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Nine Criteria to Achieve Hadoop-as-a-Service Happiness

Nine Criteria to Achieve Hadoop-as-a-Service Happiness

April 18, 2014 | Raymie Stata

The big data industry has made a compelling case for Hadoop as the core platform for a big data strategy. But deploying and maintaining a well-run Hadoop environment is challenging, to say the least. This difficult has driven the Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) market. However, not all HaaS offerings are the same. Here is a look at the different types of HaaS available today, as well as the nine key criteria that will make your HaaS evaluation a success.Read more...

A Prediction Machine Powered by Big Social Data

A Prediction Machine Powered by Big Social Data

April 14, 2014 | Alex Woodie

What if you had a machine that could predict what people will be talking about on the Internet over the next three days. How would you use that information? The folks at Blab say they have created such a machine, and the way its customers are using it might surprise you.Read more...

Faceboook Gets Smarter with Graph Engine Optimization

Faceboook Gets Smarter with Graph Engine Optimization

April 11, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Last fall, the folks in Facebook's engineering team talked about how they employed the Apache Giraph engine to build a graph on its Hadoop platform that can host more than a trillion edges. While the Graph Search engine is capable of massive graphing tasks, there were some workloads that remained outside the company's technical capabilities--until now.Read more...

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Microsoft Principal Architect Joins GenieDB

April 22, 2014

GenieDB, a provider of a leading MySQL Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), today announced that it has appointed Matt Peebles to the position of Chief Architect to lead the product design of GenieDB's globally distributed MySQL service. With his database appliance leadership from DATAllegro and most recently as a Principal Architect at Microsoft, Peebles will use his extensive distributed database experience and strong leadership to deliver the innovative GenieDB vision to the marketplace.Read more...

FICO Adds Big Data Analytics for Hadoop to Analytic Cloud

April 17, 2014

FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that it has acquired Big Data analytics technology from Karmasphere, Inc. of Cupertino, Calif. The acquisition includes Karmasphere's Big Data analytics software for query construction and collaboration using Hadoop data stores, together with related intellectual property. As part of the FICO Analytic Cloud , this technology will power insights from Hadoop Big Data for analysts, data scientists and business users.Read more...

Version 3.1 of Splunk App for VMware Now Available

April 15, 2014

Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the general availability of version 3.1 of the Splunk App for VMware, which provides comprehensive operational visibility into virtualized environments. Read more...

Hortonworks and Red Hat to Demonstrate Collaboration Progress

April 14, 2014

Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced the latest addition to its joint engineering alliance with Red Hat Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, including integration of OpenShift, Red Hat's award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, with Hortonworks Data Platform, bringing Hadoop to the open hybrid cloud. OpenShift integration with Hadoop will be highlighted at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, April 14-17.Read more...

1010data Releases Version 7

April 1, 2014

1010data, Inc., a market leader in Big Data Discovery and data sharing, today announced the release of 1010data Version 7, which advances its platform in three key areas: data visualization, in-database applications and data integration in the cloud.Read more...

Looker Announces Partnership with Snowplow

March 20, 2014

Looker, an innovative software company with a unique approach to business analytics, today announced a partnership with Snowplow Analytics, together providing organizations with a powerful end-to-end solution for understanding web event data. A leading event data collection platform, Snowplow allows businesses to capture detailed data from a website or business application and store it in an Amazon Redshift data warehouse. Connecting to Looker’s in-database data discovery platform empowers organizations to model the valuable data they’re collecting and convert it into actionable insights. Users can now drill into the details of individual customer or event records while performing complex analytics that inform business strategy.Read more...

Jaspersoft and MapR Partner

March 18, 2014

Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today announced a partnership with MapR Technologies, Inc., the leader in Hadoop technology for Big Data deployments, whereby Jaspersoft's business intelligence (BI) offering is now integrated with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop.Read more...


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