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
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)
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)
Data is quickly becoming one of those certainties in life, like death and
taxes. It'll always be there, and like the Once-ler's Thneed factory from The
Lorax (sorry, I have kids), data figures to keep on biggering, and biggering,
and biggering and biggering.
More data means more knowledge, greater insights, smarter ideas and expanded
opportunities for organizations to harness and learn from their data. Banks,
retailers and even government are embracing big data, but while IDC estimated
the big data market at $2.2 billion in 2011, only 6% of that investment came
from health care.... (more)
Gazzang and DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, have
announced a partnership that will help customers meet data security
compliance regulations and guard against unauthorized data access or
malicious attack, while comprehensively managing their Big Data. As part of
the partnership, Gazzang zNcrypt is now available as an integrated data
security solution for DataStax Enterprise customers, allowing data to be
secured when at rest.
"As we see increased enterprise adoption of NoSQL databases, issues such as
data security are going to become increasingly important," ... (more)