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Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

Aug 12, 2019 |

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

What HPE Sees in MapR Technologies

Aug 5, 2019 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprises surprised the computing world this morning with the announcement that it has acquired the struggling data platform company MapR Technologies. In an interview with Datanami, Patrick Osborne, HPE’s vice president and general manager of big data and secondary storage, describes why the deal makes sense for the technology giant. Read more…

Hitting the Reset Button on Hadoop

Jun 24, 2019 |

Hadoop has seen better days. The recent struggles of Cloudera and MapR – the two remaining independent distributors of Hadoop software — are proof of that. After years of failing to meet expectations, some customers are calling it quits on Hadoop and moving on. Read more…

Cloudera CEO Reilly to Retire After Poor 1Q Results

Jun 6, 2019 |

Following the disclosure of poor financial results, Cloudera yesterday announced that CEO Tom Reilly is leaving the company to retire effective July 31 and will be replaced by chairman Martin Cole, on an interim basis. Read more…

AI Hype Rockets, Hadoop Twins, and Other Learnings from Strata

Mar 28, 2019 |

Strange similarities have been discovered to exist between Cloudera and Hortonworks now that the two former Hadoop rivals have merged into a single company. In fact, the resemblances are so great that they appear to be like “twins separated at birth,” Read more…

News In Brief

MapR Says It’s Close to Deal to Sell Company

Jun 18, 2019 |

MapR, which recently warned that it may have to lay off more than 120 people after funding fell through following an unexpectedly poor first quarter, has signed a letter of intent to sell the company. Read more…

After Funding Falls Through, MapR Seeks a Buyer to Avoid Shut Down

May 30, 2019 |

MapR Technologies, once one of the major distributors of Hadoop software, failed to secure additional outside funding after an extremely poor first quarter and now must take quick action – including possibly selling the company – within two weeks to keep its headquarters from being permanently shut down. Read more…

Cloudera Unveils CDP, Talks Up ‘Enterprise Data Cloud’

Jan 10, 2019 |

Cloudera today shed more light on its strategy to develop a unified flagship offering called Cloudera Data Platform, which is core to its emerging “enterprise data cloud” strategy. It also announced plans to maintain existing Hortonworks and Cloudera platforms into 2022 and to cross-pollinate existing products in the meantime. Read more…

MapR Targets Cloudera-Hortonworks Customers with ‘Clarity’ Release

Nov 7, 2018 |

MapR Technologies went on the offensive today against its Hadoop rivals Hortonworks and Cloudera with the launch of a “Clarity” release of its MapR Converged Data Platform, as well as a new offer for a free big data assessment from its professional services team. Read more…

Latest Bot Targets Hadoop Clusters

Oct 29, 2018 |

Hadoop clusters are under siege by a recently discovered malware threat designed to take over cloud-based servers as a platform for launching distributed denial-of-service attacks.

The malware dubbed DemonBot was reported in a blog post last week by datacenter cybersecurity vendor Radware. Read more…

This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. Read more…

InfiniDB Joins Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

Apr 24, 2014 |InfiniDB, a leading provider of high-performance analytic data platforms, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. InfiniDB will work directly with Hortonworks, the leading contributor and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, to extend the power of InfiniDB products to Hadoop-based applications, enabling big data analytics that drive businesses forward. Read more…

Concurrent and Hortonworks Join Forces

Apr 21, 2014 |Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise data application platform company, and Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today expanded their strategic partnership to simplify enterprise application development for data-centric applications. The Cascading SDK will now be integrated and delivered with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). In addition, Hortonworks will certify, support and deliver Cascading, the most widely used application development framework for data applications on Hadoop. Read more…

Hortonworks and Red Hat to Demonstrate Collaboration Progress

Apr 14, 2014 |Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced the latest addition to its joint engineering alliance with Red Hat Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, including integration of OpenShift, Red Hat's award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, with Hortonworks Data Platform, bringing Hadoop to the open hybrid cloud. OpenShift integration with Hadoop will be highlighted at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, April 14-17. Read more…

Hortonworks Partners with LucidWorks

Apr 3, 2014 |Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, to enable Hortonworks users to access and analyze their data via Solr, the blazingly fast, easy-to-use open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Read more…

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