Topic: apache

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

Apache Kudu becomes top-level project

The Apache Kudu Project is, as of today, a top-level project within the open-source technology foundation. Originally contributed by Cloudera, the project is an effort to build a highly efficient and fast analytics platform for quickly moving data, such as streams. Kudu, in practice, is actually a columnar storage manager for Hadoop. The system is … 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

Motion AI in public beta, Rust 1.9, and Intel acquisition to drive IoT—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2016

A platform that allows developers to build, train and deploy chatbots was released into public beta this week. The company behind these chatbots is called Motion AI. It allows anyone to create bots that are designed like a flowchart, using only as many branches as their project requires. Motion AI’s launch for bot deployment includes … continue reading

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

GitLab releases security fixes, Pants 1.0, and Sauce Labs integration for JIRA—SD Times news digest: May 3, 2016

GitLab is strongly recommending users upgrade to any of the newest versions for GitLab 8.2 through 8.7 GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) because they contain security fixes. One of the security fixes is for a critical privilege escalation. GitLab said that during an internal code review, it discovered a critical security flaw … 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

Apache Apex reaches top level

The Apache Apex project has been promoted from the Apache Incubator to becoming top-level project as of today. This open-source stream- and batch-processing platform works with YARN and HDFS, runs in memory, and can handle event processing and fault tolerance. Apex started out as the real-time streaming core of DataTorrent. The company contributed its platform … continue reading

New App Store for developers, SmartBear simplifies API testing, and new collaboration tool Sympli—SD Times news digest: April 19, 2016

Apple has created a new section of its App Store for developers so they can share how they succeeded on it, and to show other developers what they have learned in the process. On Developer Insights, the section of the App Store designed for developers, there is a planning section that helps developers plan and … continue reading

Apache eases access management in Fortress 1.0

The Apache Foundation today announced the general availability of Apache Fortress Project version 1.0. Fortress provides Java users with standards-based access management through a Java SDK, a security plug-in for Tomcat, REST wrappers for APIs, and all the relevant Web pages for such a system. Apache Fortress sprang out of the larger Apache Directory Project, … continue reading

Apache PDFBox 2.0 is released

After more than three years of development, the Apache PDFBox team has announced the release of Apache PDFBox 2.0.0. The Apache PDFBox library is an open-source Java tool for working with PDF documents. The project allows creation and manipulation of PDF documents, and the ability to extract content from them. Apache PDFBox also includes several … 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

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