Topic: apache spark

Longer-lasting batteries, Mesos on Windows Server, and Apache Spark 1.5 preview workgroup—SD Times news digest: Aug. 20, 2015

It happens all the time. You are out somewhere and your phone dies, or you are working on your laptop and it runs out of battery. To solve this problem, researchers from MIT and Samsung are working on a way for batteries to last forever. The researchers are developing a new approach to batteries, focusing … continue reading

Lucidworks releases Fusion 2.0 with Apache Spark

Lucidworks has released version 2.0 of Fusion, its enterprise Big Data search product built on Apache Solr storage architecture, with Apache Spark integration and a revamped SiLK dashboard. Fusion 2.0’s Spark integration within its data-processing layer enables real-time analytics within the enterprise search platform, adding Spark to the Solr architecture to accelerate data retrieval and … continue reading

Spark Summit: Apache Spark news from Databricks, MapR and more

Databricks has announced the general availability of its cloud-hosted data platform, formerly known as Databricks Cloud. Less than a week after announcing the release of Apache Spark 1.4, Databricks debuted its cloud platform at Spark Summit, which has support for R-language notebooks; version-control and source-code change tracking from within Databricks; private notebook permissions management; and … continue reading

IBM dedicates itself to advancing Apache Spark

IBM is looking to accelerate innovation for the Spark ecosystem with its latest commitments to the open-source project. According to the company, the Big Data processing engine is potentially the most significant open-source project of the decade. “Spark is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the Big Data ecosystem,” said Beth Smith, general … continue reading

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Databricks announces Apache Spark 1.4 with SparkR

Databricks has announced the general availability of Apache Spark 1.4, including SparkR, a new R API for data scientists. Version 1.4 of the open-source Big Data processing and streaming engine also enhances Spark’s DataFrame API features, Python 3 support, a component upgrade past alpha for Spark’s machine learning pipeline, and new visualization and monitoring capabilities … continue reading

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, and Project Tungsten—SD Times news digest: April 29, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can … continue reading

Spark ignites excitement at Big Data TechCon

Apache Spark stole the show at the Big Data TechCon in Boston this week. Thanks to a keynote address from Spark’s creator, and a number of tutorials focused on the project, attendees had plenty of Spark information on hand to learn at the event. While Spark was not the only Big Data topic being discussed … continue reading

Nokia’s buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, MIT’s Picture programming language, and Talend adds Apache Spark to Big Data Sandbox—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2015

Nokia has announced it is joining forces with Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to become an innovation leader and provider of technology and services for the IP connected world. The combined company would focus on providing connectivity for people, such as with the Internet of Things. “I am proud that the joined forces of Nokia and … continue reading

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SD Times March Developer Madness Round 1: #2 Linux vs. #7 Spark

SD Times March Developer Madness continue todays in the Platforms region! After #8 seed NoSQL pulled the huge upset over #1 Hadoop, #4 iOS barely squeaked out a win over bitter rival#5 Android and #3 Windows dispatched #6 Docker, #2 seed Linux now takes on #7 seed Apache Spark in a battle of developer favorites. … continue reading

Databricks, Cloudwick and more announce Big Data products for Spark

The inaugural Spark Summit East conference is taking place in New York City this week, and many Big Data companies have seized the opportunity to announce new partnerships, product releases, integrations and Apache Spark services. Databricks announces ‘Jobs’ cloud feature, partnership with Tresata Databricks has announced a new feature for its Databricks Cloud called “Jobs” … continue reading

A Big Data roundup from Strata + Hadoop World

Databricks announces DataFrames for Spark Apache Spark platform provider Databricks has announced DataFrames, a new API for Apache Spark 1.3 designed to simplify distributed data processing for more immediate Spark use. The DataFrames API was built to resemble R and Python data frames, providing a familiar interface for data scientists and building on the Spark … continue reading

Google partnership with Cloudera, and Apple’s 64-bit/iOS 8 requirements reminder—SD Times news digest: Jan. 21, 2015

Google has announced a partnership with Cloudera to bring its Dataflow programming model into Apache Spark. According to the company, developers need a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use programming model to stay productive, and the Dataflow model provides maximum productivity and seamlessly portability. Dataflow currently offers a direct pipeline runner, a Google Cloud Dataflow runner, and … continue reading

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