HTalk DSL for HBase is now open-source

As a company, we are regularly using in our customer projects and software developments open-source components from the Hadoop ecosystem. HBase, Spark and Zeppelin are thus the three major Apache projects we have incorporated in our HFactory offering and it feels quite natural to bring our own contribution to the community now.

A humble one obviously as using such top-level Apache projects as the ones above mentioned, we have always felt we were standing on the shoulders of giants. Still we ...

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Easy web services on top of a Hadoop data lake

Posted on 24 May 2016

As it entered the enterprise world, Hadoop has become increasingly associated with the concept of data lake. The idea is actually very simple (hence its success!): with its schema-free file system, capable of handling structured, semi-structured and new unstructured data alike, Hadoop helps overcome the traditional structuration of enterprise data in silos.

With a wide range of tools to import data, the use of commodity hardware for underlying storage and the availability of parallel processing technologies for ...

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HFactory integrates Spark for advanced analytics

Posted on 17 May 2016

After using it in various customer projects over the last year, we have now finalised the integration of Apache Spark into the HFactory platform. From the very start, Spark was a natural extension of the work we had accomplished within HFactory: the solutions share the same functional programming principles, a focus on elegant and expressive APIs and both are built on the powerful Scala programming language. So we are especially pleased to now offer a fully packaged solution ...

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Easy application development on Cloud Bigtable

Posted on 02 June 2015

In a recent blog post “HBase, one API to rule them all”, we saluted the beta release by Google of its flagship Bigtable database as a Cloud service. Based on the technology powering Google’s Search, Map and Docs web offerings, Cloud Bigtable dramatically alters the landscape of online NoSQL data services. The solution offers unparalleled performance and single-digit millisecond latency, providing an ideal backend for large-scale, data-centric applications. Packaged as a ready-to-use managed environment, Cloud Bigtable ...

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