Big Data News: Cloudera, Splunk, Clustrix, Teradata
May 10th, 2013 By: John Rath
News from the worlds of big data, databases and data analytics includes announcements by Cloudera and Splunk, investment madeinto Clustrix and Terradata Analytics finished a deployment for a large retailer.
Cloudera and Splunk form big data alliance. Cloudera announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Splunk (SPLK) to deliver big data analytics across the enterprise. The relationship ensures best-in-class integration of the Splunk Enterprise platform for real-time operational intelligence to Cloudera Enterprise, using Splunk Hadoop Connect, which provides bi-directional integration to easily and reliably move data between Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop. “Splunk’s mission is to make data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. By working together, Splunk and Cloudera deliver big data analytics that span the needs of any organization,” said Bill Gaylord, senior vice president of business development, Splunk. “The integration of Splunk Enterprise and CDH through Splunk Hadoop Connect provides customers a way to easily and reliably transfer data between the systems. This allows customers to easily use Splunk’s best-in-class machine data ingestion and management to deliver data to Hadoop, or ingest data into Splunk from Hadoop, such as the output of Hadoop MapReduce jobs and easily analyze and visualize that data.”
Clustrix raises $16.5 million. Scale-out SQL database company Clustrix announced the completion of a $16.5 million round of funding by current investors Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, ATA Ventures, and Don Listwin. This the total capital raised to date to $46.5 million. Last month, the company released Clustrix 5.0 on Amazon Web Services and published a breakthrough real-time analytics performance benchmark for its scale-out SQL database, demonstrating a 50x advantage compared to legacy scale-up databases on AWS. “The combination of big data and cloud computing has broken the legacy database, creating an industry transition to new scale-out database platforms.” said Robin Purohit, CEO at Clustrix. “The Clustrix scale-out SQL database is battle-tested in mission-critical customer applications all over the world, providing unprecedented levels of performance, scalability, and real-time analytics. In our next phase of growth, we are making it easy for developers to build their next great application on our platform.”
Woolworths completes Teradata Analytics implementation. Teradata (TDC) announced that Woolworths Limited, based in Australia and one of the world’s top twenty retailers, has completed implementation of its Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance platform in collaboration with Teradata Professional Services. The new data warehouse environment, fusing the most powerful new database software and hardware, serves as the point of integration for continuously rising volumes of detailed customer data. Woolworths’ decision to go with Teradata is part of an on-going program of business and technology investment, renewal and expansion,” said Priscilla Patroni, Business Technology Services, Woolworths. “We see growth ahead of us and this system will enable this by providing the analytic insight we want – to see our customers more clearly and serve them more personally.”