announce that the executive team will be providing strong thought leadership at DataWeek 2013. After Qubole won the DataWeek Award for excellence in Innovation in Hadoop Technologies, the blossoming startup will continue the festivities with a variety of sessions and activities...

2013-09-06 23:17:51

CBT Nuggets' 20-video training course covers Hadoop, the leading open-source big data platform. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Introducing a new video training course from CBT Nuggets, “Apache Hadoop.” Big data is an increasingly valuable skills et for IT pros and those looking to enter the IT field. In this 20-video course, trainer Garth Schulte covers Hadoop, the leading big data platform. Viewers will learn the foundations of Hadoop, an open-source software framework,...

Hunter Gatherers Had Pigs
2013-08-27 13:49:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hunter-gatherers living in Europe around 4600 BC may have had domesticated pigs thanks to incoming Neolithic farmers, according to a new report in the journal Nature Communications. Authors of the report point to evidence of interactions and an exchange of animals between established hunter-gatherer communities and proliferating farming communities around 6,600 years ago. The relationships eventually led to the hunter-gatherers...

2013-07-29 23:19:56

Shrikanth Shankar, Head of Engineering at Qubole, Will Present Techniques to Optimize Hadoop in the Cloud at Big Data Event on July 30th Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Qubole™, a provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, is proud to announce that its Head of Engineering, Shrikanth Shankar, will speak at StampedeCon in St. Louis, Missouri on July 30th. Shrikanth’s presentation, titled “Cloud-Friendly Hadoop and Hive”, will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at...

2013-07-16 23:21:33

The Big Data Start-up will demonstrate its next version of Qubole Data Service. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Qubole™, a provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, is proud to announce sponsorship and exhibition at the AWS Summit in Singapore on July 18, 2013. Qubole has built a reputation in the United States and India as an revolutionary start-up in the Big Data space. Led by the creators of Apache Hive, Qubole has received over $7 Million in funding and the team...

2013-07-03 23:17:31

Kick-off Begins with “5 Tips for Creating Fast and Accurate Hive Queries” Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Qubole™, a provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, is pleased to present a complimentary best practice webinar series “Big Data Secrets From the Pros” designed for data architects, analysts and scientists to learn how to optimize Big Data performance and scale. Practitioners and technology experts “who have been there, done that” will share their...

Latest Pig Reference Libraries

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

Iberian Pig
2014-08-13 11:40:37

The Iberian pig, also known as the black Iberian pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated on the Iberian Peninsula in areas including Spain and Portugal. It is thought that this breed can be traced back to the Neolithic era, when animal domestication first began, but the most accepted theory pertaining to the origin of this breed states that domesticated pigs were brought over by the Phoenicians and allowed to breed with wild boars, producing what is thought to be the ancestors of the...

Auckland Island Pig
2014-08-07 11:44:58

The Auckland Island pig is a breed of feral pig that resides on Auckland Island in New Zealand. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, domestic pigs were released onto many sub-Antarctic islands, including Auckland Island, by Europeans who wanted stranded sailors or whalers to have a steady supply of food when visiting these uninhabited islands. This process began in 1807 and after several other releases occurring between 1840 and the 1890’s, the pigs began to establish a healthy...

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