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Platfora Further Democratizes Big Data Discovery

Platfora, the Big Data Discovery platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark, announced the general availability of Platfora 5.2. The new release democratizes big data across an organization, moving it beyond IT and early adopters by enabling business users to explore big data and discover new insights through their favorite business intelligence (BI) tool.

MapR Announces Free Stream Processing On-Demand Training for Real-time Analytics and IoT Applications

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform, announced at Kafka Summit 2016 it is now offering stream processing training via MapR Academy’s free On-Demand Training program. The new training enables Apache Kafka developers to extend their real-time analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

ODPi Publishes First Runtime Specification and Test Suite To Simplify and Expedite Development of Data-Driven Applications

ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, announced the first release of the ODPi Runtime Specification and test suite to ensure applications will work across multiple Apache Hadoop® distributions.

Paxata Continues to Redefine the Traditional Data-to-Information Pipeline with New Spring ‘16 Release

Paxata, provider of the Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform for the enterprise, announced the availability of its Spring ’16 product release. Paxata’s latest release bridges the gap between analysts and IT with new intuitive capabilities, providing connected information to every person in the enterprise without compromising on security, scale, and cost efficiency.

Latest Release of Cloudera Enterprise Brings Better Performance and Operations Efficiency Across Workloads and Users

Cloudera, the global provider of a fast and secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, announced the general availability of Cloudera Enterprise 5.7.

MapR Converges SQL and JSON with Apache Drill v1.6

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform, announced the availability of Apache Drill 1.6 as the unified SQL layer for the MapR Converged Data Platform via tighter integration with MapR-DB.

The Hadooponomics Podcast Series

The Hadooponomics Podcast series is a creation of Blue Hill Research and hosted by James Haight, a principal analyst at the company. The mission of the Hadooponomics Podcast series is simple: to advance the Big Data conversation beyond its traditional buzz-heavy roots, and to take a look at the real story of what drives the value of Big Data.

AtScale 4.0 Meets BI on Hadoop Security and Governance Challenges Head On

AtScale, the company providing business users with a fast and secure self-service BI platform for Hadoop, announced that it has released the AtScale Intelligence Platform 4.0, which introduces unmatched innovations related to enterprise security and performance.

Bigstep Adds MapR Converged Data Platform to its Technology Stack

Bigstep announced that MapR is now available as part of the company’s big data platform-as-a-service. The Bigstep platform empowers organizations to effortlessly set up and manage big data architectures within a high-performance, highly secure and scalable bare metal environment.

Unified security and Management Solution for BI that is Native on Hadoop

Arcadia Data continues to deliver on its vision of on-cluster analytics by eliminating the complexities of redundant, overlapping security management inherent in BI stacks which rely on moving data off-cluster.