Big Data News & Articles


Survey: Structured RDBMS Data Still Reigns

Despite all the Big Data hype, a new survey of database deployments shows traditional, structured relational database management systems still rule the corporate world.

Google Expands Access to Big Data Tool

Google Inc. today announced its Cloud Dataflow tool for Big Data analytics is being moved to beta status, making it available to more developers.

Talend Sparks Up Big Data Sandbox

Big Data integrator Talend today announced an Apache Spark scenario has been added to its Big Data Sandbox for Cloudera.

Open Data Platform Hits Milestone

The Open Data Platform -- formed a couple months ago to advance Hadoop-based Big Data technologies for the enterprise -- has achieved its stated goal to develop a standard "ODP Core" upon which to base projects.

Big Data Joins Software-Defined Networking

Server hardware company PSSC Labs is teaming up with Plexxi Inc. -- known for its software-defined networking (SDN) technology -- to offer what they claim is the industry's "first SDN-based converged infrastructure solution for scale-out Big Data."

Metanautix Aims Low with Big Data Tool

As Big Data is democratized into "just data," vendors such as Metanautix Inc. and Datameer Inc. are providing tools to lower the bar for individual access to large-scale analytics.

Ryft Offers High-Speed Big Data in Proprietary Box

Move over, Apache Spark and other Big Data speed kings, Ryft Systems Inc. is claiming to be the new top dog for fast analytics of huge amounts of data.

New Projects Fill in Big Data Gaps

As original Apache Hadoop projects mature and graduate to commercial stewardship for further refinement, the open source Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and private companies are continually incubating and launching new open source projects to fill in the gaps in Big Data analytics.

Cisco Hedges Bets, Goes All in on Big Data

Cisco Systems Inc. announced resale partnerships with the "big three" Apache Hadoop-based software vendors: Cloudera Inc., Hortonworks Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc.

Google Open Sources Tool for Running C Code in Hadoop

The venerable C programming language isn't going away, as shown by Google's open sourcing of a framework to let Big Data devs run native C code in Hadoop: MapReduce for C.

Apache HBase 1.0 Release Features API Reorg

The Apache Software Foundation signed off on version 1.0 of HBase, the "Hadoop database," after seven years of development.

Spark Continues Big Data Ascension

Any doubts about the skyrocketing rise of Apache Spark technology in the Big Data ecosystem were put to rest at a recent conference, where it almost stole the show.

Oracle Unveils 'New Approach' to Democratizing Big Data

The latest major vendor to try its hand at "democratizing" Big Data is Oracle, which today announced a quartet of new products designed "to enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and SQL technologies to work together and be deployed securely in any model -- whether public cloud, private cloud or an on-premises infrastructure."

Microsoft Updates Azure Data Services with Open Source View

Microsoft today announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform, exhibiting a continuation of its new direction toward openness and interoperability.

Pivotal Goes Open Source on Big Data

The company is open sourcing its Big Data platform, helping to found an Open Data Platform to promote technologies based on open source software, and is joining with Hortonworks Inc. to further Apache Hadoop capabilities.

Datameer Aims Hadoop Service at Department-Level Users

Datameer Inc. has introduced what it calls the first enterprise-grade Big Data analytics platform targeting department-specific deployments.

BlueData Adds Tachyon In-Memory Option to Big Data Platform

Big Data specialist BlueData Software Inc. added Tachyon to its EPIC private cloud platform as a speedy in-memory distributed file system option.

Lavastorm Democratizing Big Data Analytics in Face of Skills Shortage

Lavastorm Analytics is the latest company seeking to "democratize" Big Data analytics in the face of a lack of data scientists, developers and others with advanced statistical and analytics skills.

VoltDB Aims for Fast Big Data Development

VoltDB Inc. addressed the need for speed in real-time analysis of streaming data with the latest update to its namesake "NewSQL" in-memory, scale-out database, featuring expanded integration with Big Data mainstay Apache Hadoop, along with several other enhancements.

Survey Confirms Apache Spark Traction in Big Data Analytics

Reactive programming company Typesafe today released a survey that confirms the high adoption rate of Apache Spark, an open source Big Data processing framework that improves traditional Hadoop-based analytics.

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