Big Data Quarterly Articles



The focus of data governance should not be on creating bureaucracy and rules, but instead on business enablement within context of use. To do this, I suggest looking at data governance not as enforcement of a discipline, but instead as a process of guiding a data expedition. Let's look at what a data expedition entails and how data governance will be the guide of this ongoing journey.

Posted October 13, 2016

A new world of self-service BI brings with it its own issue of data chaos. When everyone is looking at the data their own way, people find different answers to the same questions.

Posted October 10, 2016

The rise of big data with new sources of data for analytics represents new opportunity to put data to work in organizations for a wide range of uses. A developing use case for leveraging data analytics on large datasets is fraud discovery.

Posted October 05, 2016

Choosing when to leverage cloud infrastructure is a topic that should not be taken lightly. There are a few issues that should be considered when debating cloud as part of a business strategy.

Posted October 04, 2016

NoSQL and Hadoop—two foundations of the emerging agile data architecture—have been on the scene for several years now, and, industry observers say, adoption continues to accelerate—especially within mainstream enterprises that weren't necessarily at the cutting edge of technology in the past.

Posted October 04, 2016

At Strata + Hadoop World, Hortonworks showcased its technology solutions for streaming analytics, security, governance, and Apache Spark at scale.

Posted September 30, 2016

Data lakes are quickly transitioning from interesting idea to priority project. A recent study, "Data Lake Adoption and Maturity," from Unisphere Research showed that nearly half of respondents have an approved budget or have requested budget to launch a data lake project. What's driving this rapid rush to the lake?

Posted September 27, 2016

At Strata + Hadoop World, MapR Technologies announced support for microservices that leverage continuous analytics, automated actions, and rapid response to better impact business as it happens. The new capabilities in the MapR Platform range from microservices application monitoring and management to integrated support for agile microservices application development.

Posted September 27, 2016

With the growth of data variety, volume, and velocity, innovative data management approaches are needed. To help organizations get the most from their data, Big Data Quarterly presents the second annual "Big Data 50," our list of companies driving innovation.

Posted September 14, 2016

Conventional wisdom insists that IT will migrate to the cloud entirely at some point. But practical experience shows that enterprises that have invested in legacy architecture that still has many years of life left in it are not likely to rip and replace, at potentially astronomical costs. Instead, implementing a Bimodal IT approach supported by SDDC on integrated systems will allow companies to address scalability needs with agility, while also ensuring the mission-critical functions of their legacy systems are not compromised.

Posted September 12, 2016

Data lakes are quickly transitioning from interesting idea to priority project. A recent study, "Data Lake Adoption and Maturity," from Unisphere Research showed that nearly half of respondents have an approved budget or have requested budget to launch a data lake project.

Posted September 12, 2016

The elastic and distributed technologies that run modern applications require a new approach to operations — one that learns about your infrastructure and assists IT operators with maintenance and problem-solving. The interdependencies between new applications are creating chaos in existing systems and surfacing the operational challenges of modern systems. Solutions such as micro services architectures alleviate the scalability pains of centralized proprietary services but at a tremendous cost in complexity.

Posted August 25, 2016

Hadoop adoption in the enterprise is growing steadily and, as the platform continues to rise in popularity, more companies are arriving on the front lines to find out how these technologies work. In fact, a recent Unisphere Research survey conducted over the subscribers of Database Trends and Applications found 55% of respondents currently use the platform and 44% have four or more clusters.

Posted August 25, 2016

Perhaps the biggest and most overlooked is how to create accurate test data. You're implementing a new system in order to deal with a massive amount of data, and perhaps your relational database can't handle the volume, so it's vitally important to properly test this new system and ensure that it doesn't fall over as soon as the data floods in.

Posted August 23, 2016

Informatica is releasing five new Informatica Cloud offerings in Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace) to help organizations jumpstart data management projects in the cloud.

