Monday, April 14, 2014

We will be presenting FreeEed at a SNIA conference here, so we just updated our slide presentation. We though you would enjoy the more generic form of it, without too much technical detail, so here is the link.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Elephant Scale is Building on the Success of its First Houston Hadoop Bootcamp

Elephant Scale, a provider of Big Data training, implementations, and vertical Hadoop product applications, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the first Houston Hadoop Bootcamp.

Lessons learned, future plans and student feedback? - Just go here.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hadoop is cool and rich, more than ever

How so? Cloudera gets an "insane amount" of 900M investment, and HortonWorks - 100M. What does this mean? - Depends on who you ask. Reuters review just talks about big valuations and hints at a need for caution. However, my favorite reviewer Matt Asay has a more radical point of view: it is "a declaration of war. War on incumbent data infrastructure providers, but it's also war on an increasingly outdated way of thinking about data."

Who is right? We asked our artist, and the opinion came back: Hadoop is cool, way cool.