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Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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datastax dse 45DataStax, distributed database management system that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, recently announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.5 (DSE 4.5). DSE 4.5 delivers blazing performance and is now even easier to develop against, deploy and operate.

wandisco big dataWANdisco (LSE: WAND), provider of enterprise-ready software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today’s data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability, announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based OhmData Inc.

databricks cloud platformDatabricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark—the powerful open-source processing engine that provides blazingly fast and sophisticated analytics—announced the launch of Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around Apache Spark.

knowledgent big dataGetting right insights into big data at the right time is the key to big data analytics. Companies are using different tools to get these insights into big data with different success levels. What is more important is the availability of policies and framework for big data analytics.

mapr fundingMapR Technologies, Inc., provider of distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced that it has completed a $110 million financing.  Google Capital led the $80 million equity financing. Also participating was Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, and existing investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures.

apache spark yarnHortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop announced that Apache Spark is YARN Ready, whereby certifying that it is fully compatible with the Hortonworks Data Platform—100 percent open source Enterprise Hadoop platform.

aerospike nosql dbAerospike Inc. announced open source licensing for the Aerospike in-memory NoSQL database. The Aerospike client software development kit (SDK) is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, and the Aerospike database server is licensed under the Affero General Public License (APGL).

dataguise big data governanceDataguise, provider of data-centric security solutions for Big Data Protection, recently announced at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit the immediate availability of the Dataguise for Data Governance suite.

oracle acquires livelook and microsOracle has recently signed agreements to acquire LiveLOOK and MICROS Systems. The first company is a cloud-based, real-time visual collaboration whereas the other one is a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the Hospitality and Retail industries. Let us see what this means to the company and its customers.

cloudphysicsCloudPhysics, who provides predictive analytics for virtual datacenter management, announced the general availability of Storage Analytics with new capabilities that make it now possible for IT teams to pinpoint and preempt storage-induced capacity and performance problems with data-driven, actionable insight.

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