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New MapR Orbit Cloud Suite Extends Analytics and Applications Across Clouds and Edge

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform that integrates analytics with operational applications in real time, announced the MapR Orbit Cloud Suite. Offering a comprehensive set of cloud computing capabilities for the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR Orbit enables organizations to build data fabrics for the first time that manage data across one or more clouds, hybrid clouds, or to the edge. It also includes advanced features specifically useful to cloud builders and cloud service providers.

Databricks Secures $140 Million to Accelerate Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise

Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark™, announced it has secured $140 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures also participated.

Interview: Ash Munshi, CEO at Pepperdata

I recently caught up with Ash Munshi, CEO at Pepperdata, to get a rundown on his company, a sense for how big data and DevOps are related, some highlights on new product offerings, and his sense for where Pepperdata is headed in the future.

IBM Combines All-Flash and Storage Software Optimized for Hortonworks

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The combined flash and storage software solution has been certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to provide clients with more choice in selecting the right platform for their big data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark.

Interview: Mary Cameron, Data Scientist at Tophatter

I recently caught up with Mary Cameron, Data Scientist at Tophatter, to get her compelling insights into how Tophatter uses the principles of data science. She also delves into her life as a data scientist at a dynamic and growing company.

GigaSpaces Launches InsightEdge 2.1 to Accelerate Insight-Driven Transformation

GigaSpaces, a leading provider of in-memory computing (IMC) platforms, has upgraded InsightEdge, a Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing platform, to support Apache Spark 2.1. InsightEdge leverages Spark and GigaSpaces’ open source IMC data grid, provides a mission critical distributed RAM/SSD/SCM data store.

Interview: Daphne Koller, Chief Computing Officer, Calico; Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

The following is a discussion with Daphne Koller, Chief Computing Officer, Calico Labs; Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University; ACM-Infosys 2007 Foundation Award. The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) just concluded a celebration of 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (commonly known as the “Nobel Prize of computing”) with a two-day conference in San Francisco. The conference brought together some of the brightest minds in computing to explore how computing has evolved and where the field is headed.

Five Reasons to Backup Your Hadoop Environment

In this special guest feature, Peter Smails, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Datos IO, discusses that in order to achieve enterprise-grade data protection on Hadoop platforms, there are five reasons to consider backup and recovery solutions for big data file systems like Hadoop.

CASK Data Application Platform Moves Forward

In this video from the DataWorks Summit 2017 conference in San Jose (June 13-15, 2017), insideBIGDATA’s Managing Editor and resident data scientist Daniel D. Gutierrez chats with Nitin Motgi, Founder/CTO at CASK Data.

Interview: David Blei, Professor, Columbia University

The following is a discussion with David Blei, Professor, Columbia University; ACM-Infosys 2013 Foundation Award, ACM Fellow (2015). The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) just concluded a celebration of 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (commonly known as the “Nobel Prize of computing”) with a two-day conference in San Francisco. The conference brought together some of the brightest minds in computing to explore how computing has evolved and where the field is headed.