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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

Hackolade, a Brussels-based provider of data modeling for NoSQL and multi-model databases, has announced the availability of Hackolade version 1.7, a new release of its data modeling software, to support both MongoDB version 3.4 and MongoDB Atlas, its cloud-hosted database as a service. This is one of the first next gen data modeling tools available on the market that helps in proper representation of physical data models for MongoDB collections and views.

Posted June 23, 2017

Redgate is upgrading its pioneering database provisioning tool, SQL Clone, to enable it to clone databases up to 64TB in size, allowing companies to provision copies for development, testing, and diagnostics quicker and easier. SQL Clone creates full copies of SQL Server databases and backups in seconds and uses only a tiny fraction of disk space.

Posted June 22, 2017

Snowflake Computing, a provider of cloud data warehouse technology, is extending its concept of the modern data warehouse to what it calls a "data sharehouse."

Posted June 22, 2017

Oracle provides informational resources, including educational events, webcasts, and white papers.

Posted June 21, 2017

IOUG offers webcasts on a range of topics including big data, security, cloud, and many more.

Posted June 21, 2017

Did you know that IOUG members receive discounts of 40% off on all IOUG Press books? IOUG Press is a cooperative publishing arrangement between Apress and the Independent Oracle User Group designed to give you the very best in detailed, need-to-know information for the Oracle professional.

Posted June 21, 2017

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

Posted June 21, 2017

IT organizations face huge challenges with data management performance, capacity and cost due to exponential growth of data. To optimize Oracle Database Storage, SELECT contributor Kai Yu says implementing a tiered storage solution is a great option.

Posted June 21, 2017

Zumasys, a provider of MultiValue software and cloud computing solutions, is helping more customers migrate Supply House Information Management System (SHIMS) applications to jBASE running on The Zumasys Cloud. Four leading plumbing, HVAC, and electrical distributors have migrated utilizing Zumasys' turnkey migration services.

Posted June 21, 2017

Zumasys, the parent company of jBASE and a provider of MultiValue software and cloud computing solutions, is collaborating with Indiana-based Ivy Tech Community College and Cook Medical to integrate jBASE into its Software Development certificate program to simulate real-world programming scenarios

Posted June 21, 2017

This year's DBTA 100 has arrived and with it several leading MultiValue companies were among the vendors spotlighted. The world of data management is constantly changing. The DBTA 100 is DBTA's way of recognizing vendors who are evolving with the times and leading the charge to address new opportunities and requirements.

Posted June 21, 2017

Quest Software, a systems management and security software provider, has announced general availability of SharePlex v9, the latest release of the company's replication and real-time data integration solution. With version 9, SharePlex enables customers to replicate data from both Oracle and SQL Server to more target databases both on-premises and in the cloud.

Posted June 21, 2017

There are two types of businesses in the world today: those that run on data and those that will run on data. Data security now sits at the top of nearly every organization's priority list. But with such a high volume of data coming into most businesses every day, how can information security professionals quickly identify which data is the highest priority for protection? After all, security costs time and money, and not all types of data are as sensitive or vulnerable as others.

Posted June 21, 2017

Oracle has expanded the Oracle Cloud Platform's integration offerings with the availability of the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service.

Posted June 21, 2017

Boxever, which provides an artificial intelligence-based personalization platform for B2C companies, has announced its partnership with the Oracle Marketing AppCloud, and the availability of Boxover's Customer Intelligence Cloud on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Boxover, which is also a Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, offers AI and data analytics capabilities to help marketers improve personalization.

Posted June 21, 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 June 21, 2017

By using Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, Westcon-Comstor, a global distributor of security and more, was able to tap into the SAP User Experience Management platform (SAP UEM) by Knoa to assist with its global rollout of the SAP ERP application to 4,000 employees in 54 countries. The SAP UEM application provides visibility into software usage, enabling Westcon-Comstor to monitor and analyze user activity and system performance, and understand training needs, according to Knoa Software.

Posted June 21, 2017

SAP is releasing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) version 11.0 for SAP BW/4HANA, improving planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidation, and reporting. The latest version of SAP BPC supports more strategic decision-making and better results through accelerated insight to action and serves as a platform for finance transformation and innovation.

