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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

In a series of short videos, Holger Mueller, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research; Steve Zivanic, VP Converged Infrastructure, Storage, Oracle; and Diby Malakar, VP Cloud Product Management, Oracle, recently discussed the implications of cloud for data storage.

Posted May 24, 2016

Data Summit 2016, held earlier this month 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

Companies are facing a growing problem: Data is everywhere, clogging up systems and preventing enterprises from gaining meaningful insights. Data virtualization is a way to reduce data proliferation and ensure that all consumers are working from a single source.

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

COLLABORATE, the annual conference presented each year by the OAUG, IOUG and Quest, provides the opportunity to reflect on key changes in the Oracle ecosystem and allows the users groups to engage with their constituents about the areas of greatest importance. With the COLLABORATE 16 conference now behind her, Dr. Patricia Dues, the new president of the OAUG, talked with DBTA about what OAUG members are concerned with now and how the OAUG is helping them address emerging challenges.

Posted May 20, 2016

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

Posted May 18, 2016

Connect with Oracle users and IOUG Members on a more personal level close to home. IOUG Regional User Groups are a vital route to information exchange. Don't miss any opportunities to access the latest in education via face-to-face networking in your area.

Posted May 18, 2016

If you weren't able to attend COLLABORATE this year, you can still benefit from the collective wisdom and best practices our experts shared in Las Vegas. Presentations from COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum are now available in the Resource Center to all paid members.

Posted May 18, 2016

With newer and newer big data sources exploding onto the scene, traditional data warehouses are being challenged. Satya Bhamidipati, director of business development of big data and advanced analytics at Oracle, discussed data mining and advanced analytics techniques that will enable the monetization of data during a session at Data Summit 2016.

Posted May 18, 2016

What does the Oracle DBA need to know about NoSQL? Charles Pack, technical director, CSX Technology, answered that question in a session at Data Summit 2016 titled "Oracle NoSQL for the Oracle RDBMS DBA." The Oracle NoSQL Database offers benefits and Oracle DBAs have the opportunity to add it to their portfolios, according to Pack, who covered where the NoSQL database fits in within the overall Oracle ecosystem. "It is not a replacement for all your databases. It is a piece in the puzzle," emphasized Pack.

Posted May 18, 2016

Dell is updating its SharePlex database replication and near real-time data integration solution to enable users to replicate Oracle data directly to SAP HANA, Teradata, or EnterpriseDB Postgres.

Posted May 18, 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

SnapLogic is unveiling new updates to its SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform that add the ability to integrate streaming data and power big data analytics in the cloud. The Spring 2016 release adds support for Apache Kafka, Microsoft HDInsight, and Google Cloud Storage, plus multiple enhancements that automate data shaping and management tasks.

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

Utilizing data lakes are an alluring option for users with an enormous amount of information, yet questions remain regarding data accuracy, security, and relevancy. Three experts in the big data space, including Anne Buff, business solutions manager for SAS best practices at the SAS Institute, Abhik Roy, database solution engineer at Experion, and Tassos Sarbanes, data architect at Credit Suisse, participated in a roundtable discussion at Data Summit 2016 that focuses on these questions and more regarding data lakes.

Posted May 17, 2016

AtScale, Inc., which provides a self-service BI platform for Hadoop, has raised a Series B round of $11 million, bringing its total funding to date to $20 million. According to Bruno Aziza, chief marketing officer of AtScale, its platform is different from others in three key ways, making it applicable to use cases in an array of industries including healthcare, telecommunications, retail, and financial services.

Posted May 17, 2016

How many times have you heard the word "encryption" today? Working in the world of IT, you cannot go a day without hearing or reading about it, and organizations today can no longer turn a blind eye to it.

Posted May 16, 2016

There are many ways to combine structured with unstructured data explained Jana Mikovska, senior consultant as Raytion, and Sebastian Klatt, vice president of business development at Raytion. Their presentation at Data Summit 2016 focused on approaches and advantages of combining the two to uncover knowledge buried in unstructured information.

Posted May 16, 2016

A new report from Gartner suggests that container technology and virtualization solutions are reducing demand for x86-based computers - the workhorses of commodity processing for the past two decades.

Posted May 16, 2016

IBM Research has announced that for the first time ever, it is making quantum computing available to members of the public, who can access and run experiments on IBM's quantum processor via the cloud.

Posted May 16, 2016

Zerto, a data center continuity solutions provider, announced a business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution that sits on IBM Cloud. The new solution offers turnkey BC/DR capabilities that protect critical IT infrastructure, and supports multiple use cases including data center migrations.

Posted May 16, 2016

CA Technologies has introduced the latest release of CA Identity Suite, its leading identity and access governance solution, designed to add real-time analytics to strengthen operational efficiencies. It also provides new personalization and mobility capabilities plus pre-configured deployment scenarios that simplify the business user experience and drive faster implementation and time-to-value.

Posted May 16, 2016

BMC, a provider of data center management tools, has released MainView for Java Environments, an integrated systems management solution that helps provide insight into how Java is consuming resources and affecting application performance on mainframes.

Posted May 16, 2016

What type of email garners the most attention? How can enterprises hook more customers and be in the know? Matt Laudato, senior manager for Big Data Analytics at Constant Contact, addressed these questions and more during Data Summit 2016, explaining how to use big data analytics to optimize email marketing campaigns.

Posted May 12, 2016

As enterprises search for ways to support modern data applications and keep up with the pace of the revolving door of new technologies and solutions, bottlenecks become more frequent and put a stop to application development.

Posted May 12, 2016

What's ahead for the Internet of Things as far as data privacy, standards for interoperability, and meaningful use cases? John O'Brien, principal advisor of Radiant Advisors; Joe Caserta, president and CEO of Caserta Concepts; and George Corugedo, CTO of RedPoint Global, addressed those questions in a cross-fire panel discussion at Data Summit 2016.

Posted May 12, 2016

Ensuring data is governed properly is a hot topic as more tools and capabilities to analyze and gain insights become available. At the same time, data discovery is becoming more imperative as analysts must be able to move through the process with as little friction as possible.

Posted May 11, 2016

Public cloud services vendors have had a number of notable outages that have taken down well-respected web-based companies, temporarily putting them out of business. In a session, presented at Data Summit 2016, Michael J Corey, president, Ntirety - A HOSTING Company, and Don Sullivan, system engineer database specialist, VMware, suggested that, despite the fact that cloud is no longer a cutting-edge, disruptive technology, 10 years after it first came to the fore, in many ways, the public cloud environment is still the Wild West.

Posted May 11, 2016

Big data is changing how we view the world, and necessitating new ways of handling data as well, according to Data Summit 2016 keynotes presented on Wednesday by Kalev Hannes Leetaru and George John.

Posted May 11, 2016

At Data Summit 2016, Robin A. Thottungal, the EPA's first chief data scientist, explained how the agency is becoming more data-driven and shared some of challenges and the innovative solutions taken by the agency in implementing real-time monitoring of environmental parameters about the current state of our ecosystem.

Posted May 10, 2016

At the center of the new big data movement is the Hadoop framework, which provides an efficient file system and related ecosystem of solutions to store and analyze big datasets. The Hadoop ecosystem was addressed from two points of view in a session at Data Summit 2016. James Casaletto, principal solutions architect, Professional Services at MapR, presented a talk titled "Harnessing the Hadoop Ecosystem," and Tassos Sarbanes, mathematician / data scientist, Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, covered the advantages of HBase in a talk titled "HBase Data Model - The Ultimate Model on Hadoop."

Posted May 10, 2016

Despite the increasing focus on offering more access to more users in organizations, ad hoc querying of big data remains a problem for most, according to Jair Aguirre, data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, who presented a session at Data Summit 2016 titled "De-Siloing Data Using Apache Drill."

Posted May 10, 2016

Big data represents an enormous shift for IT, said Craig S. Mullins in a presentation at Data Summit 2016 in NYC that looked at what relational database professionals need to know about big data technologies. Mullins, a principal of Mullins Consulting, and the author of the DBA Corner column for DBTA, provided an overview of the changes that have taken place in the DBTA arena in recent years, and the key technologies that are having high impact.

Posted May 10, 2016

IT and businesses don't always see eye to eye when it comes to overall goals within an enterprise. To address this glaring issue, Anne Buff, business solutions manager and thought leader for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership organization at SAS Institute, discussed aligning data strategy goals at Data Summit 2016.

Posted May 10, 2016

The pace of technology is moving faster than ever and more enterprises are struggling with how to keep up to date with their data architecture. John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, at Radiant Advisors, discussed how to design and implement data architecture for the ever evolving big data world during Data Summit 2016.

Posted May 10, 2016

Data Summit 2016 kicked off at the New York Hilton Midtown earlier this month with keynote presentations by Ben Wellington, the creator of I Quant NY, and Nicholas Chandra, vice president of Cloud Customer Success at Oracle.

Posted May 10, 2016

MarkLogic has announced that MarkLogic 9 is available for early access. The latest release of the enterprise NoSQL database features enhancements in data integration, security, and manageability.

Posted May 10, 2016

Trifacta is forming a partnership with Infosys to provide its data wrangling solution for the Infosys Information Platform (IIP) as well as Infosys' other platforms and offerings. Infosys is also participating in Trifacta's growth stage financing round.

Posted May 09, 2016

EMC Corp.'s Enterprise Content Division (ECD) is releasing an upgraded version of its EMC InfoArchive platform, enhancing the ability to secure and leverage large amounts of critical data and content.

Posted May 09, 2016

Looker is releasing a new platform of apps to help business units and departments gain the information they need to run their businesses. According to the company, Looker Data Apps have been developed from years of experience building custom applications for leading companies.

Posted May 09, 2016

Sinequa has announced the general availability of Sinequa ES Version 10. Powered by machine learning capabilities, the new version aims to deliver deep analytics of contents and user behavior, and offer information with continually improving relevance to users in their work environments. In order to achieve this advancement into the world of cognitive computing, with this new version, Sinequa has integrated the Spark platform in its distributed architecture and implemented machine learning algorithms on Spark within the core of its product

Posted May 05, 2016

Alteryx is releasing a new version of its self-service data analytics solution that offers support for a greater variety of data platforms and allows business users to achieve insights in hours.

Posted May 05, 2016

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

Posted May 04, 2016

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

Posted May 04, 2016

The Call for Papers for DOAG 2016 Conference + Exhibition is open. Now is the time to submit your abstracts - anyone can become a speaker.

Posted May 04, 2016

There is a large volume and wide diversity of data out there. But, do you know what else is vast? The skill set of a modern IT worker.

Posted May 04, 2016

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