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Hortonworks announced the release of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.2, which includes the latest version of Apache Ambari for comprehensive management, monitoring and provisioning of Apache Hadoop clusters is an open source platform powered by Apache Hadoop. This latest release comes with additional new capabilities for improving security and ease of use.
Virtustream, Inc., an enterprise class cloud software and IaaS provider, today added software-based “data at rest” encryption to its cloud services portfolio through a partnership with Vormetric, an enterprise encryption and key management company. With this extra protection, Virtustream claims to provide highly secure and compliant solutions that enable ITs customers to safely run mission-critical applications.
Netsuite announced that it has acquired Retail Anywhere, a provider of multi-channel retail management solutions. The Company plans to build on Its SuiteCommerce platform and bring Retail Businesses to Global Commerce Cloud. IT also offers retailers to grow revenues, open up new sales channels and expand their business globally by opening them to call centres, social media and B2B, B2C, and eCommerce via desktops, laptops, iPhone/iPad, and other smartphones and tablets.
Brad Peters, CEO and co-founder of Birst of Birst Inc. comes with an experience of building analytics products and solutions. Prior to Birst, he helped found and later led the Analytics product line at Siebel Systems which forms the basis of Oracle’s current OBIEE product family. A quick chat on BI, BigData and Birst analytics services, Brad has revealed some interesting views. Here is a quick summary.
Skytap Inc., self-service cloud automation solutions provider, announced the availability of pre-configured Cloudera Hadoop (CDH4) Enterprise templates in the Skytap Cloud public template library. This release will provide Skytap’s enterprise customers with access to Cloudera Enterprise free edition, which can be used to deploy and manage physical or virtual clusters of up to 50 nodes.
Security is one of the key factors for decision-makers to consider in order to migrate their business to Cloud. Dell SecureWorks, information security services provider, has come up with two new services to address these concerns. They are Vulnerability Management Service (VMS) and Web Application Scanning (WAS) Service.
Investors interest seems to grow in upcoming companies involved with Cloud based Technologies that do something different from the majority lot. This weekly Funding Roundup is about three such companies. Let us see what these companies do and how are the funds received by them are being utilized and their expertise.
Cloud Computing is being accepted by industries in various sectors though with some apprehensions. Quite a number of surveys are out there pointing to the increase in spending by the enterprises in the area of cloud computing, be it for cloud services or providing cloud services themselves. Nimbo, a company helping organizations with Cloud Technologies has come up with an infographic about Cloud Assessment.
ScaleArc, database infrastructure software provider announced $12.3 million in new funding from leading venture capital firms. The round was led by Accel Ventures with participation from existing investors including Trinity Ventures and Nexus Ventures, from whom ScaleArc had previously raised $5.33 million in 2011. It will be used primarily to invest in sales and marketing to fuel ScaleArc’s global expansion in the multi-billion dollar Big Data market.
Cognosys Technologies launches Database as a Service on Azure PaaS offering a Cloud Based Database solution for mission critical applications. Cognosys Technologies database services solution- CogDB offers Cloud based scalable MySQL database hosting on PaaS using innovative High Availability design.