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.

Basho Introduces Riak CS 1.5

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Basho, the creator and developer of Riak, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, today introduced Riak CS 1.5 and Riak CS 1.5 Enterprise, Basho’s distributed object storage software.

Concurrent and Elasticsearch Team Up to Accelerate Data Application Deployment

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Concurrent, Inc., a leader in data application infrastructure, and Elasticsearch, Inc., provider of an end-to-end real-time search and analytics stack, has announced a partnership to accelerate the time to market for Hadoop-based enterprise data applications.

MongoHQ and GoGrid Offer Elastic MongoDB Deployment

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Database-as-a-service provider MongoHQ announced that it has partnered with Open Data Services leader GoGrid to deliver its fully-managed platform to host and scale MongoDB databases through GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy™ solution. The partnership will enable developers to run multiple big data evaluations on demand, fast and with a minimum investment of time or resources, and make it simple for developers, systems administrators and IT pros to retain control of their data in the cloud.

Predictive Analytics for Big Data Using EmcienPatterns

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EmcienPatterns is Emcien’s Data Analysis Platform, providing complete and automated data analysis by revealing the patterns in data, analyzing those connections, and delivering answers to the user or to downstream systems through APIs.

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!

Visualization of the Week: San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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This visualization is especially meaningful to our Southern California readers who may have taken time off of their big data challenges to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. Our friend Kuang Keng Kuek Ser utilized Tableau software to visualize the attendance of this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Click HERE to experiment with the live […]