Bright Computing Achieves Cloudera Certification for Bright Cluster Manager

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This week Bright Computing announced that their Bright Cluster Manager software is now certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5. Going forward from this announcement, Bright and Cloudera work together to enable enterprise customers to deploy and manage big data projects.

HP Targets Big Data as Part of its Converged Infrastructure Push

HP is hopping on the Big Data bandwagon. On Monday the company announced a new organization, HP Converged Systems, cobbled together from various dedicated resources “…to deliver purpose-built technology for social, cloud, mobile and big data solutions. The business unit is charged with helping accelerate the next generation of the “Converged Infrastructure concept.”  Announced last […]

Blue Waters Ready to Handle Floods of Data

Big Data requires big computing, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is doing its part with the launch of Blue Waters, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. U of I held an open house a couple of weeks ago, inviting one and all to visit its National Petascale Computing Facility and kick the tires […]

Video: Intel Launches their own Distribution for Apache Hadoop

In this video, Intel’s Boyd Davis launches the new Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop. People and machines are producing valuable information that could enrich our lives in so many ways, from pinpoint accuracy in predicting severe weather to developing customized treatments for terminal diseases,” said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter […]

EMC to Found Russian Big Data Hub

This week EMC announced plans to establish a R&D center for big Data and Cloud computing in the “Russian Silicon Valley” Skolkovo Foundation Innovation Hub in Russia. The center will focus on development of cloud infrastructure solutions and Big Data analytics technologies for Bioinformatics and Energy Efficiency. EMC’s global R&D centers are cultivating talent and […]

Big Data Still a Story about Tape

Spectra Logic CTO Matt Starr, makes the case that tape continues to have a bright future: EMC’s recent “Big Data” news splash did not mention tape, which kind of shocked me!  (It’s only kind of shocking, as EMC is tape-hostile.) Tape is Big Data:  80% of the world’s data is stored on tape and tape is the […]