Promising low cost and unheard of scalability, Hadoop has been called the next-generation platform for data processing. Check out the vendors taking Hadoop to the next level.
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IBM Offers BigInsights, BigSheets And A Big Cloud IBM started experimenting with Hadoop in its labs several years ago, but it took products and services into commercial release last year, before Oracle and Microsoft announced they, too, would embrace the platform. IBM introduced InfoSphere BigInsights software in May. The software package includes a distribution of Apache Hadoop, the Pig programming language for MapReduce programming, connectors to IBM's DB2 database, and IBM BigSheets, a browser-based, spreadsheet-metaphor interface for exploring data within Hadoop.
IBM followed up in October by making BigInsights and BigSheets available as a service through IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise infrastructure. Basic and enterprise versions of the service are available, and the big draw is learning about and experimenting with big-data processing and analysis without having to invest in supporting hardware or IT expertise. Customers can set up and move data into Hadoop clusters in less than 30 minutes, according to IBM, and data-processing rates start at 60 cents per cluster, per hour.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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