Topic: hadoop

Hadoop and beyond: A primer on Big Data for the little guy

Have you heard the news? A “data lake” overflowing with information about Hadoop and other tools, data science and more threatens to drown IT shops. What’s worse, some Big Data efforts may fail to stay afloat if they don’t prove their worth early on. “Here’s a credible angle on why Big Data could implode,” began … continue reading

MapR declines Open Data Platform invitation

Hadoop distribution provider MapR announced it has declined its invitation to participate in the Open Data Platform (ODP). In a blog post MapR laid out its main criticisms of ODP, including calling it redundant with Apache Software Foundation governance, purporting that its core standard is poorly defined and “vendor-biased,” and that the platform is “solving … continue reading

WANdisco syncs Hadoop installations

WANdisco today announced the availability of WANdisco Fusion, a tool that can distribute data across multiple Hadoop clusters, keeping them up to date and in sync. Fusion uses active replication to bring updated information from one Hadoop cluster to another, regardless of the distances between them. Randy DeFauw, director of product marketing at WANdisco, said … continue reading

Hortonworks acquires SequenceIQ for on-demand Hadoop clusters

Hortonworks announced it has signed an agreement to acquire SequenceIQ, a startup founded in February 2014 that provides open-source Hadoop deployment tools. According to a Hortonworks blog post, the company will integrate SequenceIQ technology, including its Cloudbreak elastic and cloud-agnostic deployment Hadoop-as-a-Service API into the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The Hadoop distribution provider aims to … continue reading

A look at the Hadoop landscape through an investor’s eyes

When it comes to Silicon Valley, it is the venture capitalists that are the big-name Hollywood producers. Convince one of them to get on board, and your dreams of digital riches could come true. That was certainly the case with .NET on Linux and mobile company Xamarin, one of Max Gazor’s first investments when he … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources MSBuild and announces Cortana development platform, and Tag Heuer, Intel and Google partner on smartwatch—SD Times News digest: March 19, 2015

Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Build Engine, the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio, is now available on GitHub. According to Microsoft program manager Rich Lander, the MSBuild sources that are being published on GitHub will be aligned with the version being shipped in Visual Studio 2015. In addition, the company plans to … 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

Windows 10 coming this summer, White House tries to enforce HTTPS, and Facebook bolsters Presto—SD Times news digest: March 18, 2015

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. “I can’t wait to see how amazing companies around the world will continue to innovate with devices running Windows 10,” wrote Terry Myerson, executive vice president of operating systems at Microsoft, on the company’s blog. “Working together, I … continue reading

Apache HBase hits 1.0

After eight years of development, Apache HBase officially reached version 1.0 yesterday. This stable release includes more than 1,500 bug fixes and changes, and has fully revised documentation. HBase is the database that runs inside of Hadoop, and can be used to store relational data from traditional data stores on the Hadoop File System. Michael … continue reading

Strata highlights mature Hadoop ecosystem

Just a decade ago, the idea of the United States government being a Big Data warehouse for the public was silly. Today, however, the country has a chief data scientist for the first time in its history, and he showed up in Silicon Valley today to talk Big Data with the attendees of Strata. A … continue reading

Heroku Enterprise, MapReduce for C, and Microsoft to optimize asm.js—SD Times news digest: Feb. 19, 2015

Salesforce has announced Heroku Enterprise, a new edition of the Heroku cloud application development platform featuring new team collaboration tooling, enhanced access controls and enterprise-grade support. Heroku Enterprise, built for enterprise-scale development, contains several new collaboration and control features for app development in large distributed teams: Shared Application Projects: Enable developer teams, partners and contractors … 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

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