Cloudera has acquired a data-visualization startup called DataPad, the founding team of which specializes in data analysis using the Python programming language. As Hadoop competition heats up, Cloudera might be ramping up its Python tooling in order to attract more data scientists and developers.
Data is the gold that’s luring businesses to the internet of things and connected home. Consumers benefit, but absent a conversation about rights and appropriate uses of data we may give up more than we realize.
There was a lot of news about Spark’s ascension in the big data ranks this week, as well as some speculation. According to Cloudera’s Mike Olson, his company is widely embracing Spark — including to run Hive — but not in place of Impala.
MapR has raised $110 million, $80 million of which is equity financing, in order to fuel its growing Hadoop business in the face of better-known rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks. Like those companies, MapR says it has the winning strategy and aims to be a publc company.
Dell, Cloudera and Intel are working together on an appliance designed to speed the performance of Hadoop environments by moving a lot more data into a shared memory space. Key to the performance improvement is Apache Spark, the in-memory data-processing framework that’s now included in Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution. At this point, it seems like Hadoop vendors are going to sell their wares regardless where they run, so a deal like this really helps Dell make the case that hardware matters in big data environments. The companies claim it’s the first in a family of “Dell Engineered Systems for Cloudera Enterprise.”
Last week’s Hadoop Summit brought announcements that further galvanize Hadoop’s versatility and mainstream status.
Hadoop vendor Cloudera has acquired Gazzang, a startup specializing in encryption for Hadoop environments, as well as others next-generation data stores such as Cassandra and MongoDB.
Big data vendor Cloudera is no Google when it comes to data center footprint, but the cost and complexity of its infrastructure are growing with each passing year. Cloudera VP of engineering Peter Cooper-Ellis explains how better data centers and cloud computing help ease the burden.
The week in cloud: Microsoft stresses Azure’s openness to outside products — but that philosophy doesn’t extend to Office for iPad’s storage choices.
Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly came on the Structure Show this week to talk about why the company entered into a deep partnership with Intel, just how much cash it raised and when it might go public.