Tag: apache hadoop

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…

Hadoop 3 Poised to Boost Storage Capacity, Resilience with Erasure Coding

May 18, 2016 |

The next major version of Apache Hadoop could effectively double storage capacity while increasing data resiliency by 50 percent through the addition of erasure coding, according to a presentation at the Apache Big Data conference last week. Read more…

Apache’s Wacky But Winning Recipe for Big Data Development

May 12, 2016 |

When Doug Cutting set out to develop an open source Web search engine in the late 1990s, he initially chose the GPL license to distribute his wares. When that failed, he decided to give the Apache Software Foundation a shot–and in the process may have changed the course of open source software development for the next 20 years. 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. Read more…

Overcoming Spark Performance Challenges in Enterprise Hadoop Environments

Mar 22, 2016 |

Interest in Apache Spark is ballooning as word spreads about the real advantages it brings to the world of big data analytics. But like most new technologies, adopting Spark is not always smooth sailing–particularly if you’re running Spark jobs on a production Hadoop cluster. Read more…

Hortonworks Splits ‘Core’ Hadoop from Extended Services

Mar 1, 2016 |

Hortonworks today announced a major change to the way it distributes its Hadoop software. Going forward, Hortonworks plans to update “core Hadoop” components like HDFS, MapReduce, and YARN just once a year in accordance with guidance from the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi), while “extended services” Read more…

Goldman Leads Zoomdata Investment Round

Feb 17, 2016 |

Investment banking juggernaut Goldman Sachs has led a $25 million equity-financing investment round in visual analytics specialist Zoomdata Inc.

Zoomdata, Redwood City, Calif., said Wednesday (Feb. 17) that new investor Comcast Ventures also joined the Series C funding round along with previous investors Accel Partners, Columbus Nova Technology Partners and New Enterprise Associates. Read more…