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Big Data

The well-known three Vs of Big Data - Volume, Variety, and Velocity – are increasingly placing pressure on organizations that need to manage this data as well as extract value from this data deluge for Predictive Analytics and Decision-Making. Big Data technologies, services, and tools such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and NoSQL/NewSQL databases and Data Integration techniques, In-Memory approaches, and Cloud technologies have emerged to help meet the challenges posed by the flood of Web, Social Media, Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) data flowing into organizations.



Big Data Articles

There are plenty of pronouncements about artificial intelligence—both in terms of the miracles it can produce and the threat it poses to humanity. But according to Ali Ghodsi, co-founder and CEO of Databricks, there is actually a "1% problem" in that there are a handful of companies such as Google, Amazon, and a few others that are actually accomplishing their goals with it. AI has vast potential but some of the claims, as well as the fears, are overstated and a little premature right now, he contends.

Posted August 18, 2017

At the SHARE summer 2017 event in Providence, RI, Harry Williams, SHARE's president, reflected on the changes taking place in the enterprise technology ecosystem, and what's ahead for the IBM users group and the industry overall.

Posted August 18, 2017

Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, has completed the $1.26 billion acquisition of enterprise software providers Syncsort Incorporated and Vision Solutions, Inc. from affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Headquartered in Pearl River, NY, the new company benefits from a dramatic increase in global presence, as well as significantly expanded product offerings, afforded by the combination.

Posted August 18, 2017

Docker has announced the latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), a container as a service (CaaS) platform for managing and securing Windows, Linux, and mainframe applications across both on premises and cloud infrastructure.

Posted August 16, 2017

InfluxData has updated InfluxCloud, its managed and hosted version of the InfluxData open source time series DB platform for metrics and events.

Posted August 16, 2017

Here's an obvious statement: The database needs storage and memory. But, what exactly can be done when the database administrator is asking for answers?

Posted August 16, 2017

These days, end users—be they employees or consumers visiting a site—expect information delivered in seconds, if not nanoseconds. Applications tied into networks of connected devices and sensors are powering operations and making adjustments on a real-time basis.

Posted August 16, 2017

The production release of Oracle Database Programming Interface for C (ODPI-C) is now available on GitHub. ODPI-C is an open source library of C code that simplifies access to Oracle Database for applications written in C or C++. It is available as source code on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 and/or the Oracle UPL licenses, for direct inclusion into a code base.

Posted August 16, 2017

Oracle has announced that Oracle Exadata Cloud is now available on Oracle's bare-metal compute and storage services. According to Oracle, the integrated and programmable cloud services enhance application development and deployment through faster connectivity, provisioning, processing, and database access.

Posted August 16, 2017

Books, manuals, articles and studies are great, and IOUG has more than 3,000 of them for you, but sometimes there's no substitute for getting together and working it out in person.

Posted August 16, 2017

Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, has added the ability to replicate data from either an on-premises physical or virtual backup appliance to AWS. The new feature provides customers, resellers, and MSPs with greater flexibility and choice to protect their data from data loss and potential disasters, including security threats like ransomware. This adds an additional option for customers, in addition to the ability to replicate to the Barracuda Cloud.

Posted August 15, 2017

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing orchestration company Cycle Computing to make it easier for customers to use high-performance computing (HPC) and other computing capabilities in the cloud. The purchase was announced in a blog post by Jason Zander, corporate VP, Microsoft Azure.

Posted August 15, 2017

Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, is releasing Kyvos 4.0, providing users with new capabilities for creating data cubes with near limitless scalability and performance. Kyvos 4.0 delivers new levels of scalability, performance, and support for concurrent users, enabling organizations to provide self-service, interactive business intelligence (BI) on big data for all of their users across the enterprise.

Posted August 15, 2017

IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage - their fifth since 2006. Tape storage is currently the most secure, energy-efficient and cost-effective solution for storing enormous amounts of backup and archival data, as well as for new applications such as big data and cloud computing.

Posted August 14, 2017

Automic Software, a provider of business automation software and subsidiary of CA Technologies, announced a new automation use case to help enterprises empower digital transformation initiatives across their SAP environments.

Posted August 14, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member.

