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Big Data Education, Training Opportunities on the Rise

Yesterday's announcement of a new master's degree program for data scientists at the University of California, Berkeley is among the latest examples of how educators and trainers are scrambling to meet the huge Big Data skills shortage.

Gartner Big Data Analyst: Still Waiting for YARN to Move Hadoop Forward

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian was upbeat about the progress of Big Data and Hadoop during his recent keynote at Hadoop Summit North America, but later expressed some frustration and noted that "we aren't quite there yet."

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday released the SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 and the cloud-based SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 on Windows Azure.

Big Data Product Watch 6/20/13: Big Players Weigh In

On the verge of the 6th Annual Hadoop Summit, the Big Data space is awash with recent product announcements from vendors big and small.

Hortonworks and Red Hat Join to Boost Hadoop File System

Major Big Data and open source players Hortonworks and Red Hat Inc. today announced their engineering teams will collaborate to enhance Apache Hadoop storage options for enterprises.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2014

Microsoft unveiled SQL Server 2014 on Monday during its TechEd conference and said the new version is designed with "cloud-first principles."

Hortonworks Data Platform Update Focuses on Hadoop SQL Enhancements

Hortonworks Inc. yesterday updated its open source Big Data platform with an emphasis on faster SQL queries in Apache Hadoop.

Got Big Data Skills? Write Your Own Ticket

The ongoing Big Data skills shortage is providing great opportunities for developers with Hadoop and related experience.

Big Data Product Watch 5/9/13: Usability and Accessibility

It's been a busy week for Big Data as vendors seek to make the technology more usable and accessible in the face of a skills shortage.

Cloudera Releases SQL-on-Hadoop Tool

Cloudera Inc. yesterday released its interactive, real-time query engine for Apache Hadoop.

Embarcadero Tool Targets 'Real' Native App Development

Embarcadero Technologies this week announced a tool aimed at helping developers more easily build native apps for different devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones.

ScaleOut Touts Live Hadoop Analysis

ScaleOut Software today announced an in-memory data grid that lets developers access live, fast-changing data with Hadoop-based programs for instant analysis.

Red Hat Updates JBoss Data Grid

Red Hat this week released a new version of its in-memory database JBoss Data Grid.

Hadoop on Windows Azure Moves Forward in Microsoft's Embrace of Big Data

Microsoft this week released the first public preview of its Hadoop on Windows Azure service, called HDInsight.

Web Coding Pioneer Unveils 'Sequel to SQL' BI Tool

Looker Data Sciences Inc. announced a business intelligence (BI) platform powered by a new data modeling language designed to simplify complex analytical SQL queries.

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