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Nimbula, MapR Deliver Turnkey ‘Elastic Hadoop’ for the Private Cloud

In the latest example of how the worlds of cloud and Apache Hadoop are converging, Nimbula and MapR Technologies have a solution that quickly gets Hadoop clusters up-and-running on a private cloud. The ‘elastic Hadoop’ solution combines Nimbula Director private cloud infrastructure with MapR’s enterprise-caliber Hadoop distribution.

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Actuate, KXEN Partner on Predictive Analytics, Visualization for Big Data

Open source BI vendor Actuate Corp., has formed an alliance with KXEN, a provider of predictive analytics for business users, to help companies make better business decisions and operate more efficiently by deploying easy-to-use predictive analytics on petabytes of big data.

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ActiveState Upgrades Stackato Private PaaS with .NET, Management, Performance

ActiveState is shipping an upgrade to its Stackato application platform for creating a private and secure Platform as a Service (PaaS). Stackato 2.0 adds a wide range of enterprise-ready features to support key phrases of the cloud apps lifecycle, including expanded multi-language support to include  .NET apps, web-based visual cluster management and improves performance.

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Survey: CIOs Bullish on Cloud Benefits, But Worry About SaaS Data Silos

CIOs continue to grow more and more bullish about cloud solutions, with a whopping 92% saying that cloud provides business benefits, according to a recent survey. Nonetheless, IT execs remain concerned over how to avoid SaaS-based data silos. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research and commissioned by Host Analytics.

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Vitria’s KPI Builder App for its Operational Intelligence Platform Delivers Real-Time Insights

Vitria Technology is rolling out the first pre-built application for its Operational Intelligence platform. Vitria’s KPI Builder OI let business users monitor key performance indicators by tapping a wide range of historical and real-time data, including big data. The app also lets users make changes to ensure KPIs are met.

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Qubole Previews Cloud-Based Platform for Auto-Scaling Big Data

Qubole is looking to change the game for cloud-based analytics by building a new auto-scaling big data platform in the cloud. The service looks to remove complexities of using Hadoop and Hive as well as speed up the ability to build and deploy apps that use large data volumes. 

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Analysis: Nimsoft, Red Hat Collaboration Sets Stage for Mixed Virtualization, Clouds

Nimsoft is expanding the reach of its Nimsoft Monitor, adding support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This update also sets the stage for a wave of new virtualized and cloud environments that can combine open source and commercial technologies -that offer a unified and automated way to view, monitor and manage them.

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Leading BPM Vendors Collaborate on Next-Gen Business Process Simulation Standard

A group of leading BPM platform and simulation vendors, ISVs, end users and consultants are collaborating on a new business process simulation standard. The new standard, which will extend BPMN2 and XPDL, for the first time will allow tools to run simulations off the same input and provides a standard way to represent simulation scenarios. IDN speaks with Denis Gagne, chair of the Business Process Simulation Working Group at the Workflow Management Coalition.

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Informatica, Kapow Partnership Lets Any Web-Based Data Feed Big Data Projects

Informatica and Kapow Software are teaming up on a solution that combines the power of cloud-driven data integration and big data to let businesses extract information from dozens or hundreds of web-based data sources in real-time. The innovative Informatica PowerExchange for Kapow Katalyst unlocks often hard-to-access data sources for big data analysts and insights.  IDN speaks with Kapow Software’s CTO Stefan Andreasen.

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Garantia Data Unveils Automated In-Memory NoSQL Cloud Service

Garantia Data has opened to beta users its fully-automated in-memory NoSQL cloud service for the Memcached and Redis data store systems. Beyond removing hassles for set-up and operation, the company’s cloud service also improves on reliability and scalability for these datastores now in use at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other top social sites.

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Lookingglass Updates Cyber Security for Enterprise, Cloud

Cybersecurity company Lookingglass Cyber Solutions is shipping an alert and warning system to suppress threats and protect against network vulnerabilities to enterprise networks as well as to Internet-based connections to partners and providers.  The company’s Cyber-Heads-Up-Display (CyberHUD) works with Lookingglass’ appliance-based ScoutVision and cloud-based CloudScout products.

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Analysis: HP Converged Cloud Delivers Automation, Continuous Software Delivery

As 2012 summer rolls on, HP continues to roll out its enterprise cloud vision, strategy and products. The HP Converged Cloud is an open and standards-based cloud platform for a new wave of innovative and quick-to-deploy composite apps that can combine legacy, virtualized and cloud services and data. IDN explores the HP Converged Cloud with HP vice president Subbu Iyer.

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