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Cloudera Enterprise 5 Released

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5, the latest release of Cloudera’s Hadoop platform that sits at the core of an enterprise data hub.

MapR Technologies Expands Big Data Search with Elasticsearch

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MapR Technologies, Inc., a top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Elasticsearch Inc., a popular open source search and analytics solution, today announced the integration of Elasticsearch’s real-time search and analytics capability with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, enabling customers to search and store tremendous amounts of information in real time.

Data Science 101: Hadoop in the Cloud

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) makes it easy to provision and manage Hadoop in the AWS Cloud. Hadoop is available in multiple distributions and Amazon EMR gives you the option of using the Amazon Distribution or the MapR Distribution for Hadoop.

Interview: A3CUBE Sets Sights on the Emerging Arena of High Performance Data

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“Our architecture permits tens of thousands of SSDs to be connected together and accessed in a parallel and concurrent way using direct mapping of memory accesses from a local machine to the I/O bus and memory of a remote machine. This feature allows for data transmission between local and remote system memories without the use of operating system services. It also enables a unique linear scalability of SSDs bandwidth and IOPS and consequently allows computation and data access to scale together linearly. This totally eliminates the bottleneck in bandwidth or IOPS and provides optimal dimensions of performance, capacity, and computation with an unmatched flexibility at a fraction of the costs.”

MemSQL Delivers Advantage for Real-Time Ad Bidding

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MemSQL, the leader in distributed in-memory database technology, recently announced that global digital-media holding company CPXi recently deployed MemSQL v3.0 in order to utilize all of the company’s data—250 billion rows of real-time and historical data—for its real-time bidding operations.

Interview: Nexenta Seeks to Do Away with MESS

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“Software defined storage is a fundamental component of software defined data centers – the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. In its simplest form, Software Defined Storage is about leveraging software only solutions to address storage challenges, from vendor lock-in, cost, performance, security, scale and manageability. A complete SDS portfolio enables customers to both optimize existing infrastructure and fully replace legacy configurations with industry standard hardware powered by software.”

SiSense Analyzes a Billion Records Instantly on Any Smartphone or Table

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SiSense, a business analytics and dashboard SaaS company, recently unveiled the first analytics solution enabling non-technical users to analyze terabytes of data from any mobile device.

Big Data vs. Small Data – Is there a Difference?

I’ve been monitoring an interesting discussion on the Big Data and Analytics group over on LinkedIn – “Is there a difference between big data and small data?” It is an interesting question, one that I’ve heard before during my travels down in the trenches as I explore our industry.

Jaspersoft and MapR Technologies Announce Integration

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Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, recently announced a partnership with MapR Technologies, Inc., a leader in Hadoop technology for Big Data deployments, whereby Jaspersoft’s business intelligence (BI) offering is now integrated with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop.

Guavus Unveils CareReflex

Guavus, a leading provider of big data analytics solutions, recently unveiled CareReflex, an application to improve the ability to identify the root causes of complex customer issues.