Slingshot Power Taps Actian and Big Data to Supercharge the Solar Economy

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Actian Corporation, delivering an end-to-end big data analytics platform running natively in Hadoop, announced that clean energy provider Slingshot Power is using the Actian Analytics Platform – Hadoop SQL Edition™ to more accurately target customer segments, optimize system performance, tailor recommendations, and predict the ideal pathway for every American home to achieve energy independence.

Platfora 4.0 Announced – Enables Petabyte-scale Data Access

Platfora, a native big data analytics platform for Hadoop, has introduced Platfora 4.0 with advanced visualizations, geo-analytics capabilities and collaboration features that empower cross-functional teams to work iteratively with data at scale, garnering valuable insights to make better-informed business decisions at a fraction of the time that it once took.

Cloudera Unveils Cloudera Enterprise 5.2

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, has announced availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.2. The new release represents the proven success and maturity of the enterprise data hub, which delivers best-of-breed technologies and capabilities, with the support and validation of a robust ecosystem.

Cloudera and Red Hat Forge Big Data Alliance

Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache™ Hadoop®, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced an alliance to deliver joint enterprise software solutions including data integration and application development tools, and data platforms.

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 Delivers More Enterprise-Ready Hadoop

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Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.2, an enterprise-ready data platform that enables organizations to adopt a modern data architecture with Hadoop YARN as the architectural center, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform – spanning governance, security and operations.

Doug Cutting Interview

In the presentation below, Hadoop luminary Doug Cutting gives us some of his perspectives on the big data industry as well as a high-level overview of the Hadoop technology stack.

Cray Announces Urika-XA Advanced Analytics Platform

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“The Cray Urika-XA system provides customers with the benefits of a turnkey analytics appliance combined with a flexible, open platform that can be modified for future analytics workloads. Designed for customers with mission-critical analytics challenges, the Cray Urika-XA system reduces the analytics footprint and total cost of ownership with a single-platform consolidating a wide range of analytics workloads.”

Ask a Data Scientist: Curse of Dimensionality

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week you’ll see reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail answered by a practicing data scientist – sometimes by me and other times by an Intel data scientist. This week’s question is from a reader who wants to know more about the “curse of dimensionality.”

MongoDB Lowers Operational Effort of Popular Database by 95 Percent

MongoDB today announced the general availability of major enhancements to MongoDB Management Service (MMS), its popular cloud service for managing the world’s fastest growing database ecosystem. MMS dramatically simplifies operations for MongoDB deployments of any size, reducing operational overhead by 95 percent for many operations.

MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages.