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Hortonworks Big Data Now on AWS

Hortonworks Inc. today announced a new Big Data offering for the Amazon Web Services cloud, offering enterprises a faster onramp for running Apache Hadoop, Spark and Hive workloads in the cloud.

Couchbase Developer Preview Adds Full-Text Search, Real-Time Analytics

Couchbase cited full-text search and real-time analytics as key capabilities of new developer previews announced this week for its NoSQL document database that leverages SQL for querying JSON data.

Spark Poised To Break from Hadoop, Move to Cloud, Survey Says

The popular Apache Spark project is poised to break from the Hadoop ecosystem as an independent data processing tool, and it may shift from on-premises installations to the cloud, according to new research.

Freelancing Site Says Machine Learning Is Hottest Skill

Freelancing site Upwork identified machine learning as the hottest skill in demand by employers in its latest skills index.

Databricks Spark Platform Gets Deep Learning Boost

Databricks said it's wedding Big Data with deep learning in the latest update to its Apache Spark-based platform.

Neo4j 3.1 Delivers New Clustering Architecture

Neo Technology, the creator and chief commercial supporter of the Neo4j open source NoSQL graph database implemented in Java, announced the public beta of a major update of its namesake product.

IBM, Microsoft Vie for Lead in New-Age Advanced Computing

Whether it's machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing or whatever, new-age software development is opening up huge new opportunities, with IBM and Microsoft vying for the lead in this new technological space.

BI-on-Hadoop Benchmark Reveals Analytical Engine 'Sweet Spots'

BI-on-Hadoop specialist AtScale's recent analytical engine benchmark study concludes that organizations will probably need to use multiple such engines for a successful implementation able to handle varied workloads.

Periscope Data Research Touts Amazon Redshift over Snowflake, BigQuery

Periscope Data named Amazon Redshift as the best cloud-based data warehouse offering in recent testing conducted to better advise its customers on which technology to choose.

Pentaho Platform Visualizes Big Data at All Stages

Pentaho will soon launch a new platform that provides Big Data visualization during all stages of the analytics pipeline, including early-on data preparation.

Devs Await Open Source Word After Commercial RethinkDB Effort Fails

With the company behind the RethinkDB project having failed and its engineering team scooped up by Stripe, Big Data developers are awaiting further word on plans to continue it as fully open source.

Qlik Playground Provides Online Big Data Visualization

Big Data visualization specialist QlikTech International AB announced a new playground to help Web developers try out its Qlik Analytics Platform.

What's Driving Apache Spark Growth? SQL, Streaming and Machine Learning

Databricks, the primary commercial steward behind the popular open source Apache Spark project, published a new report indicating the technology is still red-hot, driven by more use of SQL, streaming analytics and machine learning.

Big Data Product Watch 9/30/16: Apache Spark 2.0, Microservices, HDInsight, More

With an industry conference just concluded in New York, here's a roundup of this week's Big Data news, featuring new products and services from Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, Pentaho, Cask, Zoomdata, Blue Talon, Alation, Splice Machine and ODPi.

Apache Kafka Grabs Big Data Spotlight

Apache Kafka is increasingly generating buzz in the industry with a Spark-like climb into the Big Data spotlight.

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