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5 Hadoop Trends to Watch in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 |

Hadoop is synonymous with big data, providing both storage and processing resources for large and disparate data sources—not to mention a platform for third-party software vendors to build upon. Where will the distributed computing system go in 2017? Read more…

Big Data Speaks: 10 Industry Predictions for 2017

Dec 22, 2016 |

What will happen in big data and advanced analytics next year? Nobody really knows. While crystal balls are generally unreliable indicators of future events, it’s never stopped us from trying to see into the future anyway. Read more…

2016: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 19, 2016 |

With another year almost in the books, and with 2017 looming just over the horizon, now is a good time to take stock of what happened in the big data analytics space over the previous twelve months, to assess where we’ve come from and what direction we may go. Read more…

Big Performance Gains Seen Across SQL-on-Hadoop Engines

Oct 18, 2016 |

You can’t really go wrong these days when it comes to picking a SQL-on-Hadoop engine. As long as you stick to the mainstream open source products like Hive, Impala, Spark SQL, and Presto, your SQL queries are likely running 2-4x faster than they did earlier this year, without changing your queries or buying more hardware. Read more…

What’s Driving Data Science Salaries Now

Oct 10, 2016 |

Interested in getting a higher salary in your job as a data scientist? (Who doesn’t?) According to a recent survey, there’s a strong correlation between higher salaries and working with Spark, Python, and Unix, and spending long hours coding and building models, and also sitting in lots of meetings. Read more…

News In Brief

Surveys Find Cloud Surge, Mixed Data

Dec 14, 2016 |

A steady shift to the cloud and continuing momentum for business intelligence workloads highlight an annual industry survey aimed at gauging the maturity of big data technology.

Separately, another big data assessment of Hadoop users released this week found that the data sources and volume required for expanding database projects combine a mix of traditional and emerging sources such as data-gathering sensors. Read more…

MapR Embraces Microservices in Big Data Platform

Sep 28, 2016 |

The rise of microservices in recent years is one of the general IT trends that’s paralleled the emergence of big data technology. This week at the Strata Hadoop World conference, MapR will be talking about how it plans to embrace the development and management of microservices in its converged data platform. Read more…

Flink Distro Now Available from data Artisans

Sep 21, 2016 |

The company behind Apache Flink, data Artisans, today launched the first commercial distribution of the upstart stream processing engine. The new software product, called the dA Platform, is identical to the open source Flink project at this time, and comes with 24/7 technical support from the team that develops Flink. Read more…

Talend Set for IPO This Week

Jul 27, 2016 |

There’s been chatter about which big data technology company will be the next to go public after Hortonworks‘ (NASDAQ: HDP) initial public offering of stock in December 2014. Read more…

MapR Unveils Spark-Only Distro

Jun 6, 2016 |

Big data practitioners who want to get started quickly with Apache Spark but don’t want to mess around with Hadoop may be interested in new software that MapR Technologies announced today. Read more…

This Just In

MapR Reveals Presentations on Big Data and Hadoop

Apr 30, 2014 |MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced it will present sessions in May about Hadoop, data warehouse design, machine learning and big data initiatives at events such as Data Summit, Informatica World, Cisco Live!, Chief Data Officer Summit, LA Machine Learning Meetup and Boulder/Denver Big Data Meetup. Read more…

MapR Adds Apache Spark Stack to Distribution for Hadoop

Apr 10, 2014 |MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with Databricks and the addition of the complete Apache Spark technology stack to the MapR Distribution. The Spark in-memory processing framework provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages. Read more…

WE-Ankor Signs Partnership Agreement with MapR

Apr 8, 2014 |MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that WE-Ankor, a highly regarded IT specialist based in Petach Tikva, has become a registered partner in Israel, which has a high potential and very promising market for big data and has started its first proof of concept project using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop. Read more…

MapR Expands Big Data Search with Elasticsearch

Apr 2, 2014 |MapR Technologies, Inc., the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Elasticsearch Inc., the popular open source search and analytics solution, today announced the integration of Elasticsearch’s real-time search and analytics capability with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, enabling customers to search and store tremendous amounts of information in real time. Read more…

MapR Executives to Speak About Big Data, HBase, and Hadoop at Upcoming Conferences

Mar 25, 2014 |MapR Technologies, Inc., the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced it will present sessions about Big Data, HBase and Hadoop at upcoming events in April including: Big Data TechCon, Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, and Apache Con. Read more…