An Exciting Year for Spark

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Apache Spark has had an amazing year, and the people behind the open source large-scale data processing engine have pulled some data to show just how fast it has grown in the last 12 months. Databricks, who spun out of AMPlab at UC Berkeley after creating Spark produced the infographic below that highlights some of the data, especially as it catches fire across the industry.

Where There’s Spark There’s Fire: The State of Apache Spark in 2014

Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and Creator of Apache Spark

In this special guest feature, Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and Creator of Apache Spark, explores open-source Apache Spark ‘s status in the Hadoop community.

Alteryx and Databricks to Lead Development of Apache SparkR for Scalable Hadoop Analytics

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Alteryx and Databricks has announced they are collaborating to drive the value of Apache Hadoop and Spark into the hands of everyday analysts. These companies will become the primary committers to SparkR, a subset of the overall Spark framework.

Databricks Unveils Spark-Based Cloud Platform To Simplify Big Data Processing

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark—the powerful open-source processing engine that provides blazingly fast and sophisticated analytics—announced today the launch of Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around Apache Spark. In addition to this launch, the company is announcing the close of $33 million in series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with follow-on investment from Andreessen Horowitz.

MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ Certified on Apache Spark

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MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, has announced the certification of the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform™ on Apache Spark, the in-memory processing engine that is now a part of all major Hadoop distributions.

DataStax and Databricks Partner to Deliver Up to 100x Faster Analytics

DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, recently announced a partnership with Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark. As the database industry’s first partnership to integrate Spark and Cassandra, DataStax and Databricks will deliver significantly faster analytics to users of both open source technologies and enable today’s most progressive businesses to deliver highly personalized online customer experiences.

MapR Adds Complete Apache Spark Stack to its Distribution for Hadoop

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic partnership with Databricks and the addition of the complete Apache Spark technology stack to the MapR Distribution.

Databricks Certifies Alpine Data Labs on Spark

Alpine Data Labs, a leader in Advanced Analytics Software on Big Data and Hadoop, announced today that it is one of the first Enterprise Advanced Analytics Platforms to be certified by Databricks on Apache Spark.

How Companies are Using Spark

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The video below comes to us from the Strata Conference 2014: How Companies are Using Spark, and Where the Edge in Big Data Will Be. While the first big data systems made a new class of applications possible, organizations must now compete on the speed and sophistication with which they can draw value from data. […]

Cloudera Connect and Innovators Partner Programs Unveiled

Strata + Hadoop World Conference 2013 (New York City) Coverage Cloudera, a prominent player in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today unveiled Cloudera Connect: Cloud, an expanded Cloudera Connect Partner Program to support deployment of Hadoop in public cloud environments. Cloudera has recently issued a series of separate strategic partnership announcements with […]