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Picking the Right SQL-on-Hadoop Tool for the Job

Jan 13, 2016 |

SQL is, arguably, the biggest workload many organizations run on their Hadoop clusters. And there’s good reason why: The combination of a familiar interface (SQL) along with a modern computing architecture (Hadoop) enables people to manipulate and query data in new and powerful ways. Read more…

Pivotal, Hortonworks Join Forces on Hadoop

Apr 28, 2015 |

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 in Hortonworks’ Read more…

Pivotal Throws in with Hortonworks and Open Source

Feb 17, 2015 |

Pivotal today pulled the plug on its proprietary big data strategy and uncorked a major repositioning that involves making core products like HAWQ, Greenplum, and GemFire open source and aligning its Hadoop fortunes with one-time rival Hortonworks. Read more…

How Advances in SQL on Hadoop Are Democratizing Big Data–Part 1

Feb 10, 2015 |

September 2014 marked the anniversary of Edgar F. Codd’s 1969 introduction of “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks”, which is a compellation of research and theories that ultimately provided the foundation for  modern relational SQL databases. Read more…

Pivotal Refreshes Hadoop Offering, Adds In-Memory Processing

Mar 17, 2014 |As the commercial Hadoop field grows increasingly competitive, providers of this popular big data framework are working to differentiate their offerings. Pivotal, for one, has been honing the technologies developed and acquired by its parent companies as part of its vision to help enterprises realize the full potential of big data. Read more…

Pivotal Launches With $105m Investment From GE

Apr 24, 2013 |Startup company, Pivotal, announced today that they will be receiving a strategic investment from GE along the lines of $105 million dollars, representing a 10% equity stake in the company that was spun out of EMC to challenge the existing cloud software establishment. Read more…

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