Topic: hadoop

Hortonworks updates DataFlow platform to 2.0

Hortonworks announced today that it has updated its Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) platform with new features and updated Apache projects. HDF 2.0 includes a drastically redesigned Apache NiFi project, better handling of cluster-wide security policies, and a more portable version of its dataflow management layer. Apache NiFi is at the top of the list of changes. … continue reading

MapR closes $50 million in funding on top of another record quarter

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced an equity financing of $50 million. The additional funding accompanies yet another consecutive record quarter. The company continued to advance at a rapid pace in Q2, with more than a 100 percent increase in bookings over prior year. Licenses and support agreements … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: HPCC Systems

LexisNexis is a provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources. The group is also responsible for HPCC Systems (High Performance Computer Cluster), a massive, open-source parallel-processing computing platform for the world of Big Data. It’s also made its way into this week’s featured GitHub project. The Big Data tool was open-sourced in 2011 … 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

MongoDB announces new database-as-a-service and real-time analytic solutions

MongoDB wants to empower developers to do more with its NoSQL database. The company unveiled MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB Connector for Apache Spark at its third annual MongoDB World conference in New York City today. “When people free their mind and focus on the problem or task at hand, you can do your best thinking,” … continue reading

Examining Spark 2.0 with Reynold Xin

With the release of Databricks Community Edition today, and the kicking off of the second day of Spark Summit in San Francisco, the Apache Spark project is a hot topic. Underneath the hood, the update brings many changes and improvements to the platform, and at Databricks’ Summit, these were discussed at length. To get a … continue reading

Spark Summit shows spread of software

Companies like Amazon, Baidu, IBM and Microsoft were all at Spark Summit this week to discuss how they used the engine. Some of those companies even had new Spark-based products to show off. IBM, for example, introduced a data-centric development environment, which will be able to support machine learning with the R language thanks to … continue reading

VR for Good, Amazon open-sources DSSTNE, and the Google Spaces app—SD Times news digest: May 17, 2016

Virtual reality headsets can let users play games and enter different worlds, but Oculus is putting VR to good use with its VR for Good program, where philanthropic and socially beneficial projects can get started. With this program, Oculus is looking for 10 rising filmmakers to match with 10 nonprofits so they can tell stories … continue reading

Databricks announces Apache Spark 2.0 technical preview

It’s been two years since Apache Spark 1.0 was released, and today Databricks is giving everyone a preview for what is to come in version 2.0. According to the company, the upcoming version focuses on three major themes: easier, faster and smarter. “Spark 2.0 builds on what we have learned in the past two years, … continue reading

Apache Storm 1.0 milestone includes native streaming window API

Apache Storm hit a milestone release today. The Apache Software Foundation announced version 1.0 of the open-source distributed real-time computation framework for processing large streams of data with a new native streaming windows API. “Window-based computations are common among use cases in stream processing, where the unbounded stream of data is split into finite sets … 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

Hadoop show highlights new tooling for management

Strata and Hadoop World day two kicked off with more Big Data-related announcements. Chief among them was Platfora’s 5.2 update, which brings native Tableau integrations into this data analytics platform. Platfora 5.2 also brings the benefits of its “lenses” to other BI tools. Lens is the Platfora query language, and in this release, external BI … continue reading

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