Tag: Hadoop

Hadoop Engines Compete in Comcast Query ‘Smackdown’

Jun 22, 2017 |

Who rules the ring when it comes to Hadoop SQL query engine performance? Can flashy newcomers like Presto and Spark take an established giant like MapReduce to the matt? Comcast recently held a competition to crown the best Hadoop engine, and the answer may surprise you. Read more…

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Jun 16, 2017 |

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

Hortonworks Shifts Focus to Streaming Analytics

Jun 14, 2017 |

Hortonworks started life providing a Hadoop distribution that allowed customers to process big data at rest. But these days, the company has shifted its much of its attention and resources to streaming analytics, or processing big data in motion. Read more…

IBM Throws In with Hortonworks’ Hadoop

Jun 13, 2017 |

IBM and Hortonworks will distribute each other’s products as part of a major extension of their strategic partnership unveiled today at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit in San Jose, California.

As part of the deal, IBM will distribute HortonworksRead more…

Cloudera Shares Tumble in First Quarterly Report

Jun 12, 2017 |

In its first quarterly report as a public company, Cloudera got a taste of what rival Hortonworks has been feeling when a billing miss sent its stock tumbling 15%. Read more…

Pepperdata Takes On Spark Performance Challenges

May 24, 2017 |

Apache Spark has revolutionized how big data applications are developed and executed since it emerged several years ago. But troubleshooting slow Spark jobs on Hadoop clusters is not an easy task. Read more…

Google/ASF Tackle Big Computing Trade-Offs with Apache Beam 2.0

May 19, 2017 |

Trade-offs are a part of life, in personal matters as well as in computers. You typically cannot have something built quickly, built inexpensively, and built well. Pick two, as your grandfather would tell you. Read more…

How Big Data Can Save Lives at the Hospital

May 16, 2017 |

As a trauma nurse at one of the largest hospitals in the country, Charles Boicey saw his share of sickness and injuries, amazing recoveries and unfortunate deaths. But for all the good he and his fellow clinicians were able to do, Boicey was frustrated that he didn’t have the information to do more. Read more…

Masking Technical Complexity in the Security Data Lake

May 2, 2017 |

Today’s growing cybersecurity threat demands a sophisticated response, one that increasingly involves the utilization of big data technologies like parallel file systems and machine learning. However, some security experts warn that growing number and complexity of big data security tools could be hindering the cause. Read more…

Medicine’s Data Transformation, From Genomics to Reforms

May 1, 2017 |

The interaction of big data and healthcare is transforming medicine, but clinicians and regulators continue to struggle to achieve the ultimate goal of making data serve patients through “evidence-based care.” Read more…