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HP Delivers Analytics on Hadoop to Intelligently Explore Data

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HP has announced the general availability of HP Vertica for SQL on Hadoop, an analytics platform that enables customers to access and explore data residing in Hortonworks, MapR, Cloudera, Apache based data lakes, or any combination of these leading Hadoop distributions.

Zettaset Fast-PATH Delivers Unprecedented Control of Hadoop Environment

Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, has announced Fast-PATH, an advanced software configuration management solution that automates and accelerates Hadoop deployment, now enables Hadoop users to quickly and easily upgrade or convert Hadoop distributions in production clusters without any disruption of existing data, and without the need for specialized IT resources.

Cloudera Releases Impala 2.0: A Leading Open Source Analytic Database for Apache Hadoop

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Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™,has unveiled Impala 2.0, the most advanced release of Impala since its initial launch in early 2013. As the leading open source analytic database for Hadoop, Impala 2.0 is a core component of Cloudera 5.2.

Xplenty Launches Google Cloud Platform Support

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Xplenty, the big data processing platform powered by Hadoop, has announced Google Cloud Platform support. By enabling Google Cloud Platform support, Xplenty users can now integrate, process, and prepare data for analytics directly on Google’s cloud infrastructure. Xplenty is one of the only Hadoop-run platforms to facilitate third-party Google Cloud Platform support.

Data Analytics Today: Customizing Products, Services to Match Customer Preference

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In this special guest feature, Joe DeCosmo of Enova International reflects on how the business world relies heavily on technology to determine customer preferences as a means to deliver personalized service. Joe DeCosmo is chief analytics officer at Enova International, a global financial resource service for under-served consumers.

How to Become a Data Scientist in 8 Easy Steps

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Our friends over at DataCamp just came out with a cool new infographic entitled “Become a Data Scientist in 8 easy steps.” This hits home to a lot of people who are trying to enter this new industry hoping to satisfy a lot of unfilled job openings. The question is how best to make this transition. The useful infographic below will help answer this question by outlining the process of becoming a data scientist.

Databricks Launches Spark Certification Program for Systems Integrators

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, has announced a certification program to enable all enterprises to quickly find qualified resources and support for their Apache Spark-based data analytic projects.

Talend 5.6 Advances the Data-Driven Enterprise

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Talend, a global big data integration software leader, announced Talend 5.6, the latest release of its acclaimed Integration Platform. Reinforcing its commitment to connecting and advancing the data-driven enterprise, Talend 5.6 sets new benchmarks for big data productivity and profiling, drives Master Data Management (MDM) innovation with cutting-edge efficiency controls and broadens Internet of Things (IoT) device connectivity.

MetiStream Recognized by Databricks as Apache Spark Certified Systems Integrator

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MetiStream, a leader in implementing highly scalable real-time analytic and streaming solutions using innovative open source technologies, announced that it has become a Spark Certified Systems Integrator and Certified Spark Trainer by Databricks, the company
founded by the team that created and continues to drive Apache Spark, the most active open source project in the Big Data ecosystem.

Big Data – An Industry on the Move

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A compelling new infographic was just completed with Datameer, an end-to-end big data analytics application for Hadoop. The graphic visualizes the rising prevalence of Big Data and the importance of industries leveraging it in order to have a competitive advantage.