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Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Read more…

See EBCDIC Run on Hadoop and Spark

Mar 3, 2016 |

Only 20,000 or so of the big beasts still exist in the wild. They’re IBM mainframes, and despite the scorn of a legacy label, they continue to run critical processes companies simply don’t trust to commodity Intel boxes. Read more…

How a Web Analytics Firm Turbo-Charged Its Hadoop ETL

Sep 10, 2014 |

The Web analytics firm comScore knows a thing or two about managing big data. With tens of billions of data points added to its 400-node Hadoop cluster every day, the company is no stranger to scalability challenges. 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…

ODPi Tackles Hive with Latest Hadoop Runtime Spec

Sep 27, 2016 |

ODPi today unveiled the second major release of its Runtime Specification that’s geared at setting a standard for Hadoop components to ensure greater interoperability among distributions and third-party products. New additions to the spec include Apache Hive and the Hadoop Compatible File System (HCFS). Read more…

This Just In

Syncsort Announces Record 2015 Results and Promotes Big Data Visionary to CEO

Jan 5, 2016 |

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.Jan. 5 — On the heels of record revenue, accelerating bookings growth and a substantial increase in profit in 2015, Syncsort, a global leader in mainframe and Big Data software and sponsored by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Read more…

Syncsort Reports Results of Big Data Survey

Nov 18, 2015 |

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.Nov. 18 — Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, today announced the results of an industry survey confirming the mainframe’s role at center stage in large corporations around the world and highlighting how the tool has evolved to meet the growing need to process and analyze large volumes of Big Data. Read more…

Syncsort Releases Ironstream

Sep 23, 2015 |

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.Sept. 23 — Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, today announced the availability of a new release of Ironstream, the unique-in-the-market product that provides mainframe machine data in real-time to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud customers. Read more…

Syncsort Open Sources Technology to Make Mainframe Big Data Available to Spark

Sep 1, 2015 |

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.Sept. 1 — Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, today announced a milestone open source contribution of an IBM z Systems mainframe connector for Apache Spark. Read more…

Syncsort Unveils New Software Innovations

Aug 10, 2015 |

Aug. 10 — To support the mainframe’s critical role in Big Data processing, the mobile economy and the Internet of Things, Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, today announced new software innovations designed to further take advantage of IBM z Systems zIIP processors to improve performance, reduce MIPS usage and lower costs. Read more…

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