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Crossing the Big Data Stream with DataTorrent

Crossing the Big Data Stream with DataTorrent

April 23, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Enterprises eager for a competitive edge are turning to in-memory stream processing technologies to help them analyze big data in real time. The Apache Spark and Storm projects have gained lots of momentum in this area, as have some analytic NoSQL databases and in-memory data grids. Another streaming technology worth keeping an eye on is DataTorrent.Read more...

Startup Says 'What If' to Genetic Data Analytics

Startup Says 'What If' to Genetic Data Analytics

April 22, 2014 | Alex Woodie

The surge in popularity of genetic testing is creating a tidal wave of data that people are eager to use to improve their health. But as we saw with 23andMe, there is a concern that raw genetic information can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Today BaseHealth emerged from stealth mode with an innovative approach to this problem that blends data from genetic testing, scientific research, and a patient's own medical history, all under the supervision of a doctor.Read more...

Hortonworks Keen on Cascading-Tez Combo

Hortonworks Keen on Cascading-Tez Combo

April 21, 2014 | Alex Woodie

In the future, it will be easier to build big data applications, and they'll run faster and utilize more real-time data than today's apps, too. Two vendors working to make that future a reality, Hortonworks and Concurrent, today announced they'll work together to build and assemble the next generation of Hadoop apps running on YARN, Tez, and Apache Spark.Read more...

Elasticsearch Plucks VP from Competitor Splunk

Elasticsearch Plucks VP from Competitor Splunk

April 18, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Splunk has enjoyed the first-mover advantage when it comes to analyzing machine-generated data for fun and profit. But as the Internet of Things begins to take off and the machine-generated data seriously begins to fly, the developer of proprietary software is finding increased competition from the open source realm, namely from Elasticsearch, which just snatched away a Splunk VP.Read more...

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...

Inside zDoop, a New Hadoop Distro for IBM's Mainframe

Inside zDoop, a New Hadoop Distro for IBM's Mainframe

April 17, 2014 | Alex Woodie

IBM and its partner Veristorm are working to merge the worlds of big data and Big Iron with zDoop, a new offering unveiled last week that offers Apache Hadoop running in the mainframe's Linux environment. By gaining Big Blue's seal of approval, zDoop could change the big data landscape for organizations that rely on mainframes.Read more...

This 'Bulldog' CPO Aims to Help Pentaho Grow

This 'Bulldog' CPO Aims to Help Pentaho Grow

April 16, 2014 | Alex Woodie

The data explosion has made the reporting and analytics field a very busy place right now. The latest release of Gartner's Magic Quadrant included 27 players in this market--with another 32 on the bubble. Smack dab in the middle of the pack is commercial open source software upstart Pentaho. With the hiring of chief product officer Christopher Dziekan--a BI veteran who's been called a "bulldog"--the company signaled it's ready for growth.Read more...

How Fast Data is Driving Analytics on the IoT Superhighway

How Fast Data is Driving Analytics on the IoT Superhighway

April 15, 2014 | Alex Woodie

The promise of big data is morphing into the fast data opportunity. Unless you have the capability to respond to the Internet of Things and the trillions of data points generated by smartphones, sensors, and social media, the business opportunities of fast data can pass you by.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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