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How VMWare will structure its new semi-autonomous cloud unit

The Pivotal Initiative, in case you were wondering, is now official

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Not that there was a lot of doubt but the Pivotal Initiative spin-off of VMware and EMC, has now officially spun off and will likely go public, according to EMC CEO and Chairman Joe Tucci, speaking at an investors event in New York. EMC chairman and CEO Joe Tucci Pivotal...
The Pivotal Initiative, in case you were wondering, is now official
Top 4 IT takeaways from Tata’s tech guy

Greenplum, Kaggle play big data matchmakers

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Sometimes it’s hard for data scientists and big data sets to find each other. That’s the problem that EMC’s Greenplum division and Kaggle  are taking on with a new partnership. Kaggle is a predictive modeling platform that sponsors competitions in which data scientists compete to solve big data problems. Under the...
Greenplum, Kaggle play big data matchmakers
Platfora shows a whole new way to do business intelligence on big data
CumuLogic Pivots, Launches AWS-Style Service For Customers To Put Behind The Firewall

EMC, VMware to Create Web-Based Software Business

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EMC Corp. and VMware Inc. executives said they plan to give a new class of stock to several in-house software-development units that focus on Web-based computing, part of a plan in which that entity eventually could go public. The Pivotal group — which includes VMware’s Cloud Foundry application platform service,...
EMC, VMware to Create Web-Based Software Business

SQL is what's next for Hadoop: Here's who's doing it

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When we first began putting together the schedule for Structure: Data several months ago, we knew that running SQL queries on Hadoop would be a big deal — we just didn’t know how big a deal it would actually become. Fast-forward to today, a mere month away from the event...
SQL is what's next for Hadoop: Here's who's doing it

Watch out HP, IBM, Teradata, Oracle: Amazon Redshift is here

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Amazon announced plans for Redshift, its answer to pricier data warehouses from IBM, HP, Oracle, last November and, as promised, it’s broadly available in the first quarter of 2013. Redshift, based on technology from ParAccel, claims to offer big-time data warehouse capability for 1/10 the price of legacy suppliers and...
Watch out HP, IBM, Teradata, Oracle: Amazon Redshift is here

The state of Hadoop: Strong and poised to explode

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Now six years old, the Apache Hadoop platform for storing and processing huge amounts of data — perhaps the catalyst of the current big data movement — appears ready for its closeup. According to the companies leading the Hadoop charge, they’re already beating away customers with a stick. Continual improvements...
The state of Hadoop: Strong and poised to explode
FedEx CIO shares his thoughts on the architecture required for "epic data"

EMC revs its Isilon NAS for Hadoop

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The company launched its EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with the combined with its Greenplum HD appliance will link together to combine storage, analytics and Hadoop....
EMC revs its Isilon NAS for Hadoop

How Birst thinks it can make data warehouses useful again

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Analytics startup Birst wants to plant a cloud seed in your data warehouse to make it accessible to the business users who actually need it. No, it’s not trying to move any data to the cloud, but rather is implementing tried-and-true cloud product architecture to rethink how users interact with...
How Birst thinks it can make data warehouses useful again

With Impala now GA, Cloudera's CEO sizes up the SQL-on-Hadoop market

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There is no shortage of confidence in the Hadoop space, and market leader Cloudera bolstered its own on Tuesday with the general availability of its Impala SQL query engine for Hadoop. And if CEO Mike Olson’s comments are any indication, we’re in for a long ride of competitive jockeying and...
With Impala now GA, Cloudera's CEO sizes up the SQL-on-Hadoop market

Actian to Acquire Big Data Startup ParAccel

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Actian, a privately held player in the big data and business analytics software space that’s lately been known for making acquisitions, is about to close another. Later today, the company will announce a deal to acquire ParAccel, a well-funded startup that specializes in analytics database software. Actian CEO Steven Shine...
Actian to Acquire Big Data Startup ParAccel

This week's 10 best data stories (so far)

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It has been a busy week for data news already, so here are 10 of the big and/or interesting items you might have missed if you blinked: EMC Greenplum lays down the SQL-on-Hadoop gauntlet: The company’s new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution fuses its analytic database technology with Hadoop to create a...
This week's 10 best data stories (so far)
One Hadoop Distribution To Rule Them All?

