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Object and Scale-Out File Systems Fill Hadoop Storage Void

Jul 17, 2019 |

The rapid growth of data and the changing nature of data applications is challenging established architectural concepts for how to store big data. Where once organizations may have first looked to large on-premise data lakes to centralize petabytes of less-structured data, they now are considering scale-out file and object storage systems that give them greater flexibility to store data in a way that meshes with the emerging multi-cloud and hybrid paradigm. Read more…

Cloudera Commits to 100% Open Source

Jul 11, 2019 |

The old Cloudera developed and distributed its Hadoop stack using a mix of open source and proprietary methods and licenses. But the new Cloudera will be 100% open source, just like Hortonworks, its one-time Hadoop rival that it acquired in January. Read more…

Alluxio Bolsters Data Orchestration for Hybrid Cloud World

Jul 11, 2019 |

Alluxio was conceived at Cal Berkeley’s AMPLab as a virtualization layer that eliminates barriers between data silos, and allows users to access remote data as if it were local. With today’s launch of Alluxio 2.0, the technology has evolved to the next stage, with a focus on simplifying data engineering in today’s emerging multi-cloud and hybrid cloud paradigms. Read more…

Celebrating Data Independence

Jul 3, 2019 |

Every company wants the independence to do what they wish with their data. That’s one of the first assumptions underlying this whole big data movement. But depending on where and how a business stores its data — Read more…

Hitting the Reset Button on Hadoop

Jun 24, 2019 |

Hadoop has seen better days. The recent struggles of Cloudera and MapR – the two remaining independent distributors of Hadoop software — are proof of that. After years of failing to meet expectations, some customers are calling it quits on Hadoop and moving on. Read more…

MapR Says It’s Close to Deal to Sell Company

Jun 18, 2019 |

MapR, which recently warned that it may have to lay off more than 120 people after funding fell through following an unexpectedly poor first quarter, has signed a letter of intent to sell the company. Read more…

Hadoop Struggles and BI Deals: What’s Going On?

Jun 10, 2019 |

The news hasn’t been good in the Hadoop world over the past two weeks, with MapR and Cloudera both revealing themselves to be in bad straits. Meanwhile, the market for BI tools suddenly surged, with Tableau, Looker, and ZoomData all getting snapped up. Read more…

Cloudera CEO Reilly to Retire After Poor 1Q Results

Jun 6, 2019 |

Following the disclosure of poor financial results, Cloudera yesterday announced that CEO Tom Reilly is leaving the company to retire effective July 31 and will be replaced by chairman Martin Cole, on an interim basis. Read more…

After Funding Falls Through, MapR Seeks a Buyer to Avoid Shut Down

May 30, 2019 |

MapR Technologies, once one of the major distributors of Hadoop software, failed to secure additional outside funding after an extremely poor first quarter and now must take quick action – including possibly selling the company – within two week to keep its headquarters from being permanently shut down. Read more…

Databricks Donates Delta Code to Open Source

Apr 24, 2019 |

Databricks today announced that it’s open sourcing the code behind Databricks Delta, the Apache Spark-based product it designed to help keep data neat and clean as it flows from sources into its cloud-based analytics environment. Read more…

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