Although companies might want to start big data projects, they aren’t always quick to implement Hadoop. Executives responding to a survey cited several issues with the open-source technology.
Investments in big data are coming hard and fast this year in comparison with the last five years, according to a new infographic from the website Big Data Startups.
Todd Paoletti, vice president of product marketing at Pivotal, thinks the company’s new cloud and data services will enable more data-driven applications and easier analysis.
Startup Mesosphere wants to simplify the use of Mesos to increase utilization of infrastructure for big data projects. It’s released a tool to set up Mesos for free on Amazon.
Big data isn’t an afterthought anymore as Pivotal introduces a commercially supported Cloud Foundry distribution with multiple data services to run on top of it.
Editor’s Pick After Facebook released its Presto querying engine into open-source today, Hadoop distribution vendors pointed out how existing tools already let business analysts sift quickly through huge amounts of data.
Editor’s Pick The Strata + Hadoop World conference attracts the biggest names in big data, but it also gives some smaller, emerging players a chance to shine. Here are six promising startups we met at Strata.
Cloudera is embracing the cloud in a big way.
Shifting from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud is no longer a tough decision: with few exceptions, the cost and scalability benefits are evident. The real debacle is which cloud provider to choose.
Companies that make investments in big data see significant positive returns, but it takes them a while to figure it out. Moreover, many companies are getting tripped up by hype about needing to use Hadoop when they should really be using simpler technology.
Guest Post Tomorrow, our smartest systems will instantly and masterfully oversee, optimize, manage and adapt processes that are as critical as they are complex, across a broad spectrum of industries, having taken their cues from the most ready example of a natural supercomputer we have: the human brain.
Dataguise, a company that seeks to secure the corporate data used by big data-crunching technologies such as Hadoop, has raised $13 million in a second round of funding.
Guest Post The truth of the matter is that only the Facebooks and Googles of the world have or need big data. For the rest of us, ‘big data’ is just marketing hype, sales talk, and jargon.
“We want Twitter to be the best place in the world for engineers to work,” Twitter SVP for Engineering Chris Fry posted today.
Guest Post Most engineers, myself included, were trained before the rise of the big data ecosystem. So how do we stay relevant and valuable in a fast-changing industry?
Hadoop startup DataTorrent has raised $8 million to bring data analytics up to warp speed.
Hadoop is hot. So it makes sense that big data and analytics business Splunk is getting on board with a new Hadoop-based application it cheekily calls ”Hunk.”
Guest Post To help you make the most of Hadoop, let’s look at the promise of big data analytics, and how to avoid expensive, disillusioning failure.
Big data startup has had an executive shakeup, with its CEO stepping down to make way for former ArcSight CEO Tom Reilly.
GE just announced a new “big-data” and analytics platform it calls “Predictivity,” and it has some big partners on board to give it reach.
Editor’s Pick a number of enterprising startups that sell big data analysis tools to large companies are seeing explosive revenue growth — the latest sign the big data gold rush is fully on.
“Big data” startup Concurrent has raised $4 million in its first round of funding with a goal to help app developers use Apache Hadoop to build more robust data-intensive applications.
Guest Post Companies should strongly consider using both together to deliver “Big Data” infrastructures.
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?
The Mountain View Calif. based startup leverages open source computing framework Hadoop and NoSQL to bring “big data” to large companies.
Guest Post You need big bucks to be able to deploy big data. Most companies don’t have the IT budget, and can’t afford to hire a data scientist or data services team. If the trend is to succeed the companies of all sizes, there are a few problems that will need to be addressed.
Guest Post The market will evolve beyond an open source, services-driven revenue model when companies begin developing highly disruptive technologies that solve the hardest problems of big data.
So you’ve got an idea for a “big data” application, but building it seems to be a nightmarish prospect? Continuuity is here to help.
Platfora, the startup that made a splash at the recent Strata conference with its flagship product to “unleash the potential of Hadoop,” has raised its second round of funding.
Cloudera’s new product, known as “Impala”, addresses many of the concerns that potential customers still have about Hadoop, namely that it does not integrate well with traditional business intelligence applications.
According to a securities and exchange commission filing, the company has filed for $1 million of a $2 million round.
Platfora, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed “big data” startup, unveiled the product it has been baking for over a year at Strata, a data-focussed conference today.
RainStor is the second startup today to announce a multimillion-dollar fundraise in the “big data” market.
Guest Post SuccessFactors. Taleo. Yammer. What do these companies have in common? Each is an enterprise tech company worth billions of dollars, indicating rapid growth in the emerging enterprise technology industry.
Hewlett-Packard-owned cloud computing business Autonomy has released a new set of cloud-based solutions created to help businesses organize and analyze their data, the company announced today.
Industry analysts like to refer to 2011 as “the year the cloud arrived.” But now that it’s here, what are we going to do with it?
Apache Hadoop-focused management service Cloudera has considerably updated its Cloudera Enterprise software and will begin offering a free version of Cloudera Manager that startups can use, the company announced this morning.