Microsoft, IBM Make Analytics Announcements at Hadoop Conference

This week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference has proved a popular place for vendors to make announcements related to their big data analytics offerings. For example, IBM launched IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark, which enables native Spark processing on the mainframe. Similarly, Microsoft unveiled a trio of big data offerings that run on its Azure cloud computing service: an updated version of Spark for Azure HDInsight, R Server for HDInsight and the Azure Data Catalog.

Other companies making announcements at the event included Tamr, which announced support for Spark and a new partnership with DataRPM, and Platfora, which announced general availability of Platfora 5.2, its big data platform that is based on Hadoop and Spark.

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