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Quantcast Open Sources Hadoop Distributed File System Alternative

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Quantcast is an internet audience measurement service — sort of like a Nielsen Ratings for the web. Thecompany processes over 20 petabytes of data per day using Apache Hadoop and its own custom file system called Quantcast File System (QFS). And today QFS is being released as open source under...
Quantcast Open Sources Hadoop Distributed File System Alternative

For fast, interactive Hadoop queries, Drill may be the answer

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In the era of big data, there is increasing demand for ever-faster ways to analyze — preferably in an interactive way —  information sitting in Hadoop. Now the Apache Foundation is backing an open-source version of Dremel, the tool Google uses for these jobs, as a way to bring that speedy...
For fast, interactive Hadoop queries, Drill may be the answer

Web Companies Are Tripping Over Themselves To Be Part Of Google's New Cloud (GOOG)

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Google didn't just launch a new Amazon-killer cloud today. It launched a whole Amazon-like ecosystem. We're being buried in press releases by Web companies that will offer their services to users of Google Compute Engine. Here's a few: MapR: It offers a version of Hadoop. Hadoop is "big data" software....
Web Companies Are Tripping Over Themselves To Be Part Of Google's New Cloud (GOOG)

In battle for Hadoop, MapR raises $30M

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There’s a lot of positioning with the Hadoop community over who has the most contributors to Apache Hadoop and whose distribution is the most open source. Depending on the source, MapR might be singled out as the antithesis of what Hadoop should be. But MapR doesn’t mind the digs: The...
In battle for Hadoop, MapR raises $30M

Should Hortonworks’ Hadoop foes finally be afraid?

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A little bird alerted me to a series of significant, but unannounced management changes at Hortonworks, the Hadoop startup that Yahoo spun off in June. The biggest is that co-founder Eric Baldeschwieler is no longer CEO but is now CTO. Former COO Rob Bearden is taking over the top executive...
Should Hortonworks’ Hadoop foes finally be afraid?

Dell Deals A Blow To Intel (INTC, DELL)

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Companies that make expensive servers for enterprises have been kicking the tires on ARM-based servers for a while. Dell today said that it was going to get serious about them and this is going to be good for everyone, except Intel. Dell has been making custom ARM-based servers for some...
Dell Deals A Blow To Intel (INTC, DELL)

Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Mayfield Fund's Navin Chaddha

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This week on TechCrunch TV’s Ask A VC show, we have Mayfield Fund’s Managing Director Navin Chaddha in the studio. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show. Chaddha is a serial Entrepreneur turned...
Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Mayfield Fund's Navin Chaddha

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

Cloudera, MapR, Splunk update Hadoop tools

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As organizations continue to evaluate Hadoop for large scale data analysis, Hadoop software vendors are refining their products for enterprise use, addressing concerns around reliability and expanded use....
Cloudera, MapR, Splunk update Hadoop tools

GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal Labs, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here's What It Is Missing

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GE is taking a 10 percent stake and investing $105 million in the Pivotal Initiative, the spin-out from EMC and VMware. GE will work with Pivotal on research and development with the aim of helping customers develop data analytics offerings. GE says its investment aligns with its focus on the...
GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal Labs, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here's What It Is Missing

How one startup wants to inject Hadoop into your SQL

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Forget about standalone Hadoop clusters running batch workloads to churn through massive datasets a few times per day or per week. San Francisco-based startup Drawn to Scale thinks Hadoop’s real home within the enterprise will be in your database. No, it’s not not trying to sell you some limited-use NoSQL...
How one startup wants to inject Hadoop into your SQL

MapR releases M7, its commercial HBase distro

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MapR didn’t miss the memo about the key to success in the Hadoop space being the creation of a data platform that can do many things. And on Wednesday, the company released its take on HBase, called M7. Last week, I explained how HBase is fast becoming the star of...
MapR releases M7, its commercial HBase distro

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
Cloudera who? Intel announces its own Hadoop distribution

Considerations for Hadoop in the cloud

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Interest in using Hadoop to process large data sets is growing fast. Enterprises are moving from proof of concepts to positioning Hadoop as a strategic platform, and with that comes a set of questions on how to harden it for mission-critical applications. Some companies are using Hadoop services in the...
Considerations for Hadoop in the cloud

MapR gets $30M to push Hadoop deeper into the enterprise

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MapR has pulled in $30 million in funding to accelerate the adoption of open source computing framework, Hadoop. According to an SEC filing, the San Jose, Calif.-based company pulled in its third round of funding from a host of venture firms, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA). NEA is an existing investor...
MapR gets $30M to push Hadoop deeper into the enterprise

Hadoop: Bigger than Spring, JBoss and MySQL combined?

