Hadoop World vendor announcements and impact on Accessibility, Scalability and Security

This week the world’s biggest event for all things Hadoop takes place, the Strata and Hadoop World conference. Vendors announce and showcase new releases and features in their offerings, and Gigaom covered the extensive array of news. Let’s try to decipher them and see their impact in terms of Hadoop distributions Accessibility, Scalability and Security. […]

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Hadoop moving forward: a sneak peek at security & performance

As Hadoop is steadily making its way to the enterprise, the bar is raised in many ways. Since two of the most obvious requirements to be able to make it there are security and performance, i cherry-picked some related announcements made recently – shortly before and after Hadoop Summit, the biggest Hadoop event of the […]

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Indexing Hadoop: If it’s so simple, how come not everyone’s doing it?

Is Hadoop really the best thing since sliced bread? You’d probably get this idea, if you have been talking to any of the (proliferating) Hadoop advocates /  vendors. Hadoop and its expanding ecosystem are being touted as the ideal solution to any organization’s data management needs – and admittedly, for good reason. Hadoop offers a […]

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A small step for Impala, a big step for SQL-on-Hadoop. More to come, hopefully.

Recently Cloudera published the results of a benchmark performed internally, comparing its own SQL-on-Hadoop implementation (Impala) against a carefully selected competition composed of Hive and an undisclosed RDBMS and showing that Impala outperforms both. As Gigaom’s Derrick Harris was quick to point out, beating Hive is not something to write home about as Hive is […]

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