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Introduction

Cloudera’s newly announced open source project, Ibis, is intended to provide a smoother path to Hadoop for Python programmers. This is part of a broader strategy to support multiple practitioner bases beyond core MapReduce programmers.

Highlights

  • The underlying theme of the need for programmatic frameworks reflects the emergence of a critical-mass R and Python developer community that enterprises can rely on, beyond SQL, for analytics.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the growing importance of programmatic analytics as a mainstream alternative to SQL for analytics.
  • Positions Cloudera project Ibis as part of its strategy to promote Spark as another Hadoop development path.

Key questions answered

  • What does Cloudera project Ibis mean for Python programmers?
  • What does Cloudera project Ibis mean for enterprises that are conducting big data analytics?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The importance of programmatic analytics
  • To developers, having their own black boxes matters
  • What's the importance to the enterprise?

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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