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What’s new in Big Data at Strata + Hadoop World

Cloudera used the Strata stage to unveil a slew of new products, programs and updates.

The Apache Hadoop software provider released version 5.2 of Cloudera Enterprise, its data analytics management solution for Hadoop, with several security advancements including simple key management, enhanced auditing and component coverage in Cloudera Navigator and sentry policy management support in the open-source Hadoop UI...Read More

Oct 22, 2014 3:34:08 PM

Microsoft announces Azure Marketplace, CoreOS support and Cloudera on Azure

After announcing the Azure Marketplace and CoreOS support during a Microsoft press event, Scott Guthrie, EVP of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise group, brought out a surprise guest—Cloudera cofounder Mike Olson—to reveal a partnership between the two companies to deliver Cloudera on Azure...Read More

Oct 22, 2014 3:20:26 PM

3 Questions: Gloria Lau Discusses Data Science

Gloria Lau recently moved to Timeful, where she leads a team to thread together data on time management – a project Lau calls “a hugely challenging and important data problem that I am passionate about.” She’s also a consulting faculty at Stanford – still trying to crack legal informatics – and is keynote speaker at Big Data TechCon on Tuesday, October 28. Between it all, she found time to answer three questions for Actuate."...Read More

Oct 20, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Topics: Data Science

Public Data Sets Collection: Health

One of the promises of Big Data is that it can be used to improve people’s lives. Improving public health may be one of the most important pillars of this perspective. With these data sets, we can see how often people visit their doctor, how and why diseases spread, and the effects of treatment on a level once only imaginable.

Oct 16, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Topics: Big Data,, Data Sets

Microsoft to add Docker containers to Windows Server

Yesterday, Microsoft announced it would be joining the ranks of Apache, Google, IBM, and Rackspace by building Docker container applications for Windows Server. Microsoft expects to deploy the container technology in a Windows Server update by mid 2015.

Oct 16, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Topics: Big Data,, Azure, Cloud Services

Public Data Sets Collection: Urban Life

Life in the “Big City” means Big Data. Cities offer a plethora of insights into human behavior and developing socioeconomic patterns. Here’s a collection of public data sets that explore the different facets of urban life.


Oct 8, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Topics: Big Data,, Data Sets

Concurrent, Inc. to Present at Upcoming Big Data and Developer Industry Events

Supreet Oberoi, vice president of field engineering, will deliver two sessions at Big Data TechCon, taking place Oct. 27-29 in Burlingame, Calif. At Big Data TechCon, Supreet will deliver a talk on how organizations can increase Hadoop utilization with their data warehouses using Cascading Lingual, an open source project that allows users to utilize existing SQL skills to instantly create and run applications on Hadoop...Read More

Oct 7, 2014 10:28:00 AM

Topics: Big Data TechCon, Big Data,

Big Data can Create Big Headaches

Data is the big thing in business these days. Big Data. Information that is gathered by the organization, retrieved from a Web service, or collected from social media can create big problems regarding the way your applications perform. More and more enterprises today are looking to leverage the cloud for all the benefits it brings. But these enterprises fall into three buckets, according to Don Tirsell, vice president of worldwide technical alliances at Informatica...Read More

Oct 2, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Topics: Big Data,

Apache Storm has been upgraded to a Top-Level Project

The Apache Storm project has graduated to a Top-Level Project (TLP), according to the Apache Software Foundation. Storm is an open-source high-performance distributed real-time computation framework for Big Data stream processing. Hadoop clusters and other queuing and database technologies can leverage Storm to process a full range of workloads, from real-time to interactive to batch. The system can be used with any programming language...Read More

Sep 29, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Topics: Apache Storm, Big Data,

Digital Reasoning announces latest version of Big Data machine-learning platform for enterprise clouds

Enterprise cognitive computing software company Digital Reasoning has released version 3.9 of Synthesys, its machine-learning platform for analyzing Big Data from enterprise clouds.

Sep 9, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Topics: machine learning, Big Data,