We are proud to announce that Everis has become our partner

Everis is a multinational consulting firm providing business and strategy solutions, application development, maintenance, and outsourcing services. Established in 1996, everis has averaged 20% annual growth in revenues and became part of NTT Data in January, 2014.

Being part of the NTT Data group enables Everis to offer a wider range of solutions and services through increased capacity as well as technological, geographical, and financial resources

Big Data Spain 2014 summary

Once Data Sources API  has been released, we’ve wanted to take advantage of these new features and, for this reason, we have developed a Spark-MongoDB library. With this new connector we help the growing MongoDB community to simplify the interaction with this datasource via Spark.

This library provides the mechanism for accessing MongoDB collections in a structured way from SparkSQL, accesible from Python and Scala API’s. Since MongoDB is an open-source document database leader among NoSQL databases and is highly used in several projects [http://www.mongodb.com/leading-nosql-database] we find this connection with all the operations permitted by SparkSQL not only useful but necessary.

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A new Partner, Xeridia, joins us on our journey through Big Data

Stratio has a new Partner, Xeridia: specialized in technology consulting, software development, and systems integration. Since its founding in 2003 it has stood for a high level of technology and expertise, with Big Data technology as one of its pillars. Given the importance Big Data is having and the development of related technologies, Xeridia chose to conduct a thorough study of current ecosystems worldwide. The result of this research was the adoption of Spark and Stratio’s existing technology as the most solid, stable and simple platform.

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When Stratio met Spark: A true love story

Certified distribution

Stratio is delighted to announce that it is officially a Certified Spark Distribution. The certification is very important for us because we deeply believe that the certification program provides many benefits to the Spark community: It facilitates collaboration and integration, offers broad evolution and support for the rich Spark ecosystem, simplifies the adoption of critical security updates, and allows the development of applications valid for any certified distribution – a key ingredient for a successful ecosystem.

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First Apache Spark meetup

Stratio kicked off its first Apache Spark meetups earlier this month. Our friends and members of other groups on meetup joined in when we announced the group in Madrid.

Only 2 weeks later we celebrated our first Spark meetup. The expectation was unusually high. We counted 101 members on the group, 50 RVSP’d, and 8 members on the waiting list. This surprised us because Spark only recently became an Apache project and it is yet to be widely known in the mainstream enterprise in the US, never mind in Europe.

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A formidable 2013 year of a Big Data start-up

The first 12 months of a BigData venture

We will remember 2013 as the year when Stratio was born. The brainchild of Oscar MéndezNacho CabreraJulio Casal and a few others, Stratio was only a number of disconnected ideas just 12 months ago. Some of the best ones were discussed, sometimes quite passionately, at a number of weekly web conferences between Madrid and Palo Alto in the early months of the year.

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