Remember Hadoop? You know the big data architecture. Redmond outlined its plans to support the ability to deploy, manage and run Hadoop clusters on its cloud platform a while back, and now the company is launching this anticipated feature. The company’s implementation of Hadoop goes by the name of Windows Azure...

You may recall a creatively titled company that goes by the name of Hortonworks. Made up of ex-Yahoo employees, the technology firm is famous for its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) that is used in deployments of Big Data. Even if you don’t, prepare to hear a lot from these guys. The company has just announced the...