Tag Archive for Hadoop

MapR Unveils Free On-Demand Training Program

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced the availability of free Hadoop On-Demand Training for developers, analysts and administrators which represents a $50M in-kind contribution* to the broad Hadoop community. The Hadoop training program is a multi-course…

Taking Big Data Analytics for a Test Drive

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by Angela Guess Adrian Bridgwater of Forbes recently wrote, “Cloud-centric ‘autonomic’ application management company Qubell has announced Qubell for Hadoop Developers. The software is intended to enable Hadoop programmers and data engineers to get access to on-demand test environments for big data analytics projects. The assertion here (made by IDC analyst Melinda Ballou) is that…

Will MapR be the Next Big Data IPO?

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by Angela Guess Heather Clancy of Fortune recently wrote, “When Hadoop data management Hortonworks staged its public-market debut in mid-December—easily closing its first day with a billion-dollar market cap—scrutiny of its two biggest rivals, Cloudera and MapR Technologies, intensified. After all, the market for this rather esoteric, yet super-necessary software could reach $50.2 billion by…

Embracing Hadoop and Keeping Your Data Secure at the Same Time

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by Angela Guess Digital Journal recently published an article on the issue of avoiding data breaches in the age of Hadoop. The article notes, “It is clear that Hadoop is now mainstream and here to stay, being used to solve complex problems in industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare and Utilities among others. The use…

WibiData Develops First Commercial Experiment Framework for Rapid Optimization of Machine Learning in Hadoop

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “WibiData, a leader in personalization software, today announced Experiments by Wibi, the first commercial experiment framework to capitalize on the processing power enabled by machine learning in Hadoop. Experiments by Wibi reduces the time to modify and implement personalization models from months to minutes,…

Will the Hadoop-NoSQL Market Reach $3 Billion by 2017?

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by Angela Guess Bert Latamore of Silicon Angle reports, “The combined Hadoop-NoSQL market will exceed $3 billion in revenues in 2017 predicts Wikibon’s “Hadoop-NoSQL Software and Services Forecast, 2013-2017”. What’s driving growth is a major shift away from traditional relational databases such as Oracle and Teradata to Hadoop-based technologies, often used with NoSQL databases, writes…

The Big Money in Big Data is in Applications

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently opined, “We’re still fixating on all the wrong Big Data startups. Hortonworks, one of the primary companies behind Hadoop, recently went public to great fanfare and a $1.2 billion valuation. But Hortonworks and the rest of the so-called Big Data startups are actually some of the least…

Hadoop Will Live Up to the Hype

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “When an organization wants to dig into its Big Data these days, it’s almost inevitable that Hadoop, the open-source data storage and processing framework for dealing with extremely large data sets, will get the call. It’s easy to see why Hadoop is such an appealing…

The Twelve Days of Data

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by Angela Guess Yves de Montcheuil of Info World had too much fun writing a Twelve Days of Christmas type carol for Big Data. He writes, “On the First day of Christmas, big data gave to me One Hadoop ecosystem. Do I really need to explain Hadoop? I didn’t think so. For the ecosystem part,…

Xplenty Hits New Milestones Following U.S. Launch

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Xplenty, the big data processing platform powered by Hadoop, today announced a series of new benchmarks since making its innovative and easy-to-use big data processing technology directly available to customers in the United States. Since its U.S. rollout, Xplenty has executed half a million…