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Can Hadoop Be Simple Again?

Sep 19, 2016 |

In the beginning, Hadoop had two pieces: HDFS and MapReduce. Developers knew how to use them to build applications, and IT teams knew what it took to operate them. Fast forward to 2016, and developers have a cornucopia of technologies and frameworks at their disposal. Read more…

Forrester Sees Steady Growth for Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL

Sep 16, 2016 |

A new report from Forrester predicts the big data market growing at nearly 13% rate over the next five years, with “non-relational” platforms like Hadoop and NoSQL segments growing nearly twice as fast. Read more…

SAS Goes Back to the Future of Cognitive Computing with Viya

Sep 13, 2016 |

SAS yesterday unveiled plans to bolster its entire product lineup under the new Viya architecture with hefty doses of cognitive computing in an effort to make the software easier to use, more responsive to human input, and able to learn from experience. Read more…

Unraveling Hadoop and Spark Performance Mysteries

Sep 13, 2016 |

What do you do when your Spark or Hive job runs like molasses? If you’re like most end-users who lack in-depth technical skills, the answer is “not much.” Now a startup named Unravel Data is working to show you what’s actually going on in the cluster, and provide some configuration recommendations and automatic fixes as well. Read more…

MapR Appoints New CEO, Preps for ‘Hypergrowth’

Sep 8, 2016 |

MapR Technologies today announced that Matt Mills will take over the CEO position for John Schroder, who will remain with the company he founded seven years ago as executive chairman. Read more…

News In Brief

Commercial Kafka Distro Gets Global Smarts

Sep 28, 2016 |

Companies operating multiple Apache Kafka clusters in on-premise and cloud data centers will benefit from a handful of new enterprise-level features unveiled at the Strata + Hadoop World conference today by Confluent, the commercial open source company behind the popular big data message bus. Read more…

ODPi Tackles Hive with Latest Hadoop Runtime Spec

Sep 27, 2016 |

ODPi today unveiled the second major release of its Runtime Specification that’s geared at setting a standard for Hadoop components to ensure greater interoperability among distributions and third-party products. New additions to the spec include Apache Hive and the Hadoop Compatible File System (HCFS). Read more…

MemSQL Delivers an ‘Exactly Once’ Real-Time Pipeline

Sep 26, 2016 |

MemSQL today unveiled a new release of its in-memory relational database that can process a real-time flow of messages from Apache Kafka using “exactly once” semantics. The NewSQL database accomplished the feat by creating a new “Create Pipeline” Read more…

AWS Redshift Feels the Heat

Sep 22, 2016 |

Amazon Web Service’s Redshift data warehouse service is taking a beating this week, with database analytics competitors Oracle Corp. and Cloudera claiming their platforms run much faster for less money. Read more…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

This Just In

SAS Analytics Helps Pennsylvania Use Data to Protect Patients From Medical Errors

Sep 21, 2016 |

CARY, N.C., Sept. 21 — The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) is applying SAS Visual Analytics to millions of medical error reports, unearthing new information about medical error trends and causes. Read more…

Paxata Forms Strategic Partnership With K.K. Ashisuto Japan

Aug 29, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 29 — Paxata, provider of the only enterprise-grade self-service data preparation platform, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with K.K. Ashisuto where they will serve as the master distributor of Paxata in the Japanese market. Read more…

Splunk Enterprise Chosen as Analytics Platform for New IT Architecture at Cardinal Health

Aug 16, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 16 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Cardinal Health, a global health services and products company, is standardizing on Splunk Enterprise to monitor the success of a major business infrastructure project. Read more…

Qlik Deployed by Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Aug 8, 2016 |

RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 8 — Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced that Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a global research-driven biopharmaceutical company, has deployed Qlik. Read more…

Talend Selected by Univadis to Support Market Expansion

Jul 12, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 12 — Talend, a global leader in big data and cloud integration solutions, announced that Univadis, an information portal dedicated to healthcare professionals present in 90 countries and in more than 20 languages, which was recently acquired by Aptus Health, has implemented Talend Data Fabric to optimize its integration of multi-lingual content and enhance user access security. Read more…