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Is Hadoop Officially Dead?

Oct 18, 2018 |

The merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks was applauded by many people in the big data community, and even Wall Street liked the news initially. But as the confetti from the party clears, some are asking tough questions, like whether the merger signals the death of Hadoop as a viable computer platform moving forward. Read more…

Reaction to Hortonworks-Cloudera Mega Merger

Oct 4, 2018 |

“I didn’t see this coming.” That was a common reaction to yesterday’s news that Hortonworks and Cloudera are combining forces in a blockbuster $5.2-billion merger. Sentiment was mostly positive, especially among people who worked with the two vendors, but questions remain about the merger’s impact. Read more…

Hadoop 3.0 Ships, But What Does the Roadmap Reveal?

Dec 15, 2017 |

As promised, the Apache Software Foundation delivered Hadoop version 3.0 before the end of the year. Now the Hadoop community turns its attention to versions 3.1 and 3.2, which are slated to bring even more good stuff during the first half of 2018. Read more…

Hadoop 3.0 Likely to Arrive Before Christmas

Dec 5, 2017 |

It’s looking like big data developers will get an early holiday present as work on Hadoop version 3.0 nears completion. And while Hadoop 3.0 brings compelling new features, including a 50% increase in capacity and upwards of a 4x improvement in scalability, more exciting stuff – like support for Docker, support for GPUs, and an S3-compatible storage API —   Read more…

Application Management Gets Unraveled

Jun 6, 2017 |

It’s all about enterprise applications, we are told, with big data apps among the most critical. Hence, a growing focus on managing application performance has fueled new monitoring approaches such as operational data science. Read more…

How Pandora Uses Kafka

May 31, 2017 |

As a big Hadoop user, Pandora Media is no stranger to distributed processing technologies. But when the music streaming service decided to transition its ad tracking system from a batch-oriented system into a real-time one, it brought in a new technological underpinning to serve as the core foundational element. 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…

Anatomy of a Hadoop Project Failure

Mar 17, 2017 |

Several years ago, the educational technology company Blackboard selected Apache Hadoop to run a new data analytics application designed to turn data exhaust into actionable insight. Months later, the failed project was cancelled, and Blackboard implemented a hosted relational data warehousing product instead. 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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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