MapR Redefines SQL-on-Hadoop with Apache Drill

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced the addition of Apache Drill 0.5 to the MapR Distribution including Hadoop. Bringing next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, Apache Drill provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources including modern applications.

Databricks and O’Reilly Media Launch Spark Developer Certification Program

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, and O’Reilly Media , a leading voice in Data Science, has announced the launch of the first, global Apache Spark Developer Certification program.

MapR Distribution Version 4.0.1 Announced

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the availability of the 4.0.1 version of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop.

Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way

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A new paper sponsored by MapR “Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way,” takes a deep dive into the intricacies of Hadoop, and recommends how to evaluate Hadoop’s platform offerings so you can meet your short-term goals and long-term architectural plans.

Dentsu razorfish Selects MapR Hadoop Distribution for Next Generation Communication Platform

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that Dentsu razorfish, a joint venture between digital agency razorfish and Dentsu, a globally recognized advertisement firm, has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop as the underlying technology for its Next Generation Communication Platform (NGCP) solution.

The Different Types of Programmers

In this special guest feature, Jesse Anderson from Cloudera writes about his perspectives on becoming a computer programmer including education, aptitude and other musings. As an extra bonus check out the tutorial video at the end of the article.

Datastax Raises $106 Million

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DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, announced that it has secured $106 million in Series E financing. This amount, together with the $84 million investment in previous rounds, brings the total invested to date to $190 million.

Data Science 101: Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Gen YARN

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Presented at the recent O’Reilly OSCON – Open Source Convention 2014 by Josh Patterson (Patterson Consulting) and Adam Gibson (Skymind.io) is “Introduction to Parallel Iterative Deep Learning on Hadoop’s Next​-Generation YARN Framework.”

Hadoop Buyer’s Guide

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The Hadoop Buyer’s Guide by Robert D. Schneider, author of Hadoop for Dummies, is an invaluable resource for those investigating or evaluating Hadoop—from understanding how Hadoop can solve your data challenges, to what to look for when selecting a solution, to comparing vendors, and preparing for implementation and future success.

Solix Announces Solix Big Data Suite

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Solix Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solutions, has announced the Solix Big Data Suite, a next-generation Enterprise Archiving and Enterprise Data Lake application platform for Apache Hadoop.