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  • Moving beyond Hadoop for big data needs

    Posted October 29, 2012 - 6:16 am

    Hadoop and MapReduce have long been mainstays of the big data movement, but some companies now need new and faster ways to extract business value from massive -- and constantly growing -- datasets.
  • Microsoft brings big data to Windows

    Posted October 24, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    Microsoft, with the help of partner Hortonworks, brings Hadoop to Windows and stakes its claim as a vendor of big data technologies with new cloud-based and on-premises offerings.
  • Hadoop updates from Cloudera, MapR, Splunk

    Posted October 24, 2012 - 9:18 am

    As organizations continue to evaluate Hadoop for large scale data analysis, Hadoop software vendors are refining their products for enterprise use, addressing concerns around reliability and expanded use.
  • Beware of BI vendor hype about Hadoop

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:13 am

    Many BI vendors claim that their products support Hadoop, but Forrester says customers should find out what that support really entails.
  • Forrester: Push BI vendors for details on Hadoop integration

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Enterprises should ask a lot of questions when a vendor touts its business intelligence products as being fully integrated with Hadoop, Forrester analyst Boris Evelson warned.
  • Get started with Hadoop: Free training resources from Cloudera, MapR and more

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Hadoop training courses and certification programs are available from companies including Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM and MapR. But if you're not ready to commit to formal training courses, there are also free resources that can get a newcomer started on Hadoop or broaden a veteran's skills.
  • Businesses fill Hadoop skills needs with partners

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 7:31 am

    Enterprises are adopting Hadoop faster than they can hire IT talent to build and maintain these distributed computing deployments. To fill the gap, many are turning to partners that can offer a mix of Hadoop consulting, software development and training services.
  • Hadoop Summit brings wave of product enhancements

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    With the Hadoop Summit taking place this week in San Jose, California, vendors supporting the open-source data-analysis platform are rushing new products to market.
  • VMware virtualizing Hadoop via Project Serengeti

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:00 am

    VMware on Wednesday announced Project Serengeti, open source code that optimizes Hadoop for use in VMware virtualized environments.
  • How ComScore is using Hadoop to tame its big data flow

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:08 am

    Market researcher ComScore tames a torrent of data with open-source analytics
  • Teradata partners with Hortonworks on Hadoop

    Posted February 21, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    Growing enterprise interest in Big Data analytics is beginning to drive partnerships between vendors of traditional relational database management technologies and purveyors of Apache Hadoop.
  • Pentaho open sources 'big data' integration tools under Apache 2.0

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:05 am

    BI vendor Pentaho is open sourcing a number of tools related to "big data" in its Kettle data-integration platform and has moved the project overall to the Apache 2.0 license, the company announced Tuesday.
  • Why big data means a big year for Hadoop

    Posted January 26, 2012 - 7:20 pm

    Companies from IBM to Amazon are turning to Hadoop to manage the surge in data that needs storing.
  • RainStor launches Hadoop version of enterprise database

    Posted January 18, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Online database repository provider RainStor unveiled what it is calling the industry's first enterprise-class database that runs natively on Hadoop.
  • Hadoop solidified for production duty

    Posted January 4, 2012 - 9:10 am

    After nearly seven years of development and fine tuning, the Apache Hadoop data processing framework is finally ready for full production use, the developers of the software announced Wednesday.
  • Microsoft Azure hosts Hadoop, other open-source apps

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    Making good on an announcement made earlier this year, Microsoft has installed a version of Apache Hadoop on its Azure cloud service. The company now offers a limited preview version of the open-source data analysis platform, often used for big data-style analysis.
  • Hadoop skills are in high demand

    Posted November 10, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Growing enterprise interest in Hadoop and related technologies is driving demand for professionals with big data skills.
  • Hadoop ready for corporate IT, execs say

    Posted November 8, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Despite some lingering technology issues, Hadoop is ready for enterprise use, IT executives said Tuesday at the Hadoop World conference here.
  • Cloudera lands $40 million venture round

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    Cloudera, the vendor of Hadoop-based software for managing Big Data, scores $40 million in venture funding.
  • Sybase IQ 15.4 features 'Big Data' theme, support for Hadoop, MapReduce

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 9:10 am

    Sybase is hoping its IQ analytic database can make its mark in the burgeoning "Big Data" market with an array of new features, including native integration with the open-source MapReduce and Hadoop programming frameworks for large-scale data processing.
  • HortonWorks hones a Hadoop distribution

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Yahoo spinoff company Hortonworks has released a preview edition of what will be a fully open source distribution of the Apache Hadoop data analysis platform, called the Hortonworks Data Platform, the company announced Tuesday.
  • MarkLogic ties its database to Hadoop for 'Big Data' support

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 6:04 am

    You can add MarkLogic to the growing list of database vendors rushing to embrace the open-source Hadoop programming framework for large-scale data processing.
  • Microsoft climbs onto Hadoop bandwagon

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 3:56 pm

    Microsoft Wednesday announced it will collaborate with Yahoo spin-off Hortonworks to develop a Apache Hadoop implementation for its Windows Server and Windows Azure platforms.
  • Don't get carried away by Hadoop's 'gee whiz' factor

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 6:36 pm

    Companies should take a pragmatic approach to implementing Hadoop for their "big data" requirements, a new report released Tuesday by analyst firm Forrester Research urges.
  • Oracle rolls out 'Big Data' appliance

    Posted October 3, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    Oracle unveiled the Big Data Appliance, the newest addition to its line of products that combine software and hardware, during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday.

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