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
InfoWorld's been doing a bang-up job covering the NSA spying scandal from the
get go, and this blog from David Linthicum titled, “Let the NSA spy on us -
We’re still moving to the cloud,” continues the trend.
The Cliff's notes: In an IDG News survey, high-ranking IT executives in North
America and Europe were asked about the effect the NSA snooping practices
have had on their cloud computing strategy. Despite the furor over the NSA,
these leaders are still committed to the cloud.
Linthicum talks about the dollars and cents, that efficiency and agility
benefits that the cloud pro... (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)
In just the past 15 minutes, I ran across these two unrelated articles on my
#bigdata Twitter feed.
Big Data Knows What You're Doing Right Now
Wow! Twitter can tell you when you are going to get sick.
One of my favorite things about Big Data are the ridiculous blog headlines
you can craft, simply by playing off the newness and lack of understanding
around what Big Data is.
Take the first article for example. Time Magazine posits that aggregators are
collecting a boatload of sensitive information about each and every one of
There are a few absolutes when it comes to school. First, lunches will
always be terrible. Second, your locker will be too small to fit your
oversized textbooks. Finally, there's a high likelihood that some of
your student data will be stored in the cloud.
This student data includes demographic information, test results,
transcripts, email exchanges, grades, attendance history, contact information
and more. It's a sensitive mix of detail that, if exposed, could prove
damaging to the affected students and the educational institution. According
to privacyrights.org, more than 1.8 ... (more)