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Google’s Hadoop Offerings, Rutgers Analytics Program: Big Data Roundup
February 29, 2016 News

Google’s managed Hadoop- and Spark-as-a-Service offerings have gone to general availability. Rutgers University is offering a big data and data analytics remote learning certificate program. Alteryx is expanding its predictive analytics offerings. We’ve got all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Feb. 28, 2016.

Another busy week has gone by in the world of big data. This time around we have news from Google, Alteryx, Tibco, and Rutgers University. Plus a look at how to predict the outcome of the Academy Awards using science.

Let’s start with Google. This week, the master of Internet search went big with its cloud-based big data service. The company announced that Google Dataproc, its managed Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark service, is generally available.

The service has been in beta since September 2015. In that time, according to Google, customers have created clusters numbering from three to thousands of virtual CPUs using its Developers Console and Cloud SDK. The service also provides integrations to Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Bigtable, and Google Cloud Storage. Dataproc can also be used in conjunction with Google Cloud Dataflow for real-time batch and stream processing.

Google also recently moved its Cloud Vision API from limited release to open beta. The company said the tool will enable developers to create apps that can parse emotional content contained in a photo or image.


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