LinkedIn makes Kafka Monitor open source

LinkedIn has made Kafka Monitor, a framework for monitoring and testing Kafka deployments, open source, and it's now available on Github. It continuously monitors SLAs in production clusters and runs regression tests in test clusters.

New Alpine Data product adds collaboration, governance to machine learning projects

Alpine Data announced Chorus 6, an upgrade of its integrated analytics platform which adds collaboration and governance capabilities to machine learning projects for both business users and data scientists. It's designed to reduce the friction between humans regarding big data projects and to focus the work beyond the never-ending quest for the perfect algorithm. 

Cray launches new product combining supercomputing with big data analytics

Cray, a supercomputing giant, launched its Cray Urika-GX system, a platform that combines supercomputing with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics. Think of it as the speed and scale of supercomputers with the handiness of an appliance and the flexibility and reliability of open-source. The product is aimed at conquering cluster and application sprawl in large enterprises.

Confluent launches real-time Kafka Streams

Confluent launched Kafka Streams, a lightweight product for stream processing development. It's part of the now generally released open source Confluent Platform 3.0 which also features Confluent's first commercial product, the Confluent Control Center, for managing Kafka Clusters.

KPMG report: enterprises slow to use analytics to stop fraud

KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm, released a report profiling fraudsters and measuring the success in using data and analytics in detecting fraud. While proactive analytics are often a good way to detect fraud, KPMG found they were not the primary detection means in any North American frauds, and used to detect only 3 percent of fraudsters worldwide.


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