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Cloudera Unveils Altus to Simplify Hadoop in the Cloud

May 24, 2017 |

Running Hadoop, whether on-premise or in the cloud, is neither simple nor easy. Administrators with specialized skills are needed to configure, manage, and maintain the clusters for their clients, who are data scientists, engineers, and analysts. Read more…

Universities Roll Out New Data Science Programs

May 23, 2017 |

College grads looking to take the next step in their data science careers will have several new graduate-level data science programs to enroll in this fall, including a new Master’s of Applied Data Science at Syracuse University, a new Doctorate of Data Science at the University of Tennessee, and a new certificate program at Rutgers. Read more…

Google/ASF Tackle Big Computing Trade-Offs with Apache Beam 2.0

May 19, 2017 |

Trade-offs are a part of life, in personal matters as well as in computers. You typically cannot have something built quickly, built inexpensively, and built well. Pick two, as your grandfather would tell you. Read more…

Committers Talk Hadoop 3 at Apache Big Data

May 18, 2017 |

The upcoming delivery of Apache Hadoop 3 later this year will bring big changes to how customers store and process data on clusters. Here at the annual Apache Big Data show in Miami, Florida, a pair of Hadoop project committers from Cloudera shared details on how the changes will impact YARN and HDFS. Read more…

Massive Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Data: What Does It Mean?

May 15, 2017 |

It was reported by Ford that connected car sensors generate 25 gigabytes of data per hour, and then by the WSJ that a typical autonomous vehicle generates 4 terabytes of data in 90 minutes, and then by Intel of 45 terabits per hour.  Read more…

News In Brief

Pepperdata Takes On Spark Performance Challenges

May 24, 2017 |

Apache Spark has revolutionized how big data applications are developed and executed since it emerged several years ago. But troubleshooting slow Spark jobs on Hadoop clusters is not an easy task. Read more…

GE Invests on Data Prepper Tamr

May 19, 2017 |

The investment arm of GE, a steady customer of startup Tamr Inc., has made a strategic investment in the data preparation platform vendor and placed a director on its board of directors. Read more…

Data Deals Heat Up

May 16, 2017 |

It’s looking more like buyers’ market as the number of data analytics deals grows.

Seeking to break out of the pack of business intelligence and analytical tool vendors, Tibco Software said it would acquire data science platform vendor Statistica. Read more…

Auto Database Fills Recall Gap

May 12, 2017 |

As the massive Takata airbag scandal illustrates, it has become nearly impossible to track down affected consumers who must bring cars to dealerships for repairs. One problem is that government watchdogs do not collect data on the soaring number of auto recalls or how dealerships handle them. Read more…

Neo4j Now ‘Multi-Data Center Aware’

May 11, 2017 |

Customers can now scale their Neo4j graph databases horizontally across multiple data centers around the globe, Neo Technology announced today. Neo4j version 3.2 also brings new governance and security capabilities and a focus on performance, among other enhancements. Read more…

This Just In

Qubole Unveils First Autonomous Data Platform in the Cloud

May 26, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 26, 2017 — Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, has announced it is building the industry’s first autonomous data platform. This next-generation data platform includes three new products: Read more…

Interana Survey: 70% of Organizations Struggle to Find Critical Data Insights

May 25, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 25, 2017 — Interana, the leader in interactive behavioral analytics, today announced findings from its inaugural State of Data Insights Report. Read more…

MariaDB Announces TX 2.0 for Enterprise

May 23, 2017 |

MENLO PARK, Calif., and HELSINKI, Finland, May 23, 2017 — MariaDB Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced the availability of MariaDB TX 2.0, the most feature complete, open source transactional database solution for modern application development. Read more…

Kim Hammonds and Mike Stankey Join Cloudera Board of Directors

May 22, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 22, 2017  — Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), the provider of the leading global platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source technologies, announced the appointments of Kim Hammonds, Member of the Management Board and Group Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bank, and Mike Stankey, Vice Chairman of Workday to the Cloudera board of directors. Read more…

Trifacta Announces Availability of ‘Principles of Data Wrangling’ Book

May 19, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 18, 2017 — Trifacta, the global leader in data wrangling, today announced the availability of “Principles of Data Wrangling: Practical Techniques for Data Preparation,” Read more…