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Microsoft HDInsight gets Spark 2.0, faster Hive, and better security

When Microsoft started out dipping its toes into the Hadoop waters, it worked with Hortonworks to port Hadoop to Windows and run it in the Azure cloud. But running Hortonworks… Read More...

Strata + Hadoop World: Databricks’ annual Spark survey, MapR’s Converged Data Platform, Confluent Enterprise, Alation Data Catalog 4.0

Apache Spark is reaching more users in new places, according to a recently released report. Databricks announced the results of its second annual Apache Spark survey, which revealed Spark is… Read More...

Cask Joins IBM’s Project DataWorks

IBM today made several important announcements: their Open Platform initiative with Apache Hadoop, an early access view of the new IBM Project DataWorks, and an introduction to DataFirst Services from… Read More...

The broken promise of open-source Big Data software – and what might fix it

Standing amid the clamor of the Hadoop Summit trade show in San Jose in June, Rakesh Kant couldn’t conceal his annoyance. As head of enterprise data management and analytics technology… Read More...

Can Hadoop Be Simple Again?

In the beginning, Hadoop had two pieces: HDFS and MapReduce. Developers knew how to use them to build applications, and IT teams knew what it took to operate them. Fast… Read More...

Ericsson Becomes Minority Investor in Cask

Cask said it has received a minority investment from Ericsson which will help it accelerate the delivery of its Apache Hadoop-based systems and services for a range of vertical industries. Read More...

Spark fragmentation undermines community

The Hadoop distribution war comes down to a final battle between Cloudera's CDH and Hortonworks' HDP. That wasn't always the case. Read More...

Cask Data collects $20M in Series B Financing

A little-known Hadoop developer called Cask Data, Inc. has found itself under the spotlight after securing a $20 million in a Series B financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.… Read More...

Cask Extends Big Data app development platform

Cask Software, creator of an application development platform for Big Data, has updated the platform and expanded beyond Hadoop through a new partnership with Cassandra company DataStax. In a blog… Read More...

Bossie Awards 2015: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld’s top picks in distributed data processing, streaming analytics, machine learning, and other corners of large-scale data analytics. Read More...

Wanted: A Plug-In Architecture for Hadoop Development

Hadoop is hard. There’s just no way around that. Setting up and running a cluster is hard, and so is developing applications that make sense of, and create value from,… Read More...

Cask Aims to Plug Hadoop Problems with CDAP 3.0

Cask today released Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) v3. In development for more than three years, the open source application development platform includes a new role-based user interface that allows… Read More...

Cloudera links up with Hadoop developer Cask

Hadoop distribution powerhouse Cloudera has partnered with and invested in Cask, a startup that makes an application server for Hadoop. Read More...

In Big Data, Shepherding Comes First

Our Founder/CEO, Jonathan Gray, and others talk to the New York Times about bringing big data applications to the market. Read More...

Hadoop developer Cask charts its future in open source

Cask announced its new name and open-source strategy in late September, as well as the appointment of former Intel executive Boyd Davis as its chief operating officer. Read More...

Big data apps player reinvents itself

Now redubbed Cask, the startup just hired Intel data center software executive Boyd Davis as its COO. What's more, it is releasing its previously proprietary software to the open source… Read More...

Giving Away Software to Make It More Valuable

Cask, a big-data start-up that spent three years developing data-analysis software, is donating it to the world as open source, and big business is taking notice. Read More...

Hadoop data virtualization from Cask Now Open Source

Continuuity, a big data startup that seeks to drive complexity out of Hadoop by virtualizating data and applications, today announced that it’s changing its name to Cask and making its… Read More...

Hadoop developer Cask, Formerly Continuuity, Goes Open Source

Continuuity Inc., whose software makes it easier for developers to build applications that run on the big-data storage and analysis system Hadoop, has changed its name to Cask and will… Read More...

Big data startup Continuuity becomes Cask and is now completely open source

Continuuity, the big data PaaS startup that’s been busy open sourcing various pieces of technology over the past several months, is taking the plunge and going totally open source and… Read More...

Continuuity Becomes Cask and Keeps Focus on Bringing Hadoop to the Enterprise

Continuuity, the data application platform built around Hadoop, is open sourcing its platform, rolling out the developer release of a new streaming tool, and changing its name. Continuuity is now… Read More...

Is HBase’s slow and steady approach winning the NoSQL race?

Continuuity's Reactor product provides a developer platform designed around the combination of Hadoop and Hbase data. Read More...

Best Hadoop Startups For Unlocking Big Data Value

Continuuity takes a different approach to Big Data applications....by using simple Java and APIs they shield end users from unnecessary complexity. Read More...

Emerging Vendors 2014: Big Data Vendors

Continuuity offers Continuuity Reactor to help developers leverage Hadoop capabilities. Read More...

Continuuity Weaves Hadoop Cluster Management With Loom

Sometimes a company builds a tool for its own internal use that suddenly becomes valuable outside the organization and wham, just like that you have a valuable side project. This… Read More...

Continuuity open sources Loom for devops on big data clusters

Big data startup Continuuity has open sourced a tool called Loom that’s designed to make deploying and managing large clusters a push-button experience. These types of tools are important as… Read More...

Big Data Progress Requires Better Development Tools

The big data community needs better app development tools, not more Hadoop whizzes, says Continuuity’s CEO Jonathan Gray. Read More...

Security is the least of Hadoop’s Concerns

As Jonathan Gray, founder and CEO of Continuuity, highlights, “Hadoop is a distributed system, and exposes itself as such, but most developers/operators are not distributed systems experts”[…] Read More...

The Data Lake Dream

As business is increasingly digital, access to data will become a critical priority, as will speed of development and deployment. The data lake is a dream that can match those… Read More...