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Welcome to Berkeley: Where Hadoop isn't nearly fast enough

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Tucked within the computer science deparment at the University of California, Berkeley, there’s an institution called AMPLab that’s making a name for itself by — among other things — essentially rebuilding the Hadoop platform, only faster. Results for linear regression test AMPLab’s most well-known product in the big data space,...
Welcome to Berkeley: Where Hadoop isn't nearly fast enough

Israeli 'big data' startup SiSense gets $10M & reports 520% revenue spike

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SiSense closed a $10 million funding round today for its “big data” technology that competes with giants like SAP and Oracle. “We are seeing most success when we compete against the bigger guys who are too expensive or can’t scale to the terabyte [data] range we are going after,”...
Israeli 'big data' startup SiSense gets $10M & reports 520% revenue spike

The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster

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Before you can get into the fun part of actually processing and analyzing big data with Hadoop, you have to configure, deploy and manage your cluster. It’s neither easy nor glamorous — data scientists get all the love — but it is necessary. Here are five tools (not from commercial...
The unsexy side of big data: 6 tools to manage your Hadoop cluster

Another day, another $12M for a 'big data' startup

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It’s Thursday, so naturally this is the the second multimillion-dollar fundraise for a Big Data company. Rainstor, a San Francisco-based company which pulled in $12 million today, has a relational database that focuses on new ways to store large amounts of data. Companies of all sizes are increasingly opting for...
Another day, another $12M for a 'big data' startup

Cloudera cofounder Mike Olson steps down as CEO, former ArcSight head steps up

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Big data startup Cloudera has announced a shakeup of its executive team, with cofounder Mike Olson stepping down as CEO and former ArcSight CEO Tom Reilly stepping in to take his place. Olson will stay on...
Cloudera cofounder Mike Olson steps down as CEO, former ArcSight head steps up

Open Letter To Twitter. My suggestion for how to Kick-Ass (Facebook ass that is)

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Twitter needs to get in touch with its inner Kool Moe Dee. Dear Team Twitter, Last week at Facebook’s f8 developers conference, Facebook got a lot of attention for launching the ability to mark anything on the Web as something that you like, creating a kind of Facebook owned overlay...
Open Letter To Twitter. My suggestion for how to Kick-Ass (Facebook ass that is)

Engineers troubleshoot Curiosity computer glitch

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Flight controllers have powered up a back-up computer aboard the Curiosity Mars rover after software glitches interrupted the flow of science data. Space radiation may be responsible. [Read more]...
Engineers troubleshoot Curiosity computer glitch

Pentaho shifts focus from business intelligence to "big data", nabs $23M

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For Pentaho, the  startup that claims to be the first business intelligence (BI) provider to shift its focus to  ”big data”, the bet is paying off. The Orlando, Fl. based startup has secured $23 million in third-round funding, bringing its total funds to $55 million. It will devote the...
Pentaho shifts focus from business intelligence to "big data", nabs $23M

Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

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Managed hosting provider Sungard is getting into the big data space with a new Hadoop service that gives users on-demand access to the popular data-storage and processing platform. Called Unified Analytics Service, Sungard’s new offering joins the growing ranks of cloud-based Hadoop offerings from Amazon Web Services  , Microsoft and IBM ,...
Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

If you want to build the next Siri, ai-one wants to help

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Artificial intelligence has to be a siren’s song for application developers that want to strike it rich. It’s very cool in terms of possibilities and, as Apple’s Siri application has proven, the public will eat it up. The problem, of course, is that AI is hard as hell — techniques...
If you want to build the next Siri, ai-one wants to help

Inside IBM’s Huge “Big Data” Buying Spree

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Haven't we seen this before: IBM making a big acquisition of a “V” company in the big data space? Indeed, last April 13, IBM purchased analytics software maker Varicent for an undisclosed amount. And then this morning, IBM announced its acquisition of enterprise search facilitator Vivisimo.  IBM usually doesn’t acquire applications software...
Inside IBM’s Huge “Big Data” Buying Spree

DataRPM raises $250,000 as it launches natural language data service for businesses

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Business intelligence startup DataRPM has launched Instant Answers, a new service that provides companies with natural language data searches. The company has also announced a $250,000 round of angel investment. The startup was created early last year by three experienced entrepreneurs looking to tackle the ‘Big Data’ space. Co-founder Ruban Phukan...
DataRPM raises $250,000 as it launches natural language data service for businesses

