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By | April 29th, 2015 | Hadoop

What’s the secret to great Hadoop?

We regularly tell people that the Hadoop experience at Altiscale is fundamentally better than anything they could build for themselves on premises. It’s also better than what they could run for themselves on a generic, infrastructure-as-a-service cloud like Amazon.

By | February 24th, 2015 | Hadoop, Spark

What is the problem that the Open Data Platform seeks to solve?

Last week, the Open Data Platform (ODP) was announced and written about in the technology and business press. While Altiscale has received strong support for its participation in the ODP, we have also received many questions about why the ODP is necessary and the exact role that it would serve. In this blog post, we want to explain more deeply the problem that the ODP is out to solve. In a subsequent post we’ll discuss why we think that a new organization complementary to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is the best way to solve this problem.

By | February 17th, 2015 | Big Data, Hadoop, Hadoop as a Service

The Open Data Platform: Uniting for an Enterprise-Class Hadoop Ecosystem

This morning, a coalition of fourteen leading technology organizations announced the creation of the Open Data Platform (ODP), an industry association dedicated to accelerating the adoption of enterprise-class, big data applications that are based on the Apache Hadoop ecosystem of solutions. We at Altiscale are proud to be part of this initiative.