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Hortonworks Splits ‘Core’ Hadoop from Extended Services

Hortonworks today announced a major change to the way it distributes its Hadoop software. Going forward, Hortonworks plans to update "core Hadoop" components like HDFS, MapReduce, and YARN just once a year in accordance Read more…

Goldman Leads Zoomdata Investment Round

Investment banking juggernaut Goldman Sachs has led a $25 million equity-financing investment round in visual analytics specialist Zoomdata Inc. Zoomdata, Redwood City, Calif., said Wednesday (Feb. 17) that new invest Read more…

IBM Rolls Power-based ‘Data Engine’

A new IBM "data engine" for running key open source analytics frameworks is built on the company's recently added line of OpenPower Linux servers customized for big data workloads. Technical details of the IBM data en Read more…

Happy Birthday, Hadoop: Celebrating 10 Years of Improbable Growth

It's hard to believe, but the first Hadoop cluster went into production at Yahoo 10 years ago today. What began as an experiment in distributed computing for an Internet search engine has turned into a global phenomenon Read more…

Hadoop Market is Neck and Neck, Forrester Says

If you're shopping for a Hadoop distribution on which to hang your big data hat, you have your work cut out for you, according to Forrester Research, which found four strong performers in a market it says is neck and nec Read more…

Cambridge Semantics Buys Graph Database Specialist

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of analytics and data management services, is acquiring the intellectual property portfolio of graph database specialist SPARQL City, whose executive team also will join the buyer. Fina Read more…

Health Care Emerges as Hadoop Use Case

Unstructured data is estimated to account for nearly 80 percent of health care information, a hodge-podge of physicians' notes, sensor data from medical devices, lab results, X-ray and MRI images along with clinical and Read more…

Cloudera Unveils Kudu, a Fast New Storage Option for Hadoop

Hadoop has been evolving from its batch-oriented roots into a more real-time system for some time. That evolution gained momentum today with Cloudera's announcement of Kudu, a new  in-memory data store for Hadoop design Read more…

SAP Combines In-Memory Engine With Hadoop

A new in-memory query engine designed to boost interactive analytics capabilities on Hadoop has been added to SAP HANA along with other new cloud platform services. SAP HANA Vora software released this week aims to le Read more…

Forecast Pegs Data Market at $115B by 2019

Revenue growth for the global data market is forecast to grow nearly as fast over the next five years as the soaring volumes of data analysts are currently struggling to keep up with. Global data market revenues are e Read more…

Pivotal, Hortonworks Join Forces on Hadoop

Cloud-based big data provider Pivotal Software and Hortonworks announced the addition of a key component of Pivotal's Big Data Suite to the Hortonworks' Hadoop platform. The partners said this week customers investing Read more…

Booming Big Data Market Headed for $60B

The exploding big data market is expected to top $60 billion by the end of the decade, growing at an annual rate of 26 percent, according to a survey by the IT market tracker Wikibon. Wikibon pegged the current big da Read more…

IBM Embraces Hadoop in ‘BigInsight’ Push

IBM jumped onto the Hadoop bandwagon this week with the introduction of its BigInsights for Apache Hadoop offering along with machine learning with R statistical computing and other features designed to handle data analy Read more…

Apache Spark Continues to Spread Beyond Hadoop

Apache Spark is most often thought of as a faster replacement for MapReduce, the batch-oriented programming framework that enabled first-gen Hadoop to catch traction 10 years ago. Indeed, Spark was initially created with Read more…

MapR Claims Momentum as Hadoop Subs Grow

MapR Technologies said this week that paid subscriptions to its distribution of Apache Hadoop exceeded 700 in November while existing customers increased current subscriptions at an expansion rate of more than 200 percen Read more…

Spark Just Passed Hadoop in Popularity on the Web–Here’s Why

Interest in Apache Spark surpassed Apache Hadoop for the first time last month, according to Google Trends. While it's not a definitive statement of Spark's actual impact on big data processing in the real world, it does Read more…

Hortonworks Hatches a Roadmap to Improve Apache Spark

Hortonworks today issued a broad and detailed roadmap outlining the investment it would like to see made to Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that has become one of Hadoop's most popular subprojects. The p Read more…

Big Data Gets Green Light for Traffic Management

Traffic management in the United States often focuses on maximizing limited capacity. For example, a truck breaks down in the center lane during the morning rush hour. For the drivers behind the broken down truck, traffi Read more…

Startup Adatao Raises $13M for Big Data 2.0 Platform

Big data startup Adatao Inc. recently announced a $13 million funding round along with additions to its board of directors as it seeks to expand the customer base for big data analytics. Adatao [ah-DAY-tao], Sunnyvale Read more…

IDC’s View on Cray Cluster Supercomputers for HPC and Big Data Markets

It’s well known that the high performance computing (HPC) market has grown quickly over the last couple of decades. In fact, the HPC market has tripled in size from $3.7 billion in the mid-1990s to $11.1 billion in 2012 according to IDC. Read more…

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