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Hadoop Creator Yahoo Finds It's Not Enough, Turns to Druid

This Hadoop thing started by Yahoo 10 years ago seems to be catching on, but it lacks certain functionality, so the Web giant has moved on in its never-ending quest for more efficient Big Data processing. Say hello to Druid.

Car Hack Highlights Security Concerns Topping New IoT Developer Survey

New IoT developer survey shows security -- including car hacks -- is worry No. 1, just as a real-world auto exploit is demonstrated by researchers and a massive vehicle recall is issued.

Hortonworks Improves Hadoop Developer Experience

Hortonworks Inc. highlighted an improved experience for Big Data developers in its new open enterprise Apache Hadoop solution, just released to general availability.

R Rises in IEEE Ranking of Top Programming Languages

IEEE Spectrum has followed up last year's report on the top programming languages with a new study that sees R making a big jump in the popularity rankings, presumably coinciding with its status as a Big Data mainstay particularly adept at handling statistics.

Cloudera Tool Provides End-to-End Python for Big Data

Major Hadoop distributor Cloudera Inc. today unveiled a new tool to provide a 100 percent, end-to-end Python stack for advanced Big Data analytics.

Data Intensity Offers One-Stop Shop for Cloud-Based Analytics

Data Intensity LLC today announced cloud-based software designed to serve as a one-stop shop for data analytics and business intelligence.

DataSift Democratizes Social Machine Learning

DataSift, a "human data intelligence" company, yesterday launched a tool that lets developers provide simplified, social-focused machine learning to users throughout an organization.

Report Details Most Lucrative Data Skills

Packt Publishing has come out with a new survey detailing the money-making skills that pay off the most in the data science and business intelligence industries. Short answer: R and Python -- and get ready to deal with the Internet of Things.

Accenture Bundles Big Data Analytics as a Service

Professional services and consulting company Accenture has bundled a suite of technologies into a cloud-based, turnkey service for Big Data analytics.

Teradata To Provide Cloudera Option for its Hadoop Appliance

Teradata said it will add an option to use Cloudera's Hadoop distribution with its Big Data analytics appliance, alongside the current Hortonworks Hadoop offering.

Kyvos Emerges from Stealth with OLAP on Hadoop

Silicon Valley startup Kyvos Insights today emerged from stealth mode, trumpeting a new way for ordinary business users to conduct Big Data analytics.

Platfora Enhances Big Data Visualization Engine

A new data visualization engine highlights improvements to Platfora Inc.'s updated Big Data analytics platform.

Oracle 'Completes' Its Cloud Platform

All applications offered by Oracle are heading for the cloud -- if they're not there already.

Study Says Half of Developers Not Ready for Internet of Things

With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don't believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects.

IBM, MapR Spur Spark Big Data Development

The amazingly active open source Apache Spark project used for Big Data analytics shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM has gone all in on the technology today by promising tons of development support and MapR Technologies Inc. announced tailored Quick Start Solutions to help get started with it.

Spark Gets R Language API

A new API for the R programming language -- used heavily in Big Data analytics -- heads the list of updates in the new open source Apache Spark 1.4, commercial steward Databricks Inc. announced yesterday.

MapR 5.0 Heads Hadoop Summit News

Like the elephant in the room that crashed the party, MapR Technologies unveiled a new Hadoop distribution among a barrage of MapR news announcements at the ongoing Hadoop Summit, hosted by its archrival Hortonworks Inc. in conjunction with Yahoo.

Teradata Backs Presto Big Data SQL Query Engine

Teradata Corp., a Big Data analytics vendor, today announced it was throwing development resources at the open source Presto project, which provides a SQL query engine for interactive queries.

New Couchbase N1QL Language Allows SQL Queries over JSON Data

Couchbase announced a new language called N1QL that allows SQL queries over JSON data stored in its NoSQL document-oriented database.

Datameer Adds Governance to Tame 'Wild West' Hadoop

Datameer today announced new data governance capabilities in its native Hadoop offering.

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