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Hadoop Hits the Big Time with Hortonworks IPO

Dec 12, 2014 |

The founders and investors in Hortonworks got an early Christmas present today when the company raised about $100 million in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. As the first Hadoop distributor to go public, Hortonworks’ IPO will shine the spotlight on the fast-growing Hadoop software stack and ecosystem. While Hadoop is a household word for those working in the big data bubble, it’s a foreign concept to people living in the real world. That could change in Read more…

Game-Changer: The Big Data Behind Social Gaming

Jun 23, 2014 |

The rise of social gaming is changing the fabric of the video game market. Instead of buying game consoles, people are increasingly logging into social gaming apps through iPhones and Facebook. In this booming market, how game developers utilize data makes all the difference in the world. Zynega is credited with kicking off the social gaming craze in 2009, when it introduced FarmVille for Facebook. The hook was set, and before long, people started spending real money to gain credits Read more…

The New Data Blending Mandate

Apr 24, 2014 |

An axiom of big data say that, as data volume and complexity grows, it becomes harder for organizations to extract meaning from the data. One solution to this dilemma that is gaining momentum is data blending, which provides a new real-time, analytics-oriented twist on the batch-oriented ETL data integration processes of old.

HP Says Big HAVEn Push Is Working

Sep 25, 2013 |

Hewlett-Packard was a little late to the big data party, which it entered in June with HAVEn, a collection of data analysis products it sells to customers directly and through system integrators and resellers. This week the company attempted to demonstrate that it’s caught up, as evidenced by the 120 partners it’s signed on to build and deliver HAVEn applications, as well as the availability of a new cloud-based version of HAVEn.

Giving Big Data a Sporting Chance

Apr 22, 2013 |

With new information collection techniques adding millions of rows of statistics to the virtual box score, improving a sports team is rapidly becoming a big data problem. A panel led by Jason Bailey, HP Vertica Senior Market Manager, discussed the current and future place of big data in solving the problems of the sporting world.

News In Brief

HP Unveils Line of Big Data Tools, Services

Jun 9, 2014 |

Hewlett-Packard has rolled out a batch of big data analytics and services aimed at business intelligence applications and designed to lower IT costs. “Organizations are looking for solutions that let them aggregate data from multiple sources—such as social media and machine-generated data— to draw meaningful insights to increase the speed of service delivery and improve end-user satisfaction while reducing potential business disruptions and service outages,” Roy Ritthaler, an HP vice president for IT operations management, noted in a statement announcing Read more…

Hadoop and NoSQL Now Data Warehouse-Worthy: Gartner

Mar 13, 2014 |

Not long ago, the rules for what constituted a data warehouse were fairly well defined. The schema was fixed, you could say, and was based primarily on relational database technology designed to process structured data. My, how times have changed. Last week, Gartner for the first time accepted non-relational technologies–including those based on Hadoop and NoSQL–in its annual Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouses report.

HP Debuts App Store for Vertica

Feb 10, 2014 |

There are no free lunches in big data analytics. But Hewlett-Packard is making sure there’s plenty of free software to go around with Vertica Marketplace, a new website unveiled today that allows users to browse and download software from HP and its partners. The company also debuted three free add-ons for its column-oriented data store that deliver capabilities in the areas of geospatial tracking, running big R workloads, and sentiment analysis.

IBM Sends Big Data to the Front Lines

Apr 25, 2013 |

IBM is throwing a “Big Data Event” on April 30, and the effort to promote it is already in full force. The company has taken a special interest in big data over the last couple of years, summarizing their efforts in a video on next week’s event.

HP Vertica Showcased at Bloomberg Conference

Apr 12, 2013 |

HP has been making a lot of noise in the big data space, especially with their Vertica platform and this week’s launch of HP Moonshot. As such, Colin Mahoney, General Manager of HP Vertica, participated in the Bloomberg Big Data Conference in Washington D.C., where he discussed how Vertica has revamped HP.

This Just In

HP Unveils ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA

Mar 19, 2014 |

HP today unveiled HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, a portfolio of integrated systems that are purpose-built to deliver clients a fast path to value when using the SAP HANA platform.

HP Healthcare Analytics Introduced

Feb 25, 2014 |

HP Autonomy today announced a new self-service analytics platform that gives healthcare providers a comprehensive and contextualized understanding of all forms of clinical data, including unstructured human information.

HP Vertica Analytics Platform on MapR Announced

Feb 11, 2014 |

MapR Technologies, Inc., the leader in Apache Hadoop technology for Big Data deployments, today announced the early access release of the new HP Vertica Analytics Platform on MapR at the O’Reilly Strata Conference: Making Data Work. This high-performance, interactive SQL-on-Hadoop solution tightly integrates HP Vertica’s high-performance analytic platform directly on MapR’s enterprise-grade distribution for Hadoop.

HP Launches Veritca Marketplace

Feb 10, 2014 |

HP today launched the HP Vertica Marketplace, an online destination for developers, HP Vertica users and technology partners to create and sell innovative big data analytics solutions built for the HP Vertica Analytics Platform.

Avnet Introduces Healthcare Analytics Platform

Dec 12, 2013 |

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., today unveiled its Healthcare Analytics Platform which will initially run HP’s HAVEn big data architecture.