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Cloudera And Hortonworks Merger: A Win-Win For All

Noel Yuhanna October 4, 2018
Cloudera and Hortonworks jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. Under the terms of the agreement, Cloudera stockholders will own approximately 60% of the equity of the combined company and Hortonworks stockholders will own 40%. While both have been fierce […]
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Cloudera IPO Highlights The Big Data And Hadoop Opportunity

Jennifer Adams May 4, 2017
Last week, Cloudera successfully completed an IPO, raising $259 million of equity capital, including the over-allotment option. Shares were priced at $15 per share and traded up to over $18 per share on the first day of trading, giving investors a 20%+ return. Cloudera describes itself as a company that “empowers organizations to become data‑driven […]
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The Cloud Is Disrupting Hadoop

Brian Hopkins March 1, 2017
Forrester has seen unprecedented adoption of Hadoop in the last three years. We estimate that firms will spend $800 million in Hadoop software and related services in 2017. Not surprisingly, Hadoop vendors have capitalized on this — Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR have gone from a “Who?” to “household” brands in the same period of time. […]
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On-Premise Hadoop Just Got Easier With These 8 Hadoop-Optimized Systems

Mike Gualtieri August 26, 2016
Enterprises agree that speedy deployment of big data Hadoop platforms has been critical to their success, especially as use cases expand and proliferate. However, deploying Hadoop systems is often difficult, especially when supporting complex workloads and dealing with hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data. Architects need a considerable amount of time and effort to […]
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Big Data Vendors See The Internet Of Things (IoT) Opportunity, Pivot Tech And Message To Compete

Paul Miller July 5, 2016
(Source: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/90000/velka/waterfall-stream-over-boulders.jpg) Open source big data technologies like Hadoop have done much to begin the transformation of analytics. We're moving from expensive and specialist analytics teams towards an environment in which processes, workflows, and decision-making throughout an organisation can – in theory at least – become usefully data-driven. Established providers of analytics, BI and data warehouse […]
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Continuing Trend Of Data Exploration — Tableau Closes One Of The Remaining Gaps In Its Portfolio, Acquires HyPer

Boris Evelson March 10, 2016
One of the reasons for only a portion of enterprise and external (about a third of structured and a quarter of unstructured -) data being available for insights is a restrictive architecture of SQL databases. In SQL databases data and metadata (data models, aka schemas) are tightly bound and inseparable (aka early binding, schema on […]
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What Qualifies A BI Vendor As A Native Hadoop BI Platform?

Boris Evelson February 11, 2016
With the incredible popularity of big data and Hadoop every Business Intelligence (BI) vendor wants to also be known as a "BI on Hadoop" vendor. But what they really can do is limited to a) querying HDFS data organized in HIVE tables using HiveQL or b) ingest any flat file into memory and analyze the […]
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Hadoop, Spark, and the emerging big data landscape

Paul Miller February 2, 2016
Not very long ago, it would have been almost inconceivable to consider a new large-scale data analysis project in which the open source Apache Hadoop did not play a pivotal role. Then, as so often happens, the gushing enthusiasm became more nuanced. Hadoop, some began (wrongly) to mutter, was "just about MapReduce." Hadoop, others (not […]
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Hadoop, Spark, and the emerging big data landscape

Paul Miller February 2, 2016
Not very long ago, it would have been almost inconceivable to consider a new large-scale data analysis project in which the open source Apache Hadoop did not play a pivotal role. Every Hadoop blog post needs a picture of an elephant. (Source: Paul Miller) Then, as so often happens, the gushing enthusiasm became more nuanced. […]
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Make Your BI Environment More Agile With BI on Hadoop

Boris Evelson August 17, 2015
In the past three decades, management information systems, data integration, data warehouses (DWs), BI, and other relevant technologies and processes only scratched the surface of turning data into useful information and actionable insights: Organizations leverage less than half of their structured data for insights. The latest Forrester data and analytics survey finds that organizations use […]
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Don’t Throw Hadoop At Every BI Challenge

