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Spark 101: Spark Streaming and GraphX at Netflix


The Bay Area Spark Meetup recently was hosted at Netflix to feature talks by Netflix engineers about their use of Spark Streaming and GraphX, as well as a Q&A session with the Netflix folks plus the lead engineer of Spark Streaming. The presentation is provided here with the abstracts of the two talks below.

Data Intensity Makes Data Analytics Easy to Buy, Use and Manage


Data Intensity today announced the availability of Analytics1™, an end-to-end, cloud-based analytics and business intelligence (BI) solution.

VoltDB Selects Progress OpenAccess SDK to Increase BI Tool Access

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Progress announced that VoltDB, an in-memory operational database and a leader in fast data, has selected Progress® DataDirect® OpenAccess™ SDK to increase access to business intelligence (BI) tools that allow VoltDB customers to visualize and access fast-moving data.

Taking a Horizontal Approach to Big Data for Better IT and Business Outcomes

Raja Mukerji, President of ExtraHop.

In this special guest feature, Raja Mukerji of ExtraHop Networks talks about how IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) has started to emerge as a framework for a more horizontal approach to Big Data in IT.

DataSift Makes Machine Learning Accessible to All with VEDO Intent


DataSift announced the launch of VEDO Intent, a new technology that significantly simplifies machine learning, helping developers to place it into the hands of people across the business.

Talend Joins Salesforce Analytics Cloud Partner Ecosystem

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Talend, a global leader in big data integration software, announced the company has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud Partner Ecosystem and will provide companies with an easy, flexible and cost-effective way to cleanse, transform and move big data.

Thriving in the New Mobile Analytics Ecosystem


In this special guest feature, Jeremy Levy CEO of Indicative illustrates how to navigate the new realm of mobile analytics.

Big Data in Biosciences and Health Care is Focus of New UCLA Research Center


A new research institute at UCLA may eventually provide doctors with tools to more accurately tailor medicines for individual patients, which could both improve quality of care and minimize the side effects associated with today’s medicine.

Linux Foundation Announces R Consortium to Support Millions of Users Around the World


The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the R Consortium. This new organization will strengthen both the technical and user communities as a Collaborative Projects hosted at Linux Foundation.

MariaDB Raises the Bar in Developer Enablement and DevOps Productivity


MariaDB® Corporation, a recognized leader in open source database solutions for high availability, scalability and performance, announced the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, which was designed to accelerate deployment of open source DBMS applications and to improve reliability and security for DevOps.