The Current State of Hadoop – An Infographic

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For those trying to sort out the big data technology stack, in particular Apache Hadoop, here is a compelling new infographic “The Current State of Hadoop: A look at the rise of Hadoop in big data enterprise applications for 2014,” courtesy of Solix.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In-Memory Computing Performance Benchmark

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This article is the fourth in an editorial series that will provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging in-memory computing to analyze data faster, improve the quality of business decisions, and use the insight to increase customer satisfaction and sales performance. In last week’s article, we set the stage for in-memory computing technology in terms of […]

Revolution Analytics Introduces Revolution R Open and Revolution R Plus

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Revolution Analytics, the only commercial provider of open source R software, today announced two new offerings that support the open source R community and elevate R’s capabilities to enterprise-level performance. Revolution R Open is a free, open source R distribution that enhances R performance, makes it easier to share R scripts and improves collaboration on R-based advanced analytics applications.

Ask a Data Scientist: Curse of Dimensionality

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week you’ll see reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail answered by a practicing data scientist – sometimes by me and other times by an Intel data scientist. This week’s question is from a reader who wants to know more about the “curse of dimensionality.”

Salesforce Delivers Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud

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Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), a leading CRM vendor, has announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Wave is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device.