0110-sdt-beam

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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Databricks’ release of Apache Spark 2.0 makes things easier, faster, smarter for developers

Databricks has announced the general availability of Apache Spark 2.0 on its platform, building on what the Databricks community has learned and focusing on three themes: ease of use, more speed, and more intelligence, according to the company. From the preview release of Apache Spark 2.0, Databricks said that 10% of its clusters were already … continue reading

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Confluent Platform 3 brings new Kafka, control center

Confluent this week introduced its first commercial product, Confluent Control Center, as part of the newly released Confluent Platform 3.0 and Apache Kafka 0.10.0. The combined package is aimed at operationalizing Kafka-based streaming applications and near real-time data processing efforts. Neha Narkhede, cofounder and CTO of Confluent (and one of the creators of Kafka), said, … continue reading

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How Major League Baseball develops software

When you’re watching the Oakland Athletics beat up on the Anaheim Angels on the MLB.tv streaming service, you’re probably not thinking about the software involved in that equation. But it’s the software that has taken 15 years of continual evolution to get to the point where, nowadays, baseball’s premium subscription service isn’t just a nice … continue reading

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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

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Google introduces Cloud Dataflow

Google this morning removed the beta label from Google Cloud Dataflow. The company also introduced Google Cloud Pub/Sub, as well as integrations between these services and the Google BigQuery service. Together, developers can use these services to provide analytics, stream processing and batch processing applications within the same infrastructure. Cloud Dataflow is built around the … continue reading

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Instart Logic brings machine learning to HTML and JavaScript code delivery

Machine-learning algorithms are everywhere. They’ve permeated the way platforms work in the cloud, in analyzing Big Data, and in making AI more intelligent. Now, a software-defined application delivery startup is using machine learning to streamline code performance. SmartSequence, the new HTML and JavaScript streaming technology from Instart Logic, uses real-time machine-learning techniques to sift through … continue reading

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Inside the Apache Software Foundation’s Flink

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Flink as a Top-Level Project (TLP). Flink is an open-source Big Data system that fuses processing and analysis of both batch and streaming data. The data-processing engine, which offers APIs in Java and Scala as well as specialized APIs for graph processing, is presented as an alternative to … continue reading

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IBM Design Language, Netflix’s Atlas, and the Codealike extension—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2014

IBM has released the IBM Design Language, a shared vocabulary, framework and collection of resources for software design. The IBM Design Language website is a set of living guidelines for IBM’s software product design. The framework encompasses experience, visual, interaction and front-end sections, and the site includes resources such as a type scale calculator, icon … continue reading

Software AG Releases New, High-Performance Apama Streaming Analytics Platform

RESTON, Va.–Software AG has announced the availability of their newest version of the Apama Streaming Analytics platform with a significant new feature and two major enhancements: the addition of new high-bandwidth channels, native Universal Messaging integration, and a common user developer environment with other Software AG products. “Intel and Software AG worked together to run … continue reading

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