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Over the weekend I’ve read two papers presenting products or research related to improving or adding new capabilities to the MapReduce data processing approach. The first of them comes from a team at Microsoft and is describing TiMR a time-oriented data processing system in MapReduce. The second, from a team at Google, presents Tenzin - a SQL implementation on the MapReduce framework. It’s great to learn that while the Hadoop community is eliminating some of the initial limitations and hardening the technical details of the platform, there are already ideas and systems out there that augment the capabilities of the MapReduce data processing model.
Original title and link: Research in the MapReduce Space ( ©myNoSQL)
My list of 8 most interesting companies for the future of Hadoop didn’t try to include anyone having a product with the Hadoop word in it. But the list from InformationWeek does. To save you 15 clicks, here’s their list:
- Amazon Elastic MapReduce
- EMC (with EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform and EMC Data Computing Appliance)
- IBM (InfoSphere BigInsights)
- Informatica (for HParser)
Original title and link: 12 Hadoop Vendors to Watch in 2012 ( ©myNoSQL)
Just a quick recap:
- Cloudera: Oracle, Dell, NetApp
- Hortonworks: Microsoft
- MapR: EMC (integration with Greenplum HD)
Amazon doesn’t partner with anyone for their Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. And IBM is walking alone with the software-only InfoSphere BigInsights.
Original title and link: Partnerships in the Hadoop Market ( ©myNoSQL)
In Dec.2010, Joab Jackson writes for IDG News Service: Microsoft’s Dryad technology to take on Google’s MapReduce. Just 11 months later, in Nov.2011, Doug Henschen writes for the same IDG News Service: Microsoft Ditches Dryad, Focuses On Hadoop - Software.
Nothing wrong with Microsoft decision. Same cannot be said though about the titles and articles published by the IDG News Service network.
Original title and link: Claim Chowder: Microsoft’s Dryad Technology to Take on Google’s MapReduce ( ©myNoSQL)
This is how things are rolling these days. Microsoft talks about offerring Hadoop integration with Project Isotop in 2012, Amazon is announcing immediate availability of new beefed instances (Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large (cc2.8xlarge)) and reduced prices for some of the existing instances.
Original title and link: Hadoop: Amazon Elastic MapReduce and Microsoft Project Isotop ( ©myNoSQL)
There’s a series of events lately that makes me think Microsoft is nowhere near accepting defeat in the cloud services area. As regards Microsoft’s Project Isotop, things are much simpler than ZDNet article make them sound: Microsoft is working on integrating Hadoop and its toolchain with their own products (SQL Server Analysis Services, PowerPivot).
A picture worth more than the 626 words.
I bet the details of integration are fascinating and far from being simple, but the article is not focusing on those ↩
Original title and link: Project Isotope Will Bring Together Hadoop Toolchain With Microsoft’s Data Products ( ©myNoSQL)
In 2005, Tim O’Reilly said: “data is the next Intel Inside“. Today IDC Mario Morales (VP of semiconductor research) says data is the new currency. All’s good until you read the continuation:
And the companies that understand this are the ones already developing the analytics and infrastructure to extract that value—companies like IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft, TI, Freescale and Oracle.
The article (nb: may require registration) continues by looking at what each of these companies are doing in the Big Data space, but focuses a large part on IBM Watson.
Going back to the question “who’s leading the Big Data way“, let’s take a quick look at the technology behind Watson. According to Jeopardy Goes to Hadoop and About Watson, Watson technology is based on Apache Hadoop, using an IBM language technology built on the Apache UIMA platform and running Linux on IBM boxes.
To me it looks like open source is leading the advances in Big Data and these large organizations are just connecting the dots (as in packaging these technologies for enterprise environments and contributing missing pieces here and there). When did this happen before?
Original title and link: Data Is the New Currency. But Who’s Leading the Way? ( ©myNoSQL)