The Mid Week News - 06/12/2017 edit  

Right - time for your weekly updates on new software releases and interesting new information and posts, with a big dump from AWS re:Invent this week…

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

Other technology news:

  • After the Azure product dump a few weeks ago, it’s Amazon’s turn via AWS re:Invent:
  • From Cloudera, infrastructure considerations for deploying CDH - link
  • MapR have posted their thoughts on Apache Drill as part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, and their view of it as “a unified SQL access layer across files, tables and streams”, along (of course) with some new benchmarks - link
  • An interesting post of MariaDB AX, the data warehouse solution from MariaDB that’s built on MariaDB ColumnStore, on bulk and streaming ingestion of data - link.
  • AtScale now runs over Amazon RedShift - link
  • Confluent have a new blog post on Confluent Platform 4.0 (Confluent Open Source and Confluent Enterprise) - link
  • From ZDNet, an interview on Apache Flink and thoughts on the wider ecosystem - link
  • From Google, another post on the separation of storage and compute with BigQuery - link
  • Crail has been accepted to the Apache Incubator - we last saw this in October when it was submitted, so that’s a pretty quick turn around. As a recap, this looks like a high performance distributed and tiered (in memory, flash and disk) storage layer for temporary data that provides memory, storage and network access that bypasses the JVM and OS, and with integration to Spark (as a custom Spark Suffler that improves sort performance by a factor of five) and Hadoop (via an HDFS adaptor).