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Cloudera Launches Altus to Simplify Big Data Workloads in the Cloud

Cloudera, Inc, (NYSE:CLDR) the provider of a leading modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics, announced the release of Cloudera Altus, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that makes it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud.

Hadoop, Spark or Both?

In this contributed article, tech writer Blake Davies asks the question: Spark or Hadoop? This question has recently sparked various discussions throughout the online communities. Even though these two work on different principles, they can be applied in a same way for various uses. While Hadoop is a household name in the world of big data processing, Spark is still building a name for itself and it’s doing so with “style”.

Pepperdata® Code Analyzer for Apache Spark Highlights Performance Bottlenecks for Developers

Pepperdata, the DevOps for Big Data company, announced Pepperdata Code Analyzer for Apache Spark, which provides Spark application developers the ability to identify performance issues and connect them to particular blocks of code within an application. Code Analyzer is a new product that follows on the heels of Pepperdata Application Profiler, which provides Hadoop and Spark developers with actionable recommendations for improving job performance.

MapR Releases New Ecosystem Pack with Optimized Security and Performance for Apache Spark

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the Converged Data Platform that converges the essential data management and application processing technologies on a single, horizontally scalable platform, announced its next major release of the MapR Ecosystem Pack (MEP) program. MEP is a broad set of open source ecosystem projects that enable big data applications running on the MapR Converged Data Platform with inter-project compatibility.

Databricks Launches New Edition of Its Spark-Based Cloud Platform for Data Engineers

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular Apache Spark project and providers of the leading Spark-based cloud platform for data science, announced an edition of its cloud platform optimized specifically for data engineering workloads called Databricks for Data Engineering.

5 Common Myths Around Virtualizing Big Data (Number 3 is SANdalous!)

In this contributed article, Justin Murray, Technical Marketing Manager at VMware, discusses 5 common myths around virtualizing big data. Big data burst on to the scene a little over a decade ago. Today it is not an obscure term confined to just a handful of bleeding edge companies. It is a mainstream trend that every enterprise undergoing a digital transformation journey has adopted. The technology landscape around big data has broadened dramatically.

Information Builders Offers iWay Big Data Integrator on Microsoft Azure Marketplace Cloud

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, announced that it is offering its iWay Big Data Integrator (iBDI) product via the cloud on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Data as a Critical Element in the Discovery and Delivery of Smart Energy

In this contributed article, Jules S. Damji, an Apache Spark Community Evangelist with Databricks, shows how as the value of data continues to grow, the next-generation smart grid should become a reality, benefiting utility companies and consumers alike.

Pepperdata Integrates Performance into DevOps for Big Data

Pepperdata, the Big Data performance company, announced it is expanding its product portfolio with Pepperdata Application Profiler, providing Hadoop and Spark developers with easy to understand recommendations for improving job performance. Application Profiler is currently available in early access and will be generally available in the second quarter of 2017.

EnterpriseDB Announces New Apache Spark Connecter to Speed Postgres Big Data Processing

EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the database platform company for digital business, announced the general availability of a new version of the EDB Postgres Data Adapter for Hadoop with compatibility for the Apache Spark cluster computing framework. The new version gives organizations the ability to combine analytic workloads based on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) with operational data in Postgres, using an Apache Spark interface.