Boris Evelson August 10, 2015
The explosion of data and fast-changing customer needs have led many companies to a realization: They must constantly improve their capabilities, competencies, and culture in order to turn data into business value. But how do Business Intelligence (BI) professionals know whether they must modernize their platforms or whether their main challenges are mostly about culture, […]
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3 Ways Data Preparation Tools Help You Get Ahead Of Big Data

Michele Goetz February 17, 2015
The business has an insatiable appetite for data and insights.  Even in the age of big data, the number one issue of business stakeholders and analysts is getting access to the data.  If access is achieved, the next step is “wrangling” the data into a usable data set for analysis.  The term “wrangling” itself creates […]
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Rethinking Analytics Infrastructure

Richard Fichera January 29, 2015
Last year I published a reasonably well-received research document on Hadoop infrastructure, “Building the Foundations for Customer Insight: Hadoop Infrastructure Architecture”. Now, less than a year later it’s looking obsolete, not so much because it was wrong for traditional (and yes, it does seem funny to use a word like “traditional” to describe a technology […]
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Time To Reset Your Knowledge Of Big Data Ecosystems In China

Charlie Dai January 28, 2015
At the China Hadoop Summit 2015 in Beijing this past weekend, I talked with various big data players, including large consumers of big data China Unicom, Baidu.com, JD.com, and Ctrip.com; Hadoop platform solution providers Hortonworks, RedHadoop, BeagleData, and Transwarp; infrastructure software vendors like Sequotia.com; and Agile BI software vendors like Yonghong Tech. The summit was […]
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Hadoop Isn’t For Everyone, But There Are Cloud-Based Big Data Solutions For Us All

Forrester December 18, 2014
If you think you can do big data in-house, get ready for a lot of disappointment. If the data you want to analyze is in the terabytes in size, comes from multiple sources — streams in from customers, devices or sensors — and the insights you need are more complex than basic trending, you are […]
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Elephants, Pigs, Rhinos and Giraphs; Oh My! – It’s Time To Get A Handle On Hadoop

Brian Hopkins November 26, 2014
By now you have at least seen the cute little elephant logo or you may have spent serious time with the basic components of Hadoop like HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Pig and most recently YARN. But do you have a handle on Kafka, Rhino, Sentry, Impala, Oozie, Spark, Storm, Tez… Giraph? Do you need a Zookeeper? […]
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Ignore Digital Experience Delivery Technologies At Your Own Peril

Stephen Powers November 7, 2014
Ignore digital experience delivery platforms in 2015, and you’ll spend all of 2016 playing catch up.   Since 2013, no fewer than eight vendors announced enterprise-class solutions vying to offer integrated, business-centric tools to create, deliver, measure, and optimize digital experiences. Just this week, French advertising giant Publicis Groupe acquired Sapient for $3.7 billion, and the […]
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As OpenStack Stabilizes Big Questions Remain for the Foundation

Forrester November 6, 2014
At its Paris summit, the OpenStack community celebrated the 10th release of what has become the leading open source Infrastructure as a Service cloud platform software. What stood out about this latest iteration and the progress of its ever-growing ecosystem of vendors, users and service providers was the lack of excitement that comes with maturity. […]
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Forrester’s Hadoop Predictions 2015

Mike Gualtieri November 4, 2014
Hadoop adoption and innovation is moving forward at a fast pace, playing a critical role in today's data economy. But, how fast and far will Hadoop go heading into 2015?    Prediction 1: Hadooponomics makes enterprise adoption mandatory. The jury is in. Hadoop has been found not guilty of being an over-hyped open source platform. […]
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Predictions For The Data Economy In 2015

Gene Leganza November 4, 2014
The data economy — or the system that provides for the exchange of digitized information for the purpose of creating insights and value — grew in 2014, but in 2015 we’ll see it leap forward significantly. It will grow from a phenomenon that mainstream enterprises view at arm’s length as interesting to one that they […]
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