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Rating the Advanced Analytics Vendors

Rating the Advanced Analytics Vendors

There are several ways you can go about obtaining the advanced analytic capabilities needed to extract insights...

Big Data So Easy a Caveman Could Do It?

Big Data So Easy a Caveman Could Do It?

Let’s face it: big data isn’t easy. If you’re building a big data application today, you’re up...

Spark Steals the Show at Strata

Spark Steals the Show at Strata

There was a lot of good stuff on display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference....

Making Sense of the ODP—Where Does Hadoop Go From Here?

Making Sense of the ODP—Where Does Hadoop Go From Here?

It was no coincidence that Hortonworks and Pivotal unveiled Open Data Platform last week at the start...

News In Brief

Apache Spark Ecosystem Continues To Build

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Apache Spark was everywhere at the recent Strata + Hadoop World conference. From Tableau's new Spark interface to the new Spark as a service (SaaS) offerings and Intel's new Spark initiative, the big data framework was very hard to Read more…


U.S. Names First Chief Data Scientist

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An industry veteran and college math professor who is partially credited with coining the title "data scientist" has been named the nation's first chief data scientist. The White House announced the appointment of DJ Patil to the new post Read more…


Snowflake Differentiates Itself in Strata Startup Showcase

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Snowflake Computing, a big data warehousing as a service provider, took home top honors at the Startup Showcase event held during last week's Strata + Hadoop World conference. The award is a boost to the Silicon Valley company, which aims to be Read more…


IBM Embraces Hadoop in ‘BigInsight’ Push

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IBM jumped onto the Hadoop bandwagon this week with the introduction of its BigInsights for Apache Hadoop offering along with machine learning with R statistical computing and other features designed to handle data analysis at massive Read more…


Will Poor Data Security Handicap Hadoop?

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Companies around the world are looking to Hadoop as a platform on which to perform big data analytics. Every day, petabytes of data are flowing into Hadoop clusters with the aim of giving them a competitive edge. However, the overall lack of Read more…


Cloudera Brings Kafka Under Its ‘Data Hub’ Wing

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Cloudera is making Apache Kafka a supported part of its Hadoop distribution, the company announced today. While Kafka still doesn't run on Hadoop, Cloudera says the changes it is instituting will help CDH customers build real-time analytics Read more…


MapR Delivers Bi-Directional Replication with Distro Refresh

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A new release of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop unveiled today will enable companies to perform real-time, bi-directional data replication between Hadoop clusters that are thousands of miles apart. The new table replication feature was Read more…


Connecting the Dots on Dark Data

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It's estimated that 90 percent of the data in the average enterprise is "dark data"--that is, data that isn't readily available for analytics—leaving only about 10 percent data exposed for doing analytics. While the inclusion of pertinent Read more…


Plugging Leaks in Big Data Lakes

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The big data lake phenomenon is in full swing at the moment, with Hadoop playing a central role in the storage and processing of massive amounts of data. But without certain processes in place, a data lake will not stand the test of time. Read more…


Project Myriad Brings Hadoop Closer to Mesos

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One of the challenges of running Hadoop is resource management. The process of spinning up and managing hundreds, if not tens of thousands, of server nodes in a Hadoop cluster—and spinning them down and moving them, etc.--is way too hard to do Read more…