Posted August 10, 2017

The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology may prove to be almost as significant an innovation as the internet itself. Blockchain offers a mechanism for the mediation of any transactions that previously would have required trusted third parties, while cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may eventually become a significant alternative to traditional "fiat" (e.g., government-backed) currencies. These technologies could eventually revolutionize the global banking infrastructure which has underpinned global commerce for centuries.

Posted August 09, 2017

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and e-commerce solutions, has introduced version 4.4 of Kourier Integrator Data Management Suite. The release enhances Kourier Integrator's support for RESTful Web Services with the addition of API Subscriptions and Swagger API documentation.

Posted August 09, 2017

ONgroup is releasing an improved version of the MV# Developer Studio, enhancing editing in .NET and making improvements to the user interface. MV# Developer Studio 2.0 has been enhanced to be a contemporary editor running in .NET that works for all MVON# customers.

Posted August 09, 2017

BlueFinity International is launching a new solution called Evoke, a new rapid business app development platform that will integrate with all major SQL and MultiValue databases. Designed for development and deployment of mobile, desktop and web apps, Evoke allows companies to build business apps more easily and to extend their enterprise applications to customers, employees, and partners.

Posted August 09, 2017

DFC Global, one of the largest providers of accessible consumer and commercial financial services in the world, will partner with Kofax, a provider of software to simplify and transform the First Mile of business, to digitally transform its customer onboarding processes. DFC Global will deploy Kofax SignDoc e-signature capabilities into its point of sale solution, digitally transforming its loan origination process to speed processing, reduce costs, ensure compliance, and improve the customer experience for application, disclosure, and execution purposes.

Posted August 09, 2017

Lifeline Data Centers is being awarded a FedRAMP-Ready status by the United States government, which means Lifeline Data Centers will now be able to hold conversations with government agencies and private corporations about hosting sensitive data. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

Posted August 09, 2017

Tableau Software has acquired ClearGraph, a Palo Alto startup founded in 2014 that enables data discovery and data analysis through natural language query technology.

Posted August 09, 2017

The EQT Mid Market US fund has acquired Data Intensity, a provider of mission-critical application and database managed services, from Audax Private Equity.

Posted August 09, 2017

As data flows into businesses faster than ever before time-to-insight and time-to-action are critical competitive differentiators, and the demand for fast access to information is growing.

Posted August 08, 2017

TMMData, provider of the data integration and data preparation platform Foundation, has announced its advancement to business partner within the Adobe Exchange partner program for Adobe Experience Cloud. Through this relationship, joint TMMData and Adobe Analytics Cloud users will be provided with access to self-service resources and tools that enable them to access data from online and offline sources, and cloud or on-premises databases, and automate campaign setup for planning, management, evaluation, optimization and more.

Posted August 08, 2017

MongoDB Connector for BI is now certified by Tableau as a named connector, enabling users to visually analyze rich, JSON-like data structures associated with modern applications directly in MongoDB Enterprise Advanced.

Posted August 08, 2017

Time is very valuable when it comes to gaining insight and acting appropriately to respond to data. Users have to evaluate and ask questions about data that is based on timeframes and ranges. Time is no longer something added to data; it is constitutive of the data.

Posted August 07, 2017

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is releasing Cohesity Orion 5.0, enabling companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs. Cohesity Orion 5.0 provides a platform for data protection and archiving that spans on-premises and cloud infrastructure that can be managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass user interface.

Posted August 03, 2017

Accenture has acquired Search Technologies, a Herndon, Virginia-based technology services firm specializing in the design, implementation and management of big data and search analytics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kamran Khan, president and CEO of Search Technologies, will lead a new Content Analytics team within Accenture Analytics.

Posted August 03, 2017

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger has selected Pythian to help them migrate to the Google Cloud Platform. Pythian, a global IT services company that helps businesses adopt technologies to better compete, will help BBM Messenger move its mission-critical IT infrastructure for Android, iOS and Windows consumer BBM from BlackBerry on-prem data centers in Canada to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in Asia.

Posted August 03, 2017

IDERA, a provider of database, development, and test management tools, announced it is acquiring AquaFold, a provider of cross-platform database tools. AquaFold will join IDERA's database development and management portfolio, enabling the company to expand its multi-platform support.

