Monday, June 6, 2016

Microsoft picks Apache

Microsoft bets on Apache Spark

In addition, Microsoft announced that R Server for HDInsight (essentially the cloud-based version of R Server) is coming out of preview later this summer and Spark for Azure HDInsight is now generally available with support for managed Spark services from Hortonworks. Power BI, Microsoft’s suite of business intelligence tools, will now also support Spark Streaming to allow users to push real-time data from Spark right into Power BI.

This mirrors what we see in this space as well.  The open-source initiatives are going take off and the proprietary solutions are going to fall away.  I think the big providers (SAG, IBM, Tibco) need to take note.