VMware plans cloud spin out to keep up with Microsoft, Amazon and Google

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VMware, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtualization and software company, is planning a corporate shakeup. It hopes to spin out some of its cloud assets, including its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service division and parent company EMC’s Greenplum assets into a separate company, according to sources close to the deal. The new company...
VMware plans cloud spin out to keep up with Microsoft, Amazon and Google

Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

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Here's what we know: After four years as CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. But is there more to the story? Maritz is leaving, but it is not at all clear what will be happening to him - is he all the...
Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?
EMC gets it: big data needs apps, too

EMC revs its Isilon NAS for Hadoop

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The company launched its EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with the combined with its Greenplum HD appliance will link together to combine storage, analytics and Hadoop....
EMC revs its Isilon NAS for Hadoop

Cisco’s servers now tuned for Hadoop

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Cisco's UCS server. Server makers of all stripes have been trying to capitalize on the big data buzz by pushing Hadoop-optimized systems, and now we can count Cisco among them thanks to its latest partnership with EMC. The companies have come up with a reference architecture featuring Cisco UCS server...
Cisco’s servers now tuned for Hadoop

Paul Maritz Out As VMware CEO And Mentioned As Candidate For Top Spot At EMC Or Cloud Foundry Spin Off

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Paul Maritz is out as the CEO of VMware and will be replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. Maritz spent four years at VMware. It’s uncertain what he will do but rumors have swirled all day about about his departure. CRN has a story that puts Gelsinger in charge of...
Paul Maritz Out As VMware CEO And Mentioned As Candidate For Top Spot At EMC Or Cloud Foundry Spin Off

Proprietary Hadoop Is A Losing Strategy

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Hadoop, nearly synonymous with Big Data, has many failings. But open source is not one of them. In fact, Hadoop's open-source license remains one of its biggest draws, giving enterprises plenty of reasons to persevere in using it despite its shortcomings. It's therefore hard to see how EMC's new Pivotal...
Proprietary Hadoop Is A Losing Strategy

6 things we need to know from VMware

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VMware’s annual VMworld shindig is next week, giving the company a golden opportunity to answer a lot of questions about its future and its future products. Here are five topics the company needs to address at the event where incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger, and out-going CEO Paul Maritz  will both...
6 things we need to know from VMware

Amazon taps MapR for high-powered Elastic MapReduce

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Amazon Web Services already has a winner with its Elastic MapReduce Hadoop service, and now it’s turning up the heat by adding MapR’s Hadoop distribution as an option. Just over a year after launching, MapR has made a name for itself in the Hadoop space by offering proprietary storage that...
Amazon taps MapR for high-powered Elastic MapReduce

IBM taps Cloudera for big data platform

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IBM has tapped Cloudera as the primary commercial Hadoop distribution of choice for its big data platform. This represents something of an about-face by both companies. IBM executives used to complain (privately) that Cloudera was not ready for enterprise use. And their counterparts at Cloudera used to beef that IBM...
IBM taps Cloudera for big data platform

Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems

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Cloudera’s Hadoop implementation just got a big boost through a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, one of Europe’s biggest IT services companies. This would appear to be one of the first results of Cloudera’s freshly-funded international enterprise push. The two companies are touting analytics-as-a-service using Cloudera Enterprise RTQ, featuring...
Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems

EMC delivers on Isilon-Hadoop bundle

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EMC on Tuesday launched its Isilon NAS product melded with EMC’s own Greenplum Hadoop distribution. This is the latest in a series of vendor moves to address customers’ need to make sense out of massive amounts of structured and unstructured data generated by people, by applications, by servers and by devices....
EMC delivers on Isilon-Hadoop bundle

Pentaho Opens Up Its Big Data Tools

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Pentaho Corporation today announced that it has made freely available under open source all the big data capabilities in its Kettle v4.3 release, and has moved the entire Pentaho Kettle project to the Apache License Version 2.0. This is the same open source license that Hadoop and others use. We...
Pentaho Opens Up Its Big Data Tools
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