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3 key ways Hadoop is evolving

Hot themes at the Strata+Hadoop World conference reflect the shift for the big data platform

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How do enterprises really use Hadoop?

A panel session at Strata+Hadoop 2015 explores the ways enterprises are making the most of the big data platform

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Why self-service is everything in BI and big data

Empower users to acquire and manipulate the data they really need, and BI can become a magnitude more useful -- and much less work for IT

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Roadmapping: The key to getting your digital house in order

Here's what a best-practice roadmapping approach looks like, plus a structure to set your course


Pentaho's analytics software to blend multiple streams of big data

One of the challenges of big data is blending information from multiple sources, and Pentaho has developed new software specifically to make that process easier.

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MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

Native JSON support extends MapR-DB NoSQL database to cover more types of unstructured business data

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Anaconda's Python-based analytics hit the enterprise with new subscription plans

Also on the Python front, Teradata targets DevOps with a new module of its own

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Microsoft revamps Data Lake with SQL analytics, Visual Studio tooling

Azure Data Lake Store sports the Microsoft-devised U-SQL query language, which allows a mixture of conventional SQL and C# programming metaphors

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Cloudera's Kudu: Like HDFS and HBase in one

With Kudu, Cloudera promises to solve Hadoop's infamous storage problem

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5 key trends in open source

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards shows how dependent we've become on open source for everyday infrastructure and for today's rapid-fire tech development

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6 takeaways from Cloudera's embrace of Spark

It's official: The Hadoop ecosystem has received a brain transplant. Here's how Cloudera, the leading Hadoop vendor, laid out the implications of swapping MapReduce for Spark


4 ways APIs will help grow a data-driven business

REST APIs can have a deeper impact and use than simply powering the interactions between your back end and front end. There are several ways they can impact your business.

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MemSQL paves a smoother path to Spark for real-time analytics

The new Spark Streamliner tool lets companies tap Apache Spark without writing any code


4 things enterprises are doing right now with Spark

A survey from Spark developers Databricks shows the big data engine growing on its own outside of Hadoop, among other eyebrow-raising findings

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KVM creators unveil speedy Cassandra competitor

ScyllaDB rebuilds the NoSQL database from the ground up in a new language and with a new internal architecture

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teradata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins

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Google promises a Hadoop or Spark cluster in 90 seconds with Cloud Dataproc

Minute-by-minute billing is another key piece of Google's new managed service

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Splunk updates platform, adds monitoring and analytics services

Splunk Enterprise 6.3 is intended to help the platform scale data collection for DevOps and Internet of Things devices, while the new Splunk IT Service Intelligence aims to deliver a central and unified view of critical IT services.

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