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Industry watch: Big Data: now what?

Cask and others talk about doing more with Big Data at Strata + Hadoop World. Read more at SDTimes

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 at ZDNet

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 development community to entice support. Read more at Fortune

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 at The New York Times

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 software open source. Read more at Datanami

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 put its technology into open source. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

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 is changing its name to Cask. Read more at Gigaom

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 Cask. Read more at The New Stack

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 at GigaOM

Emerging Vendors 2014: Big Data Vendors

Continuuity offers Continuuity Reactor to help developers leverage Hadoop capabilities. Read more at CRN

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 at SiliconIndia

Big Data 50: The hottest Big Data startups of 2014

Continuuity has come up with a clever way to get around the dearth of Hadoop experts: they offer an application developer platform targeted at Java developers. Read more at Startup50.com

Continuuity open sources Tephra to take care of multiple updates

Continuuity, the self-proclaimed big data PaaS startup has open sourced Tephra, a transaction engine tailored for Apache HBase, the NoSQL database that runs on top of the Hadoop Distributed File System. Read more at GigaOM

Profile of Jonathan Gray, Continuuity CEO

Jonathan Gray never set out to toil away on arcane programming problems and complex distributed systems architectures. He just wanted to make a social news Web site to help people find great content on the Web. Read more at Carnegie Mellon Today

AT&T Labs, Continuuity will open source a Hadoop streaming engine called jetStream

Big data startup Continuuity has teamed with AT&T Labs on an open source project called jetStream that pairs a high-throughput SQL database with a real-time data-processing engine. Read more at GigaOM

Continuuity: Big data development can be fun

Continuuity is on a mission to make big data application development accessible, powerful, fast — and enjoyable. Read more at ZDNet

Big Data 100: The Emerging Big Data Vendors

Continuuity, founded in late 2011 and based in Palo Alto, Calif., shipped Continuuity Reactor 2.0 in October with MapReduce scheduling, resource isolation, high availability and full support for REST APIs[…] Read more at CRN

Big Data 100: Big Data Infrastructure, Tools And Services

One problem with Hadoop is the shortage of skilled developers capable of building applications that leverage its capabilities. Continuuity offers the Continuuity Reactor development engine that Java programmers use to build and deploy cloud-based big data applications[…] Read more at CRN

Can small firms benefit from the big data dividend?

In a mobile world populated by apps, businesses will be able to plug in to the power of big data analytics through their phones, believes Jonathan Gray, chief executive of app development platform, Continuuity[…] Read more at BBC News

10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

Continuuity has come up with a clever way to get around the dearth of Hadoop experts: they offer an application developer platform targeted at Java developers[…] Read more at CIO

How do free messaging companies make money?

Continuuity co-founder and CEO Jonathan Gray on various free messaging apps and how companies can profit from them[…] Watch at Fox Business News

The Era of Big Data Applications

We are in the midst of a major shift in technology, and it has incredible potential to change the way we work, live, and play. Big data is no longer just an experimental framework for efficient data processing at scale but is also becoming the central repository for companies who want to take full advantage of their data. Read more at SiliconIndia

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 was the case the other day when I covered an interesting side project for Tier3[…] Read more at Forbes

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 data-driven applications become more common, but the infrastructure remains a challenge[…] Read more at GigaOM

Big Data Progress Requires Better Development Tools

The big data community needs better app development tools, not more Hadoop whizzes, says Continuuity’s CEO […] Read more at InformationWeek

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 at ReadWrite

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 demands […] Read more at Forbes

Twill on Apache: A New Weave

Twill makes it easier to write programs that can take advantage of YARN. Twill uses a simple thread-based model that Java programmers will find familiar. YARN can be viewed as a compute fabric of a cluster, which means YARN applications like Twill will run on any Hadoop 2 cluster[…] Read more at LinuxInsider

