Cloudera and Hortonworks Merge

This is exciting stuff, so let’s jump right in. First on the financials, which are sure to dominate the headlines. It’s a stock merger with Cloudera stockholders getting 60% stake in the new entity and Hortonworks stockholders obviously getting the other 40%. The combined organization is initially being valued at $5.2 billion, with Hortonworks having found positive cash flow by offering robust support services across the data...

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EMC Dips Deeper Into The Shallow End of The Data Lake
Mar23

EMC Dips Deeper Into The Shallow End of The Data Lake

Barely a month after making its first big splash in the Data Lake, EMC is back at it with an all-in-one Big Data analytics solution — hardware, software and services – with availability and pricing to be determined later. The Federation Business Data Lake packages storage and Big Data analytics technologies from EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, and VMware, together with services, to accelerate and automate deployment of...

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Teradata: The Fiddly Bits (& Bytes)

NASHVILLE: Big Data analytics and marketing applications specialist Teradata appears to be on a mission to single-handedly — with partners — make data-driven decision-making popular, as opposed to the very limited acceptance that now exists. In the last few weeks, and at this week’s Partner conference, it has been rolling out products, services and partnerships because today’s competitive battle field can be won or lost by...

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Dell Goes Full Steam Ahead on Software-Defined Storage

The relationship of software and hardware is intricate and complex. Software creates the intelligence that enables hardware to deliver to its full potential. Both are critical, but the focus in systems today tends to be on the software. Hence software-defined solutions are receiving a lot of attention and software-defined storage is part of that broader movement. Dell is not only abstracting the traditional storage management software...

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IBM and the Democratization of Analytics

The latest of IBM’s annual Big Data & Analytics Analyst Summits held recently in New York City came at an interesting time for the company, the analytics community and the larger IT industry. Analytics and “big data” technologies have become central to many vendors’ go-to-market strategies. At the same time, public and private sector organizations are adopting related solutions in hopes of capturing more insight and value from...

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