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Skip the Ph.D and Learn Spark, Data Science Salary Survey Says

Nov 4, 2015 |

Prospective data scientists can boost their salary more by learning Apache Spark and its tied-at-the-hip language Scala than obtaining a Ph.D., a recent data science survey by O’Reilly suggests. In its 2015 Data Science Salary Survey, O’Reilly found strong correlations between those who used Apache Spark and Scala, and those who were paid more money. In one of its models, using Spark added more than $11,000 to the median salary, while Scala had about a $4,000 impact to the bottom Read more…

Teradata Puts Aster in Hadoop for IoT Analytics

Oct 19, 2015 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simultaneously a colossal data management challenge and the analytic opportunity of a lifetime. Teradata (NYSE: TDC) addressed both of those today with two product announcements, including an Apache Kafka-based applications for routing IoT data into Hadoop, and the introduction of a Hadoop-native version of its Aster analytics suite. The rapid proliferation of connected devices is changing how we view and interact with the world around us. From smart phones and intelligent thermostats to smart Read more…

Trucking Along with Big Data and the IoT

Oct 14, 2015 |

Millions of trucks hit American roads every day, delivering essential goods like food, medicine, and the new iPhone 6s. But trucks also break down, which delays deliveries and hurts the profits of truck operators. Now manufacturers like International Truck are tapping into the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics to minimize disruption to this essential service. Two years ago, International Trucks–a subsidiary of Navistar (NYSE: NAV)–launched a program to take advantage of big data and Read more…

Real-World Hadoop Takes Center Stage at Strata

Sep 30, 2015 |

There’s no faster path to budgetary oblivion than implementing technology for technology’s sake. In today’s super-heated big data environment, it’s easy to get all worked up over technologies like Hadoop without carefully considering the business justifications at the same time. At the Strata + Hadoop World conference today, Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson did his best to steer the conversation to real-world Hadoop solutions. Cloudera’s chief strategy officer “Iron” Mike Olson kicked off today’s Strata keynote extravaganza with a reminder about Read more…

Cloudera Unveils Kudu, a Fast New Storage Option for Hadoop

Sep 28, 2015 |

Hadoop has been evolving from its batch-oriented roots into a more real-time system for some time. That evolution gained momentum today with Cloudera’s announcement of Kudu, a new  in-memory data store for Hadoop designed to support real-time analytics on fast changing data. Historically, Hadoop users have had to make compromises with the data store when developing real-time analytic applications. They could power fast sequential scans with HDFS or power fast random access with HBase, which is essentially a NoSQL database Read more…

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Cloudera Targets Hadoop SQL Workloads with CDH 5.5

Nov 19, 2015 |

Cloudera is aiming to improve how SQL workloads run on Hadoop with today’s release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.5, which brings support for Spark SQL, support for JSON data types in Impala, better security on Impala and Hive, and the beta of a new SQL workload optimization tool. SQL has been lingua franca for accessing and manipulating data within databases for decades, and so it should come as surprise that SQL is big on Hadoop, even though it’s not a database, Read more…

BlueTalon Delivers Fine-Grain Protection of HDFS Data

Sep 29, 2015 |

BlueTalon today announced that its big data security software now supports the enforcement of fine-grained authorization policies and masking of HDFS data. This will enable customers to control access to Hadoop data using the same tool they use to control access to enterprise data warehouses and relational databases, the company says. One of the problems with implementing data-centric security in a big data world is the fact that data lives in multiple places. While many organizations are building big data Read more…

Inside Platfora’s Transition to Apache Spark

Sep 22, 2015 |

Platfora has embraced Apache Spark as the underlying data processing engine in version 5 of Big Data Discovery, which it announced today. But the company hasn’t completely gotten rid of MapReduce in its Hadoop application, and the reason may surprise you. Platfora ‘s Big Data Discovery combines many of the steps involved in analyzing big data–from data cleansing and transformation to data visualization–into one solution that runs natively on  Hadoop. Platfora was one of the first analytic tool vendors to target Read more…

Conference Takes Aim at Data Enrichment Challenges

Aug 21, 2015 |

Data scientists who are interested in learning about the latest data enrichment tools and techniques may want to check out the Rich Data Summit, a one-day conference taking place in San Francisco this fall. It’s the first event dedicated to the topic of data enrichment, according to event host CrowdFlower. Companies across all industries are jumping into data analytics and machine learning with the hope of harnessing big data for a competitive advantage. But before they can become data-driven, companies Read more…

Despite Startup Slowdown, VCs Keep Investing in Big Data

Jul 16, 2015 |

The number of software startups is down almost 50 percent since the start of the Great Recession, according to a new report from Evan’s Data Corp. Despite the slowdown, anecodocal evidence points to venture capital firms continuing to invest in big data analytics. According to the latest Developer Population and Demographics study from IT research firm Evan’s Data, the percentage of new software startups decreased by 49 percent since 2009. “We’re obviously still seeing the effects of the great recession Read more…

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Cloudera and MongoDB Join Forces

Apr 29, 2014 |

Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, and MongoDB, the database for modern applications, today announced a strategic partnership that will transform how organizations approach big data.

Saint Peter’s University Becomes a Member of Cloudera’s Academic Partnership

Apr 25, 2014 |

Saint Peter’s University today announced its official membership in Cloudera’s Academic Partnership. Cloudera is the leader in analytic big data management powered by Apache Hadoop, an essential tool for working with big data. The agreement will provide the master’s program in data science with industry-leading resources to help streamline and accelerate the adoption of Hadoop. Cloudera has developed the Academic Partnership program to help bridge the big data talent gap and to aid in the development of the next generation of data scientists.

Diyotta DI Suite Now Cloudera Enterprise 5 Certified

Apr 18, 2014 |

Diyotta, a leading big data integration company, today announced that their Big Data Integration platform, Diyotta DI Suite is now certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5, Cloudera’s next generation enterprise analytic platform powered by Apache Hadoop. Diyotta’s engineering team had been working with Cloudera’s partner engineering team to show the true commitment to the company’s technology innovation by certifying on Cloudera Enterprise 5 before it was GA.

Cloudera Introduces Big Data Training Course

Apr 16, 2014 |

Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced the industry’s first hands-on Big Data training course that teaches developers to build end-to-end applications for a Hadoop-based enterprise data hub (EDH). The new four-day course, called Designing and Building Big Data Applications, prepares data professionals to use an EDH’s full capabilities to build custom, converged applications that enable their organizations to achieve greater value from data and solve real-world problems.

Jaspersoft Teams with Cloudera for Hadoop Reporting and Analytics

Apr 15, 2014 |

Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today announced product integration with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, to extend the company’s leadership in reporting and analytics for Big Data. With this integration, Jaspersoft becomes one of the first business intelligence (BI) providers to support both Cloudera 5 Enterprise Data Hub and Cloudera Impala for Hadoop analytics.