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Spark Gets In-Memory Boost

Jan 10, 2017 |

Apache Spark is getting an open source computing and storage boost with its integration with a widely used in-memory data platform.

Hazelcast Inc. said Tuesday (Jan. 10) its in-memory data grid adds connector support for Spark, giving developers access to open source tools for data storage and computing that the company says go beyond the limits of a single Java virtual machine. Read more…

Microsoft SQL Server Supports Linux

Nov 16, 2016 |

Microsoft widened its embrace of the Linux kernel with a preview release this week of its next SQL Server, further extending its business analytics platform to run on open-source distributions. Read more…

New Approach Seeks to Automate Parallel Programming

Nov 11, 2016 |

Artificial intelligence researchers are leveraging an emerging divide-and-conquer computing approach called “dynamic programming” to greatly accelerate the process of solving problems ranging from genomic analysis to cyber security.

Engineers at Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Stony Brook University in New York reported at a computing conference earlier this month that their approach can be used to “parallelize” Read more…

SAP Debuts Free HANA Express Edition

Sep 19, 2016 |

SAP today unveiled a scaled-down version of HANA designed to let developers play around with the in-memory platform on a PC or a laptop. The software, which is free, gives developers access to all of HANA’s analytic capabilities for data sets 32 GB or smaller. Read more…

Bridging the Gap between Insight and Action

Aug 22, 2016 |

In the past few years, IT leaders and C-level executives have associated ”big data” with looking at historical information with a fresh set of eyes. The concept has been to delve further into transactions retrospectively to identify trends, and draw heretofore unrecognized actionable insights, based on previous events. Read more…

Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

Jul 21, 2016 |

Apache Spark has become the defacto standard computational engine in the big data world. But as an in-memory technology, Spark has limitations. One of the ways people are getting around those limitations is by pairing Spark with superfast, Flash-based NoSQL databases, including key-value stores. Read more…

Meet Alluxio, the Distributed File System Formerly Known as Tachyon

Feb 23, 2016 |

Today marks the availability of Alluxio 1.0, the first major release of the memory-centric, virtual distributed file system formerly known as Tachyon. The graduate of UC Berkeley’s AMPLab is already being used to manage petabytes of production storage at companies like Barclays, Alibaba, and Baidu, and now its creator, Haoyuan Li, says Alluxio is ready to spread its wings in the bigger big data world. Read more…

Arrow Aims to Defrag Big In-Memory Analytics

Feb 17, 2016 |

You probably haven’t heard of Apache Arrow yet. But judging by the people behind this in-memory columnar technology and the speed at which it just became a top-level project at the Apache Software Foundation, you’re gonig to be hearing a lot more about it in the future. Read more…

Pentaho Eyes Spark to Overcome MapReduce Limitations

May 12, 2015 |

Pentaho today announced it’s supporting Apache Spark with its suite of data analytic tools. While supporting Spark gives Pentaho performance advantages over MapReduce when executing data transformations and running queries within Hadoop, the software company is approaching the in-memory framework for other use cases with a wary eye. Read more…

Five Answers for Finding Bigger Insight from Your [Big] Data

Apr 28, 2015 |

When General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt spoke at a GE users summit late last year on the topic of the Internet of Things, he had something interesting to say: “All companies need to become Internet and software companies.”  Huh? Read more…

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