Topic: apache spark

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

DataStax enters graph market

DataStax today moved into a new database market with the announcement that it will be releasing the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Graph datastore later this year. The new database is built on the foundations of Apache Cassandra and the Apache TinkerPop Project. DSE Graph is a distributed graph database, meaning it can be hosted in multiple … continue reading

Red Hat announces a no-cost RHEL developer subscription, Google’s Machine Learning series, and Intel wants to ease cloud deployments—SD Times digest: April 1, 2016

Red Hat has announced the availability of a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux developer subscription yesterday, which is part of the Red Hat Developer Program. It is offered as a self-supported, development-only subscription. It provides developers with a stable development platform for building enterprise applications across cloud, physical, virtual and container infrastructures. With this subscription, … continue reading

Meteor 1.3 released, Databricks gives developers new APIs, and Google Cloud Platform joins Node.js Foundation—SD Times digest: March 30, 2016

The open-source JavaScript application platform Meteor announced its latest release: Meteor 1.3. This release is focused on helping teams with production applications manage, scale and test their Meteor codebases. It will also help the Meteor team to continue to align the Meteor platform with the innovations in JavaScript. Meteor 1.3 includes better support for application … continue reading

Spark Summit East: News from Databricks, IBM, MapR, MemSQL, SAP and Wikibon

Wikibon, a community formed to help solve technology problems, has released what it says is the first-ever Spark forecast that shows how Spark is changing the industry. “Our report is the first to show how Spark is remaking the marketplace, presenting not just numbers of users, but also data about what vendors are building and … continue reading

Alphabet passes Apple, researchers create auto-bug-repair system, and Syncfusion’s Big Data Platform released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 2, 2016

Shares of Alphabet, Google’s holding company, opened nearly three percent higher today, pushing it past Apple. This makes Alphabet the most valuable public company, according to a report by CNBC. Alphabet has a market cap of US$547.1 billion, which is higher than Apple’s $529.3 billion. The last time Google was more valuable than Apple was … continue reading

Spark 1.6

Spark 1.6 is released

Apache Spark 1.6, which shipped yesterday, offers performance enhancements that range from faster processing of the Parquet data format to better overall performance for streaming state management. As a large-scale data processing platform, Apache Spark has untethered itself from the Hadoop platform. As a result, Spark can be used against key-value stores and other types … continue reading

What topped the GitHub charts in 2015

It’s been a year of open-source projects. Both enterprises and startups have been releasing their code into the wild as a way to grow their capabilities. It’s not just the code that’s important; it’s the programmers and contributors that can get their hands on it, alter it, fix it, and make it better. For some … 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

Verizon’s IoT strategy, Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher for Android, and Typesafe’s Apache Spark support—SD Times news digest: Oct. 29, 2015

Verizon is focusing on the Internet of Things in its next venture. The company announced a global strategy to make developing IoT solutions simpler, and to accelerate market adoption. “Continued innovation in smart cities, connected cars and wearables demonstrates that IoT is the future for how we will live and work,” said Mike Lanman, senior … 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

Razer’s OSVR development kit now available, Mozilla announces OSS award program, and IBM’s Spark-as-a-Service—SD Times news digest: Oct. 26, 2015

Razer has announced its open-source virtual reality (OSVR) kit is now available for preorder. The OSVR kit is a head-mounted virtual reality display that features a faceplate module, a mainboard with integrated sensors, a display module, an optics module, an head-mounted display mechanical module, and a belt box module. According to the company, there was … continue reading

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