Over 60 leading companies – including Accenture, Cisco, Equinix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Microsoft – partnered with Mesosphere on the beta release of its new datacenter operating system referred to only as DC/OS. The open source platform is for container-based datacenters and offers "single-click, app-store-like installation of 20+ complex distributed systems (called DC/OS "services"), including HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka and Apache Cassandra."
OpenText announced the general availability of its enterprise information management product, Release 16. The new release contains the company's innovations in enterprise content management, business process management, customer experience management, and analytics cloud-based products. All of which are deployable on both the OpenText Cloud and third-party cloud platforms.
While IT pros have long been wary of using the cloud for sensitive data, the current realities of mobile and remote workers, and budget pressures continue to force their hand. But moving everything to the cloud can be tricky business – technically speaking. To help with successful migration, the Open Data Center Alliance expanded its models, tools, and resources for enterprise roadmap development.
Hortonworks announced several significant updates, a joint solution with Syncsort, and an expanded deal with Pivotal. The newly released Extended Services Release includes Apache Ranger security, Apache Atlas for data governance, Cloudbreak for expanded cloud support and resources, and updates on Apache Ambari for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters.
The key to lowering the costs of diabetes care and providing better patient services is big data, and harnessing that information to glean vital insights, according to Dr. Lonny Reisman, CEO of HealthReveal.
MapR Technologies has announced the availability of Apache Drill 1.6 as the unified SQL layer for the MapR Converged Data Platform through tighter integration with MapR-DB.
Domino's is using big data to glean insights on customers, Forbes contributor Bernard Marr said in an article. According to Domino's data management lead Dan Djuic, "Domino's AnyWare literally translates to data everywhere."
NoSQL may be making a dent in the $46 billion database market – but relational databases continue to dominate big data.
At last week's Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose, California, a team of data scientist managers shared observations about hiring the right types of people and ensuring they are both productive for the business and challenged and satisfied in their jobs.
Microsoft announced new Azure-based cloud offerings at its big data and data science conference, Strata + Hadoop World, that are expected to make it easier to process big data.