A herd of Hadoop announcements. Rockmelt raises $30m. And more.
A herd of Hadoop announcements
# Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital confirmed the formation of Hortonworks, an independent company focused on the development and support of Apache Hadoop.
# Cloudera announced the availability of Cloudera Enterprise 3.5 and the launch of Cloudera SCM Express, based on the new Service and Configuration Manager in Cloudera Enterprise 3.5.
# MapR announced the availability of the M3 and M5 editions of its Distribution for Apache Hadoop.
# Platform Computing announced it has signed the Apache Corporate Contributor License Agreement allowing the company to contribute to the Apache Hadoop project, and launched its Platform MapReduce runtime engine.
# Platfora is another new company hoping to make its mark with Hadoop.
# Karmasphere launched the Karmasphere Studio Community Hadoop Virtual Appliance for developers.
# StackIQ announced the beta release of Rocks+ Big Data, a cluster automation offering for Apache Hadoop.
The best of the rest
# Rockmelt raised $30m in a series B funding round led by Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures and existing investor Andreessen Horowitz.
# BeyondTrust acquired Likewise Software’s Likewise Enterprise and Likewise Open products, re-branding them as PowerBroker Identity Services, Enterprise and Open Edition, leaving Likewise focusing on its open source-based Likewise Storage Services product.
# Basho Technologies named Donald J. Rippert, former chief technology officer of Accenture, as president and chief executive officer and closed the remainder of its previously announced funding round.
# Matt Asay compared VMware and Red Hat’s approaches to open source PaaS.
# Miguel de Icaza provided an update on the formation of Xamarin.
# Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile suggested that it is a sin to use open source software without contributing money or time, prompting a predictable response from Pentaho inviting guilt-free use of its offerings.
# EnterpriseDB announced the general availability of Postgres Plus Advanced Server 9.0.
# CASH Music highlighted the problems faced by open source groups filing for federal 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
# Talend announced that its announced that MDM Enterprise Edition, open source Master Data Management software can now handle more than 100 million records on a single $1200 server.
# Shadow-Soft signed a deal with SkySQL enabling it to resell SkySQL products, training and services in the U.S.