Sqrrl Blog

Oct 30, 2012 4:41:21 PM

Accumulo named to Fierce 15

FierceGovernmentIT recognizes NSA’s Accumulo team as one of its Fierce 15, “…a recognition of 15 federal employees who have done particularly innovative things.” Good work, team!

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Oct 26, 2012 6:33:00 PM

sqrrl in NYC for Hadoop World

sqrrl made a big presence at Strata Conference + Hadoop World this week. We had a lot of enthusiasm from across the spectrum of Big Data users, and heard consistently about the need for fine grained access controls, and greater flexibility for application development, both of which acorn is solving.

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Oct 25, 2012 4:08:00 PM

sqrrl Provides Two New Resources to Get Started with Apache Accumulo

This week sqrrl introduced two new resources for developers to get started with Apache Accumulo.

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Oct 24, 2012 4:35:00 PM

Accumulo featured in IEEE HPEC talks

Our friends at MIT Lincoln Labs published a couple of papers in the IEEE HPEC conference featuring systems that use Accumulo. These papers really show off the performance, scalability, and versatility of Accumulo used in some neat applications:

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Oct 24, 2012 11:45:00 AM

“Go West, young man”

sqrrl Team Completes West Coast Tour of Leading Companies

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Oct 23, 2012 10:31:00 AM

Database startup sqrrl aims to set 'big data' free, for biz & society

Cambridge database startup sqrrl is seeking to serve two types of businesses: Ones that have a “big data” problem, and ones that would like to.

"Many folks have just been throwing their data away because they haven’t had a way to manage it," said CEO and co-founder Oren Falkowitz. "They know that there’s a richness in that information, so they want to have a big data problem — or a big data opportunity, if you would."

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Oct 17, 2012 11:35:02 AM

Apache Accumulo Meetup at Hadoop World

sqrrl and Hortonworks are sponsoring an Apache Accumulo meetup at Strata / Hadoop World on Wednesday, October 24th at the New York Hilton. Come join us.

Register Here: http://bit.ly/PzHjRB

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Oct 11, 2012 1:57:00 PM

Startup sqrrl preps Accumulo data storage software to go commercial

It’s the latest in a series of developments for NSA’s big-data platform over the past 13 months. The NSA submitted Accumulo to the Apache Foundation in September 2011 for development as open source. In July 2012, a number of NSA employees joined with former White House cybersecurity strategy director Ely Khan to form sqrrl. Two months ago, sqrrl announced it had raised $2 million in venture funding.

Based on Google’s BigTable data model, Accumulo is a distributed key/value store for structured and unstructured data. When NSA began developing Accumulo in 2008, many of the big data management platforms—Hbase, MongoDB, Cassandra, and others—were new or had not yet been released, unproven, and unlikely to meet the agency’s rigorous security requirements. So NSA decided to develop the data management software it needed internally.

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Oct 3, 2012 7:41:37 AM

sqrrl and Hortonworks Partner to Boost the Security, Scalability, and Adaptability of Big Data Solutions

Today we formally announced a technology partnership with Hortonworks that will allow organizations to get the best of Hadoop and Apache Accumulo. This is an important partnership that brings enhanced capabilities to the Big Data eco-system. By certifying Accumulo with HDP, sqrrl and Hortonworks help solve a variety of critical challenges that businesses and public sector agencies face building and deploying secure, interactive, operational applications that leverage all of their data.

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