Big Data News: Hadoop Initiatives from Actian, GoGrid, IBM

Big Data news updates: Actian announced the upcoming release of its bi-directional Hadoop Data Connector, GoGrid and IBM team up to do big data in the cloud for independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators.

Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the Big Data sector.

Actian enables real-time Hadoop Analysis.  At the TDWI ( The Data Warehousing Institute) World Conference in San Diego last week, Actian announced the upcoming release of its bi-directional Hadoop Data Connector. The Hadoop Data Connector enables Actian Vectorwise to optimize the analysis of big data with bidirectional data integration, thus allowing businesses to quickly take unstructured Hadoop data into Vectorwise, create information and then placing that information back into the Hadoop store or into operational systems. “NK Research's base of over ten million very active users generates a wealth of data that underlies our revenue generation. Hadoop is the most cost-effective way to store all this data reliably,” said Edward Mezyk, senior project coordinator at NK Research. “We move vast amounts of data from Hadoop into Vectorwise to achieve the most cost-effective, ultra-fast analytics we need in order to support our business."

"For the past two years, Vectorwise has been helping businesses make tremendous progress in gaining new insights and driving operational efficiencies,” said Fred Gallagher, general manager of Vectorwise at Actian Corporation. “Actian Vectorwise is helping companies solve their big data analysis problems in real-time, and now we are bringing that same record breaking performance and price/performance to Hadoop data making it an opportunity of operational competitive advantage. Businesses from finance to social media and beyond can now capitalize on the vision of Hadoop to create business value. We are helping customers to take action on their really big data.”

GoGrid and IBM team up to do big data in the cloud.  GoGrid, an IBM Business Partner, announced that GoGrid Server Images with IBM's BigInsights and Streams are now available to solve the Big Data requirements of independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs). The integrated solution lets businesses build Big Data services on IBM-powered cloud applications on-demand and in minutes through flexible subscription plans. The pre-built images are designed for businesses that need to analyze the large volumes of unstructured data associated with social media and other real-time internet services or to build Big Data applications based on Apache Hadoop.

"The new Big Data GoGrid Server Images are a great example of how GoGrid is lowering the barrier of entry for software providers interested in expanding their businesses with cloud solutions," said John Keagy, founder and CEO, GoGrid. "Combining BigInsights and Streams with GoGrid's innovative billing and licensing system opens up exciting new business opportunities. By offering trusted IBM solutions with the scalability and flexibility of a cloud-based business model, we help software companies better service the needs of their clients."

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