Tag Archives: Databricks Cloud

Big Analytics Roundup (June 22, 2015)

Last week’s Spark Summit is the big news driver for this roundup: On the Databricks blog, Scott Walent recaps the summit here Anmol Rajpurohit writes KDnuggets’ play-by-play for Day One and Day Two My preliminary report is here; full report when slides are available from the sessions. Spark will be one of several technologies featured at the inaugural In-Memory Computing

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Spark is Too Big to Fail

Reacting to growing interest in Apache Spark, there is a developing contrarian meme: David Ramel asks: are Spark and Hadoop friends or foes? Jack Vaughan compares Spark to the PDP-11, dismisses it as “just processing.” Doug Henschen praises Spark, pans Databricks Nicole Laskowski complains that Spark Summit East “felt like a Databricks show.” Andrew Oliver thinks Spark needs to grow up Andrew

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Big Analytics Roundup (April 20, 2015)

Top news this week: a couple of Spark maintenance releases, some interesting new Apache projects, an announcement from Hortonworks and some interesting content from Databricks and Teradata. Also in the news this week, North Bridge and Black Duck Software release their ninth annual Future of Open Source survey.  Meanwhile, Hortonworks, IBM and Pivotal announce ODP harmonization, round up endorsements from

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Big Analytics Roundup (April 6, 2015)

Late posting today due to holiday travel. In the week following Spark Summit East, a number of Spark skeptics surfaced, a sign that people take Spark seriously. The top item of the week, though, is Tiernan Ray’s interview with Michael Stonebraker in Barrons, a must-read. Analytic Software Forrester published its latest “wave” for Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, an inaptly

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Big Analytics Roundup (March 23, 2015)

This week, Spark Summit East produced a deluge of news and analysis on Apache Spark and Databricks.  Also in the news: a couple of ventures landed funding, SAP released software and SAS soft-launched something new for SAS Visual Analytics. Analytic Startups Venture Capital Dispatch on WSJ.D reports that Andreeson Horowitz has invested $7.5 million in AMPLab spinout Tachyon Nexus.  Tachyon

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