Cloudera Reach Spreads, Open Clouds on the Rise

RainStor, a provider of online data retention solutions, released RainStor 4.5 for  Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop. This combo, according to the company, can lead to great increases in efficient from more aspects than one, including a physical footprint at least 97 percent smaller when used to retain and access data on Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).  RainStor 4.5 is designed for Hadoop deployments processing petabytes worth of big data, and significantly increases compression to up to 8 times more than what binary methods provide.

“…most Hadoop deployments rely on the use of binary compression (such as LZO), which typically yields on average 5 to 1 compression and comes with a re-inflation performance penalty upon access. In contrast, RainStor achieves compression rates of 40 to 1 or greater and allows data access without re-inflation.”

RainStor exemplified that using  4.5 for  Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop to store  2 petabytes of raw data for  6 months would result in a physical storage savings of 5.85 petabytes.

Big data management and Hadoop have been in the spotlight recently, and alongside the news from RainStor comes a fresh announcement from IBM. The tech industry veteran announced 20 new data analytics services, as well as Hadoop-based software. InfoSphere BigInsights and Streams incorporates more than 50 patents, including Watson-like technologies, while putting a certain emphasis on digital marketing optimization. IBM also offers a free ‘Basic’ version of the new software.

Open-source is one major trend to watch for in the big data analytics space, but data visualization may not be too far behind. Companies like Google launched some relatively small-scale initiatives in this field, but data analytics solutions provider Kitenga just launched an enterprise-scale offering purposed to do exactly that. ZettaVox is a no-programming-required applications that take a pretty broad approach to simplifying the whole process.

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Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE covering all things enterprise and fresh. Her work takes her from the bowels of the corporate network up to the great free ranges of the open-source ecosystem and back on a daily basis, with the occasional pit stop in the world of end-users. She is especially passionate about cloud computing and data analytics, although she also has a soft spot for stories that diverge from the beaten track to provide a more unique perspective on the complexities of the industry.
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