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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

It is still early days for Spark, and despite the promise it holds, companies are just now working through how best to use it, how to integrate it within their existing environments, and how to make the most of its libraries and other built-in capabilities. To provide more information and thought leadership on the open source framework, IBM, which recently announced a major commitment to Apache Spark, sponsored a DBTA webcast.

Posted July 02, 2015

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Posted July 01, 2015

Oracle announced more than two dozen new PaaS and IaaS services spanning database, Java, integration, analytics, compute, storage, and networking services. "We are now prepared to call our platform and our infrastructure services complete," said Oracle executive chairman of the board and CTO Larry Ellison during the launch event. A key tenet of Oracle's cloud strategy, said Ellison is to offer the same technology on-premise and in the cloud "so you can easily move your data and applications back and forth."

Posted July 01, 2015

The concept of shadow or stealth IT in organizations is not new, but it is a topic that is becoming more relevant. According to Gartner's IT Glossary, shadow IT "refers to IT devices, software and services outside the ownership or control of IT organizations." As IT professionals, what is our role in shadow IT? Is shadow IT good or bad for an organization?

Posted July 01, 2015

Fortscale Security Ltd., a provider of user behavior analytics software for enterprise security, is partnering with Cloudera to enable customers to build end-to-end Hadoop-based security analytics solutions to collect, manage and analyze logs for discovery of security threats. Fortscale has certified its user behavior analytics solution on Cloudera Enterprise.

Posted July 01, 2015

Jut has come out of stealth mode with the announcement of the beta release of the Operations Data Hub for DevOps, a streaming analytics platform for operational data.

Posted June 30, 2015

Platfora, a big data discovery platform built on Apache Hadoop and Spark, is updating its platform to make it even faster for business users and data scientists to collaborate to derive insights from big data analytics. Platfora 4.5 introduces the Aurora Visualization Engine, the company's third-generation visualization technology that allows vibrant web-based interaction with the massive and interlinked datasets needed for cutting-edge use cases such as multi-channel customer analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) pattern analysis, and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) cybersecurity analytics.

Posted June 29, 2015

Liaison Technologies, a cloud-based integration and data management company, is incorporating MapR technology to offer a platform that will support versatile big data integration and management. "MapR has some very unique operational capabilities and a superior distributed data platform with MapR-FS and MapR-DB," said Brad Anderson, vice president of big data informatics at Liaison Technologies. "They give the ALLOY platform a significant technical advantage."

Posted June 29, 2015

These days, everybody talks about big data and analytics but does anybody really know how to tackle it? Everybody thinks the others are doing it and hence also claim to do it as well, but it's likely that only the fortunate have had (positive) experience(s) with it so far.

Posted June 26, 2015

Big data analytics company Datameer is releasing its first platform that will help enterprises and marketers directly and easily gain big data insights. The Datameer Multi-Channel Marketing Analytics platform is intended to allow organizations to integrate all their data from marketing and digital campaigns into one place to understand how the behavior of leads converts to customers.

Posted June 26, 2015

Neil Cattermull recaps recent open source announcements by IBM in an article oncomparethecloud.net. "IBM turned up in an unlikely location with their new z13 mainframe technology yesterday. MongoDB World is running this week in New York and is a typical open source conference - a strange place for IBM to turn up with their mainframe technology, right?" observes Cattermull.

Posted June 25, 2015

The United Kingdom's Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced a £313 million partnership with IBM to boost big data research in the U.K. Following on from the government's £113 million commitment in the Autumn Statement to expand the Hartree Centre at Daresbury over the next 5 years, IBM will further support the project with a package of technology and onsite expertise worth up to £200 million.

Posted June 25, 2015

IBM has announced SuperVessel, an initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem. SuperVessel, an open access cloud service created by Beijing's IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs, is now available to the global community of developers who want to participate in the OpenPOWER ecosystem.

Posted June 25, 2015

IDC reports that IBM achieved worldwide server factory revenue growth of 66.1% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015 in $250K+ servers. According to IDC, IBM achieved industry-leading 63.6% revenue share in $250K+ servers in the quarter, with z Systems growing 118% year-to-year.

Posted June 25, 2015

IBM has acquired Blue Box Group, Inc., a managed private cloud provider built on OpenStack. Blue Box is a privately held company based in Seattle that provides businesses with a simple, private cloud as a service platform, enabling customers to more easily deploy workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

Posted June 25, 2015

The Linux Foundation plans to present Apache: Big Data, a new event to bring together leading committers of Apache projects to advance big data technologies. The first Apache: Big Data event will be held in Budapest, September 28-30, and takes the place of the former ApacheCon event.

Posted June 25, 2015

As data and analytics are embedded into the fabric of business and society - from popular apps to the Internet of Things (IoT) - Spark brings essential advances to large-scale data processing. First, it dramatically improves the performance of data dependent apps. Second, it radically simplifies the process of developing intelligent apps, which are fueled by data.

Posted June 25, 2015

At DockerCon in San Francisco, IBM introduced enterprise-class containers that make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments. IBM Containers, based on Docker and built on Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service, provide a more efficient environment that enables faster integration and access to analytics, big data and security services.

Posted June 25, 2015

Red Hat has announced Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform, an integrated infrastructure platform designed to run, orchestrate and scale multi-container-based applications and services, at Red Hat Summit 2015. This new offering is available through an early access program.

Posted June 25, 2015

With the emergence of big data, cloud, high performance computing, and new engagement technologies, data has become the basis of competitive advantage today, Doug Balog, general manager, IBM Power Systems, emphasized in his keynote at Red Hat Summit 2015 going on this week in Boston. But with these disruptive new forces, organizations must innovate in terms of how they build their infrastructure, he noted.