Posted August 12, 2016

Paxata is unleashing new native push/pull seamless connectivity options to and from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that include the Amazon Redshift data warehouse and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Posted August 11, 2016

Nimbus Data is releasing a new all-flash platform for cloud, big data, virtualization, and massive digital content that will offer unprecedented scale and efficiency.

Posted August 09, 2016

1010data, Inc. is making enhancements to its Consumer Insights Platform (CIP) with its latest release. CIP 3.0 supports a wider range of business users by facilitating faster decision-making with a more user-friendly interface, additional reports, and enhanced interactivity built right into key features, according to the company.

Posted August 05, 2016

With a variety of big data comes complexity and enterprises are faced with the challenge of extracting and combining that data to form meaningful insights.

Posted July 21, 2016

Monte Zweben, CEO and co-founder of the company that was founded in 2012, talks with Big Data Quarterly about why Splice Machine has rolled out an open source Community Edition - and why it is doing so now

Posted July 18, 2016

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade In-Memory Data Fabric solutions based on Apache Ignite, is releasing a new edition of its signature platform.

Posted July 05, 2016

RedPoint Global, a provider of data management and customer engagement software, has announced integration with Microsoft Azure HDInsight to support enhanced data management capabilities via Hadoop deployments on Microsoft Azure. RedPoint is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, and the new integration evolved from its participation in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program.

Posted June 30, 2016

The next major release of MarkLogic's enterprise NoSQL database platform is expected to be generally available by the end of this year. Gary Bloom, president and CEO of the company, recently reflected on the changing database market and how new features in MarkLogic 9 address evolving requirements for data management in a big data world. "For the first time in years, the industry is going through a generational shift of database technology - and it is a pretty material shift," observed Bloom.

Posted June 30, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. unveiled new innovations at Hadoop Summit that will improve the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), allowing enterprises to accumulate, analyze, and act on data.

Posted June 29, 2016

Qubole unveiled a new feature to its Qubole Data Service (QDS) called auto-caching, a next-generation disk cache for cloud storage systems that works across different data engines.

Posted June 28, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc.,is partnering with AtScale to resell AtScale's technology, providing users with the ability to query data without any data movement from any business intelligence tool.

Posted June 28, 2016

MapR Technologies is introducing a new initiative that will help support Hadoop deployments and increase user and administrator productivity.

Posted June 28, 2016

Pepperdata is unveiling a new tool that will evaluate and assess Hadoop clusters and provide visibility into current cluster conditions.

Posted June 27, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit in San Jose, Teradata announced the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto.

Posted June 27, 2016

Talend has released the newest version of its Data Fabric, an integration platform for both developers and business users whether their applications are on-premises or in the cloud. The updated platform now features enterprise-grade support for data preparation, a solution that reduces the time required for collection and analysis of data.

Posted June 27, 2016

Big data with its increasing volume, velocity, and variety is causing organizations to see their data as a valuable commodity. But central to that value, says Amit Walia, chief product officer of Informatica, is the ability to bring all data together to get a single view. Here, Walia discusses the three key challenges organizations face and what he sees as the biggest disruptor on the horizon.

Posted June 23, 2016

Trifacta, a provider of data wrangling software, is deepening technical integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and the industry's first certification for Apache Atlas, a data governance and metadata framework for Hadoop.

Posted June 23, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. is enhancing its Global Professional Services (GPS) program to support and enable Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms customers.

Posted June 16, 2016

When working with data governance practitioners, I often hear comments that indicate pockets of data governance excellence (the proverbial half-full glass) or silos of data governance (half-empty) as they work toward the common goal of enterprise data governance. This is often accompanied by an observation that "if we could just get everyone to follow the rules (the same rules), then we could truly and successfully govern at the enterprise level."

Posted June 09, 2016

The popularity of open source analytical software has sparked the debate about the added value of commercial tools. Commercial and open source software each have their merits which should be thoroughly evaluated before any analytical software investment decision is made.

