HP Unveils Vertica for SQL on Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard is building a bridge between traditional SQL database analytics and Big Data on Hadoop systems. The result is HP Vertica for SQL on Hadoop. HP officially unveiled the new offering today -- though reports about the offering (previously code-named Dragline) surfaced in May ...

Actian Brings Graph Analysis To Big Data

Actian announced that it's adding a graph-analysis engine to its big data portfolio, which already includes a SQL-on-Hadoop offering as well as several relational databases and data-integration software. Graph analysis is applied to uncover networked relationships among people, places, things, and ...

Updated PostgreSQL targets NoSQL market

Embracing the widely used JSON data-exchange format, the new version of the PostgreSQL open-source database takes aim at the growing NoSQL market of nonrelational data stores, notably the popular MongoDB. The first beta version of PostgreSQL 9.4, released Thursday, includes a ...

Cascading 3.0 Future-Proofs Data-Centric Application Development on Hadoop

Concurrent, Inc., the company behind Cascading, an open source application development framework for building data applications on Hadoop, has announced Cascading 3.0, which CEO Gary Nakamura says will give enterprises the flexibility to build their data-oriented applications on Hadoop once, and ...