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Hitting a Big Data Wall? How to Improve Hadoop ROI

Mike Maciag

In this special guest feature, Mike Maciag, COO of Altiscale outlines a formula for working to improve ROI for Hadoop deployments.

Accanto Systems Chooses Actian to Power Its Intelligent Customer Experience Management Platform


Actian Corporation, a high-performing enterprise-grade SQL (Structured Query Language) analytics platform company, announced that Accanto Systems has selected the Actian Analytics Platform to power its well-known Intelligent Customer Experience Management (iCEM) offering.

Teradata Expands Market Opportunity for Industry-Leading Data Warehouse on Amazon Web Services


Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, announced today it is making its Teradata Database, a leading data warehousing and analytic solution, available for cloud deployment on AWS to support production workloads.

Couchbase Announces General Availability of its 4.0 Release


Couchbase today announced general availability of Couchbase Server 4.0, a new release that enables developers to build a much broader variety of Web, mobile and IoT applications on Couchbase. The release delivers new levels of developer agility, enterprise application scalability and performance, and business insight from data stored in Couchbase.

Cloudera Launches Kudu, New Hadoop Storage for Fast Analytics on Fast Data


Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, announced the public beta release of Kudu, a new columnar store for Hadoop that enables the powerful combination of fast analytics on fast data.

Video: Challenging Analytics Architectures from HP

Joseph George from HP presented this talk at the recent HPC User Forum. “This paper describes the HP Big Data Reference Architecture (BDRA) solution and outlines how a modern architectural approach to Hadoop provides the basis for consolidating multiple big data projects while, at the same time, enhancing price/performance, density, and agility. HP BDRA is a modern, flexible architecture for the deployment of big data solutions; it is designed to improve access to big data, rapidly deploy big data solutions, and provide the flexibility needed to optimize the infrastructure in response to the ever-changing requirements in a Hadoop ecosystem.”

Tinder and Interana Find a Match

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Tinder uses behavioral analytics solution, Interana, to understand and explore how its tens of millions of users interact with the app. Generating massive volumes of event data from over 1.8 billion “swipes” per day and 26 million matches per day, Tinder is one of the most used social applications across the world. Gaining deep insights from its event data with Interana, Tinder is providing the best social discovery application to its users.

Fuzzy is Fine for Stuffed Animals, Not for Your Big Data!

Luca Scagliarini

In this special guest feature, Luca Scagliarini, CEO of Expert System USA discusses the importance of using semantic technology for the effective management of unstructured information.

Razorsight Launches New Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics Solution on MapR with Apache Spark

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Razorsight, a provider of cloud-based predictive analytics solutions, is using the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, along with Apache Spark, to take advantage of big data storage and compute. Razorsight evolved its technology stack with Hadoop from MapR to scale cost effectively and to generate valuable insights using data science and predictive analytics for communications service providers.

Station X Accelerates Pace of Genome Interpretation With Qubole

HPC Life Sciences

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced that Station X, a leading developer of technologies that make large-scale human genome management and analysis easier, is using Presto on Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform to power GenePool™, a powerful software-as-a-service solution for real-time analytics of genomic and medical information.