Hadoop Pioneer MapR Faces An Uncertain Future

It is no secret that the big three commercial Hadoop distributors have been running into headwinds in recent years as more workloads and data have made their way into the public cloud and that these Hadoop platform providers have spent a lot of money and time to expand their stacks beyond the basic open source Hadoop.


Those Without Persistent Memory Are Fated To Repeat It

We have published a number of stories lately that talk about the innovative uses of Intel’s 3D XPoint Optane persistent memory modules, which are a key component of the company’s “Cascade Lake” Xeon SP systems and which are also becoming a foundational technology in clustered storage based on NVM-Express over Fabrics interconnects from a number of storage upstarts.