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How Erasure Coding Changes Hadoop Storage Economics

Feb 7, 2018 |

The introduction of erasure coding with Hadoop 3.0 will allow users to cram up to 50% more data into the same cluster. That’s great news for users who are struggling to store all their data. Read more…

Five Tips for Winning at Data Governance

Feb 1, 2018 |

By now, you’ve hopefully realized that having a great data analytics strategy also requires having a good data governance strategy. After all, if your data is ungovernable, then the analytics you’re running atop it will be untrustworthy at the end of the day. Read more…

Wrestling Data Chaos in Object Storage

Jan 10, 2018 |

It has become all so apparent that object storage is the cornerstone of the cloud and the resting place for just about any aspect of business, industry, and government data. Read more…

Hadoop 3.0 Ships, But What Does the Roadmap Reveal?

Dec 15, 2017 |

As promised, the Apache Software Foundation delivered Hadoop version 3.0 before the end of the year. Now the Hadoop community turns its attention to versions 3.1 and 3.2, which are slated to bring even more good stuff during the first half of 2018. Read more…

Five Companies to Watch at Strata Data Conference

Sep 27, 2017 |

Just like the Big Apple, the big data industry doesn’t sleep, and innovations are constantly occuring. Here are five companies exhibiting at the Strata Data Conference this week that are either new, or are doing something new and innovative with big data. Read more…

News In Brief

Big Data Driving Hyperscale Datacenter Surge

Feb 7, 2018 |

The inexorable growth of enterprise applications running in the cloud is expected to nearly double the number of hyperscale datacenters over the next four years, an expansion driven in part by data analytics and surging collaboration among data consumers. Read more…

Data Grid Embraces Emerging ‘Go’ Language

Jan 30, 2018 |

Google’s Go language, or Golang, continues to gain traction for distributed cloud computing deployments. Launched in 2009, proponents assert it has emerged as a preferred programming language for developers deploying cloud infrastructure. Read more…

Alluxio’s Storage Layer Gains Traction in China

Nov 27, 2017 |

Alluxio, the storage layer startup already working with some of China’s largest cloud and Internet providers, is expanding its reach with a deal to supply its memory-centric virtual distributed file system to one of China’s largest financial investment firms. Read more…

Splunk Competitor Raises Cash, Rolls New Tools

Nov 15, 2017 |

Logz.io, the log analysis startup, has raised additional cash that will be used to apply artificial intelligence techniques to help reduce the amount of stored and analyzed data while improving the quality of business insights. Read more…

In-Memory Database Goes ‘Translytical’

Nov 7, 2017 |

Database vendors continue to move computing and analytical processing closer to data as applications leverage more data types ranging from structured to those data sets that can be transformed to another data type, or polymorphic. Read more…

This Just In

Intel Announces New 3D NAND SSDs

Feb 16, 2018 |

Feb. 16, 2018 — Intel has announced the Intel SSD DC P4510 Series for data center applications. The P4510 Series uses 64-layer TLC Intel 3D NAND to enable end users to do more per server, support broader workloads and deliver space efficient capacity. Read more…

Snowflake Computing Expands Executive Team

Feb 6, 2018 |

SAN MATEO, Calif.Feb. 6, 2018 — Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced it has hired Christian Kleinerman as VP of Product and Amritesh Chaudhuri as VP of Product Marketing, and has appointed Mario Duarte as VP of Security. Read more…

GridGain Announces Strong Momentum in 2017

Jan 25, 2018 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 25, 2018 – GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced continuing strong momentum throughout 2017. Key achievements during the year included 84 percent year-over-year growth in sales, major product innovations, continued growth of the popular In-Memory Computing Summit, and numerous industry accolades. Read more…

Syncsort’s Annual Big Data Survey Identifies Key Data Lake Trends for 2018

Dec 18, 2017 |

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2017 — Syncsort today announced the results from its fourth annual Big Data survey. Results revealed the top use cases and challenges faced by organizations as they progress their modern data architecture and data lake initiatives, and see significant benefits from Hadoop/Spark, with nearly 60% citing both increased productivity across the organization and improved efficiency to reduce costs as their biggest gains. Read more…

Talend Unveils New Metadata Management Solution for Governed Data Lakes

Dec 5, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 — Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, launched a new metadata management solution that brings additional transparency and accessibility to data lakes and other big data projects by providing an end-to-end view of enterprise information. Read more…