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Databricks Upgrades Spark Support, Adds ML Runtime

Nov 19, 2018 |

Databricks announced support this week for the latest version of Spark, integrating it into its enterprise analytics platform. Along with support for version 2.4 of the stream processing framework integrated as part of Databricks’ latest runtime, the company also this week unveiled a new runtime feature aimed at simplifying deep learning. Read more…

Databricks, Talend Expand Cloud Access to Spark

Nov 15, 2018 |

Databricks and Talend, the cloud data integration vendor, are joining forces to help data jockeys scale their integration efforts using the Apache Spark analytics engine hosted on Talend’s cloud.

Databricks, the creators of Apache Spark, and Talend (NASDAQ: Read more…

Hot DataRobot Raises a Bundle

Oct 25, 2018 |

The bucks keep rolling in from technology investors pouring cash into machine learning and data science startups.

The latest beneficiary is DataRobot, the machine learning automation vendor. Formed in 2012, the company has so far raised $225 million, a total that includes a whopping $100 million Series D funding round announced this week. Read more…

New Open-Source Projects Emerge for Machine Learning

Aug 30, 2018 |

Two open-source projects contributed by Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent will focus on machine and deep learning advances with the long-term goal of making the AI technologies easier to use while advancing cloud services using deep learning frameworks. Read more…

Anaconda: Data Science Exiting Hadoop for the Cloud

Jun 14, 2018 |

Data scientists are embracing cloud-native frameworks as they move on from on-premises data infrastructure previously dominated by Hadoop, concludes a survey on the state of data science.

The shift is driven in part by the enterprise transition from merely managing big data to using machine learning and other connected data tools to glean insights in real time, according to the data science survey released this week by Python platform specialist Anaconda Inc. Read more…

Databricks Open Sources MLflow to Simplify Machine Learning Lifecycle

Jun 5, 2018 |

Databricks today unveiled MLflow, a new open source project that aims to provide some standardization to the complex processes that data scientists oversee during the course of building, testing, and deploying machine learning models. Read more…

Project Hydrogen Unites Apache Spark with DL Frameworks

Jun 5, 2018 |

The folks behind Apache Spark today unveiled Project Hydrogen, a new endeavor that aims to eliminate barriers preventing organizations from using Spark with deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow and MXnet. Read more…

Google Cloud Adds Cask Data

May 22, 2018 |

Leading cloud providers continue to snap up analytics startups with an eye toward expanding access to big data technologies. Cask Data, developers of an application platform that among other things integrates Hadoop and Apache Spark, is the latest acquisition by Google Cloud, which earlier this month bought cloud migration specialist Velostrata. Read more…

Apache Zeppelin Launches Latest Data Science Notebook

Mar 23, 2018 |

ZEPL, the startup founded by the creators of interactive data analytics tool Apache Zeppelin, has moved its multi-tenant analytics platform out of beta, announcing its general availability this week.

The platform is among a growing list of data science notebooks aimed at enterprise collaboration in conducting analytics via a single notebook interface. Read more…

Top 3 New Features in Apache Spark 2.3

Mar 14, 2018 |

It’s tough to find a big data project that’s had as much impact as Apache Spark over the past five years. The folks at Databricks, who contribute heavily to Spark (along with the wider Spark community) are keeping the project on the cutting edge with version 2.3. Read more…

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