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  • HPE plus MapR: Too much Hadoop, not enough cloud

    Cloud killed the fortunes​ of the Hadoop trinity - Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR - and that same cloud likely won’t rain success down on HPE.

    Written by Matt Asay12 Aug. 19 20:00
  • IBM commits to Apache Spark compute engine

    Calling Apache Spark "the most important new open source project in a decade that is being defined by data," IBM today announced that it will embed the compute engine into its analytics and commerce platforms and offer Spark as a service on IBM Bluemix.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud16 June 15 00:26
  • Cascading big data framework gets Apache Tez support

    After about a year-and-a-half of development, big data application platform specialist Concurrent today released a new version of the open source Cascading big data application framework.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud10 June 15 23:54
  • Pentaho adds Amazon EMR, SAP HANA to data integration platform

    On the heels of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) closing on its acquisition of data integration specialist Pentaho last week, Pentaho today released an update to its platform that adds integration for Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) and SAP HANA.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud10 June 15 02:12
  • Pentaho adds orchestration for Apache Spark jobs

    In the past several years, Pentaho Labs, the research arm of business analytics specialist Pentaho, set out to map the various big data use cases organizations were putting into production as part of an effort to provide big data blueprints, a big data stack if you will.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud13 May 15 06:10
  • Can a startup democratize big data apps?

    Imagine a data platform that makes it easy for line-of-business users and data scientists to extract insights, as well as share and collaborate on them, from all data sets -- big and small -- for real-time decision making. All employees, regardless of technical background, would be able to utilize the same information without the need to restructure data for any specific query.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud02 May 15 06:24
  • Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

    Enterprise data sets have gotten so voluminous that they can't fit into even the largest data warehouses anymore, many businesses find. Now, companies running these overstuffed data stores have an on-ramp to newfangled, big-data style processing through a combined effort between analytics systems supplier Teradata and Apache Hadoop distribution provider MapR.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 Nov. 14 05:36
  • Glassbeam Integrates Its IoT Analytics Platform with Spark

    With an eye toward enhancing its Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform with advanced machine learning and real-time analytics capabilities, machine data analytics specialist Glassbeam today released a new version of the platform that tightly integrates it with Apache Spark.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Nov. 14 02:39
  • MapR Makes Its NoSQL Database Freely Available in Community Edition

    At O'Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2014 in New York City today, Hadoop distribution specialist MapR Technologies announced that its MapR-DB NoSQL key-value database is now available for unlimited production use as part of its free MapR Community Edition.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud16 Oct. 14 00:49
  • Hadoop distributor MapR gets $110M from Google

    MapR, which distributes a commercial software platform based off the Apache Hadoop big data management open source project, has secured a $110 million funding round led by Google.

    Written by Brandon Butler01 July 14 04:01
  • Big Data skills pay top dollar

    If you're in tech, it pays to be in big data. Nine of the top 10 highest paying IT salaries are for languages, databases and skills related to big data.

    Written by Ann Bednarz07 Feb. 14 17:24
  • Big Data Application Framework Gets Update, SQL Interface

    Open source big data application platform specialist Concurrent has released a new version of the Cascading application framework and simultaneously released Cascading Lingual 1.0, an ANSI SQL interface for Hadoop.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Nov. 13 15:38