The Mid Week News 15/08/2018 edit  

So we’re back, and given it’s been three weeks, there’s a bumper load of news this week…

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

Other technology news:

  • From DataNami - storage, and how the future of storage is software - link
  • From Hortonworks - GPU support in Hadoop 3.1 - link
  • From ZDNet - advances in self tuning data structures - link
  • Cloudera have a three part blog on how to roll your own schema management tool for Kafka using a Kafka topic to store your schemas - part1; part2; part3
  • From Datnami - a view on parallel graph databases (which we list under our Analytical Databases) category - link
  • Elastic have issues a security warning for Elastic 6.3.0 and 6.3.1 which “May Disable Security for Trial Licenses” - link
  • Hortonworks financial results are out - Dataname; The Register
  • GridGain have a two part blog on how to use Apache Ignite to accelerate Spark - part1; oart2
  • DLab has been submitted to the Apache Incubator - “a platform for creating self-service, exploratory data science environments in the cloud using best-of-breed data science tools” - proposal
  • An in depth piece from Elastic on designing and sizing Elasticsearch clusters, with a specific focus on Elastic Cloud - link
  • This is always fun - thoughts from Microsoft on running a 50 thousand node Hadoop cluster - link
  • Amazon Redshift Spectrum now supports querying nested data structured - link
  • Apache Kafka has a couple of security announcements - CVE-2018-1288 and CVE-2017-12610