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Google reveals Bigtable, a NoSQL service based on what it uses internally

Google has punted another big data service, a variant of what it uses internally, into the wild

Search giant Google announced Bigtable, a fully managed NoSQL database service the company said combines its own internal database technology with open source Apache HBase APIs.

Hortonworks buys SequenceIQ to speed up cloud deployment of Hadoop

CloudBreak

Hortonworks has acquired SequenceIQ, a Hungary-based startup delivering infrastructure agnostic tools to improve Hadoop deployments. The company said the move will bolster its ability to offer speedy cloud deployments of Hadoop.

Big incumbents target big updates in big data bonanza

Oracle, HP and IBM are going big on big data

Oracle, HP and IBM have this week unveiled a series of updates to their big data portfolios in a bid to strengthen their grip on the database and analytics markets.

Architecting big data in the cloud at Devicescape

Cedar Milazzo, vice president of engineering at Devicescape

Cedar Milazzo, vice president of engineering at Devicescape, a company that delivers Wi-Fi connectivity solutions to telecom operators, including insights into how people use their smartphones while off the cellular network, explains some of the lessons learned as the company embraced Hadoop and switched from MySQL to NoSQL for its core data warehouse while shifting everything into the cloud in the process.

Apache Spark-based cloud provider Databricks bags $33m

Databricks, which offers a processing engine based on Apache Spark, secured $33m in new funding

Databricks, a company started by the founders of Apache Spark, an open source processing engine for large-scale datasets, has secured $33m in funding. The news comes as the firm pushes its first commercial Spark-based offering live.

Cloudera picks up security specialist Gazzang

Digital Security

Hadoop developer Cloudera on Monday announced the strengthening of its security offerings with the acquisition of Gazzang, a big data security specialist. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Cloudera said the addition will immediately deliver enterprise-grade data encryption and key management, addressing the challenges associated with securing and processing sensitive and legally protected data within the Hadoop ecosystem.

Canonical releases OpenStack-in-a-box

Orange Box

Ubuntu developer Canonical unveiled its Orange Box offering, introducing a ‘metal-as-a-service’ concept, which is essentially a private cloud in a flight case running a range of open source software. It’s billing the platform as a low-risk way to deploy OpenStack and Cloud Foundry on premise.

If Hadoop is the answer, what’s the question?

Jorge Lopez, director of product marketing, Syncsort

Every time new technologies enter the mainstream there is a bedding-in period; big data, and more specifically Hadoop, is no different. The UK market is still very much in its infancy and many organisations are struggling to make a proper business case; is it a next-generation analytics platform? Is it an open-source storage platform? Either way, the bottom line is that if your organisation generates a lot of data, Hadoop is likely to be on your radar already, but understanding how to sell it to the business is a skill in itself.

Cloudera, MongoDB partner to mash up NoSQL, Hadoop

Cloudera and MongoDB have developed a connector to link Hadoop data and Mongo's NoSQL database

Hadoop specialist Cloudera announced a strategic partnership with MongoDB this week that will allow Cloudera customers to store Hadoop data in their NoSQL MongoDB databases. The move is a huge win for MongoDB, which is quickly emerging as one of the most popular databases in use today.

Ayasdi certified for Cloudera Hadoop

Ayasdi is working with Cloudera

Data analysis specialist Ayasdi said Monday it has been tested and validated to work with Cloudera Enterprise 5, Cloudera’s platform for big data built on Apache Hadoop.

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