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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.

5 Reasons You Should Go Off-Premise and Pick the Cloud

In this contributed article, Yaniv Mor, CEO & co-founder of Xplenty, discusses why companies who are still opting for on-premise infrastructure should look into switching to the cloud, and how it can ultimately pay dividends for their businesses.

Omnity Research Platform Announces Customizable Search and Discovery Engine

Omnity, the next-gen semantic search and discovery platform for knowledge workers, announced it is opening its proprietary artificial intelligence technology to enterprise customers to allow them to organize Omnity’s powerful search tools around their own customized classification systems. Using this new feature — called Dynamic Data Shuffle™ — large corporations and organizations can fully customize the content that they deem most relevant to their search queries.

Structuring Apache Spark 2.0: SQL, DataFrames, Datasets And Streaming

In the talk below, Michael Armbrust, gives an overview of some of the exciting new API’s available in Spark 2.0, namely Datasets and Structured Streaming. Together, these APIs are bringing the power of Catalyst, Spark SQL’s query optimizer, to all users of Spark.

OpsDataStore Introduces Platform for Data-Driven IT Operations

OpsDataStore, the company delivering the real-time big data platform for data-driven IT operations, announced OpsDataStore 1.2, and including key technical relationships such as Intel. The combination of metrics, objects and integrations from VMware vSphere, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, ExtraHop, and Intel enables customers to improve the performance and reliability of their business critical online systems, and optimize capacity without risking performance brownouts.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for November 2016

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

SAP S/4HANA® Enhancements Accelerate Digital Transformation Adoption

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced the SAP S/4HANA® 1610 release, the latest enhancement to SAP’s next-generation ERP business suite. By utilizing a simplified data model and the award-winning SAP Fiori® 2.0 user experience, the new release helps reduce complexity and unleash the next wave of business productivity. Through prediction and pattern recognition capabilities, along with machine learning, SAP S/4HANA lays the foundation to reduce exception management for more routine transactions, empowering the workforce to focus on higher-value tasks with embedded analytics and real-time insights.

MongoDB 3.4 Accelerates Digital Transformation for the Modern Enterprise

MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, announced MongoDB 3.4, the latest version of the popular modern database. MongoDB 3.4 adds key features that embrace additional data models, combining operational and analytical processing, elastic cross-region scaling and sophisticated operational tooling to simplify data management for customers.

Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline Revolutionizes Data Access for Cloud Applications

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced the release of Progress® DataDirect®Hybrid Data Pipeline, a data access service that provides simple, secure access to organizations’ cloud and on-premises data sources for hybrid cloud applications, such as CRM, data management platforms or hosted analytics. Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline represents the first vendor-agnostic hybrid connector that provides secure firewall-friendly access to back-office data from any cloud, independent of vendor or technology. It enables developers to integrate applications and data quickly, no matter where that data lives—on-site, in the cloud or both.

Trifacta Introduces Wrangler Edge for Analyst Teams

Trifacta, a global leader in data wrangling, announced the launch of Wrangler Edge, a new offering designed for analyst teams wrangling diverse data outside of big data environments. Since its introduction in late 2015, Trifacta’s free desktop edition, Wrangler, has seen broad adoption with more than 4,000 companies in 132 countries using Wrangler to explore, transform and join diverse data for analysis.