The Data Day: September 9, 2016

What happened in data platforms and analytics this week will leave you speechless

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The Data Day, A few days: October 11 – October 17 2014

Insanely large Strata-Hadoop World edition

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The Data Day, A few days: July 28-August 7 2014

MongoDB appoints new CEO. Teradata and Actuate report Q2 results. And more

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The Data Day, A few days: April 26-May 2 2014

TIBCO acquires Jaspersoft. And more

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The Data Day, A few days: October 26-November 1 2013

Cloudera launches Enterprise Data Hub. And more

And that’s the data day, today.

7 Hadoop questions. Q2: Hadoop infrastructure choices

What is your preferred infrastructure for Hadoop deployments? That’s one of the primary questions being asked in the 451 Research 2013 Hadoop survey. The answer will have significant implications for the future direction of Hadoop.

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While one of the primary benefits of Hadoop – low cost data storage – means that for many organisations the primary infrastructure for Hadoop has been commodity hardware, many systems and storage vendors now offer their own dedicated appliances and/or reference architecture for Hadoop.

We expect to see more of these dedicated Hadoop configurations as the incumbent infrastructure vendors look to cash-in on Hadoop adoption and try to add greater value.

We also see some companies exploring the potential for Hadoop in the cloud, as well as hosted deployments, and on virtual infrastructure – although those are arguably in the early stages of technical maturity, and adoption.

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Which infrastructure configurations are most popular? That’s one of the things our survey is designed to find out. The early results perhaps unsurprisingly indicate a greater preference for Hadoop being deployed on commodity hardware. However, cloud and virtual deployments have also scored well.

Interestingly, the early results show the preference for Hadoop on cloud infrastructure is significantly higher among respondents that are still in the development and test stage with Hadoop, which supports our anecdotal evidence about the use-cases for Hadoop in the cloud.

In order to get a little more detail on deployment preferences, the survey also asks about the level of consideration, testing and adoption for dedicated Hadoop hardware and Hadoop-as-a-service offerings respectively.

Among the choices in the dedicated hardware category are offerings from DataDirect Networks, Dell, HP, Oracle, IBM, Pivotal, Teradata, Cisco and NetApp.

The choices in the Hadoop-as-a-service category include Altiscale, Amazon EMR (including MapR), MapR on Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Windows Azure HDInsight Service, Mortar Data, Qubole, Rackspace Big Data, SunGard Unified Analytics Services and Treasure Data.

To give your view on this and other questions related to the adoption of Hadoop, please take our 451 Research 2013 Hadoop survey.

The Data Day, A few days: June 26-28 2013

Hortonworks raises $50m, previews next-generation Hadoop. And more

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The Data Day, A few days: June 11-25 2013

A bumper round-up of the past 14 days’ data-related news

* Cisco announced its intention to acquire Composite Software.

* Software AG acquired Apama.

* TIBCO Software acquired StreamBase Systems.

* Cloudera appointed Tom Reilly as Chief Executive Officer and Mike Olson as Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Board.

* Sears Holdings named Jeff Balagna Chief Executive Officer of MetaScale

* Ex-Yahoo CTO launched Altiscale, hardcore Hadoop as a service.

* SpaceCurve raised a $10M Series B round of financing.

* Sqrrl announced general availability of Sqrrl Enterprise.

* GE launched Predictivity services, supported by supported by Proficy Historian HD.

* Datameer announced Datameer 3.0.

* Oracle announced the general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.3.

* MemSQL announced the upcoming availability of MemSQL 2.1.

* Continuuity announced the release of Weave, a new open source project that enables Java developers to rapidly build scalable, distributed applications on YARN.

* RainStor adds security, text search features to database complement for Hadoop.

* Composite Software introduced version 6.2 SP3 of its Composite Data Virtualization Platform

* TokuDB launched TokuMX.

* Terracotta announced the immediate availability of Terracotta Universal Messaging.

* HP united its data management assets under HAVEn brand.

* Hortonworks and Red Hat announced an engineering collaboration around Hadoop.

* Rackspace Hosting’s ObjectRocket Database as a Service entered into a strategic agreement with 10gen.

* Simon Phipps posted State Of The Sea Lion – June 2013.

* Netflix announced that its Genie Hadoop-aaS management software is now open source

* Storm-YARN released as open source.

* Big Data arrived at the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Data Day, Two days: February 27/28 2013

Rackspace buys ObjectRocket. Intel delivers Hadoop distro. And more.

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The Data Day, The week that was: October 22-26 2012

Cloudera launches Impala. Actuate snags Quiterian. Microsoft previews HDInsight.

And the rest:
– Microsoft previewed its Windows Azure HDInsight Service and Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows.

– SAP launched a new “big data” bundle and go-to-market strategy.

– Informatica introduced Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition and reported its third quarter results.

– Also announcing financial results last week were QlikTech and Pervasive.

– Teradata updated its Unity suite with the addition of Unity Loader, and introduced its Unified Data Environment and the Unified Data Architecture.

– Splunk confirmed the release of Splunk Hadoop Connect and the Splunk App for HadoopOps.

– 10gen added five vice presidents to its management team.

– Rackspace partnered with Hortonworks to create OpenStack and Hadoop-based offerings for public and private cloud.

– Talend added support for Cassandra, HBase and MongoDB , and introduced big data profiling for Apache Hadoop to its integration platform

– MarkLogic announced support for HDFS and expanded its relationship with Hortonworks.

– Kognitio adopted a free licensing model.

– Calpont launched InfiniDB 3.5.

– MetaMarkets announced that it is open sourcing its Druid streaming, real-time data store.

– YarcData updated its uRiKA Big Data appliance for graph analytics.

– Alpine Data Labs announced a global OEM partnership with QlikTech.

– Actian and Attunity announced Attunity Replicate for Actian Vectorwise.

And that’s the Data Day, today.