Contributor: Dale Kim

MapR Converge Blog author, Dale Kim

Dale Kim was the Sr. Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Blog Posts by Dale Kim

February 07, 2017 | By Dale Kim

Persistent Storage for Docker Containers | Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough, Dale Kim, Sr. Director of Industry Solutions at MapR, describes how MapR addresses the challenge of providing a persistence tier to containers in big data settings. Dale describes a new technology to support Docker...

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November 10, 2016 | By Dale Kim

The Downstream Effects of Customer Success

It’s well understood that businesses that leverage their data are more likely to be successful in their respective industries. By leveraging big data, businesses can boost their competitive advantage, improve their decision-making process, and increase...

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August 11, 2016 | By Dale Kim

Securing NoSQL Databases: Use the Force

With stories of the thefts of millions of credit card records and sensitive employee data at some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies dominating recent headlines, it’s not surprising that organizations are doubling down on security...

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August 10, 2016 | By Dale Kim

Why MapR Monitoring is Different | Whiteboard Walkthrough

Dale Kim, Sr. Director of Industry Solutions at MapR, describes the monitoring capabilities of the MapR Converged Data Platform, which easily give you a single view of all cluster operations. Leveraging popular open source technologies, the monitoring...

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June 20, 2016 | By Dale Kim

Big Data for Security Analytics: Seeking Safe Haven in a Hostile World

Editor's Note: Don't miss out on our upcoming webinar with security expert and thought leader Davi Ottenheimer. Davi will cover the "Six Elements of Securing Big Data" – the webinar will take place on June 21st at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Is...

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June 01, 2016 | By Dale Kim

MapR-FS vs. HDFS: The 5-Minute Guide to Understanding Their Differences – Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Dale Kim, Director of Industry Solutions at MapR, explains the architectural differences between MapR-FS (the MapR File System) and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Here's the unedited transcription:...

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April 13, 2016 | By Dale Kim

Cluster Auditing in a Good Way - Whiteboard Walkthrough

Editor's note: In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Dale Kim, Sr. Director of Industry Solutions at MapR, discusses three examples of how the auditing capabilities in the MapR Converged Data Platform are beneficial for your big data environment...

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April 01, 2016 | By Dale Kim

The 540 Degree Customer View – Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Dale Kim, Director of Industry Solutions at MapR, describes the 540° Customer View. Here is the transcript: Hello, I’m Dale Kim of MapR Technologies, and welcome to my Whiteboard Walkthrough. In this episode...

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October 28, 2015 | By Dale Kim

Document Databases in Your Enterprise: What They Are and Why They Matter – Whiteboard Walkthrough

Editor's Note: In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Dale Kim, product marketing manager, explains how document data bases fit in your enterprise's use cases. Here's the unedited transcription: Hi, I'm Dale Kim and welcome to my...

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August 27, 2015 | By Dale Kim

Discovering Stolen Data with Hadoop

Every week, there are reports about new data breaches at organizations ranging from retailers to government agencies to, ahem, “dating services.” In fact, the theft of sensitive data costs global industry over $445 billion each year. Even the most robust...

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August 04, 2015 | By Dale Kim

NoSQL and Hadoop for Time Series Data

Every business has some kind of database. It’s right up there with word processors and spreadsheets as essential business software. Relational databases are one of the most popular types—but as useful as they are, they’re not necessarily the best for...

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July 31, 2015 | By Dale Kim

Embracing the Data Operating System

This blog post is the final post of a four-part series, and is based on the Radiant Advisors white paper titled “Driving the Next Generation Data Architecture with Hadoop Adoption” which examines the emergence of Hadoop as an operational data platform...

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June 25, 2015 | By Dale Kim

A Brief Look at SQL-on-Hadoop

This blog post is the third post of a four-part series, and is based on the Radiant Advisors white paper titled “Driving the Next Generation Data Architecture with Hadoop Adoption” which examines the emergence of Hadoop as an operational data platform...

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June 18, 2015 | By Dale Kim

Operational Hadoop in Your Next Generation Data Architecture

_This blog post is the second post of a four-part series, and is based on the Radiant Advisors white paper titled “Driving the Next Generation Data Architecture with Hadoop Adoption” which examines the emergence of Hadoop as an operational data platform...

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June 02, 2015 | By Dale Kim

A Brief Look at the Evolution of Hadoop

This blog post is part of a four-part series, and is based on the Radiant Advisors white paper titled “Driving the Next Generation Data Architecture with Hadoop Adoption.” As you probably know, Apache Hadoop was inspired by Google’s MapReduce and Google...

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March 18, 2015 | By Dale Kim

The Hadoop Vs. the NoSQL - Whiteboard Walkthrough

Editor's Note: In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Dale Kim, Director of Industry Solutions at MapR, gets you up to speed on Apache Hadoop and NoSQL. He talks about the similarities and differences between the two, but most importantly how...

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March 03, 2015 | By Dale Kim

Gigaom Research Releases New Report on Hadoop-Based Data Lakes

Gigaom Research released a new report recently, titled “Extending Hadoop Towards the Data Lake.” According to the report, early data lake adopters are integrating Hadoop into organizational workflows, and are addressing challenges regarding the cleanliness...

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December 09, 2014 | By Dale Kim

Building an Enterprise Data Hub: Choosing the foundational software

Don’t ask your data warehouses to handle tasks they shouldn’t handle. They were never intended to be an all-purpose processor of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured information. Dealing with data being flung at them constantly from an ever-growing...

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December 09, 2014 | By Dale Kim

Bringing the Community Together with Parquet

This blog post was jointly written by Cloudera (Justin Kestelyn), MapR (Dale Kim), and Twitter (Julien Le Dem) – all contributing companies to the Apache Parquet project: Since its founding in July 2013, Apache Parquet (incubating) has taken the Apache...

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October 15, 2014 | By Dale Kim

Get Real with Hadoop: Rock Around the Clock!

Previous posts in this series provided insights about nine good reasons why customers choose MapR: from security to performance and TCO to ease of integration. All this is due to the superior architecture of the platform and the time and diligence MapR...

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October 14, 2014 | By Dale Kim

Get Real with Hadoop: World's Fastest Hadoop

In this blog series, we’re showcasing the top 10 reasons customers are turning to MapR in order to create new insights and optimize their data-driven strategies. Here’s reason #2: MapR provides world record performance for Hadoop. Bruce Lindsay, venerable...

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October 09, 2014 | By Dale Kim

Get Real with Hadoop: Enterprise-Grade NoSQL

In this blog series, we’re showcasing the top 10 reasons customers are turning to MapR in order to create new insights and optimize their data-driven strategies. Here’s reason #7: MapR provides the top-ranked NoSQL key-value database for current offering...

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October 01, 2014 | By Dale Kim

Dawn of the Planet of the In-Hadoop Databases

I was recently at the offices of Trace3 (a MapR partner) in Irvine, CA, to give a talk at the OC Big Data Meetup. Well-organized by its gracious host, “Big Data Joe Rossi,” this meetup appears to have a very enthusiastic following that continues to grow...

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September 15, 2014 | By Dale Kim

Data on the Move – Transitioning from a Legacy Architecture to a Big Data Platform

At the Big Data Everywhere conference held in Israel, Atzmon Hen-Tov, Vice President of R&D of Pontis, and Lior Schachter, Director of Cloud Technology and Platform Group Manager of Pontis, gave an informative talk titled “Data on the Move: Transitioning...

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