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Big Data News: MapR Partners With Databricks

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MapR adds Apache Spark technology to its distribution, TIBCO advances its ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks integration solution, and Cloudera adds resources to its Cloudera Connect Partner Program to provide deeper levels of engagement.

MapR adds Spark. MapR Technologies announced a strategic partnership with Databricks and the addition of the complete Apache Spark technology stack to the MapR Distribution. The Spark in-memory processing framework provides speed, programming ease and real-time processing advantages. With many organizations running Spark in production MapR environments, the Spark-based applications benefit from the enterprise-grade dependability and performance of the MapR Distribution, and from the ability to process real-time operational data due to MapR’s Direct Access NFS interface. With this, MapR customers can obtain 24×7 support for all projects in the Spark stack. In addition, MapR and Databricks are joining forces to drive the roadmap and accelerate innovation on these projects. This will benefit MapR customers and the broader Hadoop community over the coming years, starting with the upcoming release of Apache Spark 1.0. “It has become clear that Apache Spark offers a combination of high-performance, in-memory data processing and multiple computation models that is well suited to serving as the basis of next-generation data processing platforms,” commented Matt Aslett, research director, data platforms and analytics, 451 Research. “MapR’s support for the complete Spark stack, combined with its partnership with Databricks, should give Hadoop users the confidence to start developing applications to take advantage of Spark’s performance and flexibility.”

TIBCO advances ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0. TIBCO Software (TIBX) announced TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0, the next generation of TIBCO’s flagship product and leading integration solution. The new release features a productive design environment that enables organizations to act in real time by making data available, reliable, and actionable. It gives a single platform to transform big data into fast data, and uses a model-driven development approach for users to develop, debug, configure and deploy integration processes without having to write any lines of code. “More than ever, the foundation for business initiatives success is the ability to integrate applications together and fuel them with fast data—the ability to influence what’s about to happen, not what’s already happened,” said Matt Quinn, chief technology officer, TIBCO. “Integration is no longer just a matter of simple ‘plumbing’ – organizations need to be agile. ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 dramatically increases the speed with which new solutions can be configured and deployed, enabling much quicker time-to-results.”

Cloudera enhances Connect Partner Program. Cloudera announced that it has added resources, training, certification and communications to its Cloudera Connect Partner Program. The program affords a wide variety of opportunities to partner with Cloudera and deliver integrated Big Data solutions to the market. The Cloudera technology certification program allows partners to work directly with Cloudera to integrate, test and certify their products against Cloudera Enterprise. By expanding resources available in the partner portal, partners and Cloudera will improve direct communications and have access to a single location for comprehensive sales content. Online access to Cloudera University, certifications and requirements, and more training resources will significantly enhance partners’ ability to support Cloudera customers’ data management objectives. “In a world where data continues to grow, becomes more valuable but increasingly unmanageable, our partners are looking for ways to make their products and services big data relevant,” said Tim Stevens, vice president, Business and Corporate Development, Cloudera. “Many do not, however, have the expertise, resources or brand recognition needed to achieve this goal. Partners that join our 900+ ecosystem are able to take advantage of deep collaboration, certification and association with the world’s leading enterprise analytic data management provider. This allows them to rise above the crowd and gain an audience with leading enterprise customers.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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