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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…

What You May Have Missed at Strata + Hadoop World 2014

Oct 21, 2014 |

Talk about information overload. If you were one of the lucky 5,000 to attend the Strata + Hadoop World conference last week, then you were subject to a marathon session of big data keynotes delivered continually for the better part of two days. It’s understandable that you missed out on some of the big data news announced at the show, including Cray’s new Hadoop appliance, or the latest tools from Revolution Analytics and Tableau. Don’t worry: We’ll get you back Read more…

GPU-Powered Terrorist Hunter Eyes Commercial Big Data Role

Oct 8, 2014 |

A company called GIS Federal that’s helping the U.S. Army track the movement of terrorists across time, space, and the Internet using a distributed, GPU-powered, in-memory database is gearing up to head out into the commercial world and help private companies track the movements of physical and virtual assets in powerful new ways. GIS Federal is a technology startup based in Virginia that has been incubated by the U.S. Army. The company works closely with the U.S. Army’s Cyber Center 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…

Why Hadoop on IBM Power

May 12, 2014 |

In the quest to achieve data-driven insight, Hadoop running on Intel X86-based processors has emerged as a defacto standard. But X86 is not the only game in town, and before the book on Hadoop is written, IBM would like to say a thing or two about the virtues of running Hadoop on its Power processor. Unlike most enterprise software markets over the past 30 years, the combination of hardware architecture and operating system is almost completely absent from the Hadoop Read more…

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Intel Designs Secure Data Locker

Mar 10, 2014 |

In today’s data-driven world, security and privacy are ever-present concerns. A new initiative from Intel, codenamed Reliance Point, aims to provide a safe way for organizations to blend their databases in order to facilitate analytics, without jeopardizing confidentiality.

Intel Forms New Internet of Things Group

Nov 6, 2013 |

It should come as no surprise that the chip giant Intel is keen on the movement that wants to put a chip on literally everything, but today the company made it official by announcing it would be forming an Internet of Things (IoT) group to push its own vision.

Intel Labs Looks Into the Future of Tech and Big Data

Jul 2, 2013 |

Intel Labs shared some of the innovative things it’s working on during an event held last week in San Francisco. Among the potential products the respected lab has cooking are intelligent headlights for cars, personalized shopping experiences for consumers, and sensors that automatically warn people about bad air quality.

Intel and Hadoop Help Power Pecan Street

Apr 10, 2013 |

The advent of electric cars has introduced a new energy usage animal for utility companies and consumers to deal with. With the help of Intel distribution and Hadoop processing and the Texas Advanced Computing Canter, the Pecan Street Project in Austin has been set up to assist utilities and customers make informed decisions on energy usage in homes and across communities, with a special interest in how solar panels and electric cars affect that usage.

Intel CIO’s Big Data Prescription

Mar 15, 2013 |

While some are drinking the big data Kool-Aid, Intel seems to be guzzling straight out of the punchbowl and says they’ve already realized millions in ROI benefits.

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