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Apache Beam goes top level

The Apache Foundation this morning announced the promotion of Apache Beam to the top level. That’s good news for the many contributors and users of this unified programming model, which allows them to write batch and streaming jobs at the same time, and to run the resulting artifact on various execution engines. Within the Hadoop … continue reading

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Loggly introduces Gamut Search, Syncsort’s annual Hadoop survey, and Kubernetes releases 1.5.0 changes—SD Times news digest: Dec. 13, 2016

Loggly has introduced Gamut Search, a log analysis technology designed to respond instantly for searches over massive data volumes that span over a long period of time. “Consider that a single movie at TV quality is a gigabyte,” said Charlie Oppenheimer, CEO at Loggly. “Companies are now generating thousands of gigabytes of log data or … continue reading

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Industry Watch: Microservices and scaling out Big Data

This month’s column is a transcript of a fascinating conversation I had with MapR executives Jim Scott, the director of enterprise strategy and architecture at Hadoop solution provider MapR, and Jack Norris, senior VP of data and applications, on the subject of microservices and scaling Big Data. SD Times: So, we know that scaling data … continue reading

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How to deal with data at scale

The world increasingly runs on data, and that data is only expanding. Like the blob, it gets everywhere: storage systems, databases, document repositories. According to IDC, the world will hold 44 zettabytes of data by 2020, up from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013. That’s a lot of hard drives. It’s also a recipe for development and … continue reading

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Compuware’s bringing the mainframe to DevOps, Arduino IoT kit, and Yahoo open-sources deep learning model—SD Times news digest: Oct. 3, 2016

Compuware is extending its mainframe/DevOps initiatives with the availability of new REST APIs for ISPW, its source-code-management and release automation solution that Compuware acquired in January. The new APIs are architected as REST web services, and with these APIs, Compuware customers can begin to accelerate cross-platform apps, reduce IT costs, and improve the quality of … continue reading

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Strata + Hadoop World: Databricks’ annual Spark survey, MapR’s Converged Data Platform, Confluent Enterprise, Alation Data Catalog 4.0

Apache Spark is reaching more users in new places, according to a recently released report. Databricks announced the results of its second annual Apache Spark survey, which revealed Spark is increasingly being used in the public cloud, streaming and machine learning. “Since inception, Spark’s core mission has been to make Big Data simple and accessible … continue reading

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Strata + Hadoop World: Big innovations in Big Data

Big Data is changing, but in order for businesses and users to really derive value from it, there needs to be innovative approaches to keep driving it at scale. Strata + Hadoop World kicked off this week with industry thought leaders expressing the requirements needed in today’s Big Data world. Mike Olson, chief strategy officer … continue reading

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Strata + Hadoop World: Apache Spot looks to tackle cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches happen every day. In fact, just last week it was brought to light that half a billion Yahoo users suffered from a cyber attack that happened two years ago. Cloudera and Intel believe they can solve the ongoing cybersecurity crisis with a new open-source project: Apache Spot. “As an open-source community, we have … continue reading

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Microsoft UWP Community Toolkit, Twitter extends Crashlytics, and roadblocks to cloud success—SD Times news digest: Aug. 18, 2016

Microsoft is giving developers a new open-source toolkit to enable them to work with their community and contribute to the Windows SDK. The UWP Community Toolkit features capabilities such as helper functions, custom controls and app services for developers; open-source code; and alignment with the Windows SDK for Windows 10. Developers can use the toolkit … continue reading

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Hortonworks updates DataFlow platform to 2.0

Hortonworks announced today that it has updated its Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) platform with new features and updated Apache projects. HDF 2.0 includes a drastically redesigned Apache NiFi project, better handling of cluster-wide security policies, and a more portable version of its dataflow management layer. Apache NiFi is at the top of the list of changes. … continue reading

MapR closes $50 million in funding on top of another record quarter

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced an equity financing of $50 million. The additional funding accompanies yet another consecutive record quarter. The company continued to advance at a rapid pace in Q2, with more than a 100 percent increase in bookings over prior year. Licenses and support agreements … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: HPCC Systems

LexisNexis is a provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources. The group is also responsible for HPCC Systems (High Performance Computer Cluster), a massive, open-source parallel-processing computing platform for the world of Big Data. It’s also made its way into this week’s featured GitHub project. The Big Data tool was open-sourced in 2011 … continue reading

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