Posted June 21, 2017

SAP is unveiling a newly designed SAP SuccessFactors Mobile app for iOS after partnering with Apple. Driven by the partnership between Apple and SAP, the new iOS design will help revolutionize the HR experience for employees and managers, increasing engagement and impact of the SAP SuccessFactors human capital management (HCM) solutions.

Posted June 21, 2017

OpenText, a provider in Enterprise Information Management, is entering its global reseller agreement with SAP for SAP to resell the OpenText Extended ECM as SAP SuccessFactors Extended Enterprise Content Management solution. Designed exclusively for SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, the new cloud-based solution helps organizations manage human resources (HR) and employee documents from generation to disposition in a secure and compliant manner.

Posted June 21, 2017

SAP and Accenture are expanding their collaboration to co-innovate, co-develop, and jointly go to market with digital solutions based on the new SAP Leonardo digital innovation system. The long-standing strategic partners will focus on embedding digital technologies including additional machine learning, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the core of clients' businesses to deliver even greater value from their SAP investments.

Posted June 21, 2017

Informatica has announced Informatica Data Governance & Compliance for GDPR, a governance solution designed to help customers achieve compliance with the European Union's GDPR which becomes effective in May, 2018.

Posted June 20, 2017

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, has introduced GridGain 8.1. The new release provides a new memory-centric architecture that leverages advancements in memory and storage technologies.

Posted June 20, 2017

MongoDB has announced MongoDB Stitch, a new service to make it easier for developers to integrate the services they need to build applications. The company has also expanded the availability of MongoDB Atlas, its database as a service, to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Posted June 20, 2017

Syncsort, a provider of data integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics, has announced new capabilities in its mainframe data access and integration solution that populates Hadoop data lakes with changes in mainframe data.

Posted June 20, 2017

Talend, a provider of cloud and big data integration solutions, has unveiled a new version of the Talend Data Fabric platform, optimized to manage cloud and multi-cloud enterprise IT environments. Talend Summer '17 is intended to help manage information across Amazon Web Services, Cloudera Altus, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Snowflake platforms, enabling customers to integrate, cleanse and analyze data.

Posted June 19, 2017

Collibra, a provider of data governance software for business users, has unveiled a new release of its flagship platform which includes functionality to support the enterprise shift to self-service analytics.

Posted June 19, 2017

erwin has launched erwin DM NoSQL, an extension of the company's erwin Data Modeler solution. Representing an expansion of the company's "any-squared" (Any2)—any data, anywhere—approach, the new solution is targeted at enabling enterprises to model and manage unstructured cloud data with the same effectiveness as traditional data sources.

Posted June 19, 2017

"Platforms" are all the rage in software positioning and messaging. And recently, a new platform has become the "platform du jour" - driven by the urgency felt by enterprises as they struggle to manage an increasing amount of data and an increasing number of data formats all generated from an increasingly number of applications on an increasingly diverse mix of infrastructure - the "data platform."

Posted June 16, 2017

New and emerging vendors offer fresh ways of dealing with data management and analytics challenges. Here, DBTA looks at the 10 companies whose approaches we think are worth watching.

Posted June 16, 2017

A new era of computing is unfolding with big data, cloud, and cognitive all converging at once. This confluence will transform how we do business and it's impacting all industries.

Posted June 16, 2017

BlueData, provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software, is releasing an enhanced version of BlueData EPIC, providing increased scalability, enhanced networking, and significant security and performance optimizations. With BlueData EPIC 3.0, enterprises can quickly and easily deploy large-scale production environments for big data analytics and data science running in Docker containers - either on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid architecture.

Posted June 16, 2017

As data continues to impact every facet of every business more and more Global 2000 companies are choosing NoSQL databases to power their Digital Economy applications.

Posted June 15, 2017

The Internet of Things continues to grow exponentially, continuing to disrupt markets, and causing enterprises to grapple with more data than ever before. Without the right data management strategy, investments in IoT can yield limited results. DBTA recently held a webinar featuring John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO of Radiant Advisors, and Vijay Raja, solutions marketing lead, IoT, at Cloudera, who discussed key drivers and patterns for IoT adoption across industries.

