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MapR Makes Platform More Cloud-Like

Jun 26, 2018 |

MapR Technologies today unveiled a major enhancement to its big data cluster that introduces features commonly found on public cloud platforms, including support for an S3-compatible API, erasure coding, and a data-tiering function that supports external “cheap and deep” Read more…

Snowflake Taps Qubole for Deep Machine Learning in the Cloud

Feb 13, 2018 |

Organizations storing big data in Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse can now run machine learning and deep learning algorithms against that data thanks to a new partnership with Qubole.

The two companies today announced a partnership that will allow Qubole’s big data processing engines, including Apache Spark and TensorFlow, to read and write data to Snowflake’s data warehouse. Read more…

Dr. Elephant Leads the Performance Parade

Jan 12, 2018 |

I started working on big data infrastructure in 2009 when I joined Cloudera, which at the time was a small startup with about 10 engineers. It was a fun place to work. Read more…

Unraveling Hadoop and Spark Performance Mysteries

Sep 13, 2016 |

What do you do when your Spark or Hive job runs like molasses? If you’re like most end-users who lack in-depth technical skills, the answer is “not much.” Now a startup named Unravel Data is working to show you what’s actually going on in the cluster, and provide some configuration recommendations and automatic fixes as well. Read more…

ScaleOut Pushes the Bottleneck in Latest IMDG Update

Dec 2, 2015 |

Each computer architecture, by definition, has a bottleneck that prevents it from performing faster. With the latest release of its in-memory data grid (IMDG) for performing data-parallel analytics, ScaleOut Software has continued to push the bottleneck out of the CPU and put it firmly into the network’s lap. Read more…

Intel Investments Seek to Speed Big Data Rollouts

Aug 27, 2015 |

Chipmaker Intel Corp. is expanding its push into big data with an equity investment and a technology partnership with BlueData, the startup that specializes in generating virtualized big data clusters. Read more…

Sharing Infrastructure: Can Hadoop Play Well With Others?

Mar 28, 2013 |A lot of big data/Hadoop implementations are swimming against the currents of what recent history has taught about large scale computing and the result is a significant amount of waste, says Univa CEO, Gary Tyreman, who believes that Hadoop shared-infrastructure environments are on the rise. Read more…

How Ford is Putting Hadoop Pedal to the Metal

Mar 16, 2013 |Ford Motor, like any other company at its scale, has been contending with a slew of big data problems--a matter that is being complicated by ever-growing additions to the data feed, from its own internal feeds to the terabytes of vehicle-fed machine data. We talked in depth with Ford's data science lead about the company's tough vendor and technology decisions around Hadoop and where the real value of such.... Read more…

Self-Service Data Mining, Hold the Bottlenecks

Feb 18, 2013 |Business line analysts are too often stuck in gyrations between the database admins and the database itself, says Platfora CEO, Ben Werther.  The legacy database model will have to be replaced with more efficient processes, argues Werther, who believe his company's scale-out, in-memory solution might be what the data doctor ordered. Read more…

Expedia Adds Notes to Big Data Symphony

Oct 11, 2012 |This week at the SAS Premier Business Leadership Summit, we spoke to Joe Megibow, VP and General Manager of Expedia.com, a travel giant that spun out of Microsoft that has had to contend with the process of evolution of 16 years of hardware and software investments have led to... Read more…

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