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Big Blue boosts Spectrum Scale, polishes the parallel file systems

Comment There was a refresh release of Spectrum Scale earlier in November, and the ability of IBM to keep on pushing improvements into the scalable enterprise storage solution is impressive and underlines the task facing startups such as Rozo in building new scale-out file systems. It also underlines how Spectrum Scale will not simply …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2015
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Startup Iguaz.io is creating real-time Big Data analytics storage

One-year-old Iguaz.io, an Israeli Big Data startup, has just won a $15m A-round from Magma Venture Partners, JVP and large strategic investors. So what's the magic product that grabbed funding so early in the game? It seems it's all about big data-handling, which is criticised for being rigid and inflexible, with repeated …
Chris Mellor, 26 Nov 2015

Reader suggestion: Using HDFS as generic iSCSI storage

Comment El Reg reader Greg Koss reckons the Hadoop filesystem can be used to build an iSCSI SAN. Er, say what? Here's his thinking: we could use Hadoop to provide generic storage to commodity systems for general purpose computing. Why would this be a good idea? Greg notes these points: Commodity storage pricing is roughly $60/TB in …
Chris Mellor, 14 May 2015

NetApp’s effort to feed big data beast through NFS makes no sense

Opinion I’ve just finished reading some a few articles about NetApp on the Register and Val Bercovici on NetApp’s blog and I have a question. NFS for Hadoop? Really? In this correspondent's opinion, it simply makes no sense at all. Yes, you could find corner cases – you can always find a corner case for something you love – but in …
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Using Hadoop for data on Google's cloud? Google would rather you didn't

Google wants to shift heavy users of its cloud services away from an open-source, community-developed filesystem and into its own proprietary Colossus tech. The upgrade was announced by the web overlord in a blog post on Tuesday that announced admins could now store Hadoop-destined data directly in Google's closed-sourced …
Jack Clark, 15 Jan 2014

Cloudera revs up Impala SQL for Hadoop

Commercial Hadoop distributor Cloudera is first out of the gate with a true SQL layer that sits atop Hadoop. It lets normal people – if you can call people who've mastered SQL normal – perform ad hoc queries in real time against information crammed into the Hadoop Distributed File System or the HBase database that rides atop …

EMC morphs Hadoop elephant into SQL database Hawq

EMC has accomplished a remarkable bit of inter-species husbandry, marrying the Hadoop elephant to a Greenplum to birth an SQL-speaking Hawq. The Hadoop big-data muncher has been sitting side-by-side with relational databases used in transaction processing and data warehousing systems, but they speak very different languages. …

Concurrent gives old SQL users new Hadoop tricks

Application framework specialist Concurrent has given SQL devs a free tool to get at data stored in Hadoop, without having to learn the intricacies of the trendy computational framework. The "Lingual" tool is an ANSI-standard SQL engine built on top of Concurrent's "Cascading" software, a Java application framework for Hadoop …
Jack Clark, 20 Feb 2013
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MapR simplifies and extends HBase for Hadoop

Hadoop World Back before the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) came out of stealth mode in May 2011, Hadoop distie MapR Technologies didn't like the way it worked, so it rejigged it to look more like a Unix file system from the outside and beefed up its availability. Now, MapR is taking aim at Hadoop's HBase distributed database layer, …
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Quantcast gives the boot to Hadoop's HDFS

There's no shortage of complaining about the limitations of the Hadoop Distributed File System that underpins the MapReduce algorithms of the Hadoop Big Data muncher, which is why quite a few companies have come up with alternatives. And now there is a new HDFS alternative from internet click counter Quantcast called – you …
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Fujitsu saddles up its own Hadoop distro

Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu is throwing its own elephant into the ring with a mashup of Fujitsu software with components of the Apache Hadoop big data muncher, which it says is better than just using the open-source code all by its lonesome. Like many Hadoop users, customers using Fujitsu's mainframe, Sparc, and x86 iron …
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Apache lets fly Hadoop 1.0 data muncher

The Hadoop project at the Apache Software Foundation is beating its chest for delivering the v1.0 version of the open source MapReduce data analysis tool, its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and other related code. While software version and release numbers can sometimes be arbitrary, they are often also symbolic, and …
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Revolution speeds stats on Hadoop clusters

Revolution Analytics, the company that is extending R, the open source statistical programming language, with proprietary extensions, is making available a free set of extensions that allow its R engine to run atop Hadoop clusters. Now statisticians that are familiar with R can do analysis on unstructured data stored in the …

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