Big Data & Analytics News

MapR Boosts Hadoop’s ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Security with Native Authentication, Authorization

MapR Technologies’ latest effort to enrich Hadoop with out-of-the-box enterprise features focuses on security. To make securing big data easier and more reliable MapR has natively integrated authentication and authorization into the beta of its MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. IDN speaks with MapR’s Jack Norris.

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Cloudera’s Data Impact Awards Highlight Impactful Hadoop Projects

Hadoop distribution company Cloudera has named winners of its 2013 Data Impact Awards. The awards recognize leading use cases for Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH). Cloudera’s awards fall into five categories – business impact; integration with existing IT; ‘pervasive’ user adoption; community contribution and social impact.

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Clustrix Releases Scale-Out SQL Database for Cloud To Deliver Real-Time Analytics

Clustrix, a scale-out SQL database built for the cloud, is offering ClustrixDB, its scale-out relational database, as a software download. With ClustrixDB, a company can run ad hoc queries and create reports on live data in real-time at the same time its databases is performing transactions.

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Teradata Updates Aster Platform, Unified Data Architecture To Make Big Data a ‘Snap’

Teradata’s latest updates to its analytics discovery platform aims to open up data analytics to more mainstream users. Teradata’s Aster Discovery Platform 6 sports an innovative “snap together” technology to empower non-technical users to generate business insights. IDN speaks with Teradata’s Senior Director Manan Goel.

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Freescale, Oracle Collaborate on Driving Embedded Java for Internet of Things

Freescale Semiconductor is collaborating with Oracle to help rapidly evolve the Internet of Things (IoT). Under the partnership, the two companies will work together on engineering, industry standards and new products that would promote more use of Java to support for embedded intelligence the IoT-enabled products.

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SAS Rolls Out Enhanced Data Management Software

SAS has unveiled new technologies and enhancements to its SAS Data Management software to help organizations meet the big data challenge. Macys.com uses SAS Data Management to pull data from Hadoop to generate hundreds of thousands of models at the product or SKU level.

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Univa, MapR Partner Over Enterprise-Grade Hadoop Management

Data center automation company Univa is working with MapR Technologies to integrate its Grid Engine.  The partnership will allow customers to run mixed workloads for enterprise reporting and analytics using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop with the policy control management and infrastructure sharing capabilities of Univa Grid Engine.

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PROS Latest Cloud-Based Big Data Tool Aims to Help Firms Boost Revenues

Big data software company PROS is offering a cloud-based big data app aimed at helping companies increase sales.  PROS Step, which uses Microsoft Azure, aims automatically analyze transactions and recommend how a company can adjust pricing and increase revenues.

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Integration is Key To Actian’s Latest Cloud-Based, Modular Platforms for Big Data, Analytics

Actian Corp. has consolidated the offerings of its recently-acquired integration and data firms ParAccel, Pervasive Software and Versant Corp., to launch a cloud-based modular big data platform. The Actian DataCloud and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms aim to support design, operations and management of big data projects with integration, analytics-based insights and security.

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Tableau’s Data Visualization Helps Customers, Partners Deliver Big Data, BI Insights

Just two months after its IPO, Tableau Software continues to build out an impressive partner ecosystem that leverages its Tableau 8.0 data visualization platform. The big picture goal is to help non-technical users tap into diverse company data to easily and cost-effectively discover insights -- and even predict future trends.   IDN speaks with Tableau’s director of product management Francois Ajenstat.

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MapR, Fusion-io Boost Big Data Performance 25x To Bring Real-Time Analytics a Big Step Closer

MapR Technologies’ latest partnership is bringing real-time operational Big Data a big step closer. MapR’s M7 Big Data platform for NoSQL and Hadoop, working with Fusion-io’s ioMemory, was benchmarked with 25 times faster performance for read-intensive Apache HBase applications. To discuss how this new supersonic speed could change big data, IDN speaks with MapR’s Jack Norris.

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Talend, Couchbase Team Up To Ease Adoption of NoSQL for Big Data Solutions

Open source software company Talend and NoSQL database provider Couchbase are teaming up to on technologies to boost deployment and integration of NoSQL for enterprise solutions. Under the deal, Talend Platform for Big Data and Talend Open Studio for Big Data will provide out-of-the-box support, certified for use with Couchbase Server.

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