Few companies are enjoying a better run of news right now than Cloudera. In
mid-March the big data bell cow announced $160 million in funding led by T.
Rowe Price. Less than two weeks later, Intel’s mega investment of $740
million is still a popular topic around our company’s water cooler (yes, we
have a water cooler).
The company’s latest salvo happened this morning while most of the west
coast was still asleep. Today Cloudera announced the general availability of
Cloudera 5, the solution that will drive what Cloudera refers to as the
enterprise data hub. In short, the hub is a centralized platform where
companies can store, process, and analyze all of their data and run any
variety of projects. The idea being to make it easier to store everything and
then use the data when they need it.
Cloudera and Gazzang have a longstanding partnership with several mutual
While organizations spend the next few days and weeks patching OpenSSL
vulnerabilities, the realization is setting in that we may never know the
full extent of the damage caused by Heartbleed.
Although Heartbleed was only announced in early April, it has actually been
present in OpenSSL versions dating back to March 2012. This means hackers
have had ample time to steal certificates and other sensitive information.
Making matters worse, it's nearly impossible for companies to know whether
their web communications have indeed been compromised.
What exactly is being exposed?
When e... (more)
Amid the slew of articles offering advice on Big Data, Joab
Jackson's, Five Things CIOs Should Know About Big Data. stood out because of
how absolutely spot on it was.
The five points he makes nearly always come up in our conversations with
customers and prospects:
You will need to think about big data. What we're seeing now is that the
price of entry to big data, at least from a CapEx standpoint, is pretty low.
Open source tools like Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB, MapReduce and others,
combined with the relatively low price of cloud computing, means
organizations that may not ha... (more)
Big Data takes center stage today at the Strata Conference & Hadoop World in
New York, the world’s largest gathering of the Apache Hadoop™ community.
A key conversation topic will be how organizations can improve data security
for Hadoop and the applications that run on the platform. As you
know, Hadoop and similar data stores hold a lot of promise for organizations
to finally gain some value out of the immense amount of data they're
capturing. But HDFS, Hive and other nascent NoSQL technologies were not
necessarily designed with comprehensive security in mind. Often what happens... (more)
One of the things I look forward to most at Christmastime is the seemingly
endless parade of predictions and year-in-review columns. You see them
The Ten Best movies of 2012
2012: The Year in Bacon
Ten Brilliant, Surefire, Can’t-Miss Business Predictions for 2013
A Crystal Ball on the Cloud
Heck, we just issued a predictions release earlier this week. The bottom line
is when I see a list, there’s a good chance I’m going to read it and
tweet it, regardless of what it's about.
Speaking of which, IDC and EMC just released a cool report called “The
Digital Universe in ... (more)