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Apache Foundation Keeps Eyes Wide Open with ODPi

May 20, 2016 |

If you’re looking for controversy in the Apache Hadoop community, you need look no further than the 2015 launch of the Open Data Platform Initiative (ODPi), which some perceived as an attempt to wrest control of Apache Hadoop from its open source roots. In fact, some Apache Software Foundation (ASF) leaders see potential good coming out of the ODPi, although there are valid concerns about negatives too. Jim Jagielski, a founding member of the ASF and a member of its Read more…

Data Gravity Pulls to the Cloud

May 16, 2016 |

Last month, Spotify grabbed headlines by announcing plans to get rid of its data centers and move onto Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP), claiming that the storage, compute and network services in the cloud are as high quality as on-premise alternatives. While few people take a second look at a digital-native company choosing to store data in the cloud, it seems to be generally accepted that for certain companies and industries, the cloud just isn’t a fit. Hadoop distribution vendors like Cloudera and Read more…

ODPi Offers Olive Branch to Apache Software Foundation

May 11, 2016 |

The rift between the Open Data Platform Initiative (ODPi) and the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is on the mend, thanks in part to a peace offering by ODPi, an admission of being indelicate, and a $40,000 check. It may not pacify everybody in the Apache Hadoop community who feel threatened by ODPi’s presence, but at least it’s a start. With its financial commitment, ODPi becomes a gold sponsor in the ASF, which manages 350 open source projects, about 10 percent Read more…

Why ONI May Be Our Best Hope for Cyber Security Now

May 9, 2016 |

Huge volume of network data has made it all but impossible for the good guys to detect new security threats, which has created space for the bad guys to operate. But thanks to a new Apache big data project called Open Network Insight (ONI), the good guys now have a powerful way to cut through the noise and identify bad guys and their malicious schemes. Cybersecurity is very much an arms race. When the bad guys get too far ahead, Read more…

Apache Beam’s Ambitious Goal: Unify Big Data Development

Apr 22, 2016 |

If you’re tired of using multiple technologies to accomplish various big data tasks, you may want to consider Apache Beam, a new distributed processing tool from Google that’s now incubating at the ASF. One of the challenges of big data development is the need to use lots of different technologies, frameworks, APIs, languages, and software development kits. Depending on what you’re trying to do–and where you’re trying to do it–you may choose MapReduce for batch processing, Apache Spark SQL for Read more…

News In Brief

Cognitive Platform Sharpens Focus on Unstructured Data

Jun 21, 2016 |

Big data platform vendors are increasingly focusing on churning through unstructured data, especially for text, audio and even security applications like insider threat analysis. Among the companies emerging in this industry segment is Digital Reasoning, a well-connected cognitive computing company that has helped the U.S. military track terrorists online while working with financial markets to spot insider trading. The company, which recently expanded beyond the Capital Beltway to Nashville, rolled out the latest version of its Synthesys cognitive computing platform Read more…

MapR Unveils Spark-Only Distro

Jun 6, 2016 |

Big data practitioners who want to get started quickly with Apache Spark but don’t want to mess around with Hadoop may be interested in new software that MapR Technologies announced today. MapR’s new Apache Spark Distribution provides the complete Spark stack, enabling developers to begin building Spark apps that utilize various APIs for batch and stream processing, graph analytics, and SQL. While the software uses YARN as a resource scheduler and MapR’s file system (which borrows from HDFS), there aren’t Read more…

Trifacta Brings Partners Into Data Prep Fold

May 24, 2016 |

The market for self-service data preparation tools is having a golden moment in the sun, with analyst firms like Gartner deciding that it does, in fact, have legs to stand on its own. The health of that market is also why Trifacta today launched a formal business partner program. With the new Wrangler Partner Program, Trifacta aims to bring a variety of types of firm into the self-service data prep fold, including system integrators, consulting firms, software vendors, and Hadoop Read more…

An Open Source Tour de Force at Apache: Big Data 2016

May 11, 2016 |

There’s no question about it: open source drives big data. Some may forget how the big data software we use or write about every day actually gets made. But here at the Apache: Big Data North America conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, the well of innovation that is the open source community is on full display. Open source software is fundamental to big data, says Roman Shaposhnik, who runs the Apache Incubator project for the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the Read more…

DataRobot Looks to Cut Data Science Backlog

May 9, 2016 |

The data science automation specialist DataRobot Inc. is gaining traction in the big data market for its machine-learning application as new investors like Intel Capital fund its expanding operations. Boston-based DataRobot has so far raised more than $57 million in four equity investment rounds, including a $33 million funding round completed in February. Along with Intel Capital, Recruit Strategic Partners joined the startup’s fourth funding round as new investors. The company’s machine-learning platform runs either on top of Hadoop as Read more…

This Just In

Cloudera and MongoDB Join Forces

Apr 29, 2014 |

Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, and MongoDB, the database for modern applications, today announced a strategic partnership that will transform how organizations approach big data.

Saint Peter’s University Becomes a Member of Cloudera’s Academic Partnership

Apr 25, 2014 |

Saint Peter’s University today announced its official membership in Cloudera’s Academic Partnership. Cloudera is the leader in analytic big data management powered by Apache Hadoop, an essential tool for working with big data. The agreement will provide the master’s program in data science with industry-leading resources to help streamline and accelerate the adoption of Hadoop. Cloudera has developed the Academic Partnership program to help bridge the big data talent gap and to aid in the development of the next generation of data scientists.

Diyotta DI Suite Now Cloudera Enterprise 5 Certified

Apr 18, 2014 |

Diyotta, a leading big data integration company, today announced that their Big Data Integration platform, Diyotta DI Suite is now certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5, Cloudera’s next generation enterprise analytic platform powered by Apache Hadoop. Diyotta’s engineering team had been working with Cloudera’s partner engineering team to show the true commitment to the company’s technology innovation by certifying on Cloudera Enterprise 5 before it was GA.

Cloudera Introduces Big Data Training Course

Apr 16, 2014 |

Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced the industry’s first hands-on Big Data training course that teaches developers to build end-to-end applications for a Hadoop-based enterprise data hub (EDH). The new four-day course, called Designing and Building Big Data Applications, prepares data professionals to use an EDH’s full capabilities to build custom, converged applications that enable their organizations to achieve greater value from data and solve real-world problems.

Jaspersoft Teams with Cloudera for Hadoop Reporting and Analytics

Apr 15, 2014 |

Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, today announced product integration with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, to extend the company’s leadership in reporting and analytics for Big Data. With this integration, Jaspersoft becomes one of the first business intelligence (BI) providers to support both Cloudera 5 Enterprise Data Hub and Cloudera Impala for Hadoop analytics.