Big Data App Engine Continuuity Names WebLogic Founder as Director

For all its vaunted importance to large companies, working with big data is kind of hard. Everybody sort of gets the point: Mine huge troves of data gathered over time through the course of normal business operations, and eventually you get to recognize patterns […] Read more at AllThingsD

Ex-Facebooker Gifts the Social Network’s Data Platform to the World

What does it take to get one of the world’s most stellar venture capitalists to invest in your company? If that name is Andreessen Horowitz, I learned from a February 2013 interview with partner, Peter Levine, that technical brilliance is essential. A case in point is Continuuity […] Read more at Wired

Andreessen Horowitz Betting On Facebook, Yahoo Alumni In $53 Billion Big Data Market

What does it take to get one of the world’s most stellar venture capitalists to invest in your company? If that name is Andreessen Horowitz, I learned from a February 2013 interview with partner, Peter Levine, that technical brilliance is essential. A case in point is Continuuity […] Read more at Forbes

Founders relaunch social reader Streamy to prove a point about big data platforms

Streamy launched in 2007 and officially closed in 2010, but the social news reader application is back in a stripped-down version — not to make its founders boatloads of money on its own, but to prove the capabilities of their new Hadoop application platform. Read more at GigaOM

Data Firm Uses Development Tools To Bypass Shortage of Hadoop Skills

Big data development platforms can simplify the difficult task of running and building complex Apache Hadoop applications. But there’s an unexpected upside to using these tools that extends beyond development cycles and infrastructure stacks. For some, a powerful development platform can also help cut workforce costs […] Read more at DataInformed

Simplifying the Deployment of Hadoop Applications

While there’s generally a lot of excitement these days for all things Hadoop the simple fact is that there’s not a whole lot of expertise out there in terms of IT people that know how to build, roll out and then manage an instance of Hadoop. That creates a frustrating conundrum for developers looking to build Big Data applications […] Read more at ProgrammableWeb

Application Development on Apache YARN Simplifies with Release of Weave

Developers love the latest and greatest development tooling. And next up it’s Kafka, a real-time framework for managing data streams or YARN (or Yet Another Resource Manager) aka MapReduce 2.0, the next generation processing framework for Apache Hadoop. Continuuity, the provider of scale-out application server for Apache Hadoop, announced the release of Weave, a new open source […] Read more at DevopsANGLE

How Facebook Fed Big Data Continuuity

Hadoop and HBase have found mass appeal over the last several months, at least as an experimental approach, if not one for performance-aware mission-critical applications. However, part of the reason some shops push off Hadoop development is because, well…it’s tough. Read more at Datanami

Continuuity Unveils Free Big Data Application PaaS

Continuuity is distinguished by not only having a company name prone to rampant misspelling, but also by its claims to have the industry’s first big data application fabric. This month the firm announced the public beta of Continuuity Developer Suite and Continuuity Developer Sandbox. Read more at Dr.Dobbs

Continuuity Announces Developer Suite and Sandbox

Today Big Data application fabric provider Continuuity announces the public beta for the company’s developer suite and application sandbox enabling PaaS Big Data. October of last year saw commentary on the SDK and other developer tools released by Continuuity into private beta and now much of that hard work is coming to a head. Read more at DevopsANGLE

One To Watch: Continuuity, big data for developers

Hadoop’s evolution from a humble framework to (in the words of creator Doug Cutting) “the kernel of the mainstream data processing system” continues apace. The latest development is the emergence of so-called ‘Big Data-as-a-Service’ companies promising to take the hassle out of Hadoop, such as plucky startup Continuuity. Read more at Jaxenter

Continuuity Raises $10M From Battery, Andreessen Horowitz And Others

Continuuity, a company that provides a big data platform as a service for developers, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners. Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective and Amplify Partners also participated in the rounds. Read more at TechCrunch

