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Where Does Spark Go From Here?

Jul 11, 2014 |

The excitement behind Apache Spark reached an apex last week during the 2014 Spark Summit put on by Databricks, the company behind the in-memory analytics phenomenon. With a large community of users and growing support from software vendors, the future for Spark certainly appears bright. But there’s a large amount of work ahead to fulfill the promise of Spark, including hardening various components. Providing an easier-to-use alternative to MapReduce is the first use case for Spark, which is said to Read more…

Apache Spark Gets YARN Approval from Hortonworks

Jun 26, 2014 |

Hortonworks today announced that Apache Spark is certified to work with YARN, the quarterback calling plays in next-gen Hadoop v2 clusters. The YARN stamp of approval clears the way for Hortonworks to fully support Spark for machine learning analytic workloads in a new release of HDP later this year. The prospect of running the in-memory Spark framework on Hadoop has garnered a lot of interest over the past year and a half, in particular as a faster and easier-to-program replacement Read more…

Hadoop Security: Still a Lot of Work to Do

Jun 24, 2014 |

Hadoop is quickly gaining momentum as the foundation for a new class of massively parallel applications that works against petabytes of data. But as customers grow their test clusters beyond a handful of nodes, and with the bad taste of the Target breach still hanging around, the lack of security controls threatens to derail large production Hadoop deployments. Hadoop comes from open source, and there’s no shortage of open source Apache projects aimed at building security functionality into the core Read more…

Moving Beyond ‘Traditional’ Hadoop: What Comes Next?

Jun 5, 2014 |

The phrase “traditional Hadoop” was heard early and often at this week’s 2014 Hadoop Summit. While first-generation Hadoop technologies unlocked previously unseen potential in big data sets, it pales in comparison to what we’ll see with second-gen Hadoop, we’re told. Hope springs eternal in Silicon Valley, where tech’s brightest minds make huge fortunes changing the world and “having the courage to re-imagine the future” is a personal trait as common as liking children and small animals. So when you bring Read more…

Yahoo: We Run the Whole Company on Hadoop

Jun 4, 2014 |

Hadoop is absolutely critical to the operations of Yahoo, executives with the company said this week at the Hadoop Summit. While the company, which spun out Hortonworks in 2011, is moving away from “traditional” Hadoop components like MapReduce in favor of YARN, Tez, and Hive, the Hadoop platform remains absolutely core to its operations. There’s a stream of thought in the wider big data community that Hadoop is old hat, that Yahoo and Google, which developed the technology behind Hadoop Read more…

News In Brief

HP Taps Hortonworks to Supply Hadoop for HAVEn

Jul 24, 2014 |

Hewlett-Packard and Hortonworks today announced a strategic partnership that will see the vendors work together around Hadoop. In exchange for HP’s $50 million investment in Hortonworks, HP gets the right to distribute the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as the Hadoop component of its HAVEn big data suite. While HP offers a range of IT solutions for big data problems, the IT giant has not had a very aggressive Hadoop strategy. It strengthened its Hadoop story in June 2013, when it Read more…

Hortonworks Snags $100M, Says It’s Worth $1B

Mar 25, 2014 |

Hadoop distributor Hortonworks today announced it raised $100 million in its latest oversubscribed round of venture funding. With a total of $225 million raised since Yahoo spun it out in 2011, Hortonworks says it’s now worth more than $1 billion, which its CEO says will figure into M&A activity but won’t interrupt IPO plans for 2015.

Hadoop and NoSQL Now Data Warehouse-Worthy: Gartner

Mar 13, 2014 |

Not long ago, the rules for what constituted a data warehouse were fairly well defined. The schema was fixed, you could say, and was based primarily on relational database technology designed to process structured data. My, how times have changed. Last week, Gartner for the first time accepted non-relational technologies–including those based on Hadoop and NoSQL–in its annual Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouses report.

Avoiding Split Brainedness in HA Hadoop Clusters

Mar 4, 2014 |

The US Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Zettaset a patent for the underlying technology in its Hadoop high availability that prevents a “split-brain” situation where multiple master nodes think they’re in control of the Hadoop cluster. It’s a feather in the cap for Zettaset, which has also innovated in the area of Hadoop security.

MapR’s Hadoop Offering the Strongest, Forrester Says

Feb 28, 2014 |

Among Hadoop distributors, MapR Technologies’ product offering is the strongest, Amazon Web Services has the biggest Hadoop market presence, and IBM and Pivotal Software have the best market strategy, according to a new Forrester Wave report released yesterday that slices and dices the Hadoop market and analyzes the various Hadoop product offerings and business strategies.

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InfiniDB Joins Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

Apr 24, 2014 |

InfiniDB, a leading provider of high-performance analytic data platforms, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. InfiniDB will work directly with Hortonworks, the leading contributor and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, to extend the power of InfiniDB products to Hadoop-based applications, enabling big data analytics that drive businesses forward.

Concurrent and Hortonworks Join Forces

Apr 21, 2014 |

Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise data application platform company, and Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today expanded their strategic partnership to simplify enterprise application development for data-centric applications. The Cascading SDK will now be integrated and delivered with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). In addition, Hortonworks will certify, support and deliver Cascading, the most widely used application development framework for data applications on Hadoop.

Hortonworks and Red Hat to Demonstrate Collaboration Progress

Apr 14, 2014 |

Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced the latest addition to its joint engineering alliance with Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, including integration of OpenShift, Red Hat’s award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, with Hortonworks Data Platform, bringing Hadoop to the open hybrid cloud. OpenShift integration with Hadoop will be highlighted at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, April 14-17.

Hortonworks Partners with LucidWorks

Apr 3, 2014 |

Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, to enable Hortonworks users to access and analyze their data via Solr, the blazingly fast, easy-to-use open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project.

Hortonworks Delivers HDP 2.1

Apr 2, 2014 |

Hortonworks, the leading provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1, a major step forward for the industry’s only completely open enterprise Hadoop platform.