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MapR Partners Launch Free Test Drives in Collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the converged data platform that integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage, announced that several MapR partners have integrated technologies with the MapR data platform and made them freely available for education, demonstration, and evaluation purposes via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Test Drive for Big Data.

Bigstep Launches Data Lake As A Service

Big data as a service provider, Bigstep, announced the launch a data lake as a service offering. The Full Metal Data Lake is part of Bigstep’s Full Metal Cloud, the world’s highest performance cloud specifically built for big data applications.

Qubole Ignites Apache Spark on Google Cloud Platform

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, today announced the availability of Apache Spark on Qubole Data Service (QDS) for Google Cloud Platform.

The Data Lake Forecast Looks Cloudy (and That’s a Good Thing)

In this special guest feature, Ben Werther, Founder and Executive Chairman of Platfora, shares his thoughts about how many view the data lake as a big data Holy Grail and what the future may hold for this segment of the big data technology stack.

Global Study Reveals 90 Percent of Companies Benefit from Big Data in Today’s Application Economy

If 84% of companies are adopting Big Data projects this year, why are 92% of them still seeing obstacles in their implementation? That is what a global study commissioned by CA Technologies explored.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

In this new insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research, the goal is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

Cazena Announces Big Data as-a-Service Solutions for Enterprise-ready Data Lakes and Data Marts in the Cloud

Cazena announced the general availability of two of its Big Data as-a-Service solutions that simplify big data processing in the cloud, Data Lake as a Service and Data Mart as a Service.

Applications of Big Data in 10 Industry Verticals

Our friends over at Simplilearn put together a compelling infographic below that highlights 10 industry verticals and how they’re applying the big data technology stack.

TubeMogul Teams Up With Its Big Data

Using Qubole Data Service (QDS), a big data analytics platform, TubeMogul made data easily accessible to non-engineering groups across the organization and reduced the amount of engineering time necessary to accommodate users and manage clusters. As a result, they began processing twice as much data in half the time.

New BlueData Solution Accelerates Deployment of Dev/Test Labs for Big Data

BlueData, provider of a leading infrastructure software platform for Big Data, today announced its Big Data Lab Accelerator solution, which includes the software and professional services required to deploy a ready-to-run Hadoop and Spark lab environment in just two weeks.