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Skills Are Critical in Data Science Job Hunt

Those planning a career in data science have a healthy job outlook, as demand for data scientists continues to grow. While an advanced data science degree can definitely help, it's becoming increasingly apparent that hav Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less e Read more…

What HPE Sees in MapR Technologies

Hewlett Packard Enterprises surprised the computing world this morning with the announcement that it has acquired the struggling data platform company MapR Technologies. In an interview with Datanami, Patrick Osborne, HP Read more…

HPE Acquires MapR

MapR Technologies, the struggling distributor of a Hadoop-based platform that has been searching for a buyer for the past few months, today was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclose Read more…

Microsoft Azure Looks to Secure ‘Data Estates’

Cloud giants continue to snap up data management and security startups as they add new capabilities aimed at enterprise customers in the midst of digital transitions. The latest example is Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Read more…

Object and Scale-Out File Systems Fill Hadoop Storage Void

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 l Read more…

Cloudera Commits to 100% Open Source

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 Read more…

Alluxio Bolsters Data Orchestration for Hybrid Cloud World

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 te Read more…

Celebrating Data Independence

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 -- such as Read more…

Hitting the Reset Button on Hadoop

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 a Read more…

MapR Says It’s Close to Deal to Sell Company

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. The potential inqui Read more…

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

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 Read more…

Cloudera CEO Reilly to Retire After Poor 1Q Results

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. C Read more…

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

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 th Read more…

Databricks Donates Delta Code to Open Source

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 env Read more…

Microsoft Expands Hadoop on Azure

Microsoft has upgraded its open source analytics services running on Azure with a new version of Hadoop incorporating enhancements of Apache Hive and other open source analytics frameworks. The software giant (NASDAQ: Read more…

How Databricks Keeps Data Quality High with Delta

Data lakes have sprung up everywhere as organizations look for ways to store all their data. But the quality of data in those lakes has posed a major barrier to getting a return on data lake investments. Now Databricks i Read more…

Intel Builds Analytics, Database Use Cases for Optane

Intel offered a list of use cases for its Optane DC persistent memory technology during a company event this week, including Twitter’s effort to scale its Hadoop clusters using Optane and SAP HANA’s database improvem Read more…

Apache Spark Is Great, But It’s Not Perfect

Apache Spark is one of the most widely used tools in the big data space, and will continue to be a critical piece of the technology puzzle for data scientists and data engineers for the foreseeable future. With that said Read more…

What Makes Apache Spark Sizzle? Experts Sound Off

Apache Spark is one of the most popular open source projects in the world, and has lowered the barrier of entry for processing and analyzing data at scale. We asked some of the leaders in the big data space to give us th Read more…

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