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Big Data Predictions: What 2020 Will Bring

Dec 23, 2019 |

With just over a week left on the 2019 calendar, it’s now time for predictions. We’ll run several stories featuring the 2020 predictions of industry experts and observers in the field. Read more…

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part Two

Dec 20, 2019 |

In part one of this series, we covered some of the biggest news events of the year to cross Datanami’s pages. We pick up where we left off and bring you up to date with the year’s biggest stories through the end of 2019. Read more…

Data Pipelines of a Higher Order

Dec 12, 2019 |

Data pipelines are being constructed everywhere these days, moving huge swaths of data for a wide variety of operational and analytical needs. There’s no doubt that all these data pipelines are keeping data engineers busy and in high demand (and highly paid, to boot). Read more…

When – and When Not – to Use Open Source Apache Cassandra, Kafka, Spark and Elasticsearch

Dec 3, 2019 |

Just about all technology decision-making must meet two essential criteria: it must enable you to meet your business goals and it must work well alongside the rest of your technology stack. Read more…

Confluent Reveals ksqlDB, a Streaming Database Built on Kafka

Nov 20, 2019 |

Confluent narrowed the distance separating Kafka-esque stream data processing and traditional database technology with today’s unveiling of ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka that the company intends to be the future of stream processing. Read more…

News In Brief

Higher Abstractions, Lower Complexity in Kafka’s Future

Sep 30, 2019 |

Apache Kafka has established itself as a leader in streaming data. If you want to handle billions (or even trillions) of events per day, Kafka is a pretty good bet. Read more…

Kafka Spawns Open-Source KarelDB

Sep 30, 2019 |

Apache Kafka and its accompanying key-value store are being used to provide persistent storage for a growing list of relational databases. Most used a key-value store as a foundation.

Among the latest to emerge is KarelDB, a relational database built almost entirely on open source components, including Apache Calcite for the SQL engine along with Apache Omid for transactions and control features. Read more…

Google Extends Olive Branch to Open Source Tech

Apr 9, 2019 |

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 designed to position Google in a more favorable light relative to Amazon, which has taken a more heavy-handed approach with the open source backers. Read more…

Apache Pulsar Ready for Prime Time

Sep 25, 2018 |

A streaming and messaging system aimed at stream processing has been elevated from incubator to “top-level project” status by the Apache Foundation.

Apache Pulsar was released as open source by Yahoo in 2016 and has since been promoted by its creators who went on to form Streamlio, the fast data platform startup. Read more…

Datanami Reveals Winners of 2018 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Sep 14, 2018 |

Datanami this week unveiled the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, which honors the companies, products, and projects that rose to the top in the big data community this year. Read more…

This Just In

Confluent Announces $250 Million Series E and Project Metamorphosis

Apr 22, 2020 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22, 2020 — Confluent, Inc., the event streaming platform developer, announced the closing of a $250 million Series E round led by Coatue Management. Read more…

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