Newsletters
Customer Relationship Management News NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home CRM Systems Customer Service Contact Centers Business Intelligence More Topics...
Linux/Open Source
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Hortonworks, LucidWorks Team Up To Bring Search to Big Data
Hortonworks, LucidWorks Team Up To Bring Search to Big Data

By Jennifer LeClaire
April 3, 2014 1:02PM

Bookmark and Share
The basic concept Hortonworks and LucidWorks is forwarding is the democratization of "big data." Although big data assets can be formed in great depth and great value can be achieved through the work of a sophisticated data scientist, Hortonworks and LucidWorks want to deliver stronger value by getting those assets to the broader workforce.
 



Search may be the next big thing in "big data." To that end, enterprise Apache Hadoop provider Hortonworks has formed a strategic alliance with open source search developer LucidWorks that may pave the way for more people to access and analyze data faster.

Before we get into the details of the news, let’s get a handle on the players:

Apache Hadoop is an open source framework for distributed storing and processing of large sets of data on commodity hardware. The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is an open platform that integrates with existing IT systems so enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Currently, LucidWorks claims to be the only company delivering an enterprise-grade search development platform built on top of the Apache Solr open source search. LucidWorks’ platform offers an interface that delivers advanced search capabilities to non-technical users.

Analyzing Big Data Faster

“Because Apache Solr doesn’t require complex script development to do searches or access and identify patterns in data, our partnership with LucidWorks will dramatically accelerate the time to value for companies that are ready to make a major investment in big data,” said Tim Hall, vice president of Product Management at Hortonworks. “The use of Solr will also democratize access to big data, which is critical to enabling companies to realize the full value of their information.”

Under the terms of the alliance, Hortonworks will include Solr in HDP, and Hortonworks’ customers will receive support and technology from both Hortonworks and LucidWorks. Combining Apache Solr and HDP promises to make big data accessible to more people within an organization. In other words, it’s not just developers, analysts and data scientists that can tap the data anymore.

“Our customers have been selecting these two technologies on their own and asking Avalon to integrate them,” said Tony Jewitt, vice president of Big Data Solutions at Avalon Consulting LLC. “But now, this combination of LucidWorks and Hortonworks provides our clients with a seamless platform for deploying search-based applications running on HDP. It’s the perfect solution for analyzing social media, chat sessions, e-mails, documents and many other sources of big data.”

The Democratization of Big Data

We caught up with Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, to get his take on the alliance. He told us when we started seeing big data platforms coming to the fore a couple of years ago -- and companies like Pivotal and Cloudera and Horntonworks started leveraging Hadoop -- there was an explosion of the idea around data scientists. But there was also a secondary issue related to how companies could best leverage big data across the broader workforces.

“Not everybody can be a data scientist,” King said. “The notion was that eventually big data would require search capabilities that were analogous to a Web search engine like Google or Bing where a person could input a simple question and have that question directed against big data resources a company holds.”

That, he said, is the basic concept Hortonworks and LucidWorks is forwarding. Essentially, it’s the democratization of big data. Although big data assets can be formed in great depth and great value can be achieved through the work of a sophisticated data scientist, he said, getting those assets into the hands of the broader workforce delivers stronger value.

“We’ve seen this with more traditional database tools and platforms as well,” King said. “The more people that can access and leverage information the more value the company can derive from that investment. The more the merrier.”

Apache Solr 4.7 certified with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 is available now.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:





 Linux/Open Source
1.   Samsung Postpones Tizen Phone
2.   HP Drops $50M on Hortonworks
3.   Teradata Bets Big on 2 Big Data Buys
4.   New OpenStack Release Available
5.   Another Day, Another IoT Consortium


advertisement
New OpenStack Release Available
Red Hat touts VMware integration.
Average Rating:
Another Day, Another IoT Consortium
Intel, Samsung, Dell seek standards.
Average Rating:
Samsung Postpones Tizen Phone
No developer interest in platform.
Average Rating:


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig
Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
 
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat
When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
 
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
T-Mobile Calls 'BS' on AT&T's New Promotion
While Verizon Wireless is moving to throttle bandwidth hogs, a scrappy T-Mobile is taking on the giants with a limited-time promotion it hopes will drive up the churn rates of its wireless rivals.
 
Microsoft Update to Windows Phone 8.1 Already Coming
An update to Windows Phone 8.1 is on the way just weeks after the release of the product itself. Microsoft has begun detailing some of the update features to phone manufacturers.
 
Stanford Researchers Report Battery Breakthrough
Stanford researchers have found a way to use lithium in a battery's anode, a breakthrough that could triple capacity and has been described as the "holy grail of battery science."
 

Navigation
CRM Daily
Home/Top News | CRM Systems | Customer Service | Contact Centers | Business Intelligence | Sales & Marketing | Customer Data | CRM Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.