Oracle Big Data SQL – Not What It Seems

It was fascinating to learn about Oracle’s recently  announced Oracle Big Data SQL — claiming new, powerful high-performance SQL on Hadoop. But it looks to me like what Oracle has announced is just something that allows an Oracle Exadata user (with Oracle 12c) to issue a remote query to Oracle’s Big Data Appliance and return…

SQL on Hadoop – Meet Big SQL 3

IBM is extending the value of Big SQL with Big SQL 3 – coming soon in the next release of Big Insights – as discussed this week at the IBM Impact conference in Las Vegas. I had previously mentioned work being done on Big SQL, in the context of Cloudera Impala. By extending the value,…

Hadoop distros are starting to diverge

A recent blog posting by Merv Adrian of Gartner, “Hadoop is in the mind of the beholder”  hit the nail on the head. While most commercial Hadoop distributions now include the same basic components (e.g. pig, hive, hbase, etc), each vendor is starting to add things that make their distribution different.  Merv Adrian stated “The…

The Intel on Cloudera Investment by Intel

Update on April 8 Interview with cloudera CEO Tom Reilly clarified that cloudera is expecting to get approximately 60 percent of the overall $900m financing,  reported on gigaom . So some money from Intel will go to cloudera to grow the business, but not all of it as originally implied. The financing is expected to…

IBM BigInsights for Hadoop moves to Hadoop 2.2 GA

This past Friday, March 28, IBM released BigInsights 2.1.2, the latest version of IBM’s Hadoop offering. This release bumps up the level of the Apache Hadoop open source components, and adds a few other goodies. Key enhancements include: BigR – end to end integration of R into BigInsights.  It enables the use of R as…

If I had $100 Million…

Big Money for Cloudera and Hortonworks – What Does it Mean? Holy cow, there sure seems to be a lot of venture capital money being thrown at what are today – unprofitable – Hadoop distribution companies. In case you missed it, Cloudera recently announced $160m in new funding, and Hortonworks announced $100m in new funding.…