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Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Mar 22, 2017 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. One area that demands further attention is how the rapid pace of development of open source data science technology in general, and the new business opportunities it unlocks, is simultaneously exposing old fault lines between business and IT while opening them to new risks. Read more…

Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

Feb 16, 2017 |

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. What made the collection of mostly Python-based tools so popular to data hackers—a dedication to openness, interoperability, and innovation—is also the strategy behind Continuum Analytics’ 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…

Why Pay for Analytics When Open Source Is ‘Free?’

Oct 23, 2014 |

The free analytics question comes up over and over again, especially as it pertains to open source analytic offerings. I don’t think a day goes by when someone at a company doesn’t ask, “Why should I pay for analytics when I can use (fill in the blank) open source statistics/analytics?”  Read more…

Hadoop Alternative Is Faster and Lighter, Proponents Say

Sep 29, 2014 |

For all its benefits, Hadoop has its drawbacks. The actual movement of data can be complex, and does not lend itself to efficient execution. Discouraged with Hadoop’s heaviness, an online advertising company developed and released as open source an alternative called Cluster Map Reduce (CMR) that it says is lighter, faster, and simpler to program. Read more…

News In Brief

IBM Broadens Collaboration on Anaconda

Apr 17, 2017 |

IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. Read more…

IBM: We’re the Red Hat of Deep Learning

Jan 26, 2017 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new release of PowerAI, the prepackaged bundle of deep learning frameworks that debuted last fall. With the addition of Google’s TensorFlow framework, the company says its AI business model is starting to resemble the Linux distributor Red Hat. 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…

Microsoft SQL Server Supports Linux

Nov 16, 2016 |

Microsoft widened its embrace of the Linux kernel with a preview release this week of its next SQL Server, further extending its business analytics platform to run on open-source distributions. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Universities Utilizing Red Hat Storage

Feb 24, 2014 |Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Storage helps re-engineer the storage functionality for higher education IT environments -- including McMaster University and University of Reading -- to manage the growing challenges of big data. A truly open, software-only storage solution based on community-driven innovation, Red Hat Storage helps universities manage petabyte-scale workloads to help produce important research and enable more effective online courses. Read more…

Red Hat Launches JBoss Data Virtualization 6

Feb 11, 2014 |Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization 6, a comprehensive platform for data integration and unified access across disparate data sources that is designed to turn big data into actionable information. Read more…

Hortonworks and Red Hat Expand Relationship

Feb 10, 2014 |Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, and Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced today they have expanded their relationship through the formation of a strategic alliance encompassing the integration of product lines, joint go-to-market initiatives and collaborative customer support. The companies also announced the availability of the beta program for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) plug-in for Red Hat Storage. Read more…

Red Hat Contributes Software to Gluster Community

Oct 29, 2013 |Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced today that it has contributed software to the Gluster Community that integrates the GlusterFS open software-defined storage filesystem with the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software (Intel Distribution). Read more…