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Eric Baldeschwieler, the founding CEO of Hortonworks and former Yahoo VP who led the company’s Hadoop development efforts, is now a strategic adviser to Hadoop startup DataTorrent. The company, which won the Structure Data Readers’ Choice award for infrastructure startups, sells stream-processing software designed to run in Hadoop environments (on top of YARN). Baldeschwieler also advises the white-hot Apache Spark startup Databricks. He left Hortonworks, where he was most recently CTO, in August 2013.

Thousands of websites may have inadvertently introduced the Heartbleed bug to their servers in an effort to secure themselves from the vulnerability. In today’s era of web security, it’s probably not a good idea to fix something in your system just because you think it may be broken. Read more »

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photo: U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder

An Australian company called Aerospace Concepts is partnering with Lockheed Martin to perform research on its quantum computer that could result in the world’s first quantum computing software company. Aerospace Concepts specializes in complex system design, a presumably strong use case for quantum computing. Read more »

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Data analytics and visualization specialist Tableau Software announced its first-quarter financial results on Monday, touting $74.6 million in revenue and an 86 percent increase over the same period a year earlier. Tableau isn’t the biggest player in the business intelligence and data analysis world, but it’s probably the fastest growing one — especially among public companies. In 2013, Tableau’s revenues grew 82 percent to $232 million; an 82 percent increase for 2014 would put Tableau’s annual revenue at more than $422 million.

Paul Maritz at Structure Data 2014. (© Photo by Jakub Mosur).
photo: Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz / Jakub Mosur

Accenture, BNY Mellon, Capgemini, Ericsson, GE, Intel, NTT and Verizon officially joined the foundation pushing Cloud Foundry platform for big data applications. Read more »

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