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch to leave Hewlett-Packard

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Entrepreneur is latest executive to leave 'too bureaucratic' HP as tech giant announces 27,000 job cuts and drop in net profitsBritish entrepreneur Mike Lynch, who built his company Autonomy from the ground up to a $11.2bn (£7bn) acquisition by US tech giant Hewlett-Packard, is leaving, the company announced abruptly on...
Autonomy founder Mike Lynch to leave Hewlett-Packard

IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics

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On the heels of acquiring sales data analytics company Varicent last week, Big Blue is making another buy in the data space today— Vivisimo. Financial terms were not disclosed. Vivisimo, which has raised $6 million in funding, launched as a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon and applies clustering technology to enterprise...
IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics

THE MOST AMAZING ECONOMICS WEBSITE IN THE WORLD

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Perhaps you've seen a lot of charts on Business Insider that look like this one, showing seasonally adjusted weekly jobless claims since 2006. Or maybe you've seen this chart, showing the inversion of weekly jobless claims overlaid with the S&P 500. Well if you didn't already know by now,...
THE MOST AMAZING ECONOMICS WEBSITE IN THE WORLD

By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps

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Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apple’s impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached “peak SMS,” that is, text messaging is on the decline and another form of messaging will take its place. But as the major empires wage...
By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps
How 0xdata wants to help everyone become data scientists

Avatar DVD and Blu-ray Plans Officially Announced

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It was about time Fox spoke up and put James Cameron’s wagging tongue to rest. Finally, we have the officially announced plans for Avatar on DVD and Blu-ray, and they’re trying something a little bit different… The first release comes this April. Just as Jim said, the US launch...
Avatar DVD and Blu-ray Plans Officially Announced

Chicisimo's Social Fashion Graph: Data is always in style

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Spain-based Chicisimo has managed to establish itself as a go-to destination for street style inspiration, building a vibrant community for fashionistas to share their looks and tag their closet, opening them up to the world. Brands like Zara and H&M have joined Chicisimo, showcasing looks that feature their designs and...
Chicisimo's Social Fashion Graph: Data is always in style

Sumo Logic raises $30M for log analysis as a service

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Sumo Logic, a Mountain View, Calif.-based log management startup, has secured a $30 million Series C funding round from Accel Partners along with existing investors Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company, which competes primarily with Wall Street darling Splunk, has now raised $50.5 million since its creation in...
Sumo Logic raises $30M for log analysis as a service

Ask A VC: Index Ventures' Mike Volpi On What To Look For In A Board Member And More

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[tc_5min code="517740281"] In this week’s Ask A VC episode, we sat down with Index Ventures partner Mike Volpi. Volpi, who makes investments in both enterprise software and consumer internet companies, serves on a number of boards, including Path, Sonos, Lookout, Hortonworks, Soundcloud, Big Switch Networks, Zuora, Foodily, and Storsimple. We...
Ask A VC: Index Ventures' Mike Volpi On What To Look For In A Board Member And More

For the future of big data startups, look to Facebook

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For any startups trying to divine where the big data space is headed and where to focus their energies, there are worse places to look than Facebook. The company collects a lot of data, and in order to handle that data it has created, among other things, the Cassandra NoSQL...
For the future of big data startups, look to Facebook

Venmo, now processing $10M a month, comes out of beta, offers me the world’s smallest bribe

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Venmo just sent me a penny. I sent it back of course. VentureBeat is an ethical publication before all else. The New York based social payment service announced today that it was taking off the beta label after launching more than two years ago. Why putting on the big boy...
Venmo, now processing $10M a month, comes out of beta, offers me the world’s smallest bribe

NASDAQ exec Bruce Aust: Messy Facebook IPO didn't impact the appeal of going public (video)

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At the DLD Conference in Munich last week, I sat down for a few minutes with Bruce Aust to talk about the current tech IPO landscape and reflect back on 2012. Aust is an executive vice president and head of listings at NASDAQ OMX Group, which obviously owns and operates...
NASDAQ exec Bruce Aust: Messy Facebook IPO didn't impact the appeal of going public (video)

Splunk makes a splash

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The data analytics firm may not be as sexy as a LinkedIn or a Facebook, but that doesn’t mean Wall Street doesn’t love its IPO. FORTUNE — It’s no Facebook, LinkedIn (LNKD) or Zynga (ZNGA), but data analytics company Splunk (SPLK) is making a big splash on Wall Street. The...
Splunk makes a splash
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