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MapR Sets New MinuteSort Record; Grabs $30 Million

Hadoop distributor MapR Technologies recently announced that it had set a new world MinuteSort record using Google's cloud-based compute offering. Following up on that, the company just raised a...
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Low-Latency Summits: Looking Back and Forward

We held the latest Low-Latency Summit in London a couple of weeks ago and already the memories are distant ones. But a lot was covered, from ROI on latency investment to trading in Russia. We...
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Intel Enters Hadoop Fray

Intel has introduced its own distribution of Hadoop, incorporating enterprise level features for security, performance and management. The IT giant has also announced a number of partners for its...
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Verdande and ITRS Link Provides Early Warning for System Outages

Continuing to work with application monitoring solutions, case-based reasoning specialist Verdande Technologies has forged a partnership with ITRS Group in order to create an "early warning system...
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NYSE Technologies to Distribute SMA Social Media Sentiment Analytics

NYSE Technologies has teamed with Chicago's Social Market Analytics (SMA) to distribute the latter's sentiment statistics, derived from social media, via its SFTI Network and its SuperFeed...
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Q&A: Panopticon's Willem De Geer on (Big) Data Visualisation in Capital Markets

When discussing big data, the point is often made that deriving value from the data, through analytics, is where the real business win is. Panopticon Software has been in the analysis business -...
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Q&A: HPCC Systems' Flavio Villanustre on Not Map Reduce and Open Source

HPCC Systems - a unit of LexisNexis - has been quietly building out a big data processing platform for several years, using it internally to power several of its parent's services and applications....
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Preview: A-Team's 4th Annual London Low-Latency Summit Set for February 19

The headline states the basics that you need to know about - London on Tuesday, February 19. The Low-Latency Summit has been running in London (OK, under some aliases) since 2010, evolving along the...
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Q&A: Dell's Bob Barris on the ABCD of Big Data Analytics

Combining its server, storage and networking hardware with open source and partner software, and professional services, Dell is shaping up to be an IT heavyweight in the big data space. We tapped...
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Analysis: Lightower/Sidera Merger

Over the holidays, it was announced that Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks are to merge. Here's some more on the deal based (in large part) on a briefing from Sidera CEO Mike Sicoli ... *...

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