Cloudcel on Ulitzer
Data is revolutionizing how we live and work, and it's growing exponentially
Faced with this information explosion, experienced programmers are now using
parallel processing tools such as MapReduce/Hadoop, rather than SQL
databases, to analyze large repositories of stored, historical data.
The next major step in this direction is to bring the full power of advanced
data mining and analytics, realtime stream processing, and massively parallel
computing to everyone, not just to experienced programmers.
The cloud is central to bringing about this radical change in how we process
data of all kinds.
Hundreds of millions of "non-programmers" routinely use technologies such as
Excel spreadsheets to handle their data challenges.
With Cloudcel, any one of these non-programmers can now, for the first time,
simply and seamlessly exploit the ful... (more)
Over the past five years, MapReduce and Hadoop have been widely used for
processing big data from the web, both in-house and in the cloud. However, we
are now in an era where news, search, marketing, commerce and many other key
aspects of the web are becoming much more social, more mobile, and more
realtime. In response to these changes, major web companies are realizing
that the "big data analytics" that is driving many of their services needs to
be radically changed in order to move it into this realtime era. No company
sees this more clearly than Google, the company that origi... (more)
For twenty years, analytics has been viewed as just one specific area within
the broader relational database industry. So, analytics has meant databases.
Today that view is changing. Over the past year or so, a new movement, the
"NoSQL" movement has emerged promoting the advantages of doing a variety of
kinds of analytics without using any relational database technologies at all.
Whatever one thinks of the capabilities and limitations of distributed
key-value stores relative to relational databases, one thing is clear - the
stranglehold that SQL has held over all aspects of data an... (more)
Cloudcel on Ulitzer
At the recent Hadoop World conference, Doug Cutting, Hadoop Project Founder,
remarked that "The Dream" was to provide non-programmers with the power of
parallel cloud computing tools such as MapReduce and Hadoop, via simple,
easy-to-use spreadsheet-like interfaces.
With Cloudcel, the non-programmers of the world (and the programmers too!)
can "live that dream" today.
Not only can you develop and launch massively parallel MapReduce/Hadoop-style
cloud computations, simply and seamlessly from within the standard Excel
interface, you can also go way beyond tools ... (more)
Early Bird at CLoud Expo
In computing, big revolutions happen whenever a new technology comes along
that enables everyone to do something that could previously only be done by a
small number of technology experts, or only by those with tons of money and
technical talent. Personal computing (Microsoft, Apple), Publishing (Adobe),
Search (Google), Video (YouTube), News/Journalism (blogs) are all examples of
this kind of disruptive revolutionary change. What's the next big game
changer? In a word - Apps! We are about to move to an era in which everyone
will be able to build their o... (more)