Tag Archives: MemSQL

Big Analytics Roundup (April 25, 2016)

Mesosphere wins the internet this week with its announcement that it has open sourced DC/OS, its datacenter virtualization project built around Apache Mesos. While not an “analytics” project per se, DC/OS has the potential to transform how organizations provision and deploy their analytics platforms. In a nutshell, Apache Mesos distributes workloads across physical IT resources. DC/OS adds a container orchestration platform; installation,

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Big Analytics Roundup (September 28, 2015)

Strata+Hadoop World NYC is upon us.  Andrew Brust opines that there will be three themes at Strata this year: (1) Spark “versus” Hadoop; (2) streaming goes mainstream; (3) data governance matters.  My take: “Spark versus Hadoop” is controversy for the sake of people who like controversy.  Spark works with Hadoop, and Spark works with other platforms, or by itself.  Use

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Big Analytics Roundup (June 8, 2015)

With Spark Summit 2015 coming up in San Francisco next week, expect lots of announcements in the coming week from vendors seeking to catch the wave. In HBR, Narrative Sciences CEO Stuart Frankel argues that the companies driving big salaries for data scientists are stupid.  Okay, he doesn’t actually say they’re stupid, but clearly thinks that data scientists aren’t worth the

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Big Analytics Roundup (May 25, 2015)

This week features new releases from Drill and Hive, plus announcements from DataStax and MemSQL. Andrew Brust summarizes the SQL options presented by Drill, Hive and Spark, noting that Drill’s “SQL everywhere” approach and DBMS vendors’ federated engines make the term “SQL on Hadoop” obsolete. Gartner surveys its panel of 284 people who rely on Gartner and concludes that Hadoop

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Big Analytics Roundup (March 30, 2015)

Lots of Spark news this week, following last week’s Sparkalanche, plus some other non-Spark news just to show that Big Analytics isn’t entirely about Spark. Alteryx In IntelligentHQ, Maria Fonseca interviews Alteryx COO George Mathew, argues that analytics is for people.  Left unanswered: who else it could be for. Analytic Startups Analytics vendor Ayasdi lands a $55 million “C” round.

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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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Spark Updates

Here is a quick roundup of some recent Apache Spark news. (1) Databricks and Typesafe released results from a survey of 2,136 individuals (mostly developers).  Some key findings: 13% of respondents run Spark in production, 20% plan to use Spark in 2015 Most say they expect to use the 82% Spark core to replace MapReduce 88% say they use the Scala API

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