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Big Data Getting In-Memory Performance Boost: A Tech Round-Up

A flurry of new announcements from Cloudera, Red Hat, SGI and others highlights growing trend in real-time analytics of massive amounts of data.

Google Eliminates Need for HDFS in its Big Data Cloud Platform

Google this week announced a Google Cloud Storage Connector for Hadoop that simplifies Big Data analysis on its cloud platform by eliminating the need to use the oft-maligned Hadoop Distributed File System.

Neo4j 2.0: The Graph Database Has Arrived

Neo Technology on Tuesday announced the general availability of Neo4j 2.0, which adds a new schema construct Cypher query language improvements, among other changes.

Concurrent Seeks to Lower Hadoop Adoption Barrier for SQL Coders

Concurrent Inc. this week released Cascading Lingual, an open source project designed to give developers a standards-based SQL interface for creating and working with Big Data applications on Apache Hadoop.

Amazon Announces Real-Time Big Data Processing Service

Amazon yesterday introduced its Kinesis service for real-time processing of never-ending Big Data streams to facilitate instant business decision-making.

Facebook Open Sources Presto Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data

Facebook has open sourced Presto, its distributed SQL query engine built to improve Big Data analytics beyond existing solutions such as Hadoop MapReduce and Hive.

NuoDB Adds Geo-Distro to NewSQL Database

NewSQL startup NuoDB has released an update of its distributed relational database management system (DBMS).

Big Data Product Watch 10/31/13: To the Cloud!

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services highlighted a Halloween handout of Hadoop product announcements with a common theme of enhancing cloud-based analytics.

Big Data Gets Big Change with Hadoop 2 Release

The Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Hadoop 2, a major upgrade of the open source cloud computing platform nearly synonymous with Big Data.

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2014 Preview 2

On Wednesday Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Five Surprising Uses of Big Data: From Tracking Potty Mouths to Winning Fantasy Football Games

It's not all about site traffic and sales. Here are some surprising uses of Big Data that you might not have thought of.

Survey: Big Data Implementations Lag Behind Interest

Despite much interest and enthusiasm for Big Data projects, actual implementations are lagging at many organizations, according to a new survey from Talend.

New IBM Programming System for Big Data Modeled on Human Brain

IBM today announced a new computer programming system based on its cutting-edge silicon chips modeled on characteristics of the human brain.

Cisco and NetApp Hop on Hadoop

Cisco and NetApp yesterday enhanced their joint FlexPod portfolio, highlighted by the addition of FlexPod Select with Hadoop for dedicated data-intensive workloads.

Cloudera Releases Hadoop Security Module

Apache Hadoop developers working with SQL query engines can now rely on a new security tool from Cloudera Inc. that reportedly provides the granularity to secure data access from most SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools and scenarios.

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