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MapR Event Recap: It’s All About Digital Transformation

Last week saw two compelling local big data events here in So Cal, both sponsored by MapR. I thought I’d provide a short recap of the events for those who were unable to attend. I was on a panel for the first event, “Digital Transformation in Big Data” and the discussion revolved around MapR’s unique vision for the “3 Keys to Digital Transformation.” For a detailed discussion, these points are well described in a recent blog post.

MapR Expands Big Data Innovations with New MapR Ecosystem Pack

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s Converged Data Platform, announced the next major release of the MapR Ecosystem Pack program, a broad set of open source ecosystem projects that enable big data applications running on the MapR Converged Data Platform while ensuring inter-project compatibility. These latest enhancements also add flexible access and provide new capabilities for streaming applications.

Big Data Events by MapR Coming to So Cal

MapR, the company behind the Converged Data Platform, is hosting two very timely upcoming big data events in Southern California. If you find yourself in Los Angeles, specifically Newport Beach in Orange County, and/or Santa Monica, please consider registering now.

New Business Intelligence Performance Benchmark Reveals Strong Innovation Amongst Open-Source projects

AtScale, the company providing business users with speed, security and simplicity for BI on Hadoop, released the results of its reference performance study: The Business Intelligence Benchmark for SQL-on-Hadoop engines.

Singapore Startup Develops Ultra-Fast Big Data Unification Technology by Avoiding MapReduce

Singapore-based startup, Percipient, has developed a way to sidestep a common Hadoop big data function, thereby shortening query processing time by more than 15 times.

3 Reasons In-Cluster Analytics is a Big Deal

In this special technology white paper, 3 Reasons In-Cluster Analytics is a Big Deal, you’ll learn about how recent technology advances within the Apache Hadoop ecosystem have provided a big boost to Hadoop’s viability as an analytics environment—above and beyond just being a good place to store data.

Splice Machine Announces Native PL/SQL Support to Accelerate Migrations from Oracle to Hadoop

Splice Machine, provider of the open-source SQL RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark, announced that it now supports native PL/SQL on Splice Machine.

Salesforce External Objects for Big Data

The presentation deck below by Sumit Sarkar, Chief Data Evangelist over at our friends Progress Software, is from his recent presentation at Dreamforce about the “largest object ever.”

Distributed System Architectures for Healthcare and Life Sciences

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Healthcare & Life Sciences is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new area of technology. This segment focuses on the use of distributed system architectures – Hadoop and Spark.

Looker for Hadoop – Interactive Analytics, Visualizations and Data Modeling on large Hadoop Data Sets

In this special technology white paper, Looker for Hadoop – Interactive Analytics, Visualizations and Data Modeling on large Hadoop Data Sets, you’ll learn how the vision of Hadoop as more than a data store is finally a reality.