INTERVIEW: Jack Norris, Chief Marketing Officer, MapR Technologies

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MapR is a major player in the Hadoop distribution marketplace that seems to be growing in leaps and bounds. I caught up with CMO Jack Norris to get his perspectives on the Hadoop ecosystem. In the interview below Jack talks candidly about MapR’s recent round of funding and how the company is priming itself for an IPO. Read on for more important insights from MapR!

Actian Introduces Big Data 2.0 Clear Path Program

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Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the first company to deliver an end-to-end big data analytics platform that runs natively in Hadoop, today announced its Big Data 2.0 Clear Path Program designed to help companies jumpstart analytics projects or rapidly move existing ones into production. The program provides a complete roadmap to address specific business challenges, with proven methodologies […]

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).

EnterpriseDB Extends Postgres Big Data Capacity with MongoDB Hadoop Extensions

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EnterpriseDB (EDB), a leading provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, has announced the first release of two new extensions that expand PostgreSQL’s ability to seamlessly integrate information from big data and NoSQL-only solutions.

HP Invests $50 Million in Hortonworks

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HP and Hortonworks announced a strategic partnership to address the critical big data needs of enterprise customers. The joint commitment will help accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Apache Hadoop by deeply integrating the Hortonworks Data Platform with the HP HAVEn big data platform. The partnership is also supported by a $50 million equity investment by HP.

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.

FoundationDB and DataRPM Partner to Simplify Analytics & Visualization on Next Generation Database

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FoundationDB, the company behind next generation database software that uniquely combines scalability and consistency, today announced a technology partnership with DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive big data discovery & analytics platform. The integration allows users to perform data analysis, discovery and natural language analytics on data stored in FoundationDB’s distributed, transactional database (via the SQL Layer).

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.

Data Science 101: Real-time Analytics using Cassandra, Spark and Shark

In the video below, Evan Chan (Software Engineer at Ooyala), describes his experience using the Spark and Shark frameworks for running real-time queries on top of Cassandra data.