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Rubicon.IO Uses Riak to Provide Real-Time Threat Analysis

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Rubicon.IO is a start-up in the threat intelligence space that real-time analytic capabilities by scouring metadata from various sources: threat feeds, social media, SIEM data, and PCAPs. It uses an HPC engine that aggregates and humanizes geospatial, TECHINT, HUMINT, and OSINT data sources.

Netflix Reveals All (well, at least a lot)

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Last night I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Data Science Track event sponsored by the LA Machine Learning meetup group: Data Science @ Netflix.

MapR Adds Complete Apache Spark Stack to its Distribution for Hadoop

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with Databricks and the addition of the complete Apache Spark technology stack to the MapR Distribution.

Interview: Continuent Manages Cross-Database, High-Speed Replication

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“The speed and flexibility of our core replicator solution and the companion Continuent Tungsten clustering solution offer advanced functionality in a simple and easily usable format. Tungsten Replicator supports high-speed replication between MySQL and Oracle databases in an open source product. Continuent Tungsten supports billions of transactions a day, with our largest single installation managing over 700 million transactions a day and over 225 terabytes of data. Key to all this is the ease of deployment and use, and the flexible nature of the solution, enabling cross-database replication, and advanced filtering not found in other products.”

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.

Data Science 101: Combining the Power of R and Hadoop

Cloudera and Revolution Analytics allow you to derive new business insights from Big Data by providing a joint solution to store, process, and analyze all your data at scale.

NoSQL Database to Power Big Data App for Macmillan Education Australia

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Sqrrl, the company that develops secure NoSQL database software for Big Data applications, has collaborated with Macmillan Education Australia, a leading educational publisher, to help them power a next generation education portal. Sqrrl’s NoSQL database, Sqrrl Enterprise, enables Macmillan to securely store massive amounts of student and teacher data and ensures data is only accessed in authorized ways.

Interview: ParStream Analyzes Billions of Records in Less than a Second

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“ParStream is a columnar database with a hybrid in-memory storage and a shared nothing architecture. Based on patented algorithms for indexing and compressing data, Parstream uniquely combines three core features: Analyzing billions of records in sub seconds, continuous fast import with up to 1 million rec/s and a flexible, interactive analytics engine with a SQL interface.”

MongoDB 2.6 Released – Builds on Five Years of Innovation

MongoDB today announced the general availability of MongoDB 2.6, the newest release of the popular database. The release builds on five years of innovation and hundreds of thousands of deployments to simplify provisioning and operating MongoDB deployments.

A Solution for Real-Time Retail Analytics

Large Austrian retailer MPREIS has long been using QlikView for business analytics. When the data got too large, the company turned to ParStream to provide immediate query response on billions of records for QlikView’s Direct Discovery. Now the retailer is able to view aggregated and highly detailed information in the same dashboard in real-time. In this use case examination, we’ll take a look at the problem the company faced and the steps taken toward a solution.