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Cloudera scores $160m from Google, other tech investors as big data makes headway in enterprises

Cloudera secured $160m from leading tech investors in the latest round of funding. Will it go public, or get acquired before it has a chance?

Big data platform specialist Cloudera announced Wednesday that the company has secured $160m in funding from T. Rowe Price, Google Ventures, and MSD Capital (Michael Dell’s private investment firm) among others. The company said the funding bolsters its leadership in the sector and will help accelerate the Hadoop specialist’s growth as enterprise adoption of distributed file systems hits the mainstream.

Big data project commitments set to increase this year

The number of big data projects is set to rise sharply in 2014, according to Jaspersoft

Newly published research which includes responses from over 1,600 enterprise IT personnel suggests 2014 will see a sharp rise in commitment to big data projects, with the top application segments looking likely to be customer and customer experience analytics.

Cloudera and Koverse join forces on Apache Accumulo

Clouder and Koverse are partnering to develop commercial offerings based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-store project originally developed by the NSA

Integrator Cloudera has teamed up with big data specialist Koverse in a bid to co-develop innovations based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-value store project built on top of Hadoop.

IBM unveils slew of big data, cloud innovations

IBM is betting big on data visualisation and is working hard to marry big data technologies and the cloud

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.

Cloudera beefs up partnerships to bolster big data in the cloud

Cloudera said the newly announced partnerships will bolster enterprise penetration

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.

Informatica launches Vibe embedded virtual data machine

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Informatica Corp, a leading independent provider of data integration software on Tuesday announced what it claims is the industry’s first and only embedded virtual data machine (VDM).The VDM, called Vibe, is designed to embed data integration for large volumes of structured and unstructured data into a new generation of applications.

Cloudera unveils Hadoop development kit for Big Data

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Cloud and Big Data specialist Cloudera has announced the availability of its first developer kit, catering to Apache’s open source software framework Hadoop (CDH). Cloudera has long been a champion of Hadoop development, and the kit is designed to help developers to build apps in Hadoop environments faster and more easily than ever before.

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