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Spark fragmentation undermines community

Vinod Iyengar Crunch Network Contributor Vinod Iyengar is the director of product marketing at open source machine learning company H2O.ai. How to join the network The Hadoop distribution war comes down to a final battle between Cloudera’s CDH and Hortonworks’ HDP. That wasn’t always the case. At the peak of ...

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How chief information officers become chief innovation officers

In the early 1900s, large organizations needed another type of CEO: Chief Electricity Officer. Before there was an accessible and reliable power grid to plug into, organizations that needed electricity employed a CEO to make sure they had steady and cheap access to this vital commodity. Given the aging data center architecture, it’s ...

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EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020

European Union officials announced today that, starting in 2020, any research that owes its existence in some way to public funding must be freely accessible and reusable. Recommendations were also made to encourage investment and ease the passage of startup founders between various European states. The decision arose from a ...

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Twitter tunes into Spotify to soundtrack its audio cards

Whistle while you tweet with the new partnership between Twitter and Spotify. Now you can listen to 30-second previews of songs in your timeline thanks to Twitter’s audio cards which now support Spotify. Twitter first launched audio cards in 2014 with iTunes previews and later worked with SoundCloud. Now the ...

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