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Hortonworks Boosts Streaming Analytics, IoT Plays with NiFi Deal

Aug 25, 2015 |

Hortonworks today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Onyara, the company behind the data routing and streaming technology called Apache NiFi. The Hadoop heavy also announced NiFi will be the basis for its second major product line, Hortonworks DataFlow, which will underlie real-time streaming analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The National Security Agency created Apache NiFi eight years ago to address its real-time data collection needs. Short for Niagrafiles (a play on Niagara Falls), the technology was designed Read more…

Beware the Dangers of Dark Data

Aug 18, 2015 |

The amount of data we’re generating is doubling roughly every 18 months, which is eerily similar to Moore’s Law scale for the growth of processing power. But much of that new data will remain invisible to those who would use it. The situation around this dark data threatens to derail big data initiatives before they can get off the ground. Gartner defines dark data as “the information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail Read more…

The Importance of Securing Big Data–The Numbers Don’t Lie

Aug 6, 2015 |

If you are using any sort of Big Data in your enterprise environment, you are no doubt concerned about securing that data. As more and more organizations are seeing the potential and utilizing the power of Big Data, they are using Hadoop to easily process these large data sets. As these Hadoop projects are being deployed, businesses are realizing that they must protect sensitive customer data, as well as partner and internal information, while adhering to expanding compliance requirements. One Read more…

Does InfiniBand Have a Future on Hadoop?

Aug 4, 2015 |

Hadoop was created to run on cheap commodity computers connected by slow Ethernet networks. But as Hadoop clusters get bigger and organizations press the upper limits of performance, they’re finding that specialized gear, such as solid state drives and InfiniBand networks, can pay dividends. InfiniBand was released to the world in 2000 as a faster networking protocol than TCP/IP, the primary protocol used in Ethernet networks. Thanks to its use Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), InfiniBand allows a computer to Read more…

Big Data, Big Misnomer

Jul 22, 2015 |

Outside of the data warehouse profession, the phrase “Big Data” is still widely misunderstood. Even Google is confused: a Google search for “define ‘big data’” returns the definition: “extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.” But on a modern laptop with Excel you can easily analyze hundreds of millions of rows of data. Google (a “Big Data” pioneer) should know better. This article looks at Read more…

News In Brief

Hortonworks Revenue Up 154 Percent

Aug 5, 2015 |

Hortonworks brought in $30.7 million in revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, a 154 percent increase over the first quarter, it reported today. The company, which went public in December, also raised its revenue guidance for the remainder of 2015, a good sign for the Hadoop community as a whole. The company’s stock, which is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol HDP, was up more than $3.30, or 14 percent, in after hours trading, signaling the 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…

Salesforce Analytics Cloud: Now with More Hadoop

May 28, 2015 |

Salesforce customers who use the vendor’s hosted Wave analytics platform now have an easier way to access data from their on-premise Hadoop clusters and cloud-based big data repositories. Today’s launch of Salesforce Wave for Big Data brings support for systems from Cloudera, Hortonworks, Google, and New Relic, among others. In October, Salesforce launched its Wave Analytics Cloud, a hosted analytics platform designed to give non-technical users in sales, marketing, and service positions access to information that improves sales and boosts Read more…

Microsoft Scales Data Lake into Exabyte Territory

Apr 29, 2015 |

Microsoft today announced its Azure Data Lake, an HDFS-compatible data repository designed to store vast amounts of structured and unstructured data for customers who want to analyze or explore it later with their choice of tools. The company also announced a cloud-based data warehouse and a new graph API for MS Office. Azure Data Lake service is “a nearly infinite data repository that supports petabyte-size files and all types of data,” says Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the Read more…

WANdisco Opens Up the Dance Floor Beyond Just Hadoop

Apr 21, 2015 |

WANdisco today launched WANdisco Fusion, its new flagship data replication product for Hadoop. The new software delivers real-time replication of data not just among plain-vanilla Hadoop clusters, but also among HDFS-compatible file systems, such as those used by MapR Technologies, EMC Isilon, Amazon S3, and Teradata. WANdisco made its name in the Hadoop world with NonStop Hadoop, which provided very fast and reliable data replication for enterprises like banks that required strong high availability and disaster recovery capabilities with its Read more…

This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. In addition, DataTorrent RTS is certified and immediately available on the ODP Core. DataTorrent is focused on reducing time to market, increasing ROI and enabling success of big data projects. Joining ODP brings DataTorrent’s Read more…

InfiniDB Joins Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

Apr 24, 2014 |

InfiniDB, a leading provider of high-performance analytic data platforms, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. InfiniDB will work directly with Hortonworks, the leading contributor and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, to extend the power of InfiniDB products to Hadoop-based applications, enabling big data analytics that drive businesses forward.

Concurrent and Hortonworks Join Forces

Apr 21, 2014 |

Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise data application platform company, and Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today expanded their strategic partnership to simplify enterprise application development for data-centric applications. The Cascading SDK will now be integrated and delivered with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). In addition, Hortonworks will certify, support and deliver Cascading, the most widely used application development framework for data applications on Hadoop.

Hortonworks and Red Hat to Demonstrate Collaboration Progress

Apr 14, 2014 |

Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced the latest addition to its joint engineering alliance with Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, including integration of OpenShift, Red Hat’s award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, with Hortonworks Data Platform, bringing Hadoop to the open hybrid cloud. OpenShift integration with Hadoop will be highlighted at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, April 14-17.

Hortonworks Partners with LucidWorks

Apr 3, 2014 |

Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, to enable Hortonworks users to access and analyze their data via Solr, the blazingly fast, easy-to-use open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project.