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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Scala gaining ground in the Hadoop ecosystem

Posted on 27 Aug 2014

Java has historically been the main development language within the Hadoop community. Both Apache Hadoop and HBase are developed in Java, as most of the early tooling for the platform. Overall, Java preeminence is clear, and the language’s vast pool of developers further guarantees its privileged position.

Over the last 2-3 years however, Scala has been gaining significant ground. Obviously the two languages should not be opposed, as Scala programs run in the JVM. Scala provides full ...

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