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Apache Ignite

Apache Ignite

AT A GLANCE The new (late 2014) web site says that Apache’s Ignite in-memory fabric is a “high-performance, integrated and distributed in-memory platform for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets in real-time, orders of magnitude faster than possible with traditional disk-based or flash technologies.” The goal of an In-Memory …

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Hortonworks

Hortonworks

AT A GLANCE Hortonworks was formed in 2011 funded by $23 million from Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital as an independent company. The company employs main contributors to Hadoop. The company was named after Horton the Elephant of the Horton Hears a Who! book. Eric Baldeschweiler was chief executive, and Rob …

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Apache Mesos

apache mesos

AT A GLANCE Apache’s Mesos project is built using the same principles as the Linux kernel, only at a different level of abstraction. The Mesos kernel runs on every machine and provides applications (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, MPI, Hypertable, Elastic Search) with API’s for resource management and scheduling across entire …

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MapR

MapR

AT A GLANCE MapR is a San Jose, California-based enterprise software company that develops and sells Apache “Hadoop-derived” software. The company contributes to Apache Hadoop projects like HBase, Pig (programming language), Hive, and ZooKeeper. MapR’s distribution claims to provide full data protection, no single points of failure, improved performance, and …

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Pivotal HD

Pivotal HD

AT A GLANCE Pivotal, the EMC spin-off company pursuing modern application development in the context of cloud computing and big-data analysis, sponsors PivotalHD, a Hadoop distribution incorporating an in-memory database and a battery of analysis components. PivotalHD 2.0 is the vendor’s first distribution based on Apache Hadoop 2.2, the latest …

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Actian (ParAccel)

ParAccel

AT A GLANCE Actian boldly claims that its SQL-on-Hadoop product, formerly known as Paraccel is the “#1 SQL in Hadoop Analytics Platform“. Actian positions their new platform as an industrialized platform that is priced disruptively and delivers rich, easy to use functionality. In particular that the new platform is not …

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Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift

AT A GLANCE Amazon claims that its Redshift is a “fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse solution that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools.” It’s a paid Amazon service: you can start small for about $0.25 per hour with …

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Cloudera

Cloudera

AT A GLANCE Headquartered in Palo Alto, Cloudera is an American Hadoop open-source sponsor, generating income from typical support, services, and training.    Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution is called CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), and it targets enterprise-class deployments. Cloudera reports that more than 50% of its engineering output is …

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Apache Parquet

AT A GLANCE Parquet is a columnar storage format available to any project in the Hadoop ecosystem, regardless of the choice of data processing framework, data model or programming language. It is built from the ground up with complex nested data structures in mind, and uses the record shredding and …

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H2O

data mining

Oxdata’s H2O is a statistical, machine learning and math runtime tool for Big Data analysis. Developed by a predictive analytics company, H2O has established a leadership in the ML scene together with R, Mahout and MLlib from Spark. According with Oxdata, H2O is the world’s fastest in-memory platform for machine learning …

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