Following announcements made toward the end of spring, Pivotal, a subsidiary of storage giant EMC announced today that it will be rolling out enterprise-focused distributions of its cloud Foundry platform as a service this week. The company says its multi-cloud and data service-centric approach will be the key to winning broad enterprise support.
Big data integration specialist Talend announced $40m in new investment Wednesday, which will help fuel the company’s growth as it moves to capitalise on the big data boom. The company said its open source approach sets it apart from competitors like Informatica.
Growing at a rate of 56 per cent annually and pegged to reach $7.4bn by 2017, big data is one of the highest growth markets in technology today. Big data analytics has garnered $1.4bn worth of investment over the past 12 months, over 200 per cent more than last year according to research published Friday. The investment banking firm that commissioned the research says the results suggest the industry is about to enter a new stage of consolidation dominated by enterprise IT incumbents.
IBM made a number of announcements at its Information on Demand conference this week, focusing largely on innovations further marrying cloud and big data technologies. Among them include tools that anonymize big data, and software created by IBM labs dubbed “Project Neo,” which can be applied to raw data sets and discover hidden patterns therein – potentially providing the answers to questions businesses have yet to ask.
Big data platform provider Cloudera today announced a slew of new partnerships with a number of cloud infrastructure service providers including Savvis, Verizon, Softlayer and T-Systems. The company said the move will help bolster enterprise penetration of its big data services, despite the notable absence of the big three – Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) announced a partnership today that will see the government agency work with platform as a service provider Pivotal to launch the Pivotal Innovation Centre, which will help businesses develop and adopt big data analytics solutions.
Cloud computing and virtualisation go hand in hand in many implementations but Bigstep is hoping to change all that by removing the hypervisor. The company is launching bare-metal high performance computing IaaS for big data applications this week and the company’s commercial director, Ioana Hreninciuc, claims the removal of the hypervisor improves performance dramatically.
Two KVM founders have recently announced the launch of OSv, an open source operating system designed to give applications better access to the raw compute power of the underlying infrastructure. Dor Laor, chief executive officer at Cloudius Systems – the startup behind OSv – says that the problem Cloudius is trying to solve has to do with an abundance of layers in today’s cloud stack, something the organisation is looking to fundamentally change with the new operating system.
Microsoft is readying a wave of fall updates to its enterprise cloud offerings as the software giant looks to nudge public and private sector enterprise customers ever closer towards its public infrastructure as a service by beefing up its SaaS, hybrid and big data offerings.
Big data analysis specialist Splunk has released a cloud version of its enterprise suite allowing organisations to access and analyse operational and machine generated big data in the cloud. The company has also launched a free version of Splunk Storm, a slimmed-down application monitoring system, with the hope of getting more IT and non-IT business users onto the service.