Topic: mapr

NoSQL: It really is all in the name

For most of the 1990s, databases were the most boring tool in the shed. The rise of the Web over the aughts changed the demands placed on databases, but did not meaningfully change the form of the data stores we so know and love in our day-to-day application work. The constraints placed on applications to … continue reading

Spark Summit: Apache Spark news from Databricks, MapR and more

Databricks has announced the general availability of its cloud-hosted data platform, formerly known as Databricks Cloud. Less than a week after announcing the release of Apache Spark 1.4, Databricks debuted its cloud platform at Spark Summit, which has support for R-language notebooks; version-control and source-code change tracking from within Databricks; private notebook permissions management; and … continue reading

Hadoop Summit: Cascading 3.0, DgSecure 5.0 and MapR’s Azure integration

Data application infrastructure provider Concurrent has announced general availability of Cascading 3.0. The latest version of the enterprise Hadoop application development and deployment platform improves portability across programming languages such as Java, Scala and SQL, and across Hadoop distributions such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR. And it now has native support for compute fabrics like Apache … continue reading

The Tale of Ted Dunning: The Apache Incubator’s ever-curious Big Data scientist

Ted Dunning, the newly appointed vice president of the Apache Incubator, is a Big Data scientist in a world of coders. Currently the chief application architect at Hadoop distribution company MapR, the longtime Apache Software Foundation contributor and project mentor took over as the ASF’s vice president of incubation in April. Tasked with keeping Apache … 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

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

Taking Big Data to the street in 2014

This was the last year in which Big Data was an off-the-street term. As the year ended, Hortonworks was preparing to go public, with Cloudera preparing for the same outcome. Big Data will officially transition into being a big business this year. Thus, 2014 was the year when pilot projects went into production, or when … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2014—Google updates Material Design, Dell and Red Hat coordinate on DevOps solution

Google’s Material Design gets another update Google is answering the comments and suggestions developers have been giving them about its material design by releasing another major update to the spec. One the biggest requests the company said it has received from developers and designers is quicker access to related developer documentation. Google has responded by … continue reading

Cloudwick Launches Big Loop, the First Big Data Collaboration Platform

NEW YORK, NY– Strata + Hadoop World (Booth 236) — Cloudwick, the leading big data DevOps service and solution provider to the Fortune 1000, today announced Big Loop, its multi-vendor operations platform. Cloudwick Big Loop creates greater collaboration between Fortune 1000 IT staff, developers and their database management systems as well as big data vendors. … continue reading

MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages. “The MapR initiative to integrate Apache Drill with Apache Spark’s … continue reading

Hadoop is now a general-purpose platform

Skepticism is giving way once developers see what the latest version of Hadoop can do … continue reading

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