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Tag: Apache Software Foundation

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…

Google Lauds Outside Influence on Apache Beam

Jan 10, 2017 |

Apache Beam started life as a decidedly Google-ish technology designed to mask the complexity inherent in building sophisticated analytic pipelines that run across distributed systems. But over the course of becoming a top level project at the Apache Software Foundation during the past year, the unified big data programming framework now boasts a more varied cast of supporting characters. Read more…

A Peek Inside DataStax’s New Cloud Strategy

Nov 18, 2016 |

DataStax revealed this week that it’s getting into the Apache Cassandra cloud business with the acquisition of DataScale. While the cloud pivot certainly diversifies DataStax’s business, some speculate it may be a response to its dispute with the Apache Software Foundation. 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…

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…

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: 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…

Arrow Aims to Defrag Big In-Memory Analytics

Feb 17, 2016 |

You probably haven’t heard of Apache Arrow yet. But judging by the people behind this in-memory columnar technology and the speed at which it just became a top-level project at the Apache Software Foundation, you’re gonig to be hearing a lot more about it in the future. Read more…

Happy Birthday, Hadoop: Celebrating 10 Years of Improbable Growth

Jan 28, 2016 |

It’s hard to believe, but the first Hadoop cluster went into production at Yahoo 10 years ago today. What began as an experiment in distributed computing for an Internet search engine has turned into a global phenomenon and a focal point for a big data ecosystem driving billions in spending. Read more…

Hadoop’s Next Big Battle: Apache Versus ODP

Apr 24, 2015 |

 

When the Open Data Platform launched in February, it effectively split the Hadoop community down the middle, with Hortonworks, Pivotal, and IBM throwing in with the ODP, and MapR and Cloudera keeping their chips on the Apache Software Foundation. Read more…

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