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Presto: Facebook’s Distributed SQL Query Engine

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 12, 2013

Facebook has open-sourced Presto, their distributed SQL query engine. Presto uses a pipelined architecture rather than the Map/Reduce design found elsewhere. In production since early this year, Facebook has since “deployed in multiple geographical regions and [they] have successfully scaled a single cluster to 1,000 nodes”.

AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Introducing SQL Server 2014's New Clustered Columnstore Indexes

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 26, 2013

SQL Server 2014 will offer Clustered Columnstore Indexes. These will offer the performance and compression benefits of column-oriented storage without the need to restrict the underlying table to read-only access.

Apache Tez - a Generalization of the MapReduce Data Processing

by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 20, 2013 1

A new Apache incubator project, Tez, generalizes the MapReduce paradigm to execute a complex DAG (directed acyclic graph) of tasks.

QuantCell Research Announces First Public Beta of their Java-Aware Big-Data Spreadsheet

by Victor Grazi on  Aug 21, 2013

Big Data analytics startup QuantCell Research has announced the release of the first public beta of what they are positioning as their "Big Data" spreadsheet.

Best Practices for Amazon EMR

by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 16, 2013 2

In his new whitepaper, Best Practices for Amazon EMR, Parviz Deyhim outlines the best practices in using AWS EMR including moving data to AWS, strategies for collecting, compressing, aggregating the data, and common architectural patterns for setting up and configuring Amazon EMR clusters for processing.

Go Big: CA World 2013 Opening Keynote

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 21, 2013 4

Continuing our tradition of on the spot conference reporting, here are the raw notes from CA World 2013’s opening keynote. CA World is focused on products, techniques, and technologies in the areas of SaaS, Mobile, DevOps, and Big Data. The first keynote is led by Mike Gregoire, CA Technologies new CEO.

Mobile Dev, Big Data Analytics Take Center Stage at IBM Impact 2013

by Nitin Bharti on  Apr 20, 2013

At its annual customer conference in Las Vegas, IBM unveiled a number of new enhancements to its “MobileFirst” portfolio of products including data analytics support, mobile cloud services, cross-platform testing capabilities, as well as a series of updates to their core products to better support the mobile ecosystem.

IBM Mobile First- MBaaS, Big Data and Then Some for Enterprise

by Martin Monroe on  Apr 09, 2013 6

IBM has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of applications whereby enterprises can catch up to today’s current mobile computing trends. Mobile First is designed to enable enterprise to get their share of the billions of dollars that the firm maintains is being left on the table by the organizations that are not gearing up for this trend.

Gartner's Technology Trends for Information Infrastructure: Big Data, NoSQL and In-Memory Computing

by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 06, 2013 4

Big Data, NoSQL databases and In-Memory computing are some of the technologies that will play key role in modernizing information management in 2013 and beyond, according to Gartner. A recent report released by Gartner team identifies the top technology trends that will have impact on the information infrastructure and governance.

Terracotta's BigMemory 4.0 and In-Genius Products Offer Real-time Insights From Big Data Sources

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 18, 2013 1

Terracotta’s BigMemory 4.0 and In-Genius products offer real-time analytics and insights from Big Data sources and integration with Hadoop. Terracotta recently announced the release of the new version of in-memory data platform BigMemory and In-Genius, an in-memory intelligence platform for Big Data.

Concurrent Releases Lingual, a SQL DSL for Hadoop

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 28, 2013

Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today announced Lingual, an open source project enabling fast and simple Big Data application development on Apache Hadoop using SQL.

Competition between Real-time Hadoop Implementations Heats Up

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 25, 2013 7

Hortonworks’ new Stinger initiative joins Apache Drill and Cloudera Impala in competition for the best real-time Hadoop implementation.

Phoenix: Running SQL Queries on Apache HBase [Updated]

by Abel Avram on  Jan 31, 2013

Salesforce.com has open sourced Phoenix, a Java layer enabling developers to run SQL queries on Apache HBase. Update: An interview on Phoenix with James Taylor, Lead Developer at Salesforce.com, has been appended.

Hadoop + SQL Server + Excel = Big Data Analytics

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 24, 2013

Few months back, Microsoft announced HDInsight, Microsoft’s Hadoop distribution for managing, analysing and making sense out of large volumes of data. InfoQ connected with Val Fontama, Senior Product Marketing Manager for SQL Server, to know more about how the Enterprise Big Data @ Microsoft story is panning out.

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