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Just when i thought the buying spree will end somewhere from Oracle, it seems to have just started this year. Oracle now acquires substantially all of the assets of Skire, a leading provider of capital program management and facilities management applications available on the cloud and on-premise. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2012.
While SQL to NoSQL move has been a challenge so far, enterprises face further challenges to manage and maintain nosql data store to current demands, specially while nosql is still evolving. We are talking about moving from an established, structured and widely accepted to an evolving, non-relational datastore. Take note of a startup "ScaleGrid" that has come up with an end to end lifecycle management solution for leading nosql database MongoDB called “MongoDirector”.
Apache Hadoop certainly has revolutionized the way data and associated analytics can be handled to the advantage of various businesses this year and has also given rise to some great startups over time supporting or complementing Hadoop. One such organization that has launched a "Real Time" big data Hadoop pre-processing analytics engine today is Nodeable.This service goes by name "StreamReduce" which in essence is real-time aggregation and processing engine that enhances and analyzes data streams as a cloud-based complement to batch processing via Apache Hadoop and Amazon Web Services Elastic Map Reduce.
Data and that too Big Data, demands huge amount of storage over time that needs to be factored into any organizations system landscape. While there are a plethora of new generation storage mechanisms that have come to light off late, what is really missing is a realistic modeler that applies some logic and provides a view into cost-to-value of such storage strategy.
Apache Software Foundation has just about released new Apache Nutch, a scalable search framework written in Java. Nutch v2.0 offers all of the mainstream Nutch functionality and it builds on Apache Solr™ adding web-specifics, such as a crawler, a link-graph database and parsing support handled by Apache Tika™ for HTML and an array of other document formats.
The Hadoop train now gets a bit more longer with MicroStrategy 9.3 entering the big data space with powerful new capabilities that enhance its Visual Insight for data exploration, new Hadoop data processing framework, allows businesses to gain insights from Big Data, and incorporate advanced analytics from "R", an open source programming language for statistical computing.
When investors Andreessen Horowitz invests in something that never goes wrong and pretty exciting to hear they have turned their eyes to GitHub, which is an extremely fast, efficient, distributed version control system ideal for the collaborative development of software.
Etherpad Lite is a collaborative editor owned and maintained by Etherpad Foundation. Etherpad Lite is a notepad like editor that can be exposed on to your web pages with some unique features including being able to edit same pad by multiple users.
Whilst the big data market is filled with optimism and is dominated as we speak by data analytics product space, may be this is the time to initiate a formal business plan for big data adoption as a shift of focus, from big data products to big data adoption. As some see it, starting small and letting it evolve is what works out very well in particular when the trend is not matured enough and the outcomes are not completely known. If a business adopts big data, what are the key things that have to be considered as a minimum within big data adoption strategy.
Google has always been a pivotal link in most of the technology innovations of the recent past and probably if you quiz a question to the community on what is the best product you like created by google, am sure we will end up listing most of the its products. The new introduction to the services list is Google Compute Engine, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product that lets you run Linux Virtual Machines (VMs) on the same infrastructure that powers Google.