Hadoop news analysis for IT professionals
  • 10 hot Hadoop startups to watch

    Posted April 16, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.
  • 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
  • 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 creator outlines the future of big data platform

    Posted October 28, 2012 - 9:00 pm

    Doug Cutting, creator of Hadoop and founder of the Apache Hadoop Project, says big data is not hype and it's not a bubble. He lays out his vision of how Hadoop will become the Holy Grail of big data systems
  • Hadoop becomes critical cog in the big data machine

    Posted June 19, 2012 - 10:18 am

    As more and more companies use Hadoop to handle big data, anticipation for forthcoming Version 2.0 grows
  • Ease Big Data hiring pain with cascading

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Finding developers with the skills to create MapReduce jobs in Apache Hadoop is challenging, but you can ease that hiring pain with Cascading, an open source Java application framework for building enterprise Big Data applications on Hadoop.
  • How to use Hadoop to overcome storage limitations

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:50 pm

    Big data is all about storing and accessing large amounts of structured and unstructured data. However, where to put that data and how to access it have become the biggest challenges for enterprises looking to leverage the information. If you haven't yet considererd the open source Hadoop platform, now's the time.
  • NoSQL: Breaking free of structured data

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 8:30 am

    SQL has been around for so long that it's practically synonymous with "databases." But a new wave of data management tools -- some of them in use by huge Web players -- is changing the landscape.
  • Big data mining: Who owns your social network data?

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 11:35 am

    An attractive application of Hadoop and other big data technologies is to analyze users' social activities, sometimes without their express knowledge.
  • The tech behind 236 eHarmony members getting hitched daily

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 9:41 am

    While eHarmony Inc.'s goal is to get its 20 million members married or into long-term relationships, the online matchmaker is a downright commitment-phobe in its use of technology.

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