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Inside WebTrends’ Big Data Analytics Pipeline

Jul 1, 2015 |

WebTrends has been collecting and analyzing Web data on behalf of its customers since it was founded way back in 1993. Considering the exponenetial growth of the Net since then, it’s not a stretch to say WebTrends was doing big data before big data was a “thing.” But following the recent creation of a data analytics pipeline built with technologies like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka, the company is taking its big data analytic services to a whole new level. WebTrends Read more…

DDN Tackles Enterprise Storage Needs as ‘Wolfcreek’ Looms

Jun 30, 2015 |

When it comes to keeping supercomputers fed with data, there are few storage makers that can keep up with Data Direct Networks. But increasingly, DDN is feeling pressure from enterprises that are struggling to keep up with the ongoing data explosion and mixed I/O workloads. That’s where DDN’s forthcoming high-end storage array for the broader enterprise market, codenamed “Wolfcreek,” comes into play. Wolfcreek is DDN‘s next generation converged architecture for enterprise customers. The system borrows technology from DDN’s SFA12k line Read more…

Going In-Memory? Consider These Three Things First

Jun 25, 2015 |

Businesses, large and small, know that if they aren’t using the data they collect in some kind of intelligent way, their companies will be out of business in a few short years. Quickly turning data into business insights is downright essential to increasing and retaining customers as well as delivering new products and services. You know how online retailers have those flash sales and replace items that have sold out with similar ones as shoppers are viewing the screen? They Read more…

Data Lake Showdown: Object Store or HDFS?

Jun 23, 2015 |

The explosion of data is causing people to rethink their long-term storage strategies. Most agree that distributed systems, one way or another, will be involved. But when it comes down to picking the distributed system–be it a file-based system like HDFS or an object-based file store such as Amazon S3–the agreement ends and the debate begins. The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) has emerged as a top contender for building a data lake. The scalability, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of Hadoop Read more…

How TrueCar Uses Hadoop to Deliver Price Transparency

Jun 15, 2015 |

If you’re in the market for a new car, you might be using the car pricing service from TrueCar to figure out how much you should pay. With just a few clicks on a mobile app, you can pull find what a car is worth on the company’s mobile app. It all seems very simple, but behind the scenes at TrueCar is a sophisticated big data system powered by Hadoop. TrueCar was founded about 10 years ago with a premise Read more…

News In Brief

Zettaset Patents Data Access Approach

Jun 26, 2015 |

Big data security specialist Zettaset said it has been awarded a U.S. patent for a technique designed to boost data access and performance in distributed computing frameworks like Hadoop and NoSQL. Zettaset said this week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for its DiamondLane technology on June 23. The U.S. patent covers “distributed storage medium management for heterogeneous storage media in high availability clusters” (U.S. Patent No. 9,063,939-B2). Zettaset, Mountain View, Calif., said DiamondLane could be used Read more…

Lockheed Martin, Data Vendors Team on Secure Spy Database

Jun 25, 2015 |

Geospatial intelligence is among the hottest and most data-intensive tools being used by U.S. military analysts to sweep up huge amounts of satellite and other sensor imagery. This highly classified data is often combined with other emerging intelligence sources like social media. Much of the satellite imagery is highly classified to shield prying eyes from capabilities like image resolution and operational details like spectrum frequencies being used. Hence, there is a growing need for advanced databases with multiple levels of Read more…

Dell Upgrades Toad Database Tools

Jun 23, 2015 |

Dell Software unveiled a series of database tool upgrades this week aimed at easing the management of data across a variety of platforms. Dell promotes its Toad database tool family as agnostic toward data and data management. The updates are designed to simplify the automation of development operations while whipping data into shape for analysis and reporting. The upgrades also are intended to provide greater flexibility in choosing a database platform. The company said the upgrades come in response to Read more…

Apache Spark: Now Offered on Amazon EMR

Jun 22, 2015 |

The number of places you can run Apache Spark increases by the week, and last week hosting giant Amazon Web Services announced that it’s now offering Apache Spark on its hosted Hadoop environment. The addition of Spark will give Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) customers access to another big data processing engine to run, in addition to the ones already running, including Hive, Pig, HBase, Presto, and Impala, among others. While this is not the first time Apache Spark has graced Read more…

Bright Computing Rolls New Cluster Manager, Ceph Integration

Jun 10, 2015 |

Cluster and cloud management software specialist Bright Computing unveiled a new version of its cluster manager for Apache Hadoop during this week’s Hadoop Summit in San Jose. Separately, it announced on Wednesday (June 10) that its OpenStack management software now integrates with Ceph, the distributed object storage and file system. Bright Computer’s management platform is intended to help build and manage big data clusters via Apache Hadoop. Version 7.1 of the cluster manager expands automation of deployment and management for Read more…

This Just In

MapR Teams With Google Cloud Platform

Jun 24, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced it has teamed with Google Cloud Platform to provide $500 of credit to spend on Google Cloud Platform services for each registrant with its free Hadoop On-Demand Trainingprogram. With more than 25,000 professionals already enrolled in the program, this new incentive gives students an opportunity to complete labs using Google’s industry-leading cloud infrastructure at no charge, further supporting Hadoop skills development. The $500 credit Read more…

NetApp Expands All-Flash Storage Array Line

Jun 23, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 23 — NetApp today expanded its all-flash storage array line with new models tailored for enterprise buyers. The All Flash FAS (AFF) 8000 series packs world-class performance and the industry’s best data management in a single solution. It ships with NetApp Data ONTAP FlashEssentials innovations, which increase flash performance and efficiency. All-flash storage changes the way companies do business by dramatically speeding application performance and improving server efficiency. The all-flash choices available from other vendors today, however, lack core enterprise Read more…

MapR Launches Spark-Based Quick Start Solutions for Hadoop

Jun 15, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 15 – MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced at Spark Summit the immediate availability of three new Apache Spark-based Quick Start Solutions for the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop. These solutions help customers take advantage of the rapid application development and in-memory processing capabilities of the Spark engine along with the enterprise-grade capabilities of the industry-leading Hadoop distribution. The solutions enable faster development of real-time big data applications on log data for security analytics, time-series data Read more…

Syncsort and Dell to Help Customers Accelerate Big Data Initiatives on Hadoop

Jun 10, 2015 |

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 10 — Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, today announced it will work with Dell to help businesses improve operational efficiency, lower costs and take advantage of advanced analytics by shifting expensive workloads and associated data from overloaded enterprise data warehouses (EDW) to Hadoop. The Dell | Syncsort reference architecture will bring together the components of complete Big Data and analytics environments in turnkey solutions that are easy to order, quick to deploy and easy to Read more…

Bright Computing Releases New Version of Bright Cluster Manager

Jun 9, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 9 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces a significant update to distribution-agnostic Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015. Bright Computing will be in booth S4 at the Summit, taking place June 9–11, 2015, in San Jose, California. Visitors to the booth can learn more about how the Version 7.1 release eases the burden of managing Hadoop by broadening and deepening the functionality of Read more…