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News from O’Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012: Azure HDInsight, Cloudera Impala, MapR M7

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 29, 2012

Several new Hadoop-based frameworks where announced during this year O’Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 in New York last week.

Google Publishes Paper On Spanner Ushering a Return to Distributed Transactional Semantics

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Oct 15, 2012

Scalability vs distributed transactional semantics,is no longer a compromise as per Google's research work on Spanner. Spanner's features include non-blocking reads, lock-free read only transactions and atomic schema changes across a globally replicated relational database. The central idea that tackles the latency issues with distributed transactions is the exposure of clock uncertainty.

“Drilling” Through the Big Data

by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 26, 2012

Apache new project Drill is aimed to support real-time interactive analysis of large-scale (terabytes size) data sets.

IT Values Technologies Over Thought

by Mark Little on  Jul 08, 2012 27

Recently Cap Gemini's Steve Jones has written an article on how he believes that thinking about solutions to problems is less important these days than jumping on the latest hype bandwagon. Although he uses REST and Big Data as examples, he believes it goes beyond any single technology and that eventually IT will no longer belong to IT people.

Presentation: Progressive Architectures at the Royal Bank of Scotland

by Michael Stal on  Jul 06, 2012 2

In their presentation posted at InfoQ systems and data architects Ben Stopford, Farzad Pezeshkpour and Mark Atwell show how RBS leveraged new technologies in their architectures while facing difficult challenges such as regulation, competition and tighter budgets. They also need to cope with stringent technical challenges, for instance with efficiency and scalability.

Hadoop And Microsoft

by Roopesh Shenoy on  May 09, 2012

Want to try out Hadoop with the Microsoft Stack and figure out what capabilities this brings to you? We point to some resources that can help.

VMware Introduces Spring Hadoop

by Charles Humble on  Feb 29, 2012 8

VMware have announced the availability of Spring Hadoop, which integrates the Spring Framework and the Apache Hadoop platform.

MapReduce Patterns, Algorithms, and Use Cases

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 08, 2012 3

In his new article “MapReduce Patterns, Algorithms, and Use Cases”, Ilya Katsov gives a systematic view of the different MapReduce patterns, algorithms and techniques that can be found on the web or in scientific articles along with several practical use case studies.

Apache Hadoop 1.0.0 Supports Kerberos Authentication, Apache HBase and RESTful API to HDFS

by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 13, 2012 2

After six years of gestation, Big data framework Apache Hadoop 1.0.0 was recently released. Core features in the release include Kerberos Authentication, support for Apache HBase and RESTful API to HDFS. InfoQ spoke with Arun Murthy, VP of Apache Hadoop, about the new release.

Making Technical Community More Active - 2011 Year-End Review of Baidu Technical Salon

by Huo Taiwen on  Jan 13, 2012 2

Baidu Technical Salon is a regular offline communication activity hosted by Baidu, planned, executed and implemented by InfoQ. The topics included cloud computing, mobile Internet, big data, log analysis and other current popular topics. This article mainly reviews Baidu’s support for technical community via Technical Salon, community’s feedbacks on these activities as well as a brief plan in 2012

HPCC Systems Launches Big Data Delivery Engine on EC2

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 01, 2011 1

HPCC Systems, which is part of LexisNexis, is launching this week its Thor Data Refinery Cluster on the Amazon EC2. HPCC Systems is an enterprise-grade, open source Big Data analytics technology platform capable of ingesting vast amounts of data, transforming, linking and indexing that data, with parallel processing power spread across the nodes.

eBay readies next generation search built with Hadoop and HBase

by Ron Bodkin on  Nov 13, 2011 2

eBay presented a keynote at Hadoop World, describing the architecture of its completely rebuilt search engine, Cassini, slated to go live in 2012. It indexes all the content and user metadata to produce better rankings and refreshes indexes hourly. It is built using Hadoop for hourly index updates and HBase to provide random access to item information.

Hortonworks Announces Hadoop Data Platform

by Abel Avram on  Nov 01, 2011

Hortonworks, a company created in June 2011 by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital, has announced the Technical Preview Program of Data Platform based on Hadoop. The company employs many of the core Hadoop contributors and intends to provide support and training.

SOA’s Role in the Emerging Hadoop World

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 31, 2011 2

A new post by Joe McKendrick outlines Hadoop’s ability to significantly simplify enterprise SOA implementation through improved data access services build on a common enterprise data platform.

Hadoop-as-a-Service from Amazon, Cloudera, Microsoft and IBM

by Abel Avram on  Oct 26, 2011

Companies rely more and more on big data when making their decisions. Amazon, Cloudera, and IBM have announced their Hadoop-as-a-Service offerings, while Microsoft promises to do the same next year.

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