The Top 5 Hadoop Distributions

A new report by Forrester Research’s big data analysts says that adopting Hadoop is “mandatory” for any organization that wishes to do advanced analytics and get actionable insights on their data. Forrester estimates that between 60% and 73% of data that ...

VMware Updates Big Data Extensions with Hadoop 2 Support

VMware Inc. updated its Big Data Extensions (BDE) for its vSphere virtualization platform, including support for Hadoop 2. BDE's set of integrated management tools -- built into vSphere -- help organizations deploy, run and manage Hadoop. With BDE, vSphere users can ...

10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders

Hadoop software is designed to orchestrate massively parallel processing on relatively low-cost servers that pack plenty of storage close to the processing power. All the power, reliability, redundancy, and fault tolerance is built into the software, which distributes the data ...

Selecting the right SQL-on-Hadoop engine to access big data

With SQL-on-Hadoop technologies, it's possible to access big data stored in Hadoop by using the familiar SQL language. Users can plug in almost any reporting or analytical tool to analyze and study the data. Before SQL-on-Hadoop, accessing big data was ...

Pivotal Brings In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop

Pivotal, the EMC spin-off company pursuing modern application development in the context of cloud computing and big-data analysis, on Monday released Pivotal HD 2.0, an update of its Hadoop distribution incorporating an in-memory database and a battery of new analysis ...