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  • Click Me Maybe: Inside eHarmony's matchmaking machine

    ​When a user signs up to eHarmony they fill out a lengthy questionnaire about the type of person they are, their likes and dislikes, beliefs, values and preferences in potential partners.

    Written by George Nott21 March 18 15:08
  • Why big data will be a big deal for the new HP

    Big changes are afoot at HP as the company prepares for a split up this spring. Big data software is expected to be a pillar of the new Enterprise focused HP company.

    Written by Brandon Butler19 Aug. 15 18:54
  • Pentaho adds orchestration for Apache Spark jobs

    In the past several years, Pentaho Labs, the research arm of business analytics specialist Pentaho, set out to map the various big data use cases organizations were putting into production as part of an effort to provide big data blueprints, a big data stack if you will.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud13 May 15 06:10
  • Solving skills crisis starts at preschool: Dr Goodnight

    SAS chief, Dr Jim Goodnight, discusses what people are doing wrong with Hadoop, and why paying some teachers more money and improving education for preschoolers from low income families could help with the skills crisis.

    Written by Byron Connolly11 May 15 12:03
  • Tackling big data challenges with Hadoop

    Big data and analytics sounds nice in theory but in practice it can be no mean feat. This partly due to limitations in technology and challenges in storage costs and disparate systems, said Eva Andreasson, pioneer of deterministic garbage collection and product manager at Cloudera.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett12 Dec. 14 09:11
  • Hadoop platform, apps represent $1 trillion opportunity

    Over the past few years, Hadoop and big data have exploded onto the tech landscape, garnering attention on par with cloud and mobile. But that may all be about to change, says Mike Olson, co-founder, chairman and CSO of Hadoop distribution vendor Cloudera.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud17 Oct. 14 07:16
  • Hadoop distributor MapR gets $110M from Google

    MapR, which distributes a commercial software platform based off the Apache Hadoop big data management open source project, has secured a $110 million funding round led by Google.

    Written by Brandon Butler01 July 14 04:01
  • Hortonworks Adds New Enterprise Features to Hadoop Distribution

    With the release of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 version of its Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks is packing in new enterprise features, including data access, data governance, data management, security and operations.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 April 14 08:39
  • Big data funding spree continues

    Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and analytics startup Platfora raised $38 million.

    Written by Ann Bednarz20 March 14 20:27