Ex-Yahoo, Facebook big data vets do Hadoop for developers

Former Yahoo cloud VP Todd Papaioannou and Facebook engineer Jonathan Gray are trying to big data for programmers with a new platform service called Continuuity. It’s a development environment and runtime layer that sits atop a company’s Hadoop infrastructure. Read more at GigaOM

Press Releases

Continuuity Is Now Cask

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 25, 2014) – Continuuity, the Hadoop data and apps virtualization company, today announced it will change its name to Cask, effective immediately. The new name more accurately reflects the company’s core mission of giving developers simple access to powerful technology. Under the new name, Cask will release its data application platform and related technologies as open source with a commitment to foster dynamic and diverse community-driven development projects. Additionally, Intel big data veteran Boyd Davis has joined Cask’s executive team as Chief Operating Officer. Read More

Continuuity, AT&T Labs to Open Source Real-Time Data Processing Framework

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 3, 2014) – Continuuity, creator of the industry’s first Big Data Application Server for Apache HadoopTM, and AT&T Labs today announced plans to release into open source a disruptive new technology that will provide an integrated, high-quality, and consistent streaming analytics capability. Initially code-named jetStream, it will be made available to the market via open source in the third quarter of 2014. Read More

Continuuity, AT&T Labs to Open Source Real-Time Data Processing Framework

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 3, 2014) – Continuuity, creator of the industry’s first Big Data Application Server for Apache HadoopTM, and AT&T Labs today announced plans to release into open source a disruptive new technology that will provide an integrated, high-quality, and consistent streaming analytics capability. Initially code-named jetStream, it will be made available to the market via open source in the third quarter of 2014. Read More

Continuuity Announces Reactor 2.0 — Easier, Faster Big Data App Development

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 29, 2013) – Continuuity, creator of the industry’s first scale-out application server for Apache Hadoop, today announced the availability of Continuuity Reactor 2.0. Developers and businesses can quickly and easily build and deploy production Big Data apps on Continuuity Reactor 2.0. The latest version is designed for production enterprise apps with features that include MapReduce scheduling, Resource Isolation, High Availability and full support for REST APIs. Read More

Continuuity Collaborates With Rackspace to Enable Big Data Application Lifecycle for Developers

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 29, 2013) – Continuuity, creator of the industry’s first scale-out application server for Apache Hadoop, today announced a strategic relationship with Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, at Strata + Hadoop World 2013. Rackspace is collaborating with Continuuity to provide complementary technology solutions to their Big Data service offerings. Continuuity Reactor provides the Big Data ecosystem with an application platform not only to develop Hadoop applications but also to operationalize and monetize Big Data initiatives. Read More

Continuuity and Lotame Partner to Add Real-Time Streaming to Big Data Platform

PALO ALTO, CA (Marketwire – Aug 13, 2013) – Continuuity, creator of Continuuity Reactor, the industry’s first scale-out application server for Apache Hadoop, announced today a strategic partnership with Lotame Solutions Inc., the global leader in unifying data management. This agreement will drive the integration of Continuuity Reactor with Crowd Control®, Lotame’s data management platform (DMP). Read More

Continuuity Announces Partnership With Joyent as a Preferred Cloud Provider

NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA – (Marketwire – Mar 21, 2013) – (GigaOM Structure: Data) — Continuuity, the industry’s first Big Data application fabric, today announced a partnership with Joyent, Inc., the high-performance cloud infrastructure company. Continuuity products and related services will be available on the Joyent public cloud, a preferred cloud infrastructure provider for deployment of the Continuuity AppFabric™ Read More

Continuuity Democratizes Big Data Application Development With Industry’s First Big Data Application Fabric

NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 23, 2012) – (O’REILLY STRATA + HADOOP WORLD) — Continuuity launched from stealth today to ignite the next generation of Big Data application development. Unveiling the industry’s first Big Data application fabric, the Continuuity Big Data AppFabric™, Continuuity makes it fast and easy for any developer to build, deploy, scale and manage Big Data apps Read More
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