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Hortonworks unveils big data scorecard

The new Hortonworks Big Data Scorecard is designed to help organizations assess their capabilities and build a plan to jump start big data projects.

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Microsoft launches its big data service running on Linux

Welcome to Satya Nadella's Microsoft. Gone are the days when Microsoft treated Linux like a cancer.

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MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

MapR Technologies has added native JSON support to its MapR-DB NoSQL database, giving developers the capability to quickly deliver scalable applications that leverage continuous analytics on real-time data.

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Cloudera unveils in-memory store, security layer for Hadoop

The Hadoop distribution specialist today announced a new open source project designed to enable real-time analytic applications in Hadoop as well as a new open source security layer for fine-grained unified access control enforcement....

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teredata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins.

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Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

A new poll of customers provides a brighter, more detailed picture of Hadoop adoption than Gartner's famously downbeat survey.

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Bossie Awards 2015: The best open source big data tools

Our top picks in distributed data processing, streaming analytics, machine learning, and other corners of large-scale data analytics

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Hadoop inventor calls NSA snooping a cautionary tale for devs

The creator of big data analytics platform Hadoop said the NSA's secretive bulk collection of data should be a warning to developers that transparency about what data is collected and how it's used should be a cornerstone to any work...

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13 more big data & analytics companies to watch

BIG MONEY FOR BIG DATAImage by ThinkstockSo many big data and analytics-focused startups are getting funding these days that I’ve been inspired to compile a second slideshow highlighting these companies (see “13 Big Data and...

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How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem has always been a bag of parts, each of which needs to be secured separately -- at least they did need that, until Apache Ranger came to town.

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Hortonworks looks to 'Internet of Anything' with acquisition

The open source Hadoop distribution vendor aims to bring together streaming analytics and rich historical analytics with the acquisition of the key contributor to the Apache NiFi project and the creation of Hortonworks DataFlow.

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The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

Think you're breaking new ground with your Hadoop project? Odds are it fits neatly into one of these seven common types of projects.

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome.

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Why big data will be a big deal for the new HP

Big changes are afoot at HP as the company prepares for a split up this spring. Big data software is expected to be a pillar of the new Enterprise focused HP company.

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

It designed dtIngest to streamline the collection, aggregation and transfer of data to and from a Hadoop cluster

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How 7 companies bring power to Hadoop big data applications

Intel and Cloudera joined forces just a year ago to accelerate enterprise Hadoop adoption. Here’s how seven companies have taken advantage of new technology to drive big data.

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

New software from Kyvos can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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comScore CTO shares big data lessons

Digital analytics company comScore has been using Hadoop to process its big data since 2009. With six years of experience using the technology in production, comScore CTO Mike Brown shares some of the lessons he's learned.

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