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Ryft Open API Library Extends Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments

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Ryft announced the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments.

Gartner Identifies Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies for 2015

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A new Gartner research report, “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies,” details five emerging vendors that can assist organizations in meeting their storage modernization and cost containment initiatives. For example, Storiant is a multifaceted archiving platform that can support active, compliance and historical archives in a private cloud environment.

Hadoop 101: Simplifying MapReduce Development

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This article explores some typical configuration roadblocks found in traditional Hadoop platforms and explains how they can be sidestepped using ScaleOut hServer using the WordCount application to illustrate these benefits.

Connecting Big Data and Big Content with Metadata

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In this special guest feature, Mika Javanainen of M-Files Corporation provides insight into using metadata as a bridge to connect structured data with unstructured content for competitive advantage.

Teradata Database Enhancements Announced

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To help organizations achieve extreme query performance for operational and analytical workloads, Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, announced enhancements to the Teradata Database’s hybrid row and column capabilities.

Beta Release of Google Cloud Bigtable Announced

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Today, Google has introduced Google Cloud Bigtable – a fully managed, high-performance, extremely scalable NoSQL database service accessible through the industry-standard, open-source Apache HBase API. Under the hood, this new service is powered by Bigtable, the same database that drives nearly all of Google’s largest applications.

AstroCompute in the Cloud Grant Program Launches

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The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Organisation and AWS are launching the AstroCompute in the Cloud grant program to accelerate the development of innovative tools and techniques for processing, storing and analyzing the global astronomy community’s vast amounts of astronomic data in the cloud.

Utimaco and Zettaset Hardware-Based Big Data Encryption to Secure Hadoop and NoSQL

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Utimaco, a leading manufacturer of hardware-based security solutions, and Zettaset, a leader in big data security, announced a strategic alliance that will provide enterprise customers with a data encryption solution optimized for performance and scalability in open-source big data environments such as Hadoop and NoSQL.

RethinkDB Launches 2.0, Empowers Developers to Build Scalable Real-time Applications

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RethinkDB, an open-source scalable database for the real-time web, announced that RethinkDB 2.0 is now available. Version 2.0 will contain options for commercial support, improved performance and stability and is the company’s first production-ready release.

Telemetry Data Alone Won’t Kick the Industrial Internet of Things Into Gear

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In this special guest feature, Manuel Terranova of Peaxy, Inc. discussed the Industrial Internet and the on-going conflict between engineering and IT that is likely costing many companies billions in revenue.