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"Improve the user interface of old client-server applications and delight your users while reducing the TCO," says Curl Chief Strategy Officer Jnan Dash in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's AJAX & RIA Journal in the run-up to his session on October 20 at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, California (October 20-22, 2008). Dash feels the low hanging fruit for Web 2.0 deployment in the enterprise is called “RIA”. Jnan Dash is the Chief Strategy Officer at Curl Inc. He spent ten years at Oracle Corporation and was the Group Vice President, Systems Architecture and Technology till 2002. He was responsible for setting Oracle's core database and application server product directions and interacted with customers worldwide in translating future needs to product plans. View Jnan Dash with Curl Chief Scientist Bert Halstead Live on SYS-CON.TV AJAX & RIA Journal: The C... (more)

MarkLogic and Hortonworks Partner to Enhance Real-Time Big Data Applications with Apache Hadoop

STRATA CONFERENCE 2012 — MarkLogic Corporation, the company powering mission-critical Big Data Applications around the world, today announced it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. Hortonworks is the leading commercial vendor promoting the development and support of Apache Hadoop. The partnership will help businesses and public sector agencies take the next step in the evolution of Big Data: building sophisticated Big Data Applications. By leveraging MarkLogic and Hortonworks, organizations will be able to seamlessly combine the power of MapReduce with MarkLogic’s real-time, interactive analysis and indexing on a single, unified platform. “The partnership between Hortonworks and MarkLogic will enable customers to build enterprise-class Big Data Applications with fully supported Apache Hadoop,” said Eric Baldeschwieler, CTO and co-founder, Hortonwor... (more)

Cloudera Partners With IBM to Bring Big Data Insights to Joint Customers

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/25/12 -- Cloudera, the leading provider of enterprise-grade Apache Hadoop data management software, services and training, today announced it is partnering with IBM to integrate Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and Cloudera Manager with IBM's Big Data platform. Together, these technologies will deliver a world-class solution that enables organizations across sectors to harness the transformative power of Big Data analytics. The Cloudera and IBM partnership will provide customers with unique advantages: IBM BigInsights will run on CDH and Cloudera Manager, pushing the limits of high performance, scalability and platform extensibility. All customers will benefit from a complete solution which will include the most widely deployed and feature complete Hadoop platform, BI capabilities (BigSheets, text analytics)... (more)

Systems Integrator NS Solutions Partners With Cloudera for Big Data Push in Japan

PALO ALTO, CA and TOKYO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/25/12 -- Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software, services and training, and NS Solutions, a leading systems integrator in Japan, announced today that they are partnering to provide Cloudera's products to the Japanese market. This partnership will significantly expand the ability of Japanese companies to leverage Big Data by reducing the technical barriers to entry to using Apache Hadoop in production. "We are pleased to establish a new partnership with Cloudera as the first Authorized Cloudera Reseller in the Asia Pacific market," said Yutaka Miyabe, Senior Executive Director of NS Solutions. "We believe that the use of sophisticated Big Data technology is a critical element for the growth and innovation of Japanese companies." As an authorized Cloudera reseller, NS Solutions will ... (more)

Actuate and Hortonworks Collaborate to Visualize Big Data

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), the people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced a collaboration between Actuate BIRT and the Hortonworks Data Platform, to enable Big Data visualization. The Hortonworks Data Platform is a completely open source, tightly integrated and tested distribution of Apache Hadoop, backed by extensive customer support and training. The ActuateOne® integrated product suite—built around BIRT—uses native access Hive query to leverage MapReduce functions to extract data from Hadoop, pulling those data sets into customizable BIRT-based dashboards and scorecards for interactive visualization and analysis. “We have dedicated significant resources to make Apache Hadoop more robust and easier to integrate, extend, deploy and use,” said John Kreisa, VP of Marketing at Hortonworks. “Our partnersh... (more)

Cloudera Named a Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/18/12 -- Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology companies from the North American business region. As a finalist, Cloudera will be presenting to the Red Herring judges in Santa Monica on May 23, 2012. The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track... (more)

Talend Announces New Big Data Integration Solutions

EMC World--Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced the availability of Talend’s data integration and data quality solutions for the entire EMC Greenplum database and data analytics portfolio. As the preeminent provider of open source big data integration solutions, Talend is certified to support a broad range of Greenplum products, including Greenplum Database, Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, Greenplum HD and Greenplum MR. “To gain insight from Big Data you need an analytics platform that integrates structured and unstructured analytics, which Greenplum readily provides,” said David Menninger, head of strategy at Greenplum, a division of EMC. “Now with Talend, customers can more easily integrate the Greenplum platforms with the rest of their information systems.” Optimized for structured, unstructured, semi-structured and machine-generate... (more)

MapR Announces the Most Open Distribution for Hadoop

MapR Technologies, the provider of the industry’s most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced a range of initiatives that further establishes MapR as the most open distribution for Hadoop. This announcement follows MapR’s inclusion in the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) as a solution provider member of the Data Services Workgroup to define enterprise requirements to address interoperability, security and manageability of Big Data frameworks. Also announced today was the release of a fully compliant ODBC 3.52 driver as part of the MapR Distribution. This allows users to leverage hundreds of commercial and open source SQL-based tools, such as query builders and BI applications including Excel, Tableau, MicroStrategy and a variety of 100% open source SQL tools, such as Kaimon. Open Data Access An important dimension for any Big Data framework is the ... (more)

Cloudera and DataSift Partner to Deliver Big Data Insights From Social Data

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/31/12 -- Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software, services and training, and DataSift Inc., the social data platform company, today announced that the two companies are working together to deliver business insights from one of the largest public sources of social data on the planet. DataSift is powering its Hadoop clusters with Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), which performs the Big Data heavy lifting to help deliver DataSift's Historics, a cloud-computing platform that enables entrepreneurs and enterprises to extract business insights from historical public tweets. With the help of Cloudera's technology, DataSift enables companies to extract insights from billions of public social interactions. DataSift's powerful platform evaluates each social interaction from mu... (more)

HP Unleashes the Power of Big Data

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 06/04/12 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced enhancements to its Information Optimization Solutions portfolio, designed to help organizations capitalize on the explosion of information, including operational, application and machine data. The extreme volume, variety and velocity of information has placed unprecedented burdens on organizations. According to research conducted on behalf of HP, only 2 percent of business and technology executives said their organizations can deliver the right information at the right time to support the right business outcomes all of the time.(1) Legacy approaches to information management -- which rely on outdated information architectures, infrastructure and analytics -- fail to discover the concepts and value found in all forms of information. They also are incapable of cost-effectively scaling and pro... (more)

PolySpot démocratise l’accès aux Big Data

PolySpot, éditeur innovant d’infrastructure de recherche et d’accès à l’information en entreprise, annonce aujourd’hui son engagement pour la démocratisation du Big Data avec la signature d’un projet d’envergure avec un acteur majeur de la distribution. Big Data et open source, une convergence fructueuse Le web, précurseur du mouvement Big Data, a largement embrassé les solutions open source de la Fondation Apache, qui trouvent aujourd’hui toute leur légitimité dans l’entreprise dont les défis volumétriques rencontrent de nouveaux sommets. Depuis dix ans, PolySpot développe une expertise reconnue dans le développement et l’intégration de Lucene / Solr, un service de recherche open source édité par la fondation Apache. Au-delà, PolySpot intègre une autre initiative Apache : MongoDB pour apporter une solution innovante aux enjeux du Big Data. Croiser ses sources, as... (more)