Apache Flink 1.5.0 Release Announcement

According to a recent press release, “The Apache Flink community is thrilled to announce the 1.5.0 release. Over the past 5 months, the Flink community has been working hard to resolve more than 780 issues. Please check the complete changelog for more detail. Flink 1.5.0 is the sixth major release in the 1.x.y series. As […]

Instaclustr Launches Managed Open Source-as-a-Service Platform

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “Instaclustr, offering scalable open source technologies delivered as completely managed solutions, today announced the launch of its Open Source-as-a-Service platform. This comprehensive platform offers customers across industries — and from startups to the enterprise — fully hosted and securely managed Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, Elasticsearch, Kibana, […]

Progress Releases New DataDirect Connector for Apache Cassandra

by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Progress today announced the release of Progress® DataDirect® for Apache Cassandra, a new series of connectors in its DataDirect enterprise data connectivity suite. Leveraging industry-accepted SQL-based ODBC and JDBC standards with patented normalization technology, DataDirect for Apache Cassandra makes the Cassandra NoSQL database instantly compatible with […]

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Kudu as a Top-Level Project

by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache® Kudu™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project’s community and products have been well-governed […] Unveils Sparkling Water 2.0

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company announces, “, the company bringing AI to business, today announced the availability of Sparkling Water 2.0. Sparkling Water 2.0 builds off the enormous popularity of Sparkling Water,’s API for Apache Spark, with additional features and functionality. New features include the ability to interface with […]

Hadoop Turns 10

by Angela Guess Andrew Brust reports on ZDnet, “It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. The Apache Hadoop project, the open source implementation of Google’s File System (GFS) and MapReduce execution engine, turned 10 this week. The technology, originally part of Apache Nutch, an even older open source project for Web crawling, was separated out […]

IBM Open Sources Machine Learning System, SystemML

by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley recently wrote in SiliconAngle, “IBM has fulfilled its promise to open-source SystemML, a machine learning system that’s now been accepted as an Apache Incubator project. It’s a significant milestone for SystemML, which is already used to power IBM’s BigInsights data analytics platform. The Apache Incubator program is a kind of […]

MapR Continues Expansion of Free Hadoop On-Demand Training

by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced availability of a complete Apache HBase design and development curriculum on its free Hadoop On-Demand Training program. These courses can lead to HBase certification, allowing developers to deploy complex operational applications […]

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