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Big Data Vendor Of The Week

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Airnb @Maxime Beauchemin


Airbnb is a fast growing, data informed company. Our data teams and data volume are growing quickly, and accordingly, so does the complexity of the challenges we take on. Our growing workforce of data engineers, data scientists and analysts are using Airflow, a platform we built to allow us to move fast, keep our momentum as we author, monitor and retrofit data pipelines.

Today, we are proud to announce that we are open sourcing and sharing Airflow, our workflow management platform.

DAGs are blooming

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Hakkaido University


Hokkaido University is offering researchers unprecedented access to Big Data analysis of data stored in Japan's largest academic cloud using DataDirect Networks (DDN) WOS® object storage, Storage Fusion Architecture®  (SFA) high-performance storage engine delivered as complete solution with the company's GRIDScalerTM appliance.

  • Many universities today building HPC-based research computing and engineering infrastructures grapple with the challenge of managing disparate applications and technical requirements with limited budgets. With more than a thousand researchers accessing, sharing and archiving vital research for high performance computing, data science, machine learning and video surveillance projects, Hokkaido University required a single system...
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Blue Data


BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today launched EPICTM Enterprise, the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise. The EPIC platform is powered by BlueDataTM patent-pending technology, including DataTapTM and IOBoostTM, which eliminates time-consuming data movement and unnecessary data duplication without compromising performance. With the release of EPIC, BlueData is democratizing Big Data by streamlining and simplifying Big Data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. Enterprises of all sizes can now build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days instead of months and at a cost savings of 50%-75% compared with traditional approaches....

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 MapR provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the addition of Apache Drill 0.5 to the MapR Distribution including Hadoop. Bringing next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, Apache Drill provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources including modern applications.

“Organizations want to provide access to data stored in Hadoop and NoSQL databases to a broader set of users with existing SQL analysis skills,” said Matt Aslett, research director, data platforms and analytics, 451 Research. "Apache Drill's ability to provide access to data in Hadoop without the need for centralized schemas and also to NoSQL datasets with complex data structures including nested and repeated fields differentiates it from traditional approaches to SQL-on-Hadoop."

Apache Drill provides the flexibility to immediately query complex data in native formats, such as schema-less data, nested data, and data...

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