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Redis: Setting Big Data on Fire

For those unfamiliar with Redis, it is an open source, in-memory data structure server. Originally conceived to solve a problem that required speed and simplicity, it soon became clear that Redis had applications far beyond its original intent. Redis has since grown to include many data structures that resolve very complex programming problems with simple commands executed within the data store.

Updated WANdisco Fusion Platform Offers Hybrid Cloud, Active Back-up for Enterprises

WANdisco, (LSE: WAND) a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, announced major updates to its flagship WANdisco Fusion Platform.

Cloudera Navigator Optimizer Provides Active Data Optimization for Hadoop Workloads

Cloudera, provider of the data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, announced the availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.5. This release continues to improve the performance, security, and functionality of analytics on Hadoop and includes the limited beta release of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer for improved workload performance and efficiency.

Advanced Apache Spark

Big data is going Spark crazy! Here’s a whopping 6 hour intensive, fast-paced and vendor agnostic look at Spark Core presented by Sameer Farooqui, a client services engineer at Databricks.

New Looker Blocks Make BigQuery Accessible for Company-Wide Analytics

Looker, the company on a mission to power data-driven companies, today announced a series of Looker Blocks for Google BigQuery that make it easy to build an organization-wide data analytics platform.

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new computing framework. As one of the most exciting and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased intake of IT infrastructure.

Solix Case Study: Helping The Biggest Supplier with their Big Data

With any large corporation comes data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Tony Vaden, VP and Chief Information Officer at ABC Supply, needed to expand his traditional data archiving and find a Big Data management suite that could help ABC Supply take their data offline but still accessible.

ExtraHop Introduces Explore Search Appliance for Turnkey Big Data Analytics

ExtraHop, a leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT and business intelligence, announced the fifth generation of its platform. The company’s latest innovation positions ExtraHop as a pioneer in real-time stream analytics for all data-in-motion with market-leading dynamic discovery and universal observation capabilities.

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.

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.