Businesses are failing to reach Big Data maturity, report finds

Enterprises have been leveraging Big Data solutions to capture, store, analyze, organize and transform their data for years; but despite the advancements made in this space, they have still not reached a transformational level of maturity, a recently released survey revealed. AtScale announced the results from its Big Data maturity survey, and found only 12 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Netflix bug bounty program, InfluxData’s Apache Arrow support, and GitHub’s security alerts

Netflix is launching a public bug bounty program in order to improve the security of their solutions as well as strengthen their relationship with the security community. The program will be available through Bugcrowd. “Netflix’s goal is to deliver joy to our 117+ million members around the world, and it’s the security team’s job to … continue reading

Assessing the need for Big Data solution architecture

The most challenging obstacle facing companies is recognizing if they have a valid use case requiring the use of Big Data technologies. Having a large amount of data does not necessitate the deployment of a Big Data solution architecture. A company should only determine to use a Big Data solution based on the characteristics and its intended use. This allows actionable insights … continue reading

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Unstructured content: An untapped fuel source for AI and machine learning

Would you choose where to go on vacation if you could only access 10 to 20 percent of the reviews and information on a travel website? If you do, you will probably have an unforgettable trip, but for reasons you might not like. Yet government organizations and businesses – from manufacturing to insurance companies, and … continue reading

Apache Trafodion becomes Top-Level Project

The Apache Software Foundation announced today that Apache Trafodion has graduated from the Apache Incubator and is now a Top-Level Project. This shows that the project’s community and products were well-governed under the Apache Software Foundation’s process. Apache Trafodion is an open source project that provides OLTP/OLAP for Apache Hadoop. Features of the project include … continue reading

Report: 5 Big Data trends to monitor in 2018

Syncsort has released the results of its fourth annual Big Data survey, detailing the top use cases and challenges organizations face with Big Data initiatives. Based on the results, there are five key trends that organizations should monitor in 2018. 1. The composition of the data lake has been shifting. The amount of Relational Database … continue reading

Apache Hadoop reaches 3.0

The Apache Software Foundation has announced version three of the open source software framework for distributed computing. Apache Hadoop 3.0 is the first major release since Hadoop 2 was released in 2013. “Hadoop 3 is a major milestone for the project, and our biggest release ever,” said Andrew Wang, Apache Hadoop 3 release manager. “It … continue reading

Apache Mnemonic is now a Top-Level Project

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Mnemonic is graduating from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project. This signifies the project’s progress and success. Apache Mnemonic is an open-source object platform for processing and analysis of linked objects, according to the foundation. It is designed to address Big Data performance issues such as … continue reading

Apache Impala becomes Top-Level Project

The open-source, native analytic database for Apache Hadoop is graduating from the Apache Software Foundation’s Incubator today to a Top-Level Project (TLP). This is an important milestone in the project’s development. “In 2011, we started development of Impala in order to make state-of-the-art SQL analytics available to the user community as open-source technology,” said Marcel … continue reading

The technical debt you’re overlooking: Big Data debt

When you’re building a new application, you’re going to make lots of hard decisions. Every engineering project involves trade-offs. Most of the time it is smart to ship a feature quickly, assess market fit, then go back to build it “right” in a subsequent release. We commonly call this “technical debt,” and it’s an obligation … continue reading

Couchbase: IT senior leaders fear falling behind in digital innovation

Despite all the hype around digital transformations, today’s enterprises still feel they’re at risk of being left behind by their industries, according to new research from Couchbase. The research puts a microscope on whether data strategies today are supporting customer engagement and experience. According to data from Couchbase’s global survey released today, senior IT leaders … continue reading

SlamData’s 4.2 release lets users understand data structure, analytics

In order to eliminate all the data preparation and mapping that comes with today’s Big Data challenges, SlamData, a data analytics company, announced 4.2 of its platform with no-code BI for NoSQL, and the ability to explore and embed interactive data reports. According to CEO of SlamData Jeff Carr, over the last eight to 10 years, … continue reading

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