MapR-DB NoSQL Database Integrated into the MapR Distribution

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that MapR-DB is now available for unlimited production use in the freely-downloadable MapR Community Edition. MapR-DB was recently recognized by an independent research firm as the highest scored NoSQL key-value database for current offering among all reviewed vendors.

Predixion Insight 4.0 Released

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Predixion Software, a developer of cloud-based predictive analytics software, this week released Predixion Insight 4.0, the latest version of its powerful predictive analytics platform.

The Game’s Afoot! DataRPM Automates Big Data with Smart Machine Analytics

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With booth personnel at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference clad in Sherlock Holmes costumes, DataRPM this week announced the latest product release of its award-winning smart machine analytics for big data. Leveraging the power of cognitive computing, DataRPM delivers the unprecedented ability for business people to talk – literally – to their data in plain English and be immediately delivered answers in visually intuitive ways.

Dataguise Announces Security Solution for Hadoop in the Cloud

Dataguise , a leading provider of data-centric security and data governance solutions for Big Data, has announced it has expanded its DgSecure platform to support Hadoop in the cloud, including the largest cloud Hadoop implementation, Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce).

Slingshot Power Taps Actian and Big Data to Supercharge the Solar Economy

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Actian Corporation, delivering an end-to-end big data analytics platform running natively in Hadoop, announced that clean energy provider Slingshot Power is using the Actian Analytics Platform – Hadoop SQL Edition™ to more accurately target customer segments, optimize system performance, tailor recommendations, and predict the ideal pathway for every American home to achieve energy independence.

Platfora 4.0 Announced – Enables Petabyte-scale Data Access

Platfora, a native big data analytics platform for Hadoop, has introduced Platfora 4.0 with advanced visualizations, geo-analytics capabilities and collaboration features that empower cross-functional teams to work iteratively with data at scale, garnering valuable insights to make better-informed business decisions at a fraction of the time that it once took.

Cloudera Unveils Cloudera Enterprise 5.2

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, has announced availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.2. The new release represents the proven success and maturity of the enterprise data hub, which delivers best-of-breed technologies and capabilities, with the support and validation of a robust ecosystem.

Cloudera and Red Hat Forge Big Data Alliance

Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache™ Hadoop®, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced an alliance to deliver joint enterprise software solutions including data integration and application development tools, and data platforms.

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 Delivers More Enterprise-Ready Hadoop

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Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.2, an enterprise-ready data platform that enables organizations to adopt a modern data architecture with Hadoop YARN as the architectural center, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform – spanning governance, security and operations.

Doug Cutting Interview

In the presentation below, Hadoop luminary Doug Cutting gives us some of his perspectives on the big data industry as well as a high-level overview of the Hadoop technology stack.