Posted June 25, 2015

Attunity CloudBeam for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new cloud solution from Attunity, enables automated and optimized data loading from enterprise databases into the Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The new offering will simplify and accelerate data loading from enterprise databases, making it easier for customers to adopt the new Microsoft data warehouse service and benefit from big data analytics, according to Itamar Ankorion, executive vice president of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity.

Posted June 25, 2015

What matters most in data management in 2015? There are a lot of moving parts that data managers and professionals need to attend to in today's enterprises. Databases need to be wide open and accessible to all parts of the business, but at the same time, secure and free of tampering. Unstructured forms of data—such as log data, documents, graphics, video, and social data—need to be prepared and ready for analysis in the same way structured files have been ready for years.

Posted June 25, 2015

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Posted June 24, 2015

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Posted June 24, 2015

A lot has happened in the MultiValue database market over the last 50 years. Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud, will reflect on 50 years of Pick and what is to come in the future in a presentation at the Zayo Group's (formerly Latisys) data center in Irvine

Posted June 24, 2015

Rocket has announced there will be an updated version of Rocket U2 Web DE coming this quarter, and that D3 connection pooling is now available. In addition, the company says registration for Rocket MultiValue University (MVU) is now open.

Posted June 24, 2015

IT and data management technologies have expanded greatly over the past few years with new methods to leverage a wealth of data. However, as innovative approaches to managing and accessing data such as Hadoop, cloud and NoSQL, have emerged, tried and true technologies such as MultiValue have also remained as important as ever.

Posted June 24, 2015

Despite a growing need for real-time information, only about one-quarter of big data projects result in tangible success, according to a survey by Capgemini and EMC, that was explored by Andreas Schmitz in a recent blog on the SAP website. Seventy-three percent of the 1,000 decision makers who responded to the survey declared their big data projects failures because of the lengthy process, sometimes taking months to get the information they need.

Posted June 24, 2015

ERPScan, a provider of SAP security solutions, is entering a partnership with IBM to offer a security solution certified to work with IBM QRadar. This allows a comprehensive approach to security analysis of Oracle and SAP applications, such as SAP NetWeaver ABAP, SAP NetWeaver JAVA, SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP Mobile, Oracle Database, and Oracle PeopleSoft, possible.

Posted June 24, 2015

SAP is releasing service pack 10 (SPS10) for the SAP HANA platform, and version 2.2 of SAP's Predictive Analytics solution. SPS10 delivers new capabilities that will help customers connect with the Internet of Things (IoT) at enterprise scale, manage big data more effectively, further extend high availability of data across the enterprise, and develop new applications. SAP Predictive Analytics version 2.2 extends the power of predictive analytics by enabling customers to get predictive insights on ultra-wide datasets to help make fast and accurate predictions in real time.

Posted June 24, 2015

MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of a distribution for Apache Hadoop, is including Apache Drill 1.0 in the MapR Distribution. Drill is a schema-free SQL query engine for Hadoop, NoSQL, and cloud storage. According to MapR, the partner ecosystem is embracing Apache Drill, and a range of companies, including SAP, are working closely with MapR and the Drill community to interoperate BI tools with Drill through standard ODBC/JDBC connectivity.

Posted June 24, 2015

Pentaho is now offering support for integration with SAP HANA and Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR). Dubbed Pentaho 5.4, available now, the solution offers new capabilities that build on a pragmatic and future-proofed platform for big data orchestration and analytics at scale.

Posted June 24, 2015

EMC, which enables businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service, is acquiring Virtustream to form its new managed cloud services business. The all-cash transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015, subject to customary closing conditions, is valued at approximately $1.2 billion. Virtustream brings to the EMC portfolio a managed cloud software and services capability — whether on or off premise — which EMC also intends to incorporate into the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution.

Posted June 24, 2015

Splice Machine has achieved certification on the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, enabling faster query times and real-time updates. "Enterprises of all sizes are dealing with massive data sets on a daily basis, so there is a demand for a scalable, affordable database that can integrate seamlessly with a powerful unified analytics platform," said Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO of Splice Machine.

Posted June 23, 2015

MapR Technologies is collaborating with Google Cloud Platform to provide $500 of credit to spend on Google Cloud Platform services for each person who registers for its free Hadoop On-Demand Training program. The incentive gives students an opportunity to complete labs using Google's cloud infrastructure at no charge, further supporting Hadoop skills development.

Posted June 23, 2015

Dataguise has rolled out DgSecure version 5.0, the latest generation of its DgSecure platform. The new release aims to enable businesses to scale sensitive data discovery, automate data protection, and achieve a comprehensive view of their sensitive data assets across the full spectrum of big data and traditional data repositories, both on-premise and in popular cloud platforms.

Posted June 23, 2015

Syncsort is partnering with Dell and Cloudera to release a joint solution that will help enterprises reduce costs and improve business analytics. The partnership will create a Dell-Syncsort architecture that will combine Syncsort's Hadoop extract-transform-load tool, DMX-h, with Cloudera's Enterprise Data Hub, enabling customers to offload targeted ETL workloads and data from data warehouses to Cloudera's platform, increasing performance and freeing up valuable cycles in the EDW.

Posted June 23, 2015

Announcing its fiscal 2015 Q4 results, Oracle said its business was significantly impacted by the strengthening of the U.S. dollar compared to foreign currencies. Oracle reported that total Q4 revenues were $10.7 billion, down 5% but would have been up 3% without the strengthening of the U.S. dollar.

Posted June 22, 2015

IBM announced an initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the OpenPOWER ecosystem. SuperVessel, an open access cloud service created by Beijing's IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs, is now available to the global community of developers who want to participate in the OpenPOWER ecosystem. The cloud acts as a virtual R&D engine for the creation, testing and pilot of emerging applications including deep analytics, machine learning and the Internet of Things.

Posted June 22, 2015

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