Hadoop

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

    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 Bridge with participation from new investors Wells Fargo and Industry Ventures along with returning investors Storm Ventures, UMC, Comcast and XSeed Capital. With today’s investment, the… Read More

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

    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 developer experiences is set to be a major theme of the event overall. In addition to Serverless, the company also introduced Deep Learning Pipelines, a library that makes it easy to mix… Read More

  • Cloudera’s IPO will test unicorn valuations Crunch Network

    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? The Cloudera IPO could impact a host of other forthcoming debuts from companies that are also running in the red. Read More

  • Cloudera finally ready for the public stage

    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. While onstage, the conversation inevitably turned to when the company might go public. As you might expect, he gave me the standard startup CEO answer. Read More

  • Yahoo supercharges TensorFlow with Apache Spark

    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 project called TensorFlowOnSpark. The pairing of Spark and TensorFlow should make the deep learning framework more attractive to developers who are creating models that need to run on large… Read More

  • MXNet accepted to the Apache Incubator

    MXNet accepted to the Apache Incubator

    MXNet, Amazon Web Services’ preferred deep learning framework, was accepted to the Apache Incubator today. Admission to the incubator is the first step necessary for the open-source initiative to officially become part of the Apache Software Foundation. The Apache Software Foundation supports the efforts of thousands of developers maintaining open-source projects around the world. Read More

  • Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

    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. Surely, there are ever-increasing amounts of data and companies struggle to keep up. There aren’t enough data scientists in the world to fill the need. It requires software to pick up some of… Read More

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

    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 are hitting their stride at the ideal time to put data analytics in the hands of the business development analyst without forgetting about the needs of the data scientist. IBM’s new… Read More

  • Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

    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 customers manage myriad enterprise functions in the cloud, this latest one is aimed at data scientists and other interested parties looking to manage big data projects with Hadoop. For those… Read More

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