Pivotal Launches HD 2.0 and GemFire XD In-Memory Processing

Pivotal builds on its Business Data Lakes architecture with the release of Pivotal HD 2.0 and GemFire XD in-memory database, and in-memory database company VoltDB raises $8 million for accelerating sales and marketing as well as global expansion.

Pivotal Advances HD 2.0. Building on the Business Data Lakes architecture Pivotal launched HD 2.0 rebased and hardened on Apache Hadoop 2.2, and announced Pivotal GemFire XD, an in-memory database integrated with Pivotal HD 2.0.  The combination of Pivotal HD 2.0, the HAWQ query engine, and Gemfire XD constitute the foundation for the Business Data Lake architecture, the big data application framework for enterprises, data scientists, analysts and developers that provides a more flexible, faster way to develop data savvy software than what they can do with Hadoop alone. New in Pivotal HD 2.0 is enterprise integration of GraphLab, an advanced set of algorithms for graph analytics that enables data scientists and analysts to leverage popular algorithms for insight. Improvements to HAWQ feature MADlib Machine Learning library, Language translation, and Parquet support. Pivotal GemFire XD bridges GemFire’s proven in-memory intelligence and integrates it with Pivotal HD 2.0 and HAWQ. This enables businesses to make prescriptive decisions in real-time, such as stock trading, fraud detection, intelligence for energy companies, or routing for the telecom industries.

“When it comes to Hadoop, other approaches in the market have left customers with a mishmash of un-integrated products and processes,” said Josh Klahr, Vice President, Product Management at Pivotal. “Pivotal HD 2.0 is the first platform to fully integrate proven enterprise in-memory technology, Pivotal GemFire XD, with advanced services on Hadoop 2.2 that provide native support for a comprehensive data science toolset. Data driven businesses now have the capabilities they need to gain a massive head start toward developing analytics and applications for more intelligent and innovative products and services.”

VoltDB raises $8 million.  Database company VoltDB announced that it has closed $8 million in Series B funding. The round was led by a Silicon Valley luminary with participation from two additional independent investors as well as existing stakeholders Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners. With more than 400 commercial customers VoltDB supports next-generation “smart” applications that tap Big Data and the Internet of Things. The new funds will be used to accelerate sales and marketing as well as global expansion. VoltDB’s “no compromise” design gives customers the world’s most powerful platform with unparalleled speed and capacity to process, analyze and make decisions on massive amounts of incoming data in real-time (milliseconds). VoltDB’s customers use the company’s unique in-memory architecture to power everything from mission critical enterprise applications, transportation systems and electricity management, to mobile and advertising networks. “Organizations everywhere are looking to drive competitive business value from new Big Data applications that can consume, analyze and act on massive amounts of dynamic data in real-time,” said VoltDB CEO Bruce Reading. “This is exactly what VoltDB was built for – and we are seeing demand in every corner of the world. This new round of funding will enable us to expand to serve this growing customer base.”

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