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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ibm researchfundIBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it is investing $3 billion over the next 5 years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems.

crowdfund productionsCrowdsourcing and Crowdfunding have become popular in the recent years. In simple terms, these concepts take help from the crowd to reach a certain goal. To materialise your idea, raising funds from huge number of people with small contributions – crowdfunding can be used.

ibm socialIBM (NYSE: IBM) introduced new cloud and on premises social software to help clients better connect, collaborate and share information with key stakeholders inside and outside their organizations.

atmel acquires newport mediaAtmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a microcontroller and touch technology solutions provider,  announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media, Inc., a provider of high performance low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions.

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.

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