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Streaming Analytics Ready for Prime Time, Forrester Says

Jul 22, 2014 |

Analytic platforms that generate insights from data in real time are mature enough for enterprises to begin adopting them, Forrester says in its latest report. While open source streaming analytic products like Apache Storm are proving popular, Forrester says they lack key functionality found in the offerings of proprietary vendors, such as top-rated Software AG. You don’t need a Forrester analyst to know that streaming analytics is red hot at the moment. If Hadoop has opened our eyes to what Read more…

Where Does Spark Go From Here?

Jul 11, 2014 |

The excitement behind Apache Spark reached an apex last week during the 2014 Spark Summit put on by Databricks, the company behind the in-memory analytics phenomenon. With a large community of users and growing support from software vendors, the future for Spark certainly appears bright. But there’s a large amount of work ahead to fulfill the promise of Spark, including hardening various components. Providing an easier-to-use alternative to MapReduce is the first use case for Spark, which is said to Read more…

Basho to Bolster Riak with DB Plug-Ins

May 5, 2014 |

The simplicity and scalability of a key-value storage architecture has served Basho Technologies well so far. The company behind the open source Riak NoSQL database counts close to 200 customers, including blue chips like Best Buy and AT&T. But moving forward, the company’s new leaders are looking to aggressively augment that key-value base with more sophisticated data storage engines, such as document stores and graph databases, as they take the company to the next level. Less than two months ago, Read more…

Picking the Right Tool for Your Big Data Job

Mar 14, 2014 |

There is a lot of debate in the big data space about tools and technology, and which ones are best. Is SQL better than NoSQL? Hadoop or Spark? What about R or Python? Of course no single tool or technology is the best for all situations, and you would do well to pick the right tool or technology for the job at hand.

NoSQL Databases RAM it Home with In-Memory Speedups

Feb 26, 2014 |

In-memory processing has long been used in analytic NoSQL database. But now transaction oriented NoSQL databases, like those from DataStax and MongoDB, are getting the in-memory treatment, which is leading to speedups in the range of 10x to 100x–sometimes much more.

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See Spark Run on NoSQL, DataStax Says

Jun 30, 2014 |

DataStax today announced that Apache Spark is included in the latest release of its NoSQL databases, including open source Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise version 4.5. Those databases now include the in-memory Spark tools, thereby giving customers a new option for running analytic workloads on transactional data. Apache Spark has garnered loads of attention as a potent analytic toolset for Hadoop. Developers are eager for Spark, which offers a single API for accessing a treasure trove of machine learning, graph, SQL, Read more…

0xdata Lands Big Hadoop Certs for Algorithm Kit

Feb 5, 2014 |

If Hadoop represents the engine of computing’s future and big data its fuel, then the algorithms that crunch the data represent the brains that control where the big data vehicle goes. 0xdata, a startup that develops algorithms for big data analytics, got a big boost this week when four major Hadoop vendors gave their blessing to run its flagship offering, called H20, on their distros.

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Accenture and DataStax Establish Big Data Alliance

Feb 11, 2014 |

Accenture and DataStax have signed an alliance agreement, formalizing their longstanding collaboration in helping clients manage and drive insights from big data seamlessly and rapidly across the enterprise. The two companies will continue to work closely providing clients with real-time, open source-based big data capabilities that enable businesses to detect and prevent fraud and create more personalized interactions online.

DataStax Announces NoSQL Database With Automatic Management Services

Nov 14, 2013 |

DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced that it is the first NoSQL database provider to offer built-in automatic management services, which allow users to proactively manage and optimize their database clusters.