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EMC Isilon: Hadooping With Us Is Free #strataconf

Say you were a contestant on Jeopardy, and the answer Alex Trebek read was “EMC, Hadoop."  Chances are the question you’d buzz-in with would be "What is Pivotal?" — referring to the company EMC spun-off less than a year ago.

I suspect EMC would rather not have it this way. After all, big data is a huge component of the company’s strategy, and its Isilon division provides its own offering for deploying Hadoop and analytics. The trouble is not enough people know about it.

The Strata Conference, Big Data Myths and Customer Insight #strataconf

Human Face of Big Data.jpgThere are plenty of reasons to avoid talking about big data. It makes people anxious, confused and quizzical. Sometimes, two minutes into a conversation, you realize the person you're speaking with doesn't have a clue about big data. Other times, the conversation lapses into such elaborate technobabble that it's impossible for someone without an advanced degree in analytics to follow.

So why are so many people flocking to the O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World 2013 big data conference in New York City this week?

MapR Wires Security Into Hadoop #strataconf

What keeps CIO’s up at night? The security of their data. And in the land of big data there are all kinds of dangers like user impersonation, rogue daemons, malicious remote procedure calls and more, according to MapR Technologies, a provider of Hadoop technology. This is a huge hurdle that suppliers of enterprise-grade Hadoop have to overcome to get potential customers started on big data projects — and a problem MapR is addressing with a new solution it announced today.

Cloudera, Partners Deliver Lightning Speed and Cloud to Hadoop #strataconf

256px-Lightning_NOAA.jpg Cloudera isn’t into chasing Hadoop tails. “We have consistently led the market,” said Matt Brandwein, the company's director of product marketing.

He may have an argument, given that Cloudera’s Chief Architect, Doug Cutting, is credited with the creation of Hadoop … that the company introduced Cloudera Search, the first fully integrated search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase … and that it has built technologies such as Open Source Sentry, which provides security for data stored in Hadoop.


SiSense 'Breaks the Rules of Physics' at Big Data Conference #strataconf

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A new big data solution promises to do more than help businesses analyze massive amounts information. It's actually "breaking the laws of physics," said Eldad Farkash, co-founder and chief technology officer at SiSense.

SiSense, a three-year-old developer of big data analytics software, announced patent-pending technology at the O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World 2013 conference in New York City this morning.

Investments in Testing, Optimization Pays Off for Large E-Commerce Sites

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Large e-commerce sites have "deciphered some very successful formulas for giving users what they want," according to a new benchmark report from ClickTale, a provider of customer experience analytics and web analytics services.

Chalk it up to higher investments in testing and optimization -- and their abilities to attract higher shares of returning visitors.

Pivotal Releases Fill the Big Data Productivity Gap

Information Management, Pivotal Fills the Big Data Productivity Gap ... They've Only Just BegunLadies and gentlemen, write this date down because the show is about to begin. Almost exactly six months after Pivotal officially began operations, the EMC and VMWare spin-off headed by Paul Maritz is unveiling its first set of Pivotal-built products.

Hotter Than Hadoop - Introducing Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0

The boys at Hortonworks eat, sleep and live Hadoop, and there’s a feeling they’ll never be satisfied. Not because they, and other Apache Hadoop committers, think that the Open Source Big Data Framework isn't already amazing, but because it continues to offer so many possibilities. They see it fueling innovation, powering the next generation of companies, and being the catalyst that well established Enterprises use to reinvent themselves for the data-driven era.

Top Task Analysis: Evidence Over Opinion

Sometimes the thing you think absolutely won’t work does work. You need to be able to accept evidence that goes against your opinion. 

Big Data Bits Featuring Andreessen Horowitz, Data Elite, Mode, Actian, Kurobase, Databox

Information Management, Big Data Bits Featuring Andreessen Horowitz, Data EliteDear New York Times, AllThingsD and anyone else who says that big data is an "Economic Big Dud," we have news for you -- you’re wrong.

Have It Your Way: Teradata Delivers Game-Changing Analytics in the Cloud (and Everywhere Else) #tdpug

Data-driven businesses will win the future. But it’s not the data that will generate the wins; it’s the actionable insights that come from analytics.

Weekend Reads: 3 Social Customer Service Tips + The End of SharePoint User Adoption Concerns

Weekend Reads: 3 Social Customer Service Tips + The Death of SharePoint User Adoption ComplaintsYet another week has come and gone, so why not take a few minutes to relax and catch up on our featured contributions? This week we took a look at why Yammer and Microsoft make SharePoint user adoption concerns a moot point. We also talked about why SharePoint will hardly ever be a company's sole ECM solution and got some tips on enabling social customer service in your contact center. So sit back, relax and enjoy our weekend reads.

Big Data: Just Because You Can Measure It, Doesn't Mean You Should

Customer Experience, Big Data: Just Because You Can Measure It, Doesn't Mean You ShouldBig data is hotter than ever, but are we losing sight of our goals by getting wrapped up in the tool?

IBM Q3 Results Dive, Cloud Revenues Pass Magical $1B Mark

IBM has just released its third quarter results and the numbers do not make pretty reading. While profits beat expectations and were up 6 percent, revenues were down 4 percent as hardware sales crashed and enterprises turned to cloud computing.

History in the Making: Datastax's Plan to Devour a Slice of Oracle's Pie

Repeat after me: Legacy databases weren’t built to power online businesses. Legacy databases weren’t built to power online businesses. Legacy databases....

Might seem obvious, but still, it needs to be said.

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