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Pentaho Named to JMP Securities Hot 100 List of Best Privately Held Software Companies

By Conor Self - August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that it was named to the JMP Securities 2014 “Hot 100: Best Privately Held Software Companies” list… With the ability to access and integrate with the latest versions and capabilities of popular big data stores, it makes sense that Pentaho is joined in this category by strategic partners Cloudera, DataStax, MapR and MongoDB.

SAP lowers hardware requirements for non-production use of HANA

By Conor Self - August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In-memory databases are a hot technology these days, with Microsoft and Oracle adding in-memory options to their databases this year, joining IBM’s BLU Acceleration for DB2, Teradata’s Intelligent Memory feature and challengers from NoSQL makers like Aerospike, MemSQL, VoltDB and DataStax.

Google Mesa Data Warehouse Scales Like No Other

By Conor Self - August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Google MapReduce data munching algorithm and the Google File System (from 2001) spawned the Hadoop project, and the BigTable distributed data storage system (circa 2004) was the inspiration for Cassandra and a number of other NoSQL data stores.

Why Your Company Needs To Write More Open Source Software

By Conor Self - August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

While some companies eschew developing custom software because they don’t want to maintain it, open source (somewhat) mitigates this by letting a community grow up to extend and maintain a project, thereby amortizing the costs of development for the code originators.