Hadoop spinner Cloudera lights Spark on MapReduce retirement

Cloudera, one of the Big Data pioneers founded on Hadoop – the open-source implementation of Google’s MapReduce – is replacing… MapReduce. On Wednesday, the firm announced the Open Platform Initiative, which will see it substitute MapReduce for the Apache Software Foundation’s Spark, a cluster-computing framework which has attracted big-name support. Cloudera said its initiative would let Spark become the successor to Hadoop’s MapReduce framework for general Hadoop data processing. The firm claimed “wide adoption” of Spark among its customers in the last 18 months, with Spark also becoming the most popular open-source project in the Hadoop ecosystem. Cloudera founder and chief strategy officer Mike Olson said in a statement: Spark is well on its way to succeeding MapReduce in enabling jobs with hundreds of executors each, running simultaneously on large…

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