The Mid Week News - 25/10/2017 edit  

It’s news time again…

Technology updates (details are on the relevant technology pages):

Other technology news:

  • Some interesting slides from Todd Lipcon on the Kudu blog on Hybrid Transactional/Analytic Processing (HTAP) and how Kudu compares to Google Spanner - link
  • A couple of updates from Neo4j from its GraphConnect conference in New York, including the contribution of a Cypher interface for Apache Spark, and new analytical functions in Neo4J - ZDNet; The Register
  • Comparison of Apache Cassandra and ScyllaDB (the Cassandra port to C++) from ZDNet - link
  • From The Register - The Linux Foundation have a new open-data licence - link
  • From the Influx blog - getting started with InfluxDB in 5 minutes - link
  • The John Snow Labs have released an NLP library for Apache Spark - link
  • Gartner have released their latest Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. No significant changes, thoughts from The Register are here