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Rob Bearden, new CEO of Hortonworks, the Hadoop startup that spun out of Yahoo in June 2011 , knows a thing or two about making open source software profitable. He was COO at both JBoss and SpringSource leading up to their acquisitions by Red Hat and VMware, respectively, for a combined...
Hadoop: Bigger than Spring, JBoss and MySQL combined?

JethroData Raises $4.5M For New Analytics Database That Addresses Hadoop's Achilles Heel

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JethroData, an analytics database company based on Hadoop, announced today it has closed a $4.5 million investment round led by Pitango Venture Capital. JethroData, based in Israel, combines the storage scalability of Hadoop with the query performance of a fully indexed, columnar analytic database. A columnar database has historically been...
JethroData Raises $4.5M For New Analytics Database That Addresses Hadoop's Achilles Heel

Cloudera snares $65M more to boost international, enterprise growth

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Hadoop fan favorite Cloudera just snagged $65 million in new funding to build its overseas presence and keep up momentum in enterprise accounts. The company will use the funding to further entrench its Hadoop framework — which makes  batch processing reams of data from various sources — more manageable. The...
Cloudera snares $65M more to boost international, enterprise growth

Big data is useless unless it's also fast, diverse

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In the past, year big data has elevated from a hot topic in the enterprise to one of the most buzzed about, and potentially overhyped, phrases of the year. Big data has huge disruptive potential and the flood of attention should be no surprise. A recent IDC report stated that...
Big data is useless unless it's also fast, diverse

All aboard the Hadoop money train

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Market research firm IDC released the first legitimate market forecast for Hadoop on Monday, claiming the ecosystem around the de facto big data platform will sell almost $813 million worth of software by 2016. But IDC’s forecast doesn’t tell the whole story. Hadoop’s actual economic impact is likely much, much...
All aboard the Hadoop money train

Big Data: Overhyped And Overpaid?

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 Gartner research director Svetlana Sicular thinks Big Data is about to plummet off the "peak of inflated expectations" into the "trough of disillusionment." Perhaps. But other data from Twitter and job trends suggest a much more complicated picture. Sicular reaches her conclusions about Big Data based on a series of...
Big Data: Overhyped And Overpaid?
Cloud: Google's Mind-Blowing Big-Data Tool Grows Open Source Twin

How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

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It’s no secret that Facebook stores a lot of data — 100 petabytes, in fact — in Hadoop, but how it keeps that data available whenever it needs it isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Today at the Hadoop Summit, however, Facebook Engineer Andrew Ryan highlighted that solution, which Facebook calls AvatarNode....
How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

MapR Lands $30 Million Series C Led by Mayfield Fund

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Everything is coming up Hadoop. Another company in the business of selling a version of the open-source big-data platform has landed another round of funding. MapR, a company that prides itself on having built an industrial-grade version of Hadoop tuned for high availability and data protection, has closed a $30...
MapR Lands $30 Million Series C Led by Mayfield Fund

Hortonworks takes $50M to arm itself for the Hadoop commercialization wars

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Hortonworks, one of a handful of companies pushing its own distributions of Hadoop, has received $50 million in new funding, according to a company blog post from CEO Rob Bearden. Tenaya Capital and Dragoneer Investment Group led the round, and previous investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Yahoo also contributed....
Hortonworks takes $50M to arm itself for the Hadoop commercialization wars

Hadoop gets more search with MapR, Cloudera releases

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Users of the Hadoop data processing platform now have two more search engines to help them sort through their mountains of information.Hadoop distributor MapR has integrated the LucidWorks Search into its own distribution. And Cloudera has launched the first full release of its open source Impala SQL search engine...
Hadoop gets more search with MapR, Cloudera releases

Hortonworks teams with VMware to keep Hadoop running

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One year after launching into the Hadoop market with much anticipation, Yahoo spinoff Hortonworks finally has a product available. The company announced version 1.0 of its flagship Hortonworks Data Platform on Tuesday, as well as a High Availability version designed with new partner VMware. Reasonable minds can disagree on whose...
Hortonworks teams with VMware to keep Hadoop running

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

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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