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Hadoop Happenings: Positioning Battles

  • By Jonathan Buckley
  • April 21, 2015



Grab all of the latest news and commentary about Hadoop in this week’s Hadoop Happenings. This week vendors continued their positioning battle as Pepperdata got more funding, Hortonworks acquired a new partner, and commentators dismissed much of the messaging as a distraction. See all of the stories below.

1. Pepperdata Scores $15M for Hadoop Cluster Management

TechCrunch.com- Pepperdata announced $15M in series B funding. The company specializes in managing and fine-tuning Hadoop cluster performance. Read More

2. How the Open Data Platform is driving Hadoop’s maturation

IBMBigDataHub.com- Since the Open Data Platform launched earlier this year it has defined the core components for several Hadoop distributions. Read More

3. Hortonworks, IBM and Pivotal begin shipping standardized Hadoop

Zdnet.com- At the Hadoop Summit in Brussels, Hortonworks, IBM and Pivotal announced their Hadoop platfroms have been standardized on the Open Data Platform. Read More

4. How is Hadoop Evolving to Meet Big Data Needs

EnterpriseAppsToday.com- The author of “Hadoop: The Definitive User Guide” offers an update on Hadoop, the growing Hadoop ecosystem and where the project is heading. Read More

5. Hadoop: The Tale of Data Storage to Data Processing

Datanami.com- Executives are demanding more measurable results from Hadoop and that requires bridging the gap between analytics and operations. Read More

6. British Airways’ BI lead: ‘If you don’t adopt Hadoop at least in part, you won’t exist in a few years’ time’

ComputerWorldUk.com- One year after deploying Hadoop, British Airways has cut memory costs and seen ROI. Read More

7. A Big Data, Hadoop Contest for Social Good

ASmarterPlanet.com- IBM is holding a contest for developers to create an application that helps solve real social challenges. Read More

8. Personality Matters More than Code as Hadoop Vendors Battle for Supremacy

Forbes.com- Paul Miller discusses the positioning tactics of Hortonworks and Cloudera and dismisses most of it as a distraction. Read More

9. What you missed in Big Data: Hadoop face-off

SiliconAngle.com- Hortonworks acquired another partner, Pepperdata closed series B funding and other vendor news this week. Read More

10. To Benefit from Big Data, Resist the Three False Promises

Forbes.com- In order to profit from big data, enterprises will have to recognize the false promises in the big data hype. Read More

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