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  • Teradata expands Hadoop support

    Posted June 28, 2013 - 3:17 pm

    Teradata's enterprise customers have a fresh set of options for integrating Hadoop into their environments.
  • Spotlight on Big Data

    Posted June 28, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    "Big data is about looking ahead, beyond what everybody else sees" - Peter Sondergaard, Gartner
  • RainStor adds enterprise-grade security, search to Hadoop

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    The idea of big data--of unlocking the power of data you already have--is a seductive one.
  • Big virtualization: VMware is virtualizing Hadoop

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:19 am

    VMware today announced advancements that will allow vSphere to manage Hadoop clusters.
  • Splunk targets Hadoop (and unstructured data) with Hunk

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:43 am

    If you deal with machine data, chances are you're familiar with Splunk, a big data tool geared specifically for machine data. Splunk collects, indexes and correlates real-time data generated by websites, applications, servers, networks, mobile devices, sensors and RFID assets. The idea is to generate insight and "operational intelligence" from customer clickstreams, transactions, network activity, call records and so forth.
  • Teradata portfolio for Hadoop looks to ease big data deployments

    Posted June 26, 2013 - 9:06 pm

    Working with partner Hortonworks, Teradata aims to reduce the pain of implementing big data solutions with a host of appliances, customer support and consulting services for Apache Hadoop.
  • Cray integrates Hadoop Big Data analytics with supercomputers

    Posted June 15, 2013 - 3:17 am

    Cray is bringing integrated open source Hadoop Big Data analytics software to its supercomputing platforms.
  • Get ready for a flood of new Hadoop apps

    Posted June 5, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    The latest release of Apache Hadoop code includes a new workload management tool that backers of the project say will make it easier for developers to build applications for the big data platform.
  • What open source Hadoop coming to Windows means to IT

    Posted May 13, 2013 - 12:17 pm

    Hadoop is nearly synonymous with the analysis of big data. The Hortonworks Data Platform on Windows is significant as it means that companies lacking Linux expertise will finally be able to benefit from the big data analysis platform, which has been out of the reach of Windows shops.
  • Hadoop gets more search with MapR, Cloudera releases

    Posted May 1, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    MapR uses the LucidWorks Search while Cloudera releases its SQL-compliant Impala.
  • Red Hat, Hortonworks prep OpenStack for Hadoop

    Posted April 16, 2013 - 11:25 am

    The software program, called Savanna, will make it easier to deploy Apache Hadoop on an OpenStack cloud service
  • MapR brings Hadoop support to Ubuntu

    Posted April 4, 2013 - 10:45 am

    Hadoop distributor MapR Technologies has announced a new partnership with Canonical to package the MapR M3 Edition for Apache Hadoop with Ubuntu.
  • Dataguise introduces field-level encryption for Apache Hadoop database

    Posted April 2, 2013 - 12:18 am

    Dataguise says the latest version of its data-protection product enables users to encrypt sensitive data right down to specific fields within an open source Apache Hadoop database.
  • HortonWorks: The Hadoop company everyone wants to be best friends with now

    Posted March 28, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    During the past few years Neustar, an $830 million publicly-traded data analytics company, has undergone a dramatic business transformation, and it's been powered almost entirely by Hadoop.
  • Rackspace program looks to 'seed' cloud workforce

    Posted March 19, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    Rackspace's Open Cloud Academy is a training program to teach skills in various open source areas, such as OpenStack, Hadoop and Linux, with a specific focus on cloud computing.
  • EMC Greenplum tackles big data with Hadoop distribution

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    In a further sign that Big Data is beginning to hit its stride, EMC Greenplum on Monday debuted a new Apache Hadoop distribution that it hopes will soon become the de facto standard, pushing aside current leaders like Cloudera and Hortonworks.
  • Hadoop is not just for Linux anymore

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    The expanded partnership between Microsoft and Hadoop distribution specialist Hortonworks has borne fruit with the release of a beta of Hortonworks' Hadoop Data Platform for Windows.
  • Open source 'Lingual' helps SQL developers unlock Hadoop

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    One commonly cited stumbling block to the broader adoption of Apache Hadoop in the enterprise is the difficulty and expense of finding and hiring developers who understand and can think in Hadoop MapReduce. But Big Data application framework specialist Concurrent wants to change that.
  • Red Hat contributes Hadoop plug-in for cloud Big Data projects

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 11:40 am

    Red Hat is contributing its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the Apache Hadoop open community to help transform Red Hat Storage into a fully-supported, Hadoop-compatible file system for Big Data environments.
  • Hortonworks brings Hadoop to Windows

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Hortonworks is bringing the popular open-source Apache Hadoop data processing platform to Microsoft shops.
  • HPCC Takes on Hadoop's Big Data Dominance

    Posted February 12, 2013 - 9:31 pm

    Hadoop is everywhere, but a strong competitor is making headway in the market. It's all thanks to years of production use and a solid big data pedigree that powers the billion-dollar LexisNexis database.
  • Hadoop goes to the cloud

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Two public cloud service providers have rolled out hosted versions of Hadoop clusters, including SkyTap announcing a partnership with Hadoop distributor Cloudera, and Joyent teaming with HortonWorks on a cloud-based Hadoop service that's available today.
  • 10 most successful open source projects of 2012

    Posted December 27, 2012 - 9:00 am

    It's that time when we look back at the year that was and speculate about what's in store for the next.
  • Cloudera CEO: We're taking Hadoop beyond MapReduce

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    In an exclusive interview, the voluble CEO of Cloudera, Mike Olson, holds forth on the company's new Impala project and the boundless potential of Hadoop
  • Hadoop on Windows Azure: Hive vs. JavaScript for processing big data

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 9:32 am

    For some time Microsoft didn't offer a solution for processing big data in cloud environments. SQL Server is good for storage, but its ability to analyze terabytes of data is limited. Hadoop, which was designed for this purpose, is written in Java and was not available to .Net developers. So, Microsoft launched the Hadoop on Windows Azure service to make it possible to distribute the load and speed up big data computations.
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