Posted August 02, 2017

At the core of big data lie the three Vs - volume, velocity, and variety. What's required are solutions that can extract valuable insights from new sources such as social networks email, sensors, connected devices as sensors, the web, and smartphones. Addressing the three Vs are the combined forces of open source, with its rapid crowd-sourced innovation, cloud, with its unlimited capacity and on-demand deployment options, and NoSQL database technologies, with their ability to handle unstructured, or schema-less, data.

Posted August 02, 2017

Before Oracle introduced dual format memory architecture, it was very challenging to find the best approach to accelerate the performance of OLAP and OLTP in the same database. Fong Zhunag, brings us up to speed on how the new Oracle 12c In-Memory option brings the dual format memory structure into one single database, complete with case studies that define the approach.

Posted August 02, 2017

Every month IOUG shines the spotlight on one of our members! This month we are spotlighting Simon Pane, Pythian.

Posted August 02, 2017

Are you in the cloud yet? IOUG Press is looking for authors to write on Oracle Database in the cloud.

Posted August 02, 2017

Datameer is releasing Datameer 6.3, improving data analyst productivity, deepening connectivity into the business intelligence tooling ecosystem, and strengthening security and governance functionalities. New analytic functions, workbook operations, and improved big data sampling for interactive preparation design enhance self-service analyst access to data lakes.

Posted July 31, 2017

IBM announced solutions that connect mainframes to IBM's DS8880 family of primary all-flash storage systems, provide data encryption to ensure transactional, business intelligence and machine learning workloads used for businesses running IBM Z environments are protected if data is lost or compromised. IBM's DS8880 all flash helps clients deliver hybrid cloud environments by adding additional clouds supported.

Posted July 31, 2017

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is boosting its data security portfolio by making it easier for organizations to manage and secure their data in multi-cloud environments. Its advanced data security solutions integrate with the leading cloud service provider platforms from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, allowing users to establish strong safeguards around their sensitive data and applications in the cloud, satisfying compliance requirements and giving them greater control and flexibility.

Posted July 31, 2017

Continuing toward architecting a single cloud platform that is tuned for AI and data, IBM announced that it is expanding its network of cloud data centers with four new ones, including two in the UK (London), one in Australia (Sydney) and one in the U.S. (San Jose). The new facilities are designed to help clients build next-generation IoT, blockchain and AI applications by providing cloud infrastructure that is tuned for cognitive and big data.

Posted July 27, 2017

The desire to compete on analytics is driving the adoption of big data and cloud technologies that enable enterprises to inexpensively store and process large volumes of data. But, building a modern data architecture can be confusing and time-consuming. From NoSQL and in-memory databases, to Hadoop and Spark, technologies are available that offer new and distinct capabilities to the world of enterprise data management.

Posted July 27, 2017

TIBCO Software, a provider of integration, API management, and analytics, is acquiring nanoscale.io, a provider of microservices technology and tooling. The acquisition extends and enhances TIBCO's leadership in the development of microservices and APIs that connect and integrate with a more expansive on-premises or hybrid cloud environment, and bolster its Connected Intelligence platform.

Posted July 27, 2017

It's been long acknowledged that data is the most precious commodity of the 21st-century business, and that all efforts and resources need to be dedicated to the acquisition and care of this resource. Lately, however, executives have become enamored with the vision of transforming their organizations into "data-driven" enterprises, which move forward into the future on data-supported insights. So, what, exactly, does the ideal "data-driven enterprise" look like?

Posted July 27, 2017

EnterpriseDB has released EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager 7. Part of the EDB Postgres Platform, EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager 7 provides a new web client and tools to give DBAs greater ability to improve database performance across large installations.

Posted July 27, 2017

Cloudian, a provider of enterprise object storage systems, is launching a data management partners program to address the explosive growth of data centers. The program combines data management products with Cloudian's scalable storage to offer tested and proven solutions that enable enterprises to address current and future unstructured data growth challenges. Charter members of the program include Rubrik, Komprise, Evolphin, and CTERA Networks.

Posted July 27, 2017

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