Posted June 08, 2016

While the high-speed world of futuristic IoT applications sounds exciting, it is really the mass of connected "small data" sensors that is truly going to deliver on the social and economic promise of the IoT revolution. The problem is how to effectively connect this "small data" IoT world.

Posted June 08, 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal construct that emanates from the EU and has already resulted in far-ranging implications for all producers, providers, and consumers of services delivered or maintained in the cloud. Though it has yet to go into effect, this system of regulations is sure to impact every provider, producer, and consumer of cloud-based infrastructure, products, services, and, most importantly, data in the years ahead.

Posted June 08, 2016

Cloud computing is gaining ground in the enterprise since it allows businesses to concentrate on their core competencies rather than on IT. As cloud becomes more popular, organizations are focusing on hybrid strategies that combine on-premise and cloud capabilities, industry research shows. However, data integration and security remain concerns.

Posted June 07, 2016

Using data visualization to support visual data storytelling is a craft, and one that takes practice, expertise, and a good bit of drafting and rewriting. Strong visual narratives that make data easier to understand, according to The Economist, "meld the skills of computer science, statistics, artistic design, and storytelling."

Posted June 07, 2016

While the focus of the IoT data discussion has understandably been on the strength of near real-time analytics to power what will soon become automated decisions based on information such as sensor data, there is also the question of what happens with data after the real-time window has closed. The time value of data is an important thing for IoT-enabled businesses to consider. Applying cost versus benefit to data is the first step organizations must take when considering the benefit of storing data, which data to store, and how secure the data will be.

Posted June 06, 2016

In the wide world of Hadoop today, there are seven technology areas that have garnered a high level of interest. These key areas prove that Hadoop is not just a big data tool; it is a strong ecosystem in which new projects coming along are assured of exposure and interoperability because of the strength of the environment.

Posted June 03, 2016

In a new book, titled Next Generation Databases: NoSQL, NewSQL and Big Data, Guy Harrison explores and contrasts both new and established database technologies. Harrison, who leads the team at Dell that develops the Toad, Spotlight, and SharePlex product families, wrote the book to address the gap he sees in the conversation about the latest generation of databases.

Posted June 03, 2016

The honeymoon between business and big data is over. The end was conclusively noted when Gartner placed big data in its trough of disillusionment. We've reached a point where companies must figure out how to use big data analytics in profitable ways.

Posted June 03, 2016

Data Summit 2016, held in May in NYC, brought together IT managers, data architects, application developers, data analysts, project managers, and business managers to hear industry-leading professionals deliver educational presentations on industry trends and technologies, networks with their peers, and participate in hands-on workshops. Here are 10 key takeaways from Data Summit 2016:

Posted May 23, 2016

While further discussions and negotiations about the proposed replacement to Safe Harbor continue, the future is clear: U.S. companies have no choice but to shore up their data privacy and security measures in line with Europe's progressive stance. While a nec­essary evolution, history has proved time and time again that companies that take proactive steps today to address future needs will be better positioned than those who attempt to meet compliance-related requirements retroactively.

Posted May 20, 2016

ThoughtSpot, a provider of search-driven analytics platforms, is receiving a $50 million investment, led by investor General Catalyst Partners and Geodesic Capital, to propel the company's growth.

Posted May 20, 2016

Syncsort is adding new capabilities to its platform, including native integration with Apache Spark and Apache Kafka. DMX-h v9 allows organizations to access and integrate enterprise-wide data with streams from real-time sources.

Posted May 18, 2016

While the big data industry has lacked a consistent and well-understood definition of the data lake since its entry into the hype cycle, clear use cases and best practices are now emerging.

Posted May 18, 2016

Qlik is unveiling the next version of its Qlik Sense Enterprise platform, combing enterprise readiness and governance with visualization and data preparation capabilities, according to the company.

Posted May 03, 2016

Led by Pivotal, GE Ventures, and GTD Capital, SnappyData has secured $3.65 million in Series A funding that will help it grow and further its technologies.

Posted April 29, 2016

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