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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

Databricks is receiving $60 million in a Series C funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), boosting its commitment to Apache Spark and the Databricks data platform. The company will continue to expand its data platform to make data science and engineering at scale with Spark even better and to integrate with other cloud providers to provide more flexibility for its fast-growing global customer base.

Posted December 16, 2016

Crate.io is releasing CrateDB 1.0, an open source SQL database that enables real-time analytics for machine data applications. CrateDB makes machine data applications that were previously only possible using NoSQL solutions available to mainstream SQL developers.

Posted December 15, 2016

Zumasys recently assisted a customer in gaining leverage in the cloud. Allied Electric Supply is a full line electric supply house based in Cobleskill, New York, that sells contractors and industrial accounts. In 2015, the company was due for a technology refresh, according to John Selkirk, president of Allied Electric Supply.

Posted December 14, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, experts in the MultiValue community are looking ahead at what 2017 may offer in the MV space. Steve O'Neal, a principal solutions architect at Rocket Software, believes open standards will continue to be important even as they continue to change. Additionally the trend towards using real-time integration and RESTful web services for integrating MultiValue applications will continue and accelerate as more cloud-based and mobile applications become available, Keith Lambert, vice president of marketing and business development at Kore, explained.

Posted December 14, 2016

Each year, Database Trends and Applications magazine spotlights solutions that aim to help organizations derive greater benefit from their data, make decisions faster, and work smarter and more securely. Several MV solutions have made the cut this year, including products from Kore Technologies, Revelation Software, and Rocket Software.

Posted December 14, 2016

Rocket Software is updating its UniVerse application platform to include support for new languages and enhance replication for high availability and disaster recovery. Additional upgrades to the platform include streamlined audit logging to automate compliance documentation for regulations and standards such as HIPAA and PCI.

Posted December 14, 2016

Informatica, a provider of data management solutions, is now offering hourly pricing for Informatica Cloud Services for Microsoft Azure in the Azure Marketplace. Available as a pay-as-you-go hourly pricing model, the solution is designed to help users of the Azure cloud platform and Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite get started faster on cloud data integration and management projects. Additionally, users can run enterprise-class integration jobs with no upfront costs, and simplify integration of disparate data sources - on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment.

Posted December 14, 2016

1010data, Inc., which provides an integrated platform that combines self-service data management and analytics at scale with ready-to-use data, has announced version 10 of its platform. According to the vendor, the new release provides increased self-service and makes it easier to load, analyze and visualize enterprise-class data, and to write queries, debug errors and deploy user-friendly applications with its entirely redesigned and optimized GUI interface.

Posted December 14, 2016

GridGain Systems, a provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, has announced the availability of GridGain Professional Edition 1.8, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite 1.8.

Posted December 14, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, experts at SAP are looking ahead at what 2017 may offer. Ken Tsai, vice president, head of cloud platform and data management, product marketing, at SAP, and David Jonker, senior director, product marketing, at SAP, foresee several trends on the horizon that the company will tackle moving forward.

Posted December 14, 2016

MPDV Mikrolab GmbH's HYDRA 8 has achieved certified integration with SAP S/4HANA to provide standardized and stable data interconnect between shop floor applications and business IT software. The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that MES HYDRA version 8 integrates with SAP S/4HANA to exchange critical data with instances of SAP Business Suite software.

Posted December 14, 2016

SAP reached more than 4,100 SAP S/4HANA customers globally in the third quarter. The company saw growth from the sales of SAP Hybris and SAP SuccessFactors solutions in SAP's small and medium business (SMB) segment, which is now up to 6,000 customers, including 1,350 that chose SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, according to SAP.

Posted December 14, 2016

Onapsis, a provider of business-critical application security, has announced certification by SAP for the Onapsis Security Platform 2.0 (OSP). The certification includes SAP S/4HANA and will enable integration with OSP that allows SAP customers to gain visibility into current detailed information about the vulnerability and audit levels of their S/4HANA system alongside that of their entire SAP environment.

Posted December 14, 2016

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has released Workload Analysis for SAP HANA, which is aimed at enabling a smooth transition to in-memory computing platform as an alternative to traditional, relational databases.

Posted December 14, 2016

IT operations teams have been furiously preparing for this year's holiday season - the retail industry's busiest time of the year for web traffic. Here is a checklist of the key factors IT operations teams need to consider to ensure their IT infrastructure is ready now - and stays that way throughout the shopping season.

