With all the new buzzwords and technical jargon to confuse the folks upstairs in your C-suite, who’s to say what’s real and what’s not?
Object Storage is a technology whose time has come. Exponential increases in the volumes of data being stored, the growing importance of metadata, the need for global access, and a transition to distributed cloudbased applications have pushed traditional block- and file-based storage beyond the breaking point. A new eBook offers timely insight into this important […]
This video shows how to set up Hadoop on Google Compute Engine and run a MapReduce job on the Freebase dataset.
Over at VentureBeat, Sean Ludwig reports that Cleversafe, a provider of data storage products, has raised $55 million in its fourth round of funding to go after the big data and cloud business. Cleversafe is based in Chicago, and it’s notable for its dsNet object storage systems data protection system. Using what Cleversafe calls Storage Dispersal it solves […]
Infochimps, an open source provider of big data PaaS for the enterprise has been acquired by CSC. Infochimps Cloud for Big Data is a set of cloud services that offer real-time processing and streaming, batch Hadoop, and ad hoc queries for actionable analytics. It can be deployed either in hybrid, private, virtual private, or public […]
Over at the Montreal Gazzette, Joseph Czikk writes that Plot.ly is a new online platform that allows users to create and collaborate on publication-quality graphs and charts that require large amounts of data. More powerful than Microsoft Excel or Google Docs, it enables data analysts to work together in real-time. Plot.ly is the first […]