MapR Technologies, which provides distribution for Apache Hadoop, has added the complete Apache Spark Stack to its MapR Distribution. MapR has also entered into a strategic partnership with Databricks that will enable it to offer 24x7 support to MapR customers even as it drives further innovation in Spark.
Hortonworks has released its HDP 2.1 or Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1. This is the only completely open enterprise Hadoop platform. The new product incorporates all the Apache innovations on Hadoop and provides enterprises with the capability for data management, data governance, data access, security, integration, and operations. Any enterprise looking to incorporate Hadoop into its data architecture structure will benefit from the HDP 2.1.
InfiniDB, a provider of high-performance analytic data platforms, released its new version of its fourth generation columnar data platform. Faster analytical reporting is one of the key factors to survive the cut-throat competition today. The latest updates take InfiniDB in that direction.
Intel has become the largest equity investor in Cloudera and both companies have entered into a pact for technological and business collaboration. With this deal Cloudera’s Apache Hadoop analytic data management will join with Intel Xeon’s data center architecture, bring a superior product for enterprise customers.
Gartner has identified security and privacy as the main concerns of enterprise users of Hadoop. This is because Hadoop was not built for enterprise IT environments.
Hortonworks is clearly a favourite among investors looking at the recent oversubscribed funding round. Joined by all the existing investors, this $100 million funding was supported by funds managed by BlackRock and Passport Capital.
IDC has forecast that many more businesses will adopt Hadoop for Big Data processing because of its distributed architecture, parallel processing, and ability to detect and handle failures.
The Apache Software Foundation has released Storm v0.9.1 with Netty-based messaging transport, Apache Maven for Storm builds, and support for the Windows platform. Storm, which is a distributed, high-performance, and fault-tolerant real-time computational system, now comes with the ASF guarantee.
Pivotal has announced the availability of Pivotal HD 2.0 built on Apache Hadoop 2.2 built on its Business Data Lakes architecture. Moreover, Pivotal GemFire XD will now be generally available as it has been seamlessly integrated with Pivotal HD to provide in-memory analytical processing, real-time transactions, and high concurrency to big data applications.
It promises to provide more “deeper” real time storage and extraction of use data. At the on-going Mobile World Congress 2014, provider of customer experience systems and services, Amdocs announced the availability of Amdocs TeraScale, a carrier-grade, Big Data solution designed to cost-efficiently store, manage and extract real-time charging usage data for analytical use cases.