Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.

Interview: Nick Elprin, Co-founder, Domino

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Domino Data Lab, Inc. is a new company that started out with a focus on enabling much easier cloud computation, and doing “version control for data science.” I caught up with co-founder Nick Elprin at the recent useR!2014 conference to get the high-level view of his company.

MapR Technologies Among First to Receive Big Data Competency Status by AWS

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that it is one of the first to receive Big Data Competency status from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Zettaset Simplifies Big Data Security and Management for the Enterprise

Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it is making Zettaset Orchestrator’s cornerstone Big Data security capabilities available as stand-alone product offerings.

MapR Partners with Tata Consultancy Services to Help Customers with Big Data

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has announced a new partnership with MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the highly ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, to help enterprise customers easily and rapidly capture critical big data insights.

Teradata Acquires Revelytix and Hadapt

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, today announced two acquisitions that accelerate the growth of its big data capabilities. On July 16th, Teradata acquired assets of Revelytix, a leader in information management products for big data with unique metadata management technology and deep expertise in integrating information across the enterprise. On July 17th, Teradata acquired assets of Hadapt, including experienced big data technologists and intellectual property.

Talend Introduces the Big Data Sandbox to Accelerate Adoption of Big Data

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Talend, a global big data integration software leader, today announced the availability of the Talend Big Data Sandbox, a pre-configured virtual environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground through real-world use cases and interactive learning tools.

MongoDB Powers City of Chicago’s WindyGrid Platform

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MongoDB, the database for modern applications, today announced that the City of Chicago is using MongoDB as the data store for WindyGrid, a real-time geospatial platform that delivers a unified view of city operations. WindyGrid enables City personnel to analyze spatial data historically and in real-time, with the database size growing by millions of records each day.

Where There’s Spark There’s Fire: The State of Apache Spark in 2014

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In this special guest feature, Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and Creator of Apache Spark, explores open-source Apache Spark ‘s status in the Hadoop community.

DataStax Enterprise 4.5 Unveiled

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At the rercent Spark Summit 2014, DataStax, a leading distributed database management system that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.5 (DSE 4.5).