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.
Hortonworks’ new Stinger initiative joins Apache Drill and Cloudera Impala in competition for the best real-time Hadoop implementation.
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.
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.
ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.
Chinese Ecommerce Giant, Alibaba, recently managed to sell $3 billion worth of product in a single 24 hour period. InfoQ got a chance to ask a few questions to Zhuang Zhuoran and Youtan, architects from Tmall and Taobao, about the challenges of handling such loads and how they meet them.
With 2012 drawing to a close it's the season for analysts and others to give their thoughts on what we can expect in 2013. These range from how SOA will be used more in social and mobile, through to it being the year when people will see that Private Cloud is really just virtualization. What do you think of these predictions and can you offer some of your own?
Microsoft recently revealed new pricing structure for Windows Azure Storage along with several improvements.
FoundationDB is a database that provides ACID guarantees along with high performance and availability normally associated with NoSQL databases. In an InfoQ exclusive interview, we learn more about the project from one of the founders, Nick Lavezzo.
The AWS team has announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift, a cloud-hosted data warehouse whose cost and capabilities are poised to disrupt the industry. In addition, AWS revealed two new massive compute instance types, and a data integration tool called Data Pipeline.
Big Data services available from cloud computing vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google are uncovering interesting trends and opportunities.
During the PASS Summit 2012, a technical conference for SQL Server professionals, Microsoft announced Hekaton, an in-memory row-based data management system targeted at transaction processing (TP) workloads. Besides the advertised increase in TP speeds of up to 10x for old applications and up to 50x for new optimized ones, Microsoft touts Hekaton as being fully integrated into SQL Server.
Several new Hadoop-based frameworks where announced during this year O’Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 in New York last week.
Precog has recently announced a Big Data warehousing and analysis service which takes care of the data capture, storage, transformation, analysis and visualization process and the infrastructure on which it runs, but leaving open various access points throughout the service via RESTful APIs enabling developers and data scientists to control the entire process.
Apache new project Drill is aimed to support real-time interactive analysis of large-scale (terabytes size) data sets.