Concurrent launches a big data focused solution for application performance management, Cloudera launches enterprise data hub versions tailored to big data needs, and Violin Memory names Kevin DeNuccio as CEO.
Cloudera launches enterprise data hub. Cloudera announced the availability of an enterprise data hub solution and unveiled new simplified product packaging. Cloudera Enterprise is now offered in three editions, aligned with how customers use Hadoop: Enterprise Data Hub, Enterprise Flex edition, and Enterprise Basic edition. A new addition to the Cloudera Enterprise family is support for Apache Spark, an open source, parallel data processing framework that complements Hadoop, making it easy to develop fast, unified Big Data applications that combine batch, streaming, and interactive analytics. “Fast Data is a new hotspot with Hadoop,” said Tony Baer, principal analyst, Ovum. “The same data explosion that generated demand for Big Data Analytics is also creating demand for making the data instantly actionable. Cloudera’s embrace of Spark is a major stake in the ground for promoting Fast Data workloads on Hadoop. Cloudera’s simplified pricing and broad inclusion of components will remove a major point of friction for customers seeking to explore the potential of Hadoop.”
Violin Memory appoints Kevin A. DeNuccio as CEO. Violin Memory (VMEM) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Kevin DeNuccio as president and chief executive officer. The previous CEO Howard A. Bain III will remain chairman of the board of directors. DeNuccio brings to Violin more than 25 years of executive and board experience building, managing and growing leading technology businesses such as Metaswitch Networks and Redback Networks. “Kevin DeNuccio has an outstanding track record within the technology industry of achieving profitable growth and creating significant value,” said Bain. “His experience transforming businesses by developing deep client and channel relationships, rapidly scaling operations and cultivating talent will be invaluable to Violin as we focus on building a strong future for all our stakeholders.”
Concurrent launches APM product for big data. Big data platform company Concurrent announced Driven, an application performance management (APM) product for big data applications. Driven is designed to address the pain points of enterprise application development and application performance management on Apache Hadoop. Offering key application metrics in real-time, Driven lets developers, data analysts, data scientists and operations isolate and resolve problems immediately. Driven is a free cloud service and is an integral part of the Cascading community, where users can collaborate across organizations and get help from community experts. “Driven is a powerful step forward in delivering on the full promise of connecting business with Big Data,” said Chris Wensel, founder and CTO at Concurrent. “Gone are the days when developers must dig through log files for clues to slow performance or failures of their data processing applications. The release of Driven further enables enterprise users to develop data oriented applications on Apache Hadoop in a more collaborative, streamlined fashion. Driven is the key to unlock enterprises’ ability to drive differentiation through data. There’s a lot more to come – this is only the beginning.”