Big Data News & Articles


MapR Adds Drill to Hadoop Distribution for SQL-Based Big Data Analytics

MapR Technologies Inc. added the newly available Apache Drill 1.0 project for SQL-based Big Data analytics to its Apache Hadoop distribution.

Syncfusion Revamps Big Data Platform for Windows

Syncfusion has updated what it claims to be "the one and only Hadoop distribution designed and optimized for Windows" with multiple-node cluster management capabilities.

Oracle Tackles Spatial and Graph Big Data Analytics

With nearly 20 years of experience working with spatial and graph data in its flagship relational database, Oracle Corp. is taking that expertise and putting it into a new Big Data tool.

Startup Ties Mobile Apps to IoT Devices

Less than a year old, startup MODE Inc. has unveiled a platform designed to help mobile developers connect their apps to Internet of Things (IoT) devices spewing out tons of high-volume data.

Study Reveals what Drives Hadoop Adoption: Not Much, Actually

Actual real-world adoption of Hadoop-based Big Data technologies lags behind the hype, a new study from Gartner Inc. indicates.

IBM's Watson Big Data Tool Goes Hybrid

New hybrid cloud capabilities are among a host of improvements to IBM's Watson cloud-based Big Data analytics service.

Pivotal Releases Hadoop Distribution Based on Open Data Platform

Pivotal Software released its first Apache Hadoop distribution based on the controversial Open Data Platform, a controversial new industry consortium designed to further standardized Big Data initiatives.

Not All that Glitters Is Gold: Making the Business Case for IoT

The ability to do something is not reason in itself to do it. Every IoT project needs a good business case behind it.

Microsoft Unveils New Big Data Products for the Azure Cloud

During the opening keynote address of its Build developer conference, Microsoft unveiled a data warehouse for the Azure cloud, along with "elastic databases" and a data lake.

Apache Advances Parquet Columnar Storage Project

Will Apache Parquet be the "next big thing" in the Big Data/Hadoop ecosystem?

Lavastorm Adds Transparency, Collaboration to Big Data Analytics

In a somewhat different take on democratizing Big Data, Lavastorm Analytics yesterday announced it was adding transparency and collaboration to analytics projects.

MapR Blasts Open Data Platform

MapR Technologies declined to join the young Open Data Platform consortium to further Big Data efforts and today penned a blog post explaining why.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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