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Data warehousing has drawn a line in the sand and companies are becoming entrenched on one side or the other. There are multiple approaches to data warehousing, and Michele Chambers, Chief Strategy Officer and VP Product Management, Revolution Analytics has a respected voice in that vacuum. Packaging applications is the game changer in advancing data warehousing and what Michele believes is going to lead us into the next phase of predictive analytics. Michele discussed the need for smarter applications in managing data warehousing for today's needs, during a visit to theCube, which is broadcasting live from the Strata conference this... more »
With Hadoop as an established framework for delivering Big Data in the enterprise, many companies are betting business on services and solutions for Hadoop deployment. Wikibon's Dave Vellente and Jeff Kelly have discussed the big Hadoop war between distribution providers at this week's Strata conference, focusing on the Greenplum-Cloudera competition. Commenting on Greenplum's recent announcement of Pivotal HD, its new Hadoop distro, Wikibon analyst Jeff Kelly stated that "bringing SQL tools inside of Hadoop is the strategy for the future," therefore Greenplum is on the right track. However, the functionality of this new distribution, Greenplum's fourth attempt, as they already have... more »
There's plenty of Hadoop fun to go 'round at this week's Strata conference, as Big Data comes into its own and companies find they're ready to execute on years of research and exploration. DataDirect Networks is joining the party with its latest storage solution, which it says runs Hadoop faster and more efficiently than commodity clusters. The company credits this feat of engineering to a number of homegrown technologies that are included in the offering. The newly announced hScaler appliance leverages DDN’s SFA shared storage architecture to deliver an easy-to-manage, “robust and high performance server framework” that can improve analytics performance... more »
Cloudera is betting big on Hadoop. In it's fifth year as a market all its own, Hadoop has become the big democratizing force in data science, according to Charles Zedlewski, VP Products, Cloudera. Cloudera has invested big in open source, and in making Hadoop better. During a visit to theCube, broadcasting live from Strata this week, Charles sits down with show hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante to discuss Hadoop as a priority framework in the maturation of Big Data, and why it's become such an important investment for Cloudera. Moving data around the network and transforming in and out of the... more »
“Shadow IT” can be a real security risk, it can also present a significant support pain, even when your IT doesn't endorse any of it. Enterprise shops have been dealing with this forever as computing and applications become increasingly commoditized and easy to take on. Web services is one of those risks and an emerging company has a solution for securing these. Skyhigh Networks, which was founded by a bunch of ex-Cisco guys and is based out of Cupertino, came out of stealth mode to announce their product at this year’s RSA. The mission of the company is to allow enterprises... more »
Dell cooked up a surprise for the attendees of this week’s O’Reilly Strata Conference. The technology vendor unveiled a new version of its Kitenga Analytics software platform today, and it’s already showing off the new features. This latest development is just a small part of Dell's ongoing efforts to retool its core product portfolio for a Services-driven enterprise. Kitenga Analytics 2.0 introduces several major improvements, including enhanced search and indexing functionality that allows big data practitioners to “better understand and analyze information that combines both unstructured and structured data.” This includes better sentiment analysis algorithms and more integration, in that search... more »
Talking with theCube's Dave Vellante, Ben Conners, WW Head of Alliances at Jaspersoft, discussed visualization as a key component to effectively put value in the hands of business people, which represents a means to monetizing Big Data. Discussing Jaspersoft and its updates into product offering, Ben Conners presented his company's business intelligence offering, which includes visualization, analytics, dashboarding and more. The company has expanded its BI product into the Big Data world, integrating all major interfaces, including Hadoop and Cassandra. "It's not about the big data it's about the value from the big data. We should talk about big value," and get to... more »
What with everyone else jumping on the Hadoop bandwagon at Strata this week, Intel clearly doesn’t want to be left out. But instead of simply joining the club, the chip maker seems to have stolen the show altogether, announcing its own Apache Hadoop distribution this morning at an invitation only event. Intel said that it plans to offer its very own flavor of Hadoop, the hugely popular open-source Big Data software that allows applications to be run on large clusters of servers. “We're in an era of generating huge amounts of data, but the key point is not what we get out of it”... more »
Just as we saw yesterday, there's quite a lot happening in the Mobile World Congress this week. But Apple is in the news for more than just its phone (which has its own bit of news); they're also in the news for a big no-no when it comes to app purchases. In response to a lawsuit over “bait and switch apps”, Apple has agreed to give users who were affected a $5 iTunes credit, or cash, if the amount lost was more than $30. The apps in question are those that were free to download, but that offered virtual currency for sale within the game,... more »
Telerik has just announced the public availability of its Q1 2013 suite of .NET development tools, DevCraft. This latest release provides customers with support for Line of Business apps and much more. Telerik is adding a bevy of new .NET developer tools to its already robust collection of UI controls, productivity and reporting tools. These include, for example, RadPivotGrid with OLAP support, seamless integration between ASP .NET AJAX and SharePoint 2013, improved data management controls, charting and visualization controls, and unique HTML5 features for ASP .NET and front-end for MVC apps. DevCraft comes with a bunch of new features like grid... more »