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What is the promise of big data? Computers will be better than humans

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Big data as a concept has in fact been around longer than computer technology, which would surprise a number of people.

Wipro open sources big data offering

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Wipro has announced it has open sourced its big data solution Big Data Ready Enterprise (BDRE), partnering with California based Hortonworks to push the initiative forward.

MapR gets converged data platform patented

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California-based open source big data specialist MapR Technologies has been granted patent protection for its technique for converging open source, enterprise storage, NoSQL and other event streams.

WANdisco’s new Fusion system aims to take the fear out of cloud migration

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Software vendor WANdisco has announced six new products to make cloud migration easier and less dangerous as companies plan to move away from DIY computing.

Cloudera announces tighter security measures for Hadoop

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Cloudera has announced a new open source project that aims to use real-time analytical applications in Hadoop and an open source security layer for unified access control enforcement.

Criteo to build giant private big data platform on Huawei servers

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Performance marketing specialist Criteo has chosen Huawei to supply 700 servers for its new Hadoop Cluster data centre in Pantin, Seine St Denis, near Paris.

Apache Spark reportedly outgrowing Hadoop as users move to cloud

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Apache Spark is breaking down the barriers between data scientists and engineers, making machine learning easier and is out growing Hadoop as an open source framework for cloud computing developments, a new report claims.

SAP announces improvements to cloud platform and Vora analytics software

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SAP has released new software that it claims will make analytics easier for users of open source Hadoop software.

Intel, BlueData partner on big data following $20m funding round

Intel and BlueData are collaborating on big data

Hadoop specialist BlueData announced a strategic collaboration with Intel this week after the chip company’s venture capital arm helped lead a $20m funding round for the startup.

IBM calls Apache Spark “most important new open source project in a decade”

IBM is throwing its weight behind Apache Spark in a bid to bolster its IoT strategy

IBM said it will throw its weight behind Apache Spark, an open source community developing a processing engine for large-scale datasets, putting thousands of internal developers to work on Spark-related projects and contributing its machine learning technology to the code ecosystem.

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