Tag: Hadoop

Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Mar 22, 2017 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. One area that demands further attention is how the rapid pace of development of open source data science technology in general, and the new business opportunities it unlocks, is simultaneously exposing old fault lines between business and IT while opening them to new risks. Read more…

Hadoop at Strata: Not Exactly ‘Failure,’ But It Is Complicated

Mar 20, 2017 |

Has Hadoop failed to deliver the goods? That was a question on the minds of Strata + Hadoop World attendees last week, with opinions expressed both pro and con. Regardless of your stance on that question, it’s clear that the center of gravity has moved beyond the yellow elephant. Read more…

Anatomy of a Hadoop Project Failure

Mar 17, 2017 |

Several years ago, the educational technology company Blackboard selected Apache Hadoop to run a new data analytics application designed to turn data exhaust into actionable insight. Months later, the failed project was cancelled, and Blackboard implemented a hosted relational data warehousing product instead. Read more…

SAP Vora Gets Analytics, Cloud Upgrades

Mar 15, 2017 |

Building on its acquisition of Hadoop specialist Altiscale Inc., SAP is combining the latest release of its Vora in-memory distributed computing platform with its big data cloud as it extends the Apache Spark framework to deliver interactive analytics on Hadoop. Read more…

MapR Extends Its Platform to the Edge

Mar 14, 2017 |

MapR Technologies today unveiled MapR Edge, an extension of its converged data platform that lets customers install MapR nodes practically anywhere they want.

The new offering runs on small portable PCs like the Intel NUC (pictured above), and delivers the full breadth of MapR’s capabilities–including Hadoop, NoSQL, and data streaming functionality—anywhere customers want, from autonomous cars driving rural highways to wellheads in the oil field. Read more…

Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

Mar 13, 2017 |

The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. Read more…

Arcadia Upgrades Visual Analytics Platform

Mar 10, 2017 |

The latest version of Arcadia Data’s enterprise platform sharpens the visual analytics software vendor’s focus on generating data-driven applications with the long-term goal of making Hadoop and data lakes more accessible. Read more…

How Kafka Redefined Data Processing for the Streaming Age

Mar 7, 2017 |

The Apache Kafka phenomenon reached a new high today when Confluent announced a $50 million investment from the venture capital firm Sequoia. The investment signals renewed confidence that Kafka is fast becoming a new and must-have platform for real-time data processing, says Kafka co-creator and Confluent CEO Jay Kreps. Read more…

Sinequa Connects With Box File Sharing

Mar 7, 2017 |

Sinequa, the cognitive search and analytics specialist, is adding to its growing line up of “smart data” connectors, this one customized for the Box Inc. file sharing platform designed to allow users to search and extract data from content hosted on Box along with a user’s other internal applications and cloud services. Read more…