Thoughts on analytics, data management, visualization and collaboration

–Karmasphere Releases

Posted by Brett Sheppard on July 25, 2010

Making Hadoop Accessible for Enterprise Developers and Analysts

Karmasphere offers front-end client software that enables developers and analysts who are not necessarily Hadoop specialists to develop, debug and deploy Hadoop jobs to virtually any private, public or hybrid Hadoop cluster. You can download the NetBeans or Eclipse versions of the no-cost Karmasphere Studio Community Edition, or apply for a limited beta of the just-announced Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition and Analyst Edition, at Karmasphere’s software download page. Editor’s note: This is a reprint of an article that first appeared on Big Data News.

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–Accel Event Recap

Posted by Brett Sheppard on July 22, 2010

Hadoop, Memcached and Solid-state Storage

Hosted at Stanford University, Accel Partners brought together executives from four of their portfolio companies to discuss evolution of a “New Data Stack” incorporating Hadoop, memcached and sold-state storage. Read the rest of this entry »

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–The Big Data Imperative

Posted by Brett Sheppard on July 22, 2010

World Data Volumes in the Zettabytes

With enterprise data volumes moving past terabytes to tens of petabytes and more, business and IT leaders face significant opportunities and challenges from Big Data. While IDC estimates that global data volumes have already reached multiple zettabytes, we’re seeing just the beginning of the Big Data era.

What constitutes Big Data is relative, and varies by organization. Big Data presents “significant design and decision factors for implementing a data management and analysis system.” (O’Reilly Radar Release 2.0, Roger Magoulas and Ben Lorica, February 2009). For a large enterprise, Big Data may be in the petabytes or more, while for a small or mid-size enterprise, data volumes that grow into tens of terabytes can become challenging to analyze and manage. Read the rest of this entry »

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