Big data startup HStreaming is now part of Swiss advertising firm Adello Group. HStreaming had standout technology by all accounts, but the business never scaled enough to survive in a tough market.
Twitter has open sourced a “streaming MapReduce” system called Summingbird that makes Hadoop and Storm play nicer together so applications that require both batch and stream processing can do their jobs with as little complexity as possible.
IT services and consulting specialist CSC has acquired Infochimps, a startup that sells a big data query and processing platform. Infochimps had raised about $5 million in equity and debt financing since launching in 2009.
GridGain Systems has raised a $10 million series B investment round for its suite of in-memory computing technology. In-memory databases are popular because of their low latency, but GridGain actually offers a whole line of other use-specific products, including for high-performance computing and Hadoop. Almaz Capital led the round, with participation from existing investor RTP Ventures.
This week, both Facebook and Yahoo detailed new efforts to manage real-time data flows within their myriad systems. Yahoo’s work is an open source implementation of Storm designed to run on the same cluster as Hadoop and even share resources.
HStreaming has raised $1 million and is ready to take its message of real-time processing on Hadoop mainstream. In a world tired of batch processing only, that message should be well received.
Hadoop is nothing without applications, and Continuuity aims to deliver those apps by making Hadoop something developers can work and innovate with. Its efforts haven’t gone unnoticed — the company just closed a $10 million Series A round from a who’s who of big data VCs.
Infochimps has released version 1.1. of its platform that the company has described as Heroku for Hadoop. The new version takes things a step further, though, turning the platform into an engine for easily creating streaming workflows that don’t require using Hadoop at all.