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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.”

Bigstep Launches High-Performance, Low-Latency Spark-as-a-Service for Real-Time Streaming Applications

Bigstep, the big data cloud provider, today launched a bare-metal Spark-as-a-Service offering.

Databricks Adds Deep Learning Support to Cloud-Based Apache Spark Platform

Databricks®, the company founded by the creators of the Apache® Spark™ project, today announced the addition of deep learning support to its cloud-based Apache Spark platform.

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.

Galactic Exchange Announces Integrated AppStore for ClusterGX(TM), the 5-Minute Install Big Data Clustering Platform

Galactic Exchange, Inc. announced the availability of an integrated AppStore embedded within the UI of its flagship ClusterGX™ product line. Initial AppStore partner analytics vendors include Rocana Inc. and Arcadia Data, Inc.

The Latest Big Changes in Big Data

In this contributed article, Aaron Auld, CEO of EXASOL takes a high-level view of the evolving big data ecosystem.

Gigaspaces Launches the Next Generation Apache Spark Distribution

GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing (IMC) technologies, launched InsightEdge, a data grid-enabled real-time analytics platform that incorporates Apache Spark to dramatically enhance fast data analytics.

Interview: Justin Kestelyn, Technical Evangelism & Developer Relations at Cloudera

While at Hadoop Summit 2016, I had the opportunity to catch up with Justin Kestelyn, Technical Evangelism & Developer Relations at Cloudera, to discuss all the progress his company has made in the past year and what’s in store for the future.

Interview: Ravi Mayuram, SVP Products & Engineering at Couchbase

I recently caught up with Ravi Mayuram, SVP Products & Engineering at Couchbase, to discuss recent developments in the NoSQL database industry such as the relationship with Hadoop and Spark, container technology, security, and much more.