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The Bright Future of Semantic Graphs and Big Connected Data

Feb 8, 2016 |

The big data revolution is generating a mess of unruly data that’s difficult to parse and understand. This is to be expected–explosions don’t generally occur in a nice, orderly fashion, after all. But if the folks at Cloudera and Franz have their way, the world of connected data will become more accessible and useful when viewed through the lens of semantic graph technologies. Semantic graph technology is shaping up to play a key role in how organizations access the growing Read more…

Keeping on Top of Data Drift

Feb 3, 2016 |

Data is often thought to be constant and immutable. A given piece of data is defined by 1s and 0s, and it never changes. But there’s an emerging school of thought in the big data world that sees data as constantly drifting and mutating in response to forces around it. Without processes put in place to detect it, this data drift can wreak havoc on one’s understanding, expert warn. Organizations that collect huge amounts of data from many different sources, and Read more…

Hadoop’s Second Decade: Where Do We Go From Here?

Feb 2, 2016 |

As we reported last week, the first Hadoop cluster went online at Yahoo 10 years ago. The platform has enjoyed phenomenal, if improbable, growth since then. But where does it go from here? Once again, we tapped the knowledge of Hadoop creator Doug Cutting and other experts in the big data industry to get the low down on the high technology. Cutting, who is the chief architect at commercial Hadoop pioneer Cloudera, sees the loose confederation of open source projects Read more…

Happy Birthday, Hadoop: Celebrating 10 Years of Improbable Growth

Jan 28, 2016 |

It’s hard to believe, but the first Hadoop cluster went into production at Yahoo 10 years ago today. What began as an experiment in distributed computing for an Internet search engine has turned into a global phenomenon and a focal point for a big data ecosystem driving billions in spending. Here are some thoughts on the big yellow elephant’s milestone from the people involved in Hadoop’s early days. Hadoop’s story started before January 2006, of course. In the early 2000s, Doug Read more…

Hadoop Market is Neck and Neck, Forrester Says

Jan 20, 2016 |

If you’re shopping for a Hadoop distribution on which to hang your big data hat, you have your work cut out for you, according to Forrester Research, which found four strong performers in a market it says is neck and neck. “Choosing a Hadoop distribution will be difficult for most AD&D [application development and delivery] pros who carefully consider each of these Leaders,” write Forrester analysts Mike Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna. “Forrester doesn’t think there is a wrong choice among Read more…

News In Brief

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…

This Just In

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.