Big Data Product Watch 9/30/16: Apache Spark 2.0, Microservices, HDInsight, More

News Big Data Product Watch 9/30/16: Apache Spark 2.0, Microservices, HDInsight, More By David Ramel 09/30/2016 With an industry conference just concluded in New York, here’s a roundup of this week’s Big Data news, featuring new products and services from Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, Pentaho, Cask, Zoomdata, Blue Talon, Alation, Splice Machine and ODPi. Cloudera Inc., fresh off teaming up with CenturyLink to provide Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS), announced a beta version of its Apache Spark 2.0 distribution, along with a 1.0 distribution of technology it originally developed, Apache Kudu. Spark, of course, is the popular data processing engine that subsumed MapReduce in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, facilitating fast, in-memory, real-time streaming analytics. The open source project hit version 2.0 in July, and Cloudera said it provides: Better performance and enhanced usability…


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