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5 Reasons Data Analytics in the Cloud Will Take Center Stage in 2015

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In this special guest feature, Dave Wang of Databricks enumerates the main reasons that data analytics in the cloud are becoming a top priority for enterprises in 2015.

Tresata Sparks Anti Money Laundering Revolution With Databricks Cloud

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Databricks — the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source big data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud — and Tresata Inc., a provider of Hadoop-powered predictive analytics software, announced a joint solution that combines Databricks Cloud with Tresata TEAK, a predictive, real-time Anti Money Laundering (AML) solution.

Databricks Announces ‘Jobs’ Feature for Databricks Cloud

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Databricks — the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source big data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud — introduced “Jobs,” a feature for Databricks Cloud at the inaugural Spark Summit East.

Radius Intelligence Implements Databricks Cloud for Big Data Processing

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Databricks — the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud — today announced that Radius Intelligence, the business-to-business marketing intelligence company, selected Databricks Cloud as its preferred big-data processing platform.

Databricks and Intel Collaborate to Optimize Apache Spark-Based Analytics for Intel® Architecture

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud, today announced plans to collaborate with Intel to optimize Spark real-time analytic capabilities for Intel® architecture.

Automatic Labs Turns to Databricks Cloud for Faster Innovation and Cost Savings

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Databricks – the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark with its flagship product, Databricks Cloud – has announced that Automatic Labs, the company whose mission is to connect all cars on the road to the internet, selected Databricks Cloud as its preferred big-data processing platform.

Data Science 101: What’s Coming for Spark in 2015

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Apache Spark took the data science world by storm in 2014 as a technology foundation for big data applications. In the talk below from the Bay Area Spark User Meetup, Patrick Wendell from Databricks speaks about new developments in Spark and identifies areas of focus in the coming year.

Databricks Launches Spark Certification Program for Systems Integrators

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, has announced a certification program to enable all enterprises to quickly find qualified resources and support for their Apache Spark-based data analytic projects.

Apache Spark Beats the World Record for Fastest Processing of Big Data

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, announced today that it has broken the world record for the GraySort, a third-party, industry benchmarking competition for sorting large on-disk datasets.

Spark Panel Discussion with Cloudera, MapR & Pivotal

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The panel discussion video below comes from the Los Angeles Spark Users Group. The talk fosters a lively discussion on Spark’s initial goals, where it came from and what the future holds for Spark. Many leading Big Data vendors are responding by introducing Spark’s capabilities into their architectures. The panel discussion is between the top Hadoop distribution vendors – Cloudera, MapR, and Pivotal.