Coming to us from the recent Spark Summit 2014, here is a compelling presentation by Databricks CEO Ion Stoica that sets the stage for Spark’s continued advance in the big data ecosystem. The Databricks Cloud provides the full power of Spark, in the cloud, plus a powerful set of features for exploring and visualization your data, as well as writing and deploying production data products.
IBM recently announced that it is transforming how organizations engage with business content and make it more usable and interactive across the enterprise to deliver better results and improve decision making. Through a new Big Data service available on the IBM Cloud marketplace, organizations can now easily secure, access and manage content from anywhere and on any device.
A recent new report from Gartner research offers insight into the “data lakes” craze – Gartner Says Beware of the Data Lake Fallacy. Andrew White, vice president at Gartner, and Nick Heudecker, research director at Gartner, wrote an interesting review of the next big step in big data management technology.
Database-as-a-service provider MongoHQ announced that it has partnered with Open Data Services leader GoGrid to deliver its fully-managed platform to host and scale MongoDB databases through GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy™ solution. The partnership will enable developers to run multiple big data evaluations on demand, fast and with a minimum investment of time or resources, and make it simple for developers, systems administrators and IT pros to retain control of their data in the cloud.