MongoDB: Now with Hive compatibility

10gen has added some new features to its MongoDB connector for Hadoop, including support for Hive and the ability to backup MongoDB files in HDFS.

Exclusive: The brains behind Hive launch on-demand Hadoop service

Two key members of the Facebook team that created the Hadoop query language Hive are launching their own big data startup called Qubole on Thursday. Qubole is a managed version of Hive that’s hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud computing infrastructure.

Kontagent turns data mining into SaaS for mobile apps

Social and mobile analytics startup Kontagent has expanded its business to include a data-mining service powered by Hive, the SQL-like interface for querying data stored within Hadoop. It’s a smart move by the company, and one that other cloud-based analytics providers would be wise to replicate.