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A Dozen Questions for Databricks CTO Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia is a very busy man. When he’s not helping to shape the future of Databricks as its CTO, he is helping to shape the future of computer science as an assistant professor at Stanford University.  He also fi Read more…

Databricks Opens Up Its Delta Lakehouse at Data + AI Summit

Databricks, which had faced criticism of running a closed lakehouse, is open sourcing most of the technology behind Delta Lake, including its APIs, with the launch of Delta Lake 2.0. That was one of a number of announcem Read more…

Anaconda’s Commercial Fee Is Paying Off, CEO Says

Anaconda created a stir over a year ago when it began charging large commercial users a fee for access to its popular collection of Python tools. The change, it said, was necessary to offset the costs of maintaining a la Read more…

Voltron Data Releases Enterprise Subscription for Arrow

Voltron Data has announced its first commercial offering, the Voltron Enterprise Subscription for Arrow. With support for new and existing Apache Arrow users, the subscription offers exclusive access to features for enha Read more…

Taming the ‘White Whale’ of Unstructured Data

Unstructured data comprises a large chunk of all business data, and according to IDC, the figure could reach 80% by 2025. Data that is not collected or stored in an organized way, specifically language data in the form o Read more…

Hiring Outlook Bright for Data and Open Source Pros

While the future is uncertain for many types of jobs, folks in the tech business can rest easy knowing there is substantial demand for their services, particularly for data engineers, which was the focus of a new study f Read more…

Who’s Winning in Open Source Data Tech

Organizations understandably want the innovation that comes with using open source data management tech, but how do you know when it’s too green for adoption? A new survey from OpenLogic seeks the opinions of the masse Read more…

Druid-Backer Imply Lands $70M to Drive Analytics in Motion

Imply, the startup founded to productize the Apache Druid database in pursuit of analytics in motion, this week announced that the completion of a $70-million Series C round of funding. Imply was founded in 2015 by so Read more…

Do Customers Want Open Data Platforms?

Snowflake turned some heads in the big data market with recent blog posts and articles that cast doubt on the benefits of open data architectures. Customers should “choose open wisely,” the data warehouse giant says, Read more…

Meet Raj Dutt, A 2021 Datanami Person to Watch

When it comes to visualizing observability data, including metrics, logs, and traces, it's hard to avoid Grafana, which has become one of the most popular open source projects in the big data space.  We recently caught Read more…

Grafana Ditches Apache 2.0, Switches to AGPL

Grafana is switching licensing of its core products from Apache License 2.0 to the more restrictive Affero General Public License (GPL) v3. The company made the change in an attempt to balance the value of open source wi Read more…

Momentum Builds to Break Elasticsearch Licensing Deadlock

A backlash against Elastic’s licensing strategy continues to build, with critics promising to break the licensing log jam via a “community-owned Elasticsearch codebase.” The fight over the future of Elasticsearc Read more…

Pandemic Boosting Open Source Adoption

It turns out that economic downturns are good for open source software adoption, a new vendor survey finds. The open developer community was already thriving when the pandemic whacked the global economy at the beginni Read more…

New Open Source App: Data Science Education

The principles underpinning open source software development that are transforming the digital economy are now being extended to new sectors such as education, where proponents hope to leverage the collaborative approach Read more…

Datastax Launches Tech Support for Open Source Cassandra

DataStax today unveiled Luna, a new technical support plan aimed at users of open source Apache Cassandra. Executives with the company say the support plan will diversify DataStax’s revenue stream and tap into a new ec Read more…

It’s Time for MLOps Standards, Cloudera Says

Just as operational standards have been established for data management via DataOps, the industry needs to create open standards for machine learning operations, or MLOps, according to Cloudera, which today unveiled a ca 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…

Google Extends Olive Branch to Open Source Tech

Google Cloud today announced strategic partnerships with seven prominent providers of big data technologies that will bring those vendors' solutions to the Google Cloud Platform as managed services. The move appears desi Read more…

Here’s What Doug Cutting Says Is Hadoop’s Biggest Contribution

Apache Hadoop isn't the center of attention in the IT world anymore, and much of the hype has dissipated (or at least regrouped behind AI). But the open source software project still has a place for on-premise workloads, Read more…

War Unfolding for Control of Elasticsearch

Amazon Web Services on Monday announced that it's partnering with Netflix and Expedia to champion a new Open Distro for Elasticsearch due to concerns of proprietary code being mixed into the open source Elasticsearch pro Read more…

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