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Greenplum

Greenplum

AT A GLANCE Today, new forms of data—massive amounts of it—are emerging more quickly than ever before thanks to always-on networks, the Web, a flood of consumer content, surveillance systems, sensors and the like. In a recent report, many predict that over the next decade the amount of digital data …

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OpenTSDB

OpenTSDB

AT A GLANCE The data we gather is increasingly time-stamped and dealt with in time-series ways. We all have dealt with the need to capture data in this way. For example, those who do search-engine marketing and advertising use cost tables, and there’s usually cost-per-ad-per-day and half a dozen other …

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Pivotal

Pivotal One

AT A GLANCE Pivotal is an EMC spin-off pursuing modern application development in the context of cloud computing and now into big-data analysis. In 2014 the firm released Pivotal HD 2.0, an update of its Hadoop distribution incorporating an in-memory database and a battery of new analysis capabilities. Pivotal HD …

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Pivotal HAWQ

Pivotal HAWQ

AT A GLANCE Pivotal‘s Hawq is a closed-source product offered as part of their PivotalHD stack, their proprietary distribution of Hadoop. Claiming that Hawq is the ‘worlds fastest SQL engine on Hadoop’ and that it has been in development for 10 years. PROS Full SQL syntax support Interoperability with Hive …

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Blur

Apache Blur

AT A GLANCE Let’s say you’ve bought in to the entire big data story using Hadoop. You’ve got Flume gathering data and pushing it into HDFS, your MapReduce jobs are transforming that data and building key/value pairs that are pushed into HBase and you even have a couple enterprising data …

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Databricks

Databricks' Spark Commits

AT A GLANCE Claiming to be “using cutting-edge technology based on years of research to build next-generation software for analyzing and extracting value from data”, Databricks founders created Apache Spark and Shark, and the company is the go-to for all things Spark.

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DataStax

Datastax global

AT A GLANCE Santa Clara’s DataStax is one of several database competitors in the key-value space. The company’s software is built on Cassandra, a database that Facebook developed based on technology from Amazon and Google to handle enormous volumes of data. Although DataStax is not alone in the race to …

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