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IBM Combines All-Flash and Storage Software Optimized for Hortonworks

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The combined flash and storage software solution has been certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to provide clients with more choice in selecting the right platform for their big data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark.

Five Reasons to Backup Your Hadoop Environment

In this special guest feature, Peter Smails, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Datos IO, discusses that in order to achieve enterprise-grade data protection on Hadoop platforms, there are five reasons to consider backup and recovery solutions for big data file systems like Hadoop.

Arcadia Data Simplifies Security for Native Visual Analytics on Big Data

Arcadia Data, provider of the native visual analytics software for big data, has extended support for a unified security and management solution native to Apache Hadoop that includes certified integration with Apache Ranger. This announcement continues the company’s security strategy after the in-cluster security solution announced last year that enhanced its capabilities to deliver secure data directly in Hadoop, cloud, and other modern data platforms without sacrificing granular access control, overcoming the complexities of extraction, data movement and fragmented permission models inherent to legacy BI and analytics architectures that run outside of Hadoop.

Unravel Data Adds Native Support for Impala and Kafka

Unravel Data, the Application Performance Management (APM) platform designed for Big Data, announced that it has integrated support for Cloudera Impala and Apache Kafka into its platform, allowing users to derive the maximum value from those applications. Unravel continues to offer the only full-stack solution that doesn’t just monitor and unify system-level data, but rather tracks, correlates, and interprets performance data across the full-stack in order to optimize, troubleshoot, and analyze from a single pane.

Cloudera Launches Altus to Simplify Big Data Workloads in the Cloud

Cloudera, Inc, (NYSE:CLDR) the provider of a leading modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics, announced the release of Cloudera Altus, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that makes it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud.

Hadoop, Spark or Both?

In this contributed article, tech writer Blake Davies asks the question: Spark or Hadoop? This question has recently sparked various discussions throughout the online communities. Even though these two work on different principles, they can be applied in a same way for various uses. While Hadoop is a household name in the world of big data processing, Spark is still building a name for itself and it’s doing so with “style”.

5 Common Myths Around Virtualizing Big Data (Number 3 is SANdalous!)

In this contributed article, Justin Murray, Technical Marketing Manager at VMware, discusses 5 common myths around virtualizing big data. Big data burst on to the scene a little over a decade ago. Today it is not an obscure term confined to just a handful of bleeding edge companies. It is a mainstream trend that every enterprise undergoing a digital transformation journey has adopted. The technology landscape around big data has broadened dramatically.

Information Builders Offers iWay Big Data Integrator on Microsoft Azure Marketplace Cloud

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, announced that it is offering its iWay Big Data Integrator (iBDI) product via the cloud on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Data-Driven Healthcare: A Proactive Revolution

In this special guest feature, Richard Proctor, GM of Global Healthcare at Hortonworks, discusses how big data is enabling key healthcare organizations including UNOS, MD Anderson and Arizona State University to manage chronic diseases, improve overall member health, reduce costs, and manage clinical and financial risk.

Arcadia Data Accelerates Era of Data-Native Applications with Visual Analytics

Arcadia Data, provider of visual analytics software that solves the most complex big data problems, announced the launch of Arcadia Enterprise 4.0. The platform enhancements enable enterprises to build, brand, share and embed data-centric applications, ultimately making Apache Hadoop and cloud-based data lakes more accessible and valuable to all users within and outside an organization.