Better streaming analytics, a hot topic in Big Data development right now, is the highlight of more than 1,200 improvements and bug fixes in the new Apache Spark 2.1.
Reports from a Big Data vendor and a data-driven management consultancy both indicate large-scale analytics is finally poised to pay off on its promise in the new year, hindered mainly by that pesky skills shortage.
For two years, IBM has provided the cognitive computing capabilities of its Watson Analytics service via a Web interface, and now it's gone mobile.
Still enjoying tremendous demand for their skills, mobile coders and Big Data specialists are set to command the highest developer-related salaries next year, according to a new report from careers firm Robert Half Technology.
New Big Data streaming capabilities were highlighted by MapR Technologies in its new Ecosystem Pack, which helps developers keep current with all of the fast-changing components of the company's Converged Data Platform.
The new Amazon Athena tool from Amazon Web Services enables serverless queries of large amounts of data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service, obviating the need to spin up Hadoop clusters or set up data warehouses.
Splice Machine touted new hybrid workload capabilities in announcing version 2.5 of its Big Data platform, an open source SQL-based relational database solution powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.
Citing a lack of customer interest, Microsoft said it's closing down its six-year-old Azure DataMarket, a place where developers could access data services to power apps and analytic projects.
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 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.
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 Upwork identified machine learning as the hottest skill in demand by employers in its latest skills index.
Databricks said it's wedding Big Data with deep learning in the latest update to its Apache Spark-based platform.
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 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 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 will soon launch a new platform that provides Big Data visualization during all stages of the analytics pipeline, including early-on data preparation.
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.
Big Data visualization specialist QlikTech International AB announced a new playground to help Web developers try out its Qlik Analytics Platform.
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.