Meet the startups making machine learning an elementary affair

The choices are getting a lot better for businesses that want out-of-the-box functionality for machine learning, predictive analytics and general data science. Prepackaged software might not make your company into Google, but a step closer is a step in the right direction.

Who’s connected to whom in Hadoop world [infographic]

To say there are a lot of companies involved in the Hadoop ecosystem would be an understatement. To say partnership strategies are broad would be one, too. The folks at Datameer created this infographic to show just how expansive and interconnected the Hadoop ecosystem is.

Is 2013 the year Hadoop uptake turns into a ‘tornado’?

Karmasphere CEO Gail Ennis told me recently she thinks “2013 is going to be the year when we see [Hadoop adoption] go a lot more mainstream and [turn] into a tornado.” I like the prediction, as much for its imagery as for its near-term certainty.

What it really means when someone says ‘Hadoop’

Hadoop features front and center in the discussion of how to implement a big data strategy, one of the biggest trends in IT. There’s just one problem that keeps cropping up: many people don’t seem to know exactly what it means when somebody says “Hadoop.”

6 reasons why 2012 could be the year of Hadoop

Hadoop gets plenty of attention from investors and the IT press, but it’s very possible we haven’t seen anything yet. All the action of the last year has just been setting the stage for what should be a big year.

Karmasphere pushes new big data workflow

Hadoop is all the rage in analytics, but it still isn’t easy for mere mortals to utilize the big data framework. A handful of companies are trying to solve this problem, including Karmasphere with the latest version of its Analyst Big Data product.

The Incredible, Growing, Commercial Hadoop Market

A few months ago, I posited that additional funding for Cloudera and Karmasphere signifies a large market opportunity for solutions that utilize the open-source analytics tool Hadoop. From the news generated this week by Yahoo’s third annual Hadoop Summit, my beliefs of this have only been affirmed.

Yahoo Launches New Secure, Smarter Hadoop

Hadoop creator and champion Yahoo is taking advantage of its annual Hadoop Summit today by rolling out some new features for its open-source Hadoop distribution. The new features tackle security and workflow management, which Yahoo hopes will help Hadoop continue its proliferation among mainstream users.