Posted December 14, 2016

ZeroPoint technology focuses on analyzing documents, email, web content and server traffic for hazardous content such as malicious code

Posted December 13, 2016

Following the recent announcement that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) has landed a $7.5 million contract with the U.S. Dept. of Labor to help increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, SHARE caught up with Rocket Software's Daniel Martin (Director for Industry Influence, SHARE Board) to discuss the impact this will have on SHARE and the future of the enterprise IT and the mainframe.

Posted December 12, 2016

IBM has announced new Bluemix services designed to simplify and speed app development in the cloud. With these new services, developers can now access and construct preconfigured toolchains using popular DevOps tools, including GitHub and Slack.

Posted December 12, 2016

The past year has seen big data get bigger, complex systems get more complex, and cloudy systems get cloudier. The coming year guarantees more of the same. We wish all our readers a happy holiday season, and look forward to serving you in 2017!

Posted December 12, 2016

When software providers consider transitioning to (or at the very least adding) a SaaS offering, they think about the impact to their business of moving from a perpetual license model to a recurring revenue stream. And while it's easy to remember and consider such migration costs as application-level rearchitecture, other upfront and ongoing costs - such as infrastructure and service-related costs - are often severely underestimated.

Posted December 12, 2016

Thales, a provider of cybersecurity and data security solutions, has added new capabilities for its Vormetric Data Security Platform. The new capabilities extend data-at-rest security with integrated Docker encryption and access controls, the ability to encrypt and rekey data without having to take applications offline, FIPS certified remote administration and management of data security policies and protections, and the ability to accelerate the deployment of tokenization, static data masking and application encryption.

Posted December 09, 2016

BlueData is announcing the general availability of its BlueData EPIC software on Amazon Web Services (AWS). BlueData EPIC provides the same self-service user experience whether running in the public cloud or a corporate data center. The platform also provides the same Docker-based application images for Hadoop, Spark, and other Big Data tools are portable across on-premises and cloud deployments.

Posted December 09, 2016

Scribe Software is releasing the next generation of Scribe Online, offering a completely revamped user experience and an extended application programming interface. The new update simplifies and accelerates the process of creating and maintaining integrations between cloud services, on-premises applications, and databases.

Posted December 08, 2016

As more enterprises incorporate new technologies such as Hadoop and NoSQL and new strategies like data lakes to manage fast-growing volumes of highly-variable and dynamic data, users need to put comprehensive plans in place to "bridge the gap" between platforms to mesh traditional enterprise data and big data. DBTA recently held a roundtable webcast with experts Debi Patnaik, director of global product management office at Hitachi Data Systems, and Jordan Martz, director of technology solutions at Attunity, who discussed how to successfully blend all tools together.

Posted December 08, 2016

The many compromises demanded by our current plethora of database technologies make selecting a database system far harder than it ought to be. Whichever DBMS you choose, you are probably going to experience a "not-quite-right" solution.

Posted December 08, 2016

It has become all too clear that no organization is immune from the risk of a data breach, and that anyone accessing data can pose a threat - including trusted employees and partners. Here, IT executives speculate on the impact newer technologies such as IoT, blockchain, and cloud, as well as the need for data protection, including disaster recovery plans, encryption, and comprehensive oversight.

Posted December 07, 2016

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

Posted December 07, 2016

Every month IOUG shines the spotlight on one of our members! This month we are spotlighting Jeff Chirco, Sr. Database Administrator for a small restaurant company.

Posted December 07, 2016

Associate Members of IOUG are not eligible for the Member Registration pricing for COLLABORATE 17 - IOUG Forum

Posted December 07, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, now is the time to use your remaining training dollars before they expire and register for COLLABORATE 17 - IOUG Forum. Not only will you save up to $660 by registering before the early bird deadline, but you'll secure your spot at the premier user-driven event that brings together Oracle experts focused on the topics that matter to you.

Posted December 07, 2016

Oracle Linux 7 Update 3 for x86-64 servers is now generally available, according to Teri Whitaker, program manager at Oracle, who announced the release in a post on Oracle's Linux blog.

Posted December 07, 2016

SnapLogic is receiving $40 million in Series F funding to hasten its reach around the globe and transform ways to integrate data, applications, and devices for digital business. The new round was led by European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, with further investment from Andreessen Horowitz, Capital One, Ignition Partners, NextEquity Partners, and Triangle Peak Partners. This brings SnapLogic's funding to $136.3 million to date.

Posted December 07, 2016

Dell Boomi is releasing an enhanced version of its integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) to help organizations rapidly and cost-effectively integrate data across applications in hybrid IT environments. The latest release enables Boomi customers to build a connected business at scale through new features to increase user productivity, speed up implementation, and provide unparalleled control of integrations.

Posted December 07, 2016

MapR Technologies, Inc. is updating its MapR Ecosystem Pack program to include enhancements that will add flexible access and provide new capabilities for streaming applications. The MapR Ecosystem Pack is a broad set of open source ecosystem projects that enable big data applications running on the MapR Converged Data Platform.

Posted December 02, 2016

In what has become a data-driven world, your organization's data is valuable. It has become the "keys to the kingdom," so to speak. Very few companies today could function without data, especially good data. However, I would suggest that more important than data, is information. Data provides the building blocks, but information is really the consumable outcome that can be used as a competitive edge.

Posted December 01, 2016

If you are a SQL Server professional, but you don't know about the PASS Summit, then you are missing out. The annual conference is convened every fall in downtown Seattle, the backyard of Microsoft, and attracted over 6,000 attendees this year. And, since it's so close to the Microsoft Redmond campus, hundreds of the SQL Server developers and program managers get to attend—answering user questions, delivering sessions, and presenting chalk talks and panel discussions.

Posted December 01, 2016

It's been amusing to watch the NoSQL movement transition from a "We don't need no stinking SQL" attitude to a "Can I please have some SQL with that?" philosophy. The nonrelational databases that emerged over the past 8 years initially offered no SQL capabilities. However, today we have an embarrassment of SQL options for "NoSQL." Hive offers SQL for Hadoop systems, Spark has SparkSQL, MongoDB has a SQL-based BI connector, and so on.

Posted December 01, 2016

There are three big challenges facing today's DBAs—a shift to an application-centric focus, the need to support multiple database platforms, and expanding responsibilities for managing database performance in the cloud as well as on premises.

Posted December 01, 2016

To shed light on the enterprise and technology issues IT professionals will be facing in 2017 as business or organizational leadership seeks strategies to leverage the "big data" phenomenon, the fourth annual edition of the Big Data Sourcebook is now available for download.

Posted December 01, 2016

It is not uncommon for a medium-to-large company to have 50 or more different security technologies in place. While fiscally inefficient, this approach has been somewhat effective up to this point in dealing with the types of attacks launched against it. But the threat landscape is currently changing more rapidly than ever, forcing businesses to shift to a more forward-thinking security model.

Posted December 01, 2016

Yellowfin, business intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, is launching a virtualized data preparation module for analytics, fully integrating it into the metadata layer of its BI platform. Yellowfin's Data Preparation Module will enable organizations to model, profile, clean, shape, enrich, secure, and publish all data for reporting and analytics in a single BI environment.

Posted December 01, 2016

Dataguise - through its DgSecure platform - is now supporting sensitive data discovery on Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS, as well as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). The platform will now scan for sensitive information stored on Amazon Redshift, RDS, and S3 and provide ongoing monitoring of sensitive data in S3 throughout its lifecycle.

Posted December 01, 2016

What's ahead for 2017 in terms of big data and IoT? IT executives reflect on the impact that Spark, blockchain, data lakes, cognitive computing,AI and machine learning, and other cutting-edge approaches may have on data management and analytics over the year ahead.

Posted November 30, 2016

SUSE is acquiring OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS Talent and Technology Assets from HPE. The agreement aims to accelerate SUSE's entry into the growing Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market.

Posted November 30, 2016

Splice Machine is releasing an updated version of its signature platform for intelligent applications, strengthening its ability to run enterprise-scale transactional and analytical workloads. Version 2.5 of the Splice Machine platform introduces new abilities including columnar external tables that enables hybrid columnar and row-based querying; in-memory caching via pinning; statistics via sketching; and offers cost optimized storage for AWS users.

Posted November 30, 2016

VoltDB has partnered with Confluent and completed development and certification of its Sink Connector for Confluent Open Source, based on Apache Kafka, utilizing Kafka's Connect API.

Posted November 30, 2016

Syncsort has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trillium Software. Syncsort, Inc. is an IT solutions provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Trillium is a provider of data quality solutions.

Posted November 30, 2016

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