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Cloudera bags AI biz, eyes up IBM customers... and continues to report operating losses

Big data company Cloudera has acquired an artificial intelligence research firm in a bid to expand its machine learning offering and get customers to part with more of their cash. The smaller firm, Fast Forward Labs, focuses on machine learning and applied AI research, with its CEO Hilary Mason describing algorithms as her …
Rebecca Hill, 8 Sep 2017
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Hortonworks still burning cash, still aiming to become billion-dollar biz

Hadoop-flinger Hortonworks continues to burn through cash, but boss Rob Bearden has said that the biz is on target to cut spending by the end of the year. The latest results show the firm once again boosted its revenues, achieving a figure of $61.8m for the quarter ending June 30 – up 42 per cent on the same period in 2016. It …
Rebecca Hill, 4 Aug 2017
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Hortonworks reshuffles C-suite, gets third COO in 12 months

Hortonworks has ditched its second chief operating office in less than a year as part of a C-suite reshuffle that saw share prices drop. The Hadoop-flinger announced that Raj Verma, who was brought in as president and COO in January this year, was leaving under "mutual agreement". He will be replaced as COO by the company's …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Jul 2017
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Hortonworks feathers nest with IBM deal

IBM has slipped a ring on Hortonworks' finger – offering the Hadoop distributor access to a potentially lucrative market. The corporate love-in between the founders of the Open Data Platform Initiative will see Big Blue adopt HDP for its Hadoop distribution, with existing users of its data analytics software platform …
Rebecca Hill, 15 Jun 2017
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Hadoop-flinger MapR: Yes to IPO, profits 'soon after'

MapR Technologies, a data management platform headquartered in San Jose, California, is going for IPO – but not yet, the company’s chief executive Matt Mills said today. Speaking to The Register in London, Mills said flotation is on the cards but declined to name a date. He joined MapR as president and chief operating office …
Gavin Clarke, 8 Jun 2017
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High-end backup kid Datos IO embraces relational, Hadoop data

Datos IO has extended its on-premises and public cloud data protection to relational databases and Hadoop distributions. Non-relational database protector and migrator Datos IO has updated its RecoverX distributed database backup product to v2.0 and added RDBMS and Hadoop support. The RecoverX product is described as being …
Chris Mellor, 3 May 2017

Apache Foundation hails Metron as new top level project for cybersecurity

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced Metron, a cybersecurity applications framework for centralised monitoring and analysis of network traffic, as its newest top-level project. Metron was born out of Cisco's OpenSoc project in 2014. OpenSoc aimed to provide a scalable security analytics tool based on the Hadoop …
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Hortonworks CTO's ACID Merge: The impossible dream, realised

Interview Hortonworks believes it's solved duplication issues in its Hadoop spin that menaced users when incrementally merging data. And CTO Scott Gnau reckoned customers are heaving sighs of relief after Hortonworks has realised what must have seemed impossible. Gnau was speaking to The Register at the DataWorks Summit in Munich this …
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Teradata flashifies its data warehousing box

Data warehousing and business intelligencer Teradata has an all-flash Intelliflex product and a ready-to-run entry-level IntelliBase offering. Intelliflex is Teradata's flagship enterprise data warehouse platform. Teradata appointed a new CEO, Victor Lund, in May last year to revitalise its fortunes after prior missteps, and …
Chris Mellor, 5 Apr 2017
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Hortonworks: Yeah, we'll stay in London... as long as everyone else does

DWS17 Hortonworks' new president, Raj Verma, has stated that his company will retain London as its international headquarters unless its financial sector and telecommunications customers fled the city following Brexit. Speaking yesterday at the DataWorks Summit in Munich, Verma, also chief operating officer, explained his vision for …
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Yahoo!'s big, fat clustered Google Machine Learning wedding

Analysis Yahoo! last month married clustered compute to Google’s machine learning. The firm’s engineers released TensorFlowOnSpark (TFoS), getting the Google Brain Team’s machine-learning framework up and running on Spark and Hadoop clusters. Spark is the open-source cluster framework overseen by Apache and employed by Yahoo!, Netflix …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Mar 2017
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Cloudera set for $4.1bn IPO this year – reports

Cloudera will make its initial public offering this year, reports suggest, bringing on board Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America to début at a targeted at $4.1bn. The Palo Alto-based business has confidentially filed paperwork for an IPO with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, according to sources cited …
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You're doing Hadoop and Spark wrong and they will probably fail

Your attempt at putting Hadoop or Spark to work probably won't work, and you'll be partly to blame for thinking they are magic. That's the gist of a talk delivered by Gartner research director Nick Heudecker at the firm's Sydney Data & Analytics Summit 2017. Heudecker opened with the grim prediction that 70 per cent of Hadoop …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Feb 2017
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Hortonworks brakes on breaking even, continues to burn cash

Updated Hortonworks has pulled up a few dollars short in its bid to stop burning cash by the end of this financial year. The Santa Clara-based business has posted a record yearly revenue of $184.5m, $52m of which arrived in Q4, but also reported a net loss for the whole year of just over $251m, leaving it with cash and investments of …
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Clusters f**ked: Insecure Hadoop file systems wiped by miscreants

Administrators of Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) clusters have evidently not heeded warnings that surfaced last month about securing software with insecure default settings. Attacks on Hadoop clusters have wiped the data of at least 165 installations, according to GDI Foundation security researchers Victor Gevers, Niall …
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Insecure Hadoop installs next in 'net scum crosshairs

Rinse-and-repeat ransomware attacks on data services left unsecured by dozy sysadmins are now hitting Hadoop instances. Fidelis Cybersecurity reckons it's started observing the attacks, which seek out default installations of the big data darling, copy and then wipe Hadoop instances and then demand a ransom for return of …
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Hadoop hurler Hortonworks votes Tibco veteran for president

Hortonworks has named Raj Verma as its new president and chief operating officer in the latest of a string of shakeups designed to reinvigorate the Hadoop business following sliding sales. The Santa Clara-based business announced the departure of its former president, Herb Cunitz, alongside its second-quarter results last year …
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British Hadoop security startup expands to New York to land big investor

British security startup Panaseer is expanding to New York from London as it plans to land a large American investor in 2017. Panaseer will remain headquartered in London, where it develops its proprietary Security Data Lake to bring "the application of data science, advanced security intelligence and data engineering" to its …

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