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Databricks Sets New World Record for CloudSort Benchmark Using Apache Spark at $1.44 Per Terabyte

Databricks®, the company founded by the the team that created the popular Apache® Spark™ project, announced that in collaboration with industry partners, it has broken the world record in the CloudSort Benchmark, a third-party industry benchmarking competition for processing large datasets.

Apache Spark Survey Reveals Increased Growth in Users and New Workloads Including Exploratory Data Science and Machine Learning

In order to better understand Apache Spark’s growing role in big data, Taneja Group conducted a major market research project, surveying approximately 7,000 people. The sample was made up of technical and managerial job roles from around the world directly involved in big 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.”

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.