Strata + Hadoop World: MapR Edge, Zaloni Data Lake in a Box, and Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop

At the conference, MapR announced MapR Edge, a new solution to drive processing and analytics close to the edge. It captures, processes and analyzes data from Internet of Things devices and provides secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights, and the ability to push intelligence back to the edge. “Our customers have pioneered the use … continue reading

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

Hadoop Summit hints at growth in platform

The Apache Hadoop project has long been big enough for its own conference, this time in its ninth year. During the keynote at Hadoop Summit from Hortonworks’ cofounder and chief architect Arun Murthy, the company detailed its plans to improve the security, governance and ease of use of the Hadoop platform and its ancillary support … continue reading

Twitter partners with Branch, Microsoft Edge and Chakra updates, and Apple’s unencrypted kernel—SD Times news digest: June 23, 2016

Branch is teaming up with Twitter’s Fabric Partner to extend the benefits of deep linking. Branch’s deep linking and attribution toolkit will now be available on Fabric, and will be accessible to developers for free. In addition, Branch’s technology will be integrated into Fabric’s already-existing kits, starting with its apps analytics tool Answers. “The Branch … continue reading

Spark Summit: Databricks’ Community Edition, Splice Machine moves to open source, and Hortonworks’ Spark-HBase Connector

The Spark Summit kicked off this week in San Francisco with companies releasing new solutions designed to make it easier to work with Apache Spark. Databricks, the creator of Apache Spark, announced the general availability of the Databricks Community Edition (DCE). DCE is a free version of its data platform built on top of Apache … continue reading

Hortonworks collaborates with HP to improve Spark

Hortonworks, one of the three major Hadoop vendors, announced yesterday that it has been collaborating with HP to improve Apache Spark. The work has already yielded faster sort and in-memory computation for the project, as well as improved performance and usage for scalability. Hortonworks also announced the inclusion of Apache Kafka and Storm in its … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Pop! goes the bubble

Even before the wave of bad Valley news last night, January made things in the San Francisco Bay Area tense. We’ve been on edge for months here in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Now that those immense proceedings are over, the Bay Area seems to be exhaling a large sigh of relief. Thing is, maybe … continue reading

Mozilla to stop selling Firefox OS smartphones, more APIs for Windows apps, and Hortonworks’ Spark improvements—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2015

Mozilla is giving up on its Firefox OS phones. According to TechCrunch, the company has announced it will no longer develop or sell Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels. According to the company, the smartphone wasn’t able to capture the market as the best user experience out there. The company will continue to experiment with … continue reading

Big Data TechCon highlights expanding needs of enterprises

At Big Data TechCon in Chicago this week, attendees were treated to a glimpse of the future of Hadoop and large-scale data processing. With new solutions such as Apache Apex and Snowflake, enterprise options were shown to be expanding fast. Keynote speaker Owen O’Malley, cofounder of Hortonworks and a 10-year veteran of the Hadoop project, … continue reading

Arun Murthy discusses the future of Hadoop

Arun Murthy is a busy fellow. When he’s not acting as architect at Hortonworks, the Hadoop company he founded, he’s flying around the world giving keynote addresses. This is quite a long ways from where he was 10 years ago, working on Hadoop inside Yahoo. But then, the future is, typically, uncertain. That’s why we … continue reading

Hortonworks to acquire Onyara, Uber partners with academia, and Distelli turns to CD—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2015

Hortonworks has announced it is acquiring Apache NiFi creator and contributor Onyara. With Onyara, Hortonworks plans to turn “Internet of Anything” data into real-time business insights. “Hortonworks is focused on doing everything possible to enable our customers to transform their business through data-driven insights and actions,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Onyara’s impressive work … continue reading

The SPY Car Act, Flurry’s Mobile Addicts report, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7—SD Times news digest: July 22, 2015

U.S. Senators have introduced a bill designed to improve vehicle security. The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, proposed by Senator Edward Markey and Senator Richard Blumenthal, intends to establish federal standards that would secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy. In addition, a rating system, also known as a cyber dashboard, would … continue reading

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