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Analysts Warn of Data Lake 'Fallacy' in Big Data Analytics

Storing unstructured Big Data from disparate sources in one large "data lake" for integrated analysis is an unfulfilled promise according to analysts from research firm Gartner Inc.

Hadoop Vendors Recruit More Partners in Big Data War

Hortonworks Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc. -- two of the leading vendors of Hadoop-based distributions -- this week announced partnerships to enhance their Big Data analytics offerings.

Talend Promises 10 Minutes to Big Data with New Sandbox

The Talend Big Data Sandbox aims to quicken the adoption of large-scale analytics, promising "zero to Big Data without coding in under 10 minutes."

More Mobile Big Data Analytics Coming with Apple-IBM Deal

In yesterday's joint statement announcing the new partnership between Apple and IBM, the companies specifically emphasized the promise of "bringing IBM's Big Data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad."

Oracle Adds SQL Twist to Big Data

In an age of NoSQL and Hadoop, original "Big 3" RDBMS vendor Oracle Corp. is getting back to its roots with a new product designed to integrate access across all three data stores with a single SQL query.

GraphLab Makes Big Data Machine Learning More Accessible

Seattle-based start-up GraphLab Inc. today emerged from stealth mode with a new platform designed to make large-scale machine learning more accessible to data scientists and developers everywhere.

Survey: Hadoop Limitations and Variety of Big Data Types Impede Analysis

The big problem with Big Data isn't big volume, it's the big variety of data types, according to a survey of data scientists released by Paradigm4 Inc. this week.

DataStax Does Big Data with Spark, Hadoop Integration

DataStax today introduced an upgrade to its Cassandra NoSQL database offering that sports new Big Data capabilities via integration with Apache Spark and Hadoop.

RainStor Upgrades Big Data Archive App for Hadoop 2.0

Big Data database provider RainStor Inc. today released a new version of its software that includes an archive application for storing data long-term on Hadoop 2.0.

VMware Updates Big Data Extensions

VMware Inc. on Friday updated its vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE), adding support for Hadoop 2, along with other enhancements.

The New Face of Developer Recruitment: Big Data & More

It's a new world for companies looking to find good software developers, and recruiters are turning to Big Data analytics and other tools to identify and land the best talent.

Big Data Rivals Battle with Security Acquisitions

Rival Big Data companies Cloudera and Hortonworks continue to battle for Hadoop distribution supremacy, most recently concentrating on shoring up their respective security capabilities.

MapR Opens Big Data App Gallery

Apple has its App Store, Google has its Google Play and now MapR Technologies Inc. has its App Gallery for Big Data applications that work with the company's Apache Hadoop distribution.

Apache Spark Big Data Tool Gets Better SQL Support in Major New Release

One of the hottest open source projects in the Big Data/Hadoop ecosystem was upgraded with new SQL functionality and more as the Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Spark 1.0.

HP Updates Vertica Big Data Analytics Platform

HP yesterday announced an update of its Vertica Analytics Platform, with speedier queries, improved resource allocation and enhanced SQL-on-Hadoop functionality.

Big Data Analytics Comes to Mobile Users

Cloud-based marketplace service also offers social collaboration.

Concurrent Announces Upgrade to Cascading Big Data Development Framework

Concurrent Inc. today announced an upgrade of its Cascading development framework for building Big Data applications, offering more choices for working with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

Splice Machine's 'Only Hadoop RDBMS' Released as Beta

Splice Machine Inc. today announced the public beta of what it claims to be "the only Hadoop RDBMS" on the market, capable of supporting real-time applications while natively supporting Apache Hadoop.

Cloudera and MongoDB Enter Big Data Partnership

Cloudera Inc. and MongoDB Inc. yesterday announced a strategic partnership to integrate their Big Data technologies.

Hortonworks Partners with Concurrent for Hadoop Development

Hortonworks and Concurrent are partnering to make Hadoop development easier and quicker by combining the former's Hadoop data platform with the latter's Cascading application development framework.

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