Big Data News: Intel, WalmartLabs, DataStax

Big data continues to be big news, as Intel expands Lustre to the enterprise, @WalmartLabs acquires Inkiru and DataStax helps move customers off of Oracle, over to Cassandra NoSQL databases.

Intel expands big data solutions.  Intel (INTC) announced Enterprise Edition for Lustre  software to make performance-based storage solutions easier to deploy and manage. As a popular high-performance computing (HPC) solution, Lustre is an open source parallel distributed file system and key storage technology that ties together data and enables extremely fast access. When paired with the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop, the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software allows Hadoop to be run on top of Lustre, significantly improving speed in which data can be accessed and analyzed. With veteran Lustre engineers and developers working at Intel contributing to the code Intel will contribute development and support as well as community releases. “Enterprise users are looking for cost-effective and scalable tools to efficiently manage and quickly access large volumes of data to turn valuable information into actionable insight,” said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter Software Division. “The addition of the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre to our big data software portfolio will help make it easier and more affordable for businesses to move, store and process data quickly and efficiently.”

WalmartLabs acquires Inkiru. @WalmartLabs announced that predictive intelligence platform provider Inkiru will be joining @WalmartLabs, the technology arm of Walmart Global eCommerce. Inkiru has developed an active learning system that combines real-time predictive intelligence, big data analytics and a customizable decision engine to inform and streamline business decisions. The platform enables acceleration of the big data capabilities that @WalmartLabs has propelled forward at scale – including site personalization, search, fraud prevention and marketing. Inkiru’s data scientists and infrastructure engineers will join @WalmartLabs to help shape the future of commerce.

DataStax helps companies move to NoSQL. DataStax  announced that dozens of industry-leading enterprises such as Netflix, Openwave Messaging and Ooyala have migrated from traditional Oracle relational database management systems (RDBMS) to DataStax and the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database platform. DataStax hosted its third annual Cassandra Summit in San Francisco this week. “Many customers such as Netflix, OpenWave and Ooyala are replacing Oracle with DataStax in their most critical line of business applications,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax. “Relational databases such as Oracle are built on antiquated architectures that are inadequate for powering today’s online line-of-business applications due to their weak scaling capabilities, disaster vulnerability and massive price tags.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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