Teradata made a major advance into the Hadoop ecosystem today with a series of announcements, including a new Hadoop cloud service, a data lineage tracking tool for HDFS called Loom, and a new reseller agreement with Cloudera, to go along with its existing one with Hortonworks. The mainstream thinking in the Hadoop environment seems to have the big yellow pachyderm eating Teradata‘s lunch. It’s inevitable, the reasoning goes, that customers will move their big data warehousing workloads from expensive Teradata Read more…
Teradata Corp., the analytic data platform vendor, said it has expanded its big data portfolio with a pair of recent acquisitions. Teradata, based in Dayton, Ohio, said July 22 it has acquired the assets of Revelytix, an information management specialist, along with big data technologists and intellectual property from Hadapt. The Revelytix deal was completed on July 16; the Hadapt acquisition on July 17, Teradata said. Terms of the two acquisitions were not disclosed, the company said, because they are Read more…
Syncsort is bringing its flavor of super-charged MapReduce code generation capabilities to Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce cloud, the companies announced today. The IronCluster ETL as-a-service offering will allow Amazon EMR customers to generate faster MapReduce jobs from a GUI, which the companies say will make it easier to migrate expensive data warehouse workloads from Teradata or the IBM mainframe into Amazon’s incredibly inexpensive cloud.
Teradata CEO Mike Koehler downplayed the role that big data technologies such as Hadoop may have had in the company’s revenue slowdown over the last couple of years. The CEO pointed to projects having moved out to 2014 as a key reason for the disappointing year.
Because the demand for data scientists has far outstripped supply, software vendors have stepped up to fill the gap. Teradata did its part when it announced today that it has parallelized the full body of R statistical functions from partner Revolution Analytics and made them available in the new 14.10 release of its eponymous database.
According to Teradata’s State of Business Intelligence Survey, the top three challenges in building the data science workforce include access to large data sets, finding students with the pre-requisite skills, and qualified or available faculty.
The week, Cloudera announced that Impala, their SQL on Hadoop initiative, is moving out of public beta and into general availability. Datanami spoke with Cloudera to get an overview of the state of Impala, how they see it stacking up in the competitive landscape, and where the space will move in the near future.
Last week we sat down the with CTO of SAS, Keith Collins and the lead architect behind the company’s High Performance Analytics Servers to discuss the integration of parallelization capabilities via HDFS before unraveling some larger trends in analytics, which are being shaped by innovations in multi-core, big memory hardware approaches like…
Week of April 27: We touch on news about tackling rugby injuries with analytics; investors taking a shine to Lustre; Sears Buys into Hadoop; Teradata sports new “sassy” appliance; supporting data-intensive science; analytics superheroes unmasked; and continued developments for in-memory analytics.
In the wake of Cloudera’s recent announcement of an Oracle partnership, a new wave of Hadoop distribution vendors are finding established vendor partners to ally with. The big data marriage of this week, however, was formed between Teradata and….