Databricks Cloud Announcement and Demo at Spark Summit 2014

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Coming to us from the recent Spark Summit 2014, here is a compelling presentation by Databricks CEO Ion Stoica that sets the stage for Spark’s continued advance in the big data ecosystem. The Databricks Cloud provides the full power of Spark, in the cloud, plus a powerful set of features for exploring and visualization your data, as well as writing and deploying production data products.

Sibyl: A System for Large Scale Machine Learning at Google

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Sibyl is an important research project underway at Google that implements machine learning primitives at scale and is widely used within Google. Large scale machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in improving the quality and monetization of Internet properties.

IBM Delivers New Big Data Capabilities on IBM Cloud Marketplace

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IBM recently announced that it is transforming how organizations engage with business content and make it more usable and interactive across the enterprise to deliver better results and improve decision making. Through a new Big Data service available on the IBM Cloud marketplace, organizations can now easily secure, access and manage content from anywhere and on any device.

HPCC Systems from LexisNexis Celebrates Third Open-Source Anniversary, Releases 5.0 Version

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LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has announced the third anniversary of HPCC Systems®, its open-source, enterprise-proven platform for big data analysis and processing for large volumes of data in 24/7 environments.

Datasource Consulting and Universal Data Models Announce Strategic Partnership

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Datasource Consulting, a leading Enterprise Information Management and Data Warehouse consultancy serving large enterprise customers throughout the United States; and, Universal Data Models, LLC., the pioneers of industry data models for the Enterprise Information Management and Data Warehouse industries, formed a partnership focusing on delivering unparalleled solutions using universal industry and common data models paired with a proven methodology that embraces Agile and Lean principles.

Tamr Emerges Out of Stealth Mode

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Tamr (formerly Data-Tamer) has emerged out of stealth mode with series A funding and an offering in the marketplace – a $16M+ funding round led by Google Ventures and NEA.

Making Hadoop Realtime

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Last evening I had the pleasure of attending the latest installment of our local Los Angeles Big Data User Group where I am co-organizer. The featured speaker was Dr. William Bain, Founder & CEO of ScaleOut Software, a company providing distributed data grids for the enterprise. Bill’s talk was “Making Hadoop Realtime” where he discussed how in-memory data grids bring tremendous value to the Hadoop software stack.

Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy

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A recent new report from Gartner research offers insight into the “data lakes” craze – Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy. Andrew White, vice president at Gartner, and Nick Heudecker, research director at Gartner, wrote an interesting review of the next big step in big data management technology.

MongoHQ becomes “Compose”

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Database-as-a-service provider MongoHQ announced that it now offers ElasticSearch as a service through its platform. In recognition of its expansion beyond MongoDB to being a multi-DBaaS vendor, the company has officially changed its name to “Compose,” and its website can now be accessed at www.Compose.io.

X15 Software Launches X15 Enterprise™

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X15 Software, Inc., a leading large-scale machine and log data management company, today announced the general availability of X15 Enterprise™, a new machine and log data management solution.