Summary:

In our second cloud-and-data podcast, we hear from Facebook’s top analytics guy about how the company deals with all that data; we discuss the drama at Hortonworks and IBM oh, and why Infochimps and CSC may be a match made in heaven.

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Few companies have more raw data than Facebook, so we wanted to hear how the social networking giant parses all that stuff and what tools it uses to do so. We went straight to the source and talked to Ken Rudin, who heads analytics at Facebook.

Suffice it to say, Facebook's Ken Rudin Facebook uses a lot of Hadoop and Hive but also MicroStrategy and Tableau and we hear why its environment of “managed chaos” is perfect for what it’s trying to accomplish.

Also, we try make sense out of whatever the heck is going on at Hortonworks and over at IBM. Plus: why we think that CSC and Infochimps may be made for each other.

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Hosts: Barb Darrow, Derrick Harris
Guest: Ken Rudin, Facebook

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