Topic: hortonworks

SD Times Blog: Pop! goes the bubble

Even before the wave of bad Valley news last night, January made things in the San Francisco Bay Area tense. We’ve been on edge for months here in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Now that those immense proceedings are over, the Bay Area seems to be exhaling a large sigh of relief. Thing is, maybe … continue reading

Mozilla to stop selling Firefox OS smartphones, more APIs for Windows apps, and Hortonworks’ Spark improvements—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2015

Mozilla is giving up on its Firefox OS phones. According to TechCrunch, the company has announced it will no longer develop or sell Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels. According to the company, the smartphone wasn’t able to capture the market as the best user experience out there. The company will continue to experiment with … continue reading

Big Data TechCon highlights expanding needs of enterprises

At Big Data TechCon in Chicago this week, attendees were treated to a glimpse of the future of Hadoop and large-scale data processing. With new solutions such as Apache Apex and Snowflake, enterprise options were shown to be expanding fast. Keynote speaker Owen O’Malley, cofounder of Hortonworks and a 10-year veteran of the Hadoop project, … continue reading

Arun Murthy discusses the future of Hadoop

Arun Murthy is a busy fellow. When he’s not acting as architect at Hortonworks, the Hadoop company he founded, he’s flying around the world giving keynote addresses. This is quite a long ways from where he was 10 years ago, working on Hadoop inside Yahoo. But then, the future is, typically, uncertain. That’s why we … continue reading

Hortonworks to acquire Onyara, Uber partners with academia, and Distelli turns to CD—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2015

Hortonworks has announced it is acquiring Apache NiFi creator and contributor Onyara. With Onyara, Hortonworks plans to turn “Internet of Anything” data into real-time business insights. “Hortonworks is focused on doing everything possible to enable our customers to transform their business through data-driven insights and actions,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Onyara’s impressive work … continue reading

The SPY Car Act, Flurry’s Mobile Addicts report, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7—SD Times news digest: July 22, 2015

U.S. Senators have introduced a bill designed to improve vehicle security. The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, proposed by Senator Edward Markey and Senator Richard Blumenthal, intends to establish federal standards that would secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy. In addition, a rating system, also known as a cyber dashboard, would … continue reading

Teradata Launches First Configurable Appliance for Big Data with Choice of Hadoop Distributions

SAN DIEGO — Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today launched the next-generation Teradata Appliance for Hadoop, version 5, which is configurable, ready-to-run and offers a choice of the latest version of Hadoop from Hortonworks (HDP 2.3), and for the first time, Cloudera (Cloudera Enterprise 5.4). This appliance gives users the flexibility … 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

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

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

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

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