Posted June 15, 2017

The world of data management is constantly changing. Each year, the DBTA 100 spotlights the companies that are dealing with evolving market demands through innovation in software, services, and hardware.

Posted June 15, 2017

The Apache Arrow project is a standard for representing data for in-memory processing.Hardware evolves rapidly. Because Apache Arrow was designed to benefit many different types of software in a wide range of hardware environments, the project team focused on making the work "future-proof," which meant anticipating changes to hardware over the next decade.

Posted June 14, 2017

Looker, provider of a cloud data platform, has announced Instant Insight, a new feature that allows users to analyze their data without waiting for help from an analyst.

Posted June 14, 2017

Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) provider, is releasing the 0.4 release of Hazelcast Jet, enabling new functionality that includes event-time processing with tumbling, sliding, and session windowing. Using these new capabilities, users benefit from a feature-rich stream processing architecture which provides a flexible mechanism to build and evaluate windows over continuous data streams.

Posted June 13, 2017

MarkLogic, has announced that its enterprise NoSQL database is now available on Microsoft Azure. According to MarkLogic, offering its database platform on Azure gives customers the flexibility they need by providing a single, actionable 360-degree view of their data in the cloud, whether on Azure or in a hybrid cloud environment, allowing them to seamlessly build and deploy applications, drive digital transformation projects, or set up short-term cloud deployments. The MarkLogic platform on Azure also enables customers to scale apps and projects up or down without downtime and with optimal deployment and transactional consistency, giving customers maximum operational efficiency

Posted June 13, 2017

IBM and Hortonworks are expanding their partnership focused on extending data science and machine learning to more developers and across the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. The companies are combining the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with the IBM Data Science Experience and IBM Big SQL into new integrated solutions designed to help users better analyze and manage data for better decision making.

Posted June 13, 2017

Attunity Ltd., a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, is launching a new solution, Attunity Compose for Hive, which automates the process of creation and continuous loading of operational and historical data stores in a data lake.

Posted June 13, 2017

Addressing the rise of hybrid deployments, Hortonworks has introduced a new software support subscription to provide seamless support to organizations as they transition from on-premise to cloud. Separately, Hortonworks also announced the general availability of Hortonworks Dataflow (HDF) 3.0, a new release of its open source data-in-motion platform, which enables customers to collect, curate, analyze and act on all data in real-time, across the data center and cloud.

Posted June 12, 2017

MicroStrategy Incorporated, a provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, is releasing the MicroStrategy platform on AWS, enabling users with instant access to on-demand business intelligence solutions. MicroStrategy on AWS represents an optimized version of the MicroStrategy 10 platform built specifically for deployment on AWS.

Posted June 09, 2017

Hadoop adoption is growing and so is the commitment to data lake strategies. Data security, governance, integration, and access have all been identified as critical success factors for data lake deployments.

Posted June 09, 2017

Data modelers are responsible for creating and maintaining the conceptual, logical, and physical data models for an organization. These data models are used to define the data requirements that support the business goals, but business stakeholders often have difficulty understanding how these technical documents correlate to their business processes.

Posted June 08, 2017

Oracle 12c R1 and R2 offer a bevy of new features — where to start? SELECT contributor Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America, brings an article highlighting performance tuning tips and techniques in "The Best New Oracle 12c R1 & R2 New Features - Part One."

Posted June 07, 2017

Building on its Identity-based Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud services, Oracle has announced a series of developments that enhance the portfolio's machine learning, artificial intelligence and contextual awareness technologies. The latest round of enhancements include Adaptive Access capabilities into Oracle Identity Cloud Service intended for dynamic application access controls, advanced risk monitoring by leveraging machine learning engines, and the expansion of Oracle CASB Cloud Service to help support Oracle SaaS solutions with automated threat detection.

Posted June 07, 2017

When a failure occurs, the DBA must ascertain whether recovery is required. It is possible, though not very likely for active databases, that a failure does not impact the integrity of your data. Assuming that recovery is required, the DBA will need to determine what resources (backup copies and log files) are available and how best to perform the needed database recovery.

Posted June 07, 2017

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