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Google has teamed up with several other companies to submit its open sourced Dataflow technology to the Apache Software Foundation as an incubator project, a first for the search giant.
Apache Spark, which has been shaking up the Apache Hadoop ecosystem for a couple years now, will come of age this year, moving from a talking point into enterprise deployment, according to a new Hadoop survey from Syncsort.
Test drives of various Big Data technologies are now available on the Amazon cloud in a new program launched by MapR Technologies to help enterprises test the analytics waters with integrated third-party solutions.
Like an aging fighter fending off younger foes, Oracle rose above its upstart NoSQL and open source challengers to be named DBMS of the Year for 2015 by DB-Engines.
Microsoft -- the new commercial steward of the open source R programming language -- yesterday announced a revamp of its R-based offerings, including a free developer edition of its rebranded Microsoft R Server.
AtScale announced what it claims to be the industry's first 'BI on Hadoop' accelerator to work with Big Data analytics products from Tableau Software, which specializes in data visualization.
"Big Data has reached a point of mainstream adoption within Fortune 1000 firms," concludes a new survey from NewVantage Partners, attempting to capture the voice of executive decision-makers guiding data-related enterprise initiatives.
Data science crowdsourcing specialist CrowdFlower Inc. set out to determine what skills are most coveted by employers seeking to hire data scientists, finding an exceptionally strong demand for SQL.
In a time-honored New Year's tradition, industry players weigh in with their predictions for the Big Data landscape in 2016.
Two separate studies recently confirmed that the much-publicized and long-lasting Big Data skills shortage is still hampering enterprises, most of which have yet to put the technology to use.
The Big Data streaming project Apache Kafka is all over the news lately, highlighted by Confluent Inc.'s new update of its Kafka-based Confluent Platform 2.0.
Just more than a year after being open sourced by creator eBay Inc., the Kylin project -- a Big Data distributed analytics engine -- has been advanced by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to top-level status.