"Spark" Posts

Accenture Acquires Big Data Analytics, AI Consulting Firm Kogentix

Accenture acquires Kogentix, an IT consulting firm with more than 220 big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts. Kogentix migrates legacy applications to open source platforms like Hadoop, Spark and Python.

Big Data Information Access: Spark, Presto and Apache Hive (Oh My)

When it comes to accessing big data information, companies use a mix of tools — including Spark, Presto, Apache Hive and more, according to Qubole research findings.

Pivotal Kills Hadoop Distribution, Embraces Hortonworks

Pivotal, part of the EMC Federation, discontinues its own Hadoop distribution and vows to work more closely with former rival Hortonworks.

Coffee Tuesday

5 Channel Partner Updates: 3 Nov 2015

Today’s update involves Microsoft cloud PBX services; a new Office 365 SKU; who paid a $13M compliance fine; visiting Gary Pica; and IT Nation 2015.

Hadoop Demands Channel Partners

Hadoop, the big data storage platform, is gaining momentum in existing enterprise accounts — and could attract plenty of new customers over the next 12 months, according to a global survey of more than 2,000 IT and data management leaders worldwide. The big question: Does Hadoop have enough channel partners to fulfill all that demand? At first glance, […]

Channel E2E Podcast Series

044: BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti

Good evening, I.T. entrepreneurs. In tonight’s podcast, BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti describes a mission to make on-premises big data application deployments as simple as activating a cloud service. The effort sounds a bit like VMware’s early work in the virtualization world. But BlueData is applying its know-how to a new software layer for big data […]