Databricks, O’Reilly Announce Apache Spark Certification Training

Databricks and O’Reilly Media will launch a certification program for developers of Apache Spark, the Big Data analytics cluster platform. Yet another certification program for Big Data and the cloud has entered the fray. But this one, offered by Databricks and O’Reilly Media, is the first for developers working with Apache Spark, the open source Big Data processing engine.
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Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

The newest version of MapR’s Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates. Open source Big Data vendor MapR expanded the functionality of its Hadoop distribution this week with the announcement of MapR 4.0.1, whose headlining feature is Apache Drill 0.5 integration.
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Open source datacenter computing with Apache Mesos

Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks. Mesos is a open source software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley. It sits between the application layer and the operating system and makes it easier to deploy and manage applications in large-scale clustered environments more efficiently. It can run many applications on a dynamically shared pool of nodes. Prominent users of Mesos include Twitter, Airbnb, MediaCrossing, Xogito and Categorize.read more
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