In this episode we have an interview with John Mertic about ODPi. There has been plenty of mystery and even some controversy about ODPi which we attempt to resolve for you. READ MORE.
As summertime rolls on, we can enjoy a little sun, a little rest, and a big opportunity to reflect on the key trends to watch in the second half of 2016. Here are a few of my predictions of what comes next: READ MORE.
What if you could open your market up with considerably little engineering effort? It’s happening with ODPi (Open Data Platform initiative) compliance, according to John Mertic, director of Program Management for ODPi and Open Mainframe Project at The Linux Foundation. READ MORE.
The mood of this week’s Hadoop Summit has felt wonderfully diverse. There is a cognitive disconnect between the incremental progress of dot release feature sets and the revolutionary new business and societal applications of the technology. READ MORE.
It was a big week for Big Data, with multiple vendors making announcements at this week’s Hadoop Summit in San Jose. Among the big multi-vendor announcements in the Hadoop ecosystem was one from Linux Foundation ODPi (Open Data Platform Initiative). READ MORE.
Testing applications against Hadoop distributions is not fun, either for application developers or end users, and it takes up too much precious time. According to Alan Gates, co-founder of Hortonworks and ODPi member, that’s the issue the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) is here to solve: create a single test specification that works across all Hadoop distributions so developers can get back to creating innovative applications and end users can get back to making money, or curing cancer, or sending people into space. READ MORE.
Although interest in all things relating to Hadoop is running high, there’s a lot of contention these days behind the scenes between Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR Technologies concerning when and where they can add value to the open-source platform. To mitigate some of that contention, a large number of independent software vendors banded together to form ODPi, a non-profit consortium that focuses on, among other things, how to make sure the run-time environments surrounding Hadoop remain consistent across multiple distributions of an open-source platform. READ MORE.
The Apache Software Foundation oversees more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, supported by a diverse global community of committers. This thriving open source community was in full force this week at Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America in Vancouver. READ MORE.