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Big Data Is "Not About Inventing New Stuff," but Extracting Value from Existing Infrastructure | #hadoopsummit

Big Data Is "Not About Inventing New Stuff," but Extracting Value from Existing Infrastructure | #hadoopsummit

John Furrier and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasting live from Hadoop Summit 2013 in San Jose this week, discuss the challenges arising from massive Hadoop adoption in terms of security and governance with Yves de Montcheuil, VP of Marketing at Talend. "Big Data is probably the fastest adopted technology in the history of IT," said Montcheuil, and Furrier pointed out that "getting value out of the data is one of the most frequent things iterated at such events." So, how does that work for a company with existing staff and legacy infrastructure? Montcheuil answered: "Big Data is not about inventing new... more »
WANdisco Brings Cloud Storage to Hadoop with WDD 3.6

WANdisco Brings Cloud Storage to Hadoop with WDD 3.6

Three months after introducing Linux support, WANdisco is unleashing an S3-enabled version of HDPS that brings public cloud functionality behind the firewall. WANdisco Distro (WDD) 3.6 supports all the features of Amazon’s popular file storage service, including searchable metadata tagging, snapshots, and data object versioning. The platform is compatible with the S3 API and packs a set of utilities that let users import data from webserver logs, data appliances, RDBMS servers and other traditional silos. “Feedback from the Wikibon community indicates that the public cloud, specifically the Amazon Web Services cloud, is a popular choice for experimenting with Hadoop and Big Data... more »
PayPal Boldy Goes Where No Payment Processor Has Gone Before...

PayPal Boldy Goes Where No Payment Processor Has Gone Before...

We all know how to buy things in cyberspace, but how on earth do we go about doing business in outer space? The answer to this problem could well be something we're already familiar with, for PayPal thinks it already has the solution. Stating its belief that mankind is on the threshold of a new era where space tourism becomes commonplace, the payment processor has just announced a new initiative to explore how we "tackle payments in space." PayPal, which is set to launch its "PayPal Galatic" initiative at a special event in Mountain View, California later today, actually insists on... more »
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Hortonworks’ Funding Round a Win for the Ecosystem

Earlier this week, Hadoop distributor Hortonworks announced that it raised $50 million from Tenaya Capital, Dragoneer Investment Group and existing backers Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Yahoo. According to SiliconAngle founding CEO John Furrier, the round is a “big shot of adrenalin” for the Big Data industry. In Furrier’s view, the capital injection confirms that the Hadoop ecosystem is on the rise. More importantly, it “silences the rumors about Hortonworks being a prime acquisition target by IBM, HP, or Microsoft.” He explains that the financing will enable the startup to grow its footprint in the Hadoop ecosystem without giving up its... more »
Microsoft Adds Engine Yard to its Azure Cloud

Microsoft Adds Engine Yard to its Azure Cloud

Microsoft has added Engine Yard's platform-as-a-service into its Windows Azure marketplace as it looks to push its cloud product out to developers. The two companies announced the addition of Engine Yard's technology to Azure yesterday, saying that it'll give developers the option of using Engine Yard instead of Azure's own platform features, which have been largely overlooked in comparison to its infrastructure-as-a-service technology. What Engine Yard serves to do is automate infrastructure, orchestration and middleware, providing a platform for developers to run PHP, Node.JS and Ruby apps. The platform is a direct competitor to rival offerings like Microsoft's Azure, Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk,... more »
Stamp of Approval from Oracle a Big Win for Hyper-V

Stamp of Approval from Oracle a Big Win for Hyper-V

Hyper-V, once considered an unworthy and incapable competitor to vSphere, recently gained an advantage over VMware’s platform in the form of Oracle support. On Monday, Larry Ellison’s firm announced that it has certified its Windows Server software lineup to run on the latest version of Microsoft’s hypervisor. Scott Lowe, the founder of The 1610 Group, believes that the announcement is a big win for Microsoft and its customers. The deal makes Oracle’s Linux distribution more accessible for users because it introduces “license mobility,” which means that Azure users don’t have to pay extra to deploy the OS in their instances. More... more »
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Americans Love to Share Data, So Long As It Won't Hurt Them

Analytics, or the science of analysis, has been used in business since the late 19th century. But it wasn’t until the 1930s, the dawn of the computer age, that analytics took a significant turn into the enterprise. In the 1960s analytics was used in decision support systems, and has been involved in the development of enterprise resource planning, data warehouses, and other hardware and software tools and applications.  It's been an amazing journey, adding to the impact of Big Data commercialization and The Internet of Things to name just a couple of market opportunities for analytics.  But what does the future... more »
Hadoop + YARN : Key to Big Data Platforms in Enterprise | #hadoopsummit

Hadoop + YARN : Key to Big Data Platforms in Enterprise | #hadoopsummit

Arun Murthy, Founder and Architect, Hortonworks, discussed YARN and Hadoop as a viable solution for enterprises with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 Hadoop Summit. John Furrier pointed out there is a lot of pressure to deliver a viable platform for enterprises, asking Murthy where the industry was in that respect. He stated that Hadoop and YARN are going to be "a big, big piece of the puzzle," as "YARN allows you to interact with data in ways that were never possible before." Betting on YARN   As the company is making a bet that all data is going... more »
Big Data Is Not Something That's Only On a Certain Platform, says IBM's Anjul Bhambhri #hadoopsummit

Big Data Is Not Something That's Only On a Certain Platform, says IBM's Anjul Bhambhri #hadoopsummit

Anjul Bhambhri, Vice President, Big Data and Streams, IBM, discussed the company's latest release, Big Insights, along with its overall Big Data strategy with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante, live at the Hadoop Summit 2013. Big Insights. IBM's flagship offering in the Big Data space, was just announced a few weeks ago and offers "a lot of the capabilities that we have made generally available,"  starts Bhambhri, noting that these were also identified as capabilities needed by the enterprise during the first day of the summit. "We have brought SQL to Hadoop, we are now providing wire SQL update capabilities." Another feature... more »
Aerospike CTO Says Streaming is the Next Hadoop #HadoopSummit

Aerospike CTO Says Streaming is the Next Hadoop #HadoopSummit

Brian Bulkowski, CTO and Founder of Aerospike joined John Furrier in theCUBE’s ongoing coverage of Hadoop Summit 2013. The three discuss Aerospike’s speed and advantages. Bulkowski explains that Aerospike allows users to optimize their use of Flash, pushing it to its limit without getting bottlenecked on CPU. He notes that Aerospike is the fastest solution for harnessing storm Storm, a processing system and an API. The company currently has two customers, 1 in China and 1 in the U.S. that use Aerospike to get fast realtime analytics for advertising. Bulkowski notes that with Trident you need a storage device underneath it that... more »

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