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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

BT and Oracle have announced they are working together to offer customers direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud. Together, BT and Oracle say they are aiming to remove barriers to cloud adoption by providing options for connectivity from hybrid enterprise data centers to the Oracle Cloud.

Posted June 28, 2016

Catalogic Software, a provider of software-defined copy data management (CDM), has released ECX 2.4, the newest version of its software platform that adds Oracle and SQL application-aware integration, support for EMC Unity storage, native support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and deepening integration with popular DevOps tools.

Posted June 28, 2016

Dataguise has announced the availability of Dataguise DgSecure 6.0, the company's data security platform. According to the vendor, DgSecure 6.0 offers a monitoring solution for all data source types, allowing users to quickly understand what, where, and how sensitive data is being detected, protected, and accessed across the enterprise.

Posted June 28, 2016

Attunity Ltd. is releasing a new version of Attunity Visibility for Hadoop with enhanced technology to enable comprehensive data usage analytics for large-scale and fast-growing Hadoop Data Lake environments. The new release brings "a very unique, needed solution to the fast and growing market of Hadoop," said Itamar Ankorion, EVP of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity.

Posted June 28, 2016

MapR Technologies is introducing a new initiative that will help support Hadoop deployments and increase user and administrator productivity.

Posted June 28, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit this week in San Jose, Teradata is announcing the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto, including Information Builders, the Looker Data Platform, the Qlik visual analytics platform, the Tableau Business Intelligence (BI) tool suite, and ZoomData. In addition, MicroStrategy has committed to certify, and testing is complete with Microsoft Power BI.

Posted June 27, 2016

SnapLogic, which provides a data and application integration platform as a service (iPaaS), has launched a new partner program. The program is intended to help enable a global ecosystem of technology, services, and reseller partners that can help customers to accelerate adoption of big data technologies, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and cloud data management by accelerating integration and driving digital transformation in the enterprise.

Posted June 27, 2016

Prove you can "Master the Mainframe" by applying for the CA Mainframe Academy Scholarship. If you are looking to perfect your mainframe programming skills, now is the time!

Posted June 27, 2016

Still deciding whether to register to attend SHARE Atlanta? In addition to its 500+ sessions, SHARE's summer event is an excellent career boost that will help your professional development.

Posted June 27, 2016

A new study finds that the average cost of a data breach for companies has grown to $4 million, representing a 29% increase since 2013. According to the study, from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, cybersecurity incidents continue to grow in both volume and sophistication, with 64% more security incidents reported in 2015 than in 2014. The study found that companies lose $158 per compromised record.

Posted June 27, 2016

Cisco has unveiled Cisco Tetration Analytics, which is designed to help customers gain wider visibility across all aspects of their data center in real time. The data center analytics platform gathers telemetry from hardware and software sensors, and then analyzes the information using advanced machine learning techniques to address critical data center operations such as policy compliance, application forensics, and the move to a whitelist security model. "Think of it as a time machine for your data center," said Yogesh Kaushik, senior director of product management, Tetration, Cisco.

Posted June 27, 2016

Pepperdata is unveiling a new tool that will evaluate and assess Hadoop clusters and provide visibility into current cluster conditions.

Posted June 27, 2016

At the 2016 Hadoop Summit in San Jose, Teradata announced the certification of multiple BI and visualization solutions on the Teradata Distribution of Presto.

Posted June 27, 2016

Talend has released the newest version of its Data Fabric, an integration platform for both developers and business users whether their applications are on-premises or in the cloud. The updated platform now features enterprise-grade support for data preparation, a solution that reduces the time required for collection and analysis of data.

Posted June 27, 2016

Big data with its increasing volume, velocity, and variety is causing organizations to see their data as a valuable commodity. But central to that value, says Amit Walia, chief product officer of Informatica, is the ability to bring all data together to get a single view. Here, Walia discusses the three key challenges organizations face and what he sees as the biggest disruptor on the horizon.

Posted June 23, 2016

MicroStrategy, a provider of enterprise software platforms, has introduced the latest update to the company's MicroStrategy 10 platform, which adds new features spanning analytics, mobility and security, and makes the platform faster and easier to use.

Posted June 23, 2016

Data is moving quickly throughout organizations. How to move, manage, and store all this data is becoming a critical concern. Joe McKendrick, research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Margaret Hamburger, principal product marketing director of database at Oracle, recently engaged in a DBTA webinar where they discussed cloud strategies and tactics that Oracle users are currently employing to manage databases in the cloud as well as to improve other capabilities while working in the cloud.

Posted June 23, 2016

Trifacta, a provider of data wrangling software, is deepening technical integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and the industry's first certification for Apache Atlas, a data governance and metadata framework for Hadoop.

Posted June 23, 2016

SAP HANA SPS12 offers customers a compelling value proposition. It can help existing or new customers run mission critical applications and analytics on SAP HANA.

Posted June 22, 2016

Emphasizing the importance of the SMB market to SAP SE, the company is appointing Barry Padgett as SAP's new president of the SAP Business One, SAP Anywhere, and SAP Business ByDesign teams, effective July 1, 2016. "This newly created position highlights the importance of small and midsize businesses to SAP," said Steve Singh, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE.

Posted June 22, 2016

TriCore Solutions is now an SAP-certified provider of SAP HANA Operations Services, allowing the company to deliver IT operations services for users running on SAP HANA. The certification is designed specifically for companies operating SAP HANA and applications running on SAP HANA on behalf of customers.

Posted June 22, 2016

SAP and Yandex Data Factory are forming a partnership to develop cloud-based predictive analytics services for the retail, e-commerce, banking, and telecommunications sectors. The new services are based on Yandex Data Factory's solutions and will be deