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A better mousetrap: A JSON data warehouse takes on Hadoop

Sure, a NoSQL or JSON data warehouse sounds faddish, but SonarW is a better solution for many.

LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche

LinkedIn's open source, home-brew OLAP project is a new way for Hadoop users (and others) to query both real-time and historical data.

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MapR 5.0 Hadoop supports real-time applications

MapR Technologies latest version of its Hadoop distribution auto-synchronizes storage, database and search indices to support real-time applications.

Spark and Storm face new competition for real-time Hadoop processing

DataTorrent is releasing its real-time data processing engine for Hadoop and beyond as the open source Project Apex.

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MapR adds self-service SQL Analytics

MapR Technologies updates its Hadoop distribution with Apache Drill 1.0 to support schema-free SQL analytics for big data.

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Pentaho adds orchestration for Apache Spark jobs

Pentaho has announced native integration of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) with Apache Spark, enabling the orchestration of Spark jobs.

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Pivotal rolls out Hadoop distro update, new query optimizer

Pivotal releases a new version of its Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution built on the open source ODP big data kernel, along with a new cost-based query optimizer that promises up to 100x performance upgrades for Greenplum and HAWQ.

DataTorrent grabs $15M in funding to help make sense of big data -- fast

DataTorrent, which claims its Hadoop-based software can process billions of events per second, has received $15 million in Series B funding.

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Teradata unveils improved QueryGrid connectors

Teradata is updating QueryGrid, which allows business analysts to use SQL to query multiple analytics engines without having to move data or learn a new language.

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Hortonworks to speed Hadoop cloud deployments

Hortonworks has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Budapest-based SequenceIQ, a specialist in deployment automation technology for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters in the cloud or any environment that supports Docker...

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Big data is dead -- long live big data

Soon, we'll see 'prepacked' applications that incorporate the distributed processing, machine learning, and analytics of today's overhyped, custom-made solutions.

Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics.

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Spark, big data's brightest star, needs to grow up

Spark is the hottest project in big data -- but Databricks, the company behind it, needs to ensure its implementation has a plausible path to maturity.

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Hadoop powers big data digital marketing platform

Splice Machine and RedPoint Global join forces to provide customers with an omni-channel marketing platform powered by Hadoop.

What you need to know about Hadoop right now

Andrew updates his cheat sheet for developers navigating the ever-expanding Hadoop ecosystem. Storm and Spark still top the list, but don't miss new additions like Phoenix, Kafka, and Falcon.

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Centrify Extends Identity Management to Hadoop Clusters

Centrify has optimized its Centrify Server Suite 2015 solution for Hadoop and big data environments, allowing customers to leverage Active Directory and existing skillsets to provide identity management.

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Big Data Leaders and Users Unite Around Standardization

A group of Hadoop and big data application vendors, system integrators and end-users are forming the Open Data Platform association to create a common core big data kernel to eliminate fragmentation in the space.

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MapR Offers Free Hadoop Training and Certifications

The free on-demand training initially focuses on Hadoop and HBase but will expand to other ecosystem technologies. Certification exams will also be available for developers, analysts and admins.

Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

Google Cloud Dataflow is based on FlumeJava but can be extended to other languages and environments.

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5 Big Data Technology Predictions for 2015

Big data technologies have evolved at a torrid pace that shows every sign of continuing in 2015. MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

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