EMC Supercharges Hadoop

EMC announced Pivotal HD, a new distribution of Apache Hadoop, this week. It features native integration of EMC’s Greenplum massively parallel processing database with Apache Hadoop. Read More

MasterCard Takes Stake in Data Analytics Firm

As big data continues to be collected more commercial businesses are seeing the high value of analyzing that data, and are choosing partners who specialize in large data set analytics to assist with extracting business insight from petabytes of data. An example: MasterCard has acquired an equity stake in Mu Sigma. Read More

Cedexis Fusion Tames Big Data Flows for Traffic Shaping

Web optimization company Cedexis launched Cedexis Fusion, a component of its Software as a Service platform to integrate big data flows from third-party tools, CDNs and clouds to enable a wide range of performance, availability and cost-for-performance traffic shaping. Read More

Deal News: Oracle Acquires Acme Packet

Oracle (ORCL) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet (APKT), a global provider of session border control technology, for approximately $1.7 billion. Plus acquisition news from IBM, Twitter and The 451 Group. Read More

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