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.
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 is increasingly generating buzz in the industry with a Spark-like climb into the Big Data spotlight.
IBM is applying the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of its Watson technology to a new cloud-based data and analytics platform called Project DataWorks.
A new survey of data analytics frontline pros and executives finds many have experienced project failures, with data inflexibility topping the list of challenges faced by enterprise teams.
Oracle announced more than 20 new products and services for the Oracle Cloud Platform at its annual OpenWorld conference last week and took aim at its chief competitor in the cloud infrastructure market.
Talend, which for years has provided a sandbox to explore the world of Big Data for free, is now powering its offering with Docker container technology.
Cloudera Inc. has teamed up with communications company CenturyLink to provide Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-based Big Data analytics software as a service.
Taking a page from the software-defined networking (SDN) playbook, Aruba today introduced a new 'developer-ready' mobile platform that provides more network programmability via northbound APIs.
InfluxData Inc. said its new open source InfluxDB time-series database -- just moved to version 1.0 -- was almost three years in the making.
Google developer advocate Felipe Hoffa showed off the capabilities of the company's cloud-based BigQuery data warehouse by analyzing some 1 billion files across 400,000 GitHub repositories to see if developers prefer tabs or spaces to indent their code.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced a new tool that combines machine learning APIs and cognitive services with visual development to democratize those cutting-edge technologies for mainstream developers.
Hazelcast unveiled the first fully modularized version of its namesake in-memory data grid and caching solution, with 29 new plug-in modules and eight new programming language bindings, along with numerous bug fixes and other new features.
The open source MongoDB database is featured prominently among a pack of Big Data NoSQL offerings all identified as "Leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research Inc.
A start-up founded by academic researchers has created the NoSQL Toolbox, a method for choosing the best database for a given job.