Hadoop

Investors place $25M on AtScale to get the big picture of big data

AtScale, a four-year old startup that helps companies get a big-picture view of their big data inside their BI tools, announced a $25 million Series C investment today. The round was led by Atlantic B

Databricks releases serverless platform for Apache Spark along with new library supporting deep learning

Today to kick off Spark Summit, Databricks announced a Serverless Platform for Apache Spark — welcome news for developers looking to reduce time spent on cluster management. The move to simplify d

Cloudera’s IPO will test unicorn valuations

TL;DR: Cloudera's recent IPO filing shows a company with steep losses and rapid revenue growth. Today we'll examine Cloudera's finances and where it fits into the current IPO universe. Why do we care?

Cloudera finally ready for the public stage

When I first met Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly in 2015 at the Intel Capital Summit, we were about to go onstage for a fireside chat to discuss, among other things, Intel's massive investment in his company.

Yahoo supercharges TensorFlow with Apache Spark

Yahoo, model Apache Spark citizen and developer of CaffeOnSpark, which made it easier for developers building deep learning models in Caffe to scale with parallel processing, is open sourcing a new

MXNet accepted to the Apache Incubator

Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

Talend, the big data integration vendor that went public last July, announced its winter release today with new tools to help automate data preparation, a sticky problem for enterprise customers. Su

IBM releases DataWorks to give enterprise data a home and a brain

While the gears of research are turning fast developing new methods of machine intelligence, another, perhaps more impactful, trend is brewing in the field. Open source frameworks like Apache Spark

Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

Amazon announced the release of Elastic MapReduce (EMR) 5.0.0 today, which includes, among other things, support for 16 open source Hadoop projects. As AWS continues to hone its various tools to help

Spark fragmentation undermines community

Today the Hadoop distribution war comes down to a final battle between Cloudera’s CDH and Hortonworks’ HDP. That wasn’t always the case. At the peak of the market’s fragmentation, numerous com

Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services

Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company to

Cray’s latest supercomputer runs OpenStack and open source big data tools

Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX system has been designed specifically for big data workloads. What’s more, it runs o

Seven things to watch for at Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose

Josh Klahr Contributor Josh Klahr is the vice president of product at Atscale. With Strata + Hadoop World kicking off, it’s always fascinating to step back and look at the contents of the sessions a

Newcomer Galactic Exchange can spin up a Hadoop cluster in five minutes

A new company with a cool name, Galactic Exchange, came out of stealth today with a great idea. It claims it can spin up a Hadoop cluster for you in five minutes, ready to go. That’s no small f

Altiscale’s latest cloud service brings Hadoop to business users

Altiscale, a company that has always been about reducing the complexity related to using Hadoop, has taken that to the next level today with the release of Altiscale Insight Cloud, a cloud service 

LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

LinkedIn today open-sourced WhereHows, a meta data-centric tool the company has long used internally to make it easier for its employees to discover data the company generates and to track the lineag

MapR Tries To Separate From Hadoop Pack With New Streams Product

MapR is one of several companies built on the open source Hadoop platform, and as such it has a bit of competition in the space. Today, possibly in an effort to create some separation from its better

The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

Last week we brought you the 20 highest paying unicorns, based on median annual salary for all employees. This time around, we centered our search on the unicorns paying best for programmers.

The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

It makes sense for unicorns, or startups valued at more than $1 billion, to use those means to attract top talent with more generous pay, but which of this magical herd pays employees the most?

Yahoo’s Open Source Omid Project Brings Scalable Transaction Processing To HBase

A while back, Yahoo quietly made the code to Omid, an open source transaction processing system for the Apache HBase Hadoop big data store, available on GitHub. This is the same software the company u
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