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8 New Products You’ll See At Strata + Hadoop World

Feb 28, 2017 |

In two weeks, big data enthusiasts from around the world will converge on San Jose for the semi-annual Strata + Hadoop World conference. Existing products like Spark and Kafka are destined to be the stars of the show, while new technologies like Hoodie and Sparklyr aim to gain traction. Read more…

Exactly Once: Why It’s Such a Big Deal for Apache Kafka

Feb 9, 2017 |

Organizations building real-time stream processing systems on Apache Kafka will be able to trust the platform to deliver each messages exactly once when they adopt new Kafka technology planned to be unveiled this spring, executives with Confluent tell Datanami. Read more…

Graphing Intent: Inside a Consumer Tracking Database

Feb 7, 2017 |

When the CTO for marketing analytics firm Qualia set out to build a new system consumer behavior tracking system, he knew the database selection would be critical. Little did he know that Qualia would end up pushing the limits of the graph database chosen to power the new system. Read more…

Hiding Hadoop: How Data Fabrics Mask Complexity and Empower Users

Feb 6, 2017 |

“The early bird gets the worm,” the old saying goes. What they don’t tell you is sometimes the early bird gets eaten. In the big data world, the rapid evolution of technology is providing maneuvering room for second-movers, and one place where this advantage is becoming evident is in the emerging area of data virtualization and data fabrics. Read more…

Solving Storage Just the Beginning for Minio CEO Periasamy

Feb 1, 2017 |

Yesterday marked the first day of general availability for the free and open source object storage system from Mino. But as Minio co-founder and CEO AB Periasamy explains, delivering the deceptively simple, S3-compatible file system is just a prerequisite for doing what he really wants—using deep learning techniques to extract insight from massive piles of unstructured data in new and powerful ways. Read more…

News In Brief

Kinetica Aims to Broaden Appeal of GPU Computing

Jan 24, 2017 |

Kinetica today unveiled a new iteration of its in-memory, GPU-accelerated database that it says will help to democratize data science and traditional business intelligence by simultaneously running SQL-based queries and machine learning/deep learning workloads on the same data. Read more…

Apeiron Gains Partner For its Net Storage Platform

Jan 13, 2017 |

Looking to unclog big data network and storage bottlenecks, a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) vendor and technology integrator have launched a partnership designed to deliver a NVMe over Ethernet platform that targets the analytics and Internet of Things processing sectors. Read more…

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…

Object Storage Ecosystem Grows While Standardizing and Consolidating, IDC Says

Jan 9, 2017 |

The object storage system landscape has changed dramatically in the past year thanks to consolidation of the players involved and technological standardization, IDC says in its latest report.

Object-based storage systems are growing in popularity thanks to their nearly unlimited storage scalability and greater flexibility compared to traditional file systems. Read more…

Big Genomics Data Gets a Storage Boost

Jan 5, 2017 |

Bio-processor developer Edico Genome is collaborating with storage specialist Dell EMC to bundle computing and storage platform for analyzing gene-sequencing data.

The partners said this week the platform will be based on Edico Genome’s DRAGEN processor that uses an FPGA for hardware acceleration. Read more…

This Just In

Tokyo Tech Selects DDN as Storage Infrastructure Provider for New TSUBAME3.0 Supercomputer

Feb 17, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 17 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has selected DDN as its strategic storage infrastructure provider for the new TSUBAME3.0 supercomputing system. Read more…

IBM and Hortonworks Announce HDP for Elastic Storage Server and Spectrum Scale

Feb 15, 2017 |

Feb. 15 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) have announced the planned availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS) and IBM Spectrum Scale. Read more…

MapR Introduces Converged Data Platform for Docker

Feb 7, 2017 |

Feb. 7 — MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the first and only converged data platform, today announced the immediate availability of the industry’s first persistent storage for containers that offers complete state access to files, database tables, and message streams from any location. Read more…

Looker Launches Support for Amazon Athena

Jan 23, 2017 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 23 — Looker today launched support for Amazon Athena – the new interactive query service for data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) that AWS unveiled at its re:Invent conference in November. Read more…

Analytics Solution Released for Alluxio Enterprise Edition and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage

Jan 17, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 17 — Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed, today announced a solution with Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) for big data workloads. Read more…