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Room to Grow on the Big Data Maturity Curve

Mar 22, 2018 |

If accurate self-reflection is the mark of a mature man, then we are collectively still boys when it comes to big data, according to an AtScale report unveiled today that detected a significant discrepancy between how we describe our big data prowess versus our actual capabilities. Read more…

Building Presto Business No Magic Trick for Starburst

Mar 21, 2018 |

When it comes to next-gen SQL query engines, there’s no shortage of players jockeying for a starting role on big Hadoop clusters and in the cloud. While the Hives, Impalas, Drills, and Spark SQLs of the world have loyal fan bases, one competitor worth keeping an eye on is Presto, which has journeyman SQL credentials and commercial backing from an outfit called Starburst. Read more…

Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

Feb 26, 2018 |

The open source software movement began in earnest 20 years ago, when a group of technology leaders in Silicon Valley coined the term as an alternative to the repugnant “free software.” Read more…

DataTorrent Glues Open Source Componentry with ‘Apoxi’

Feb 22, 2018 |

Building an enterprise-grade big data application with open source components is not easy. Anybody who has worked with Apache Hadoop ecosystem technology can tell you that. But the folks at DataTorrent say they’ve found a way to accelerate the delivery of secure and scalable big data applications with Apoxi, a new framework they created to stitch together major open source components like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka, in an extensible and pluggable fashion. Read more…

ParallelM Aims to Close the Gap in ML Operationalization

Feb 21, 2018 |

A startup named ParallelM today unveiled new software aimed at alleviating data scientists from the burden of manually deploying, monitoring, and managing machine learning pipelines in production.

Dubbed MLOps, ParallelM‘s software helps to automate many of the operational tasks required to turn a machine learning model from a promising piece of code running nn Spark, Flink, TensorFlow, or PyTorch processing engines into a secure, governed, and production-ready machine learning system. Read more…

News In Brief

Hortonworks Upgrades Data Plane Service

Apr 17, 2018 |

The data management market continues to explode, reflecting the growing demand for automated services that can help companies access soaring data volumes spread across datacenters and cloud repositories.

With that in mind, Hortonworks announced this week it is expanding its Data Plane Service released last September to include a new “data steward studio” designed to provide a consistent level of governance and security across far-flung data lakes. Read more…

Syncsort Tacks to Address 4 ‘Megatrends’

Mar 20, 2018 |

Syncsort’s ship got bigger last year when it acquired Vision Solutions, a provider of data availability and security tools. Now the New York software company is bringing that cargo to bear for its next voyage: Read more…

Hortonworks Breaks Even on Cash Flow

Feb 9, 2018 |

Hortonworks broke even on a cash-flow basis during the fourth quarter of 2017, a significant milestone for the big data platform developer, which posted total quarterly revenues of $75.0 million, a 44% increase from a year ago. Read more…

Data Catalogs Scale in the Cloud

Nov 10, 2017 |

Data cataloging software for Hadoop and other big data systems emerged as a hot item at last year’s Strata + Hadoop World Expo.

Among the proponents of data cataloging, which is designed to help classify and organize most everything thrown into data lakes, is Waterline Data. Read more…

Hortonworks Close to Breaking Even on Cash Flow

Nov 8, 2017 |

Hortonworks is on track to break even from a cash-flow perspective this quarter, its CFO said last week following the release of the company’s impressive third-quarter financial results.

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This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. Read more…

InfiniDB Joins Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

Apr 24, 2014 |InfiniDB, a leading provider of high-performance analytic data platforms, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. InfiniDB will work directly with Hortonworks, the leading contributor and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, to extend the power of InfiniDB products to Hadoop-based applications, enabling big data analytics that drive businesses forward. Read more…

Concurrent and Hortonworks Join Forces

Apr 21, 2014 |Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise data application platform company, and Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today expanded their strategic partnership to simplify enterprise application development for data-centric applications. The Cascading SDK will now be integrated and delivered with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). In addition, Hortonworks will certify, support and deliver Cascading, the most widely used application development framework for data applications on Hadoop. Read more…

Hortonworks and Red Hat to Demonstrate Collaboration Progress

Apr 14, 2014 |Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced the latest addition to its joint engineering alliance with Red Hat Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, including integration of OpenShift, Red Hat's award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, with Hortonworks Data Platform, bringing Hadoop to the open hybrid cloud. OpenShift integration with Hadoop will be highlighted at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, April 14-17. Read more…

Hortonworks Partners with LucidWorks

Apr 3, 2014 |Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, to enable Hortonworks users to access and analyze their data via Solr, the blazingly fast, easy-to-use open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Read more…