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Big Data Product Watch 8/28/15: Streaming Analytics, High-Performance Computing and More

IBM, Intel and Hortonworks are among a host of Big Data players making news recently with streaming analytics, high-performance computing and open source options galore.

Apache Advances Open Source Lens Big Data Platform

The Apache Software Foundation has advanced the open source Lens project for unified Big Data analytics, providing a single view of multiple tiered data sources.

Eve Seeks 'Better Programming' for the Masses

Eve is turning the whole "citizen developer" notion around, approaching programming from a new direction that emphasizes analyzing and communicating information rather than building applications.

Rise of the IoT Architect

Many organizations actually involved with the IoT have come to realize there's a need for a new role that brings other specialist roles together.

Altiscale Partners with AtScale for Hadoop BI

Altiscale Inc., which provides Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS), today announced a partnership with AtScale Inc. to bring Hadoop-based online analytics processing (OLAP) to its Big Data cloud.

Netflix Releases Open Data-Fetching Developer Preview

Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.

Opening Up Linux on Mainframes

The Linux Foundation and IBM today announced initiatives to advance Linux on mainframe computers, including a new collaborative project from the open source steward and new servers from Big Blue, which is contributing code to the open source community.

LinkedIn Contributes Build Tool for Hadoop

LinkedIn is joining the parade of major companies donating their homegrown Big Data tools to the open source community, offering up a Hadoop plugin for working with the Gradle build system.

Google Big Data Beta Services Now Generally Available

Two major Big Data components of the Google Cloud Platform have graduated from beta to general availability, the company said.

IoT Analytics Lead New HP Big Data Initiatives

HP announced a revamp of its Vertica SQL database analytics platform -- adding high-speed Internet of Things processing -- as part of several new products and services unveiled yesterday at its Big Data conference in Boston.

GE To Offer Industrial Data Analytics in the Cloud

GE this week announced it was getting into the cloud services business with a platform designed for industrial data analytics.

Databricks Updates Apache Spark-Based Big Data Platform

Databricks, the primary commercial steward of the open source Apache Spark project for Big Data analytics, has upgraded its Spark-based platform, adding support for the R programming language, access control features and more.

IBM Launches New Enterprise Open Source and IoT Dev Communities

IBM has launched two new community spaces within its Web-based developerWorks network: one to support developers of open-source enterprise software; one to support Internet of Things developers.

DataTorrent Announces Tools for Hadoop Ingestion, Data Processing

DataTorrent unveiled a utility to manage the ingestion of data into Hadoop systems -- aiming to simplify a process that it says traditionally relies on a lot of moving parts and multiple tools -- and announced the open source project underlying its Big Data processing technology is now available on GitHub.

Azul Launches New Service to Optimize Apache Cassandra

Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.

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