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Platfora 4.0 Announced – Enables Petabyte-scale Data Access

Platfora, a native big data analytics platform for Hadoop, has introduced Platfora 4.0 with advanced visualizations, geo-analytics capabilities and collaboration features that empower cross-functional teams to work iteratively with data at scale, garnering valuable insights to make better-informed business decisions at a fraction of the time that it once took.

Cloudera Unveils Cloudera Enterprise 5.2

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, has announced availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.2. The new release represents the proven success and maturity of the enterprise data hub, which delivers best-of-breed technologies and capabilities, with the support and validation of a robust ecosystem.

Cloudera and Red Hat Forge Big Data Alliance

Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache™ Hadoop®, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced an alliance to deliver joint enterprise software solutions including data integration and application development tools, and data platforms.

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 Delivers More Enterprise-Ready Hadoop

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Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.2, an enterprise-ready data platform that enables organizations to adopt a modern data architecture with Hadoop YARN as the architectural center, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform – spanning governance, security and operations.

Doug Cutting Interview

In the presentation below, Hadoop luminary Doug Cutting gives us some of his perspectives on the big data industry as well as a high-level overview of the Hadoop technology stack.

MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages.

Adopting Big Data for Finance

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This article is the fourth in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

Apache Spark Beats the World Record for Fastest Processing of Big Data

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, announced today that it has broken the world record for the GraySort, a third-party, industry benchmarking competition for sorting large on-disk datasets.

Cornerstone OnDemand to Acquire Evolv for $42.5 Million

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Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Evolv Inc. With its leading machine learning and data science platform, the acquisition of Evolv will allow Cornerstone clients to leverage the power of big data analytics to make better workforce decisions.

Spark Panel Discussion with Cloudera, MapR & Pivotal

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The panel discussion video below comes from the Los Angeles Spark Users Group. The talk fosters a lively discussion on Spark’s initial goals, where it came from and what the future holds for Spark. Many leading Big Data vendors are responding by introducing Spark’s capabilities into their architectures. The panel discussion is between the top Hadoop distribution vendors – Cloudera, MapR, and Pivotal.