Docker’s containerd comes to CNCF, Google’s Android Studio, and Kubernetes 1.6 — SD Times news digest: March 29, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has officially welcomed Docker’s core container runtime, containerd. Containerd has been accepted as an incubating project alongside projects like Kubernetes, gRPC, and more. Docker’s acceptance into the CNCF comes three months after Docker announced its intent to contribute to the project, according to the CNCF. … continue reading

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

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

JetBrains’ Rider public EAP, Fedora 25, and MapR’s Customer 360 Quick Start Solution—SD Times news digest: Nov. 22, 2016

JetBrains is providing an inside look into its cross-platform .NET IDE. The company announced its early access program for Rider is now open to everyone. Rider is based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper, and features a majority of ReSharper’s code inspections, content actions and quick fixes. It also has a debugger, .NET project type … continue reading

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

What real-time data streaming means for the enterprise

Big Data has introduced some notable challenges to the enterprise world. At first, it was enough to wrangle the data (structured and not) and then to glean actionable information from it, but today, enterprises are shifting their priorities toward real-time analytics and data streams. Early tools couldn’t cope with the scale or speed involved in … continue reading

VR for Good, Amazon open-sources DSSTNE, and the Google Spaces app—SD Times news digest: May 17, 2016

Virtual reality headsets can let users play games and enter different worlds, but Oculus is putting VR to good use with its VR for Good program, where philanthropic and socially beneficial projects can get started. With this program, Oculus is looking for 10 rising filmmakers to match with 10 nonprofits so they can tell stories … continue reading

MapR Academy, Pluralsight to add new developer training programs

MapR, a converged data platform, and Pluralsight, an online learning platform, both announced new curriculum offerings for developers who want to learn new skills in either Apache Kafka or Java. MapR is now offering stream processing training on MapR Academy’s free On-Demand Training program. This is designed to teach developers how they can extend their … continue reading

Hadoop show highlights new tooling for management

Strata and Hadoop World day two kicked off with more Big Data-related announcements. Chief among them was Platfora’s 5.2 update, which brings native Tableau integrations into this data analytics platform. Platfora 5.2 also brings the benefits of its “lenses” to other BI tools. Lens is the Platfora query language, and in this release, external BI … continue reading

MapR Converged Data Platform provides new advances for containers

MapR Technologies wants to further Big Data containerization in the enterprise. The company has announced an updated version of its MapR Converged Data Platform that provides new advances for containers such as persistent storage and integrated resource management. The MapR Platform also introduces Apache Myriad, an open-source project designed to remove barriers between resources managed … continue reading

MapR introduces publish/subscribe streaming for Hadoop

While many in the Big Data space are talking about stream processing, MapR today announced the availability of Streams, a new product in its Hadoop stack that can be used to stream events across clusters distributed around the world. The new product offers a publish-and-subscribe model for event-driven data access and decision-making. While MapR Streams … continue reading

Android will release Android Fingerprint API, Google turns over search queries to AI, MapR to provide free Apache Spark training—SD Times news digest, Oct. 27, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is publicly available to users, and Android’s developers have been adding new features for developers along the way. This week, they are releasing Asymmetric Fingerprint Dialog, a new sample demonstrating how to securely integrate with compatible fingerprint readers in a client/server environment, according to its blog. The Android Fingerprint API protects users’ … continue reading

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