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Modus Operandi launches new Big Data analytics product that fuses human intelligence with data

Modus Operandi, which for 30 years has provided contextual pattern recognition for government customers, today introduced its MOVIA Big Data analytics platform to the commercial sector.  MOVIA leverages extensive military intelligence analysis capabilities to help commercial organizations watch for important patterns in their data and generate instant alerts to users or other systems.

Mar 30, 2015 11:18:54 AM

Exclusive Spark Foundations Tutorial Added to Big Data TechCon Program

Sameer Farooqui, Big Data TechCon's highest-rated speaker, hosts full-day tutorial into Spark’s Core

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 19, 2014 — BZ Media LLC announced today Big Data TechCon Boston, the how-to technical conference for IT professionals implementing Big Data, will feature an exclusive full-day tutorial called “Spark Foundations: A Deep Dive Into Spark’s Core.” Sameer Farooqui, Big Data TechCon’s highest-rated speaker and client services engineer at Databricks, will teach the tutorial.

Mar 19, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Topics: Apache Spark

JFrog takes on enterprise artifact complexity with Docker


Enterprise software development generates a lot of bundles of files, from deployable artifacts to binary blobs. Keeping all of those artifacts straight has long been the task at which JFrog’s Artifactory excels. Now, containers are making it into the mix in a big way.

Mar 13, 2015 3:10:00 PM

Topics: Big Data,

DataStax Gets Ready for Graphs

DataStax plans to take its key-value store and add graph capabilities with the release later this year of DataStax Enterprise Graph.

Mar 13, 2015 2:59:00 PM

Topics: Graph Databases

Look Who's Talking: Facebook's Topic Data

Facebook announced a partnership with DataSift to provide a new product to marketers named Topic Data. Topic Data will provide new insights into what target audiences are talking about, and which products are creating buzz.

Mar 11, 2015 3:03:54 PM

Topics: Daas

Rancher Labs builds Linux system for Docker

As Docker continues to gain popularity, more and more minimalist operating systems are emerging to run the platform in production and at scale. Rancher Labs recently announced a new open-source operating system designed explicitly for Docker.

Feb 27, 2015 3:45:00 PM

Topics: Container Tech

Apache HBase Hits 1.0

After eight years of development, Apache HBase officially reached version 1.0 yesterday. This stable release includes more than 1,500 bug fixes and changes, and has fully revised documentation. HBase is the database that runs inside of Hadoop, and can be used to store relational data from traditional data stores on the Hadoop File System.

Michael Stack, vice president of Apache HBase, said that version1.0 “marks a major milestone in the project’s development. It is a monumental moment that the army of contributors who have made this possible should all be proud of. The result is a thing of collaborative beauty that also happens to power key, large-scale Internet platforms.”

Performance improvements topped the list of features for version 1.0. Old APIs are being replaced on the client-side, and HTableInterface, HTable and HBaseAdmin all being deprecated and designated for removal as of the 2.x releases. (No date is yet set for those releases.)

Facebook’s contributions to HBase had been left behind at a branch of version 0.89, but those changes were finally merged into the 1.0 release. They include allowing a subset of the server configuration to be reloaded, without requiring a restart of the region servers.

Mike Hoskins, CTO of Actian, said that his company uses HBase internally. “I love it. It’s one level up from HDFS, it’s columnar, has a flexible schema, and it’s time-based,” he said.

“We use it as an event historian. It’s an infinitely large historian, where we can look through all the timestamps coming through our pipeline. These pipelines send time-stamped metrics that are generated from events, and we have to eat them, and process them, and derive big insights and big models from these streams. Time is a first-class dimension [in HBase], which I am a big believer in it.”

Feb 25, 2015 1:46:00 PM

Topics: Apache HBase

Hadoop Wars: Hortonworks v. Cloudera in 2015

Tomorrow after the market closes, Hortonworks will report its quarterly results in its first earnings call since they announced its IPO in December. Analysts expect encouraging results, but regardless of the outcome, all major Hadoop vendors are set to square off in 2015.

Feb 23, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Topics: hadoop

Strata highlights mature Hadoop ecosystem

Feb 19, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Topics: hadoop

A Big Data roundup from Strata + Hadoop World

Feb 19, 2015 9:45:42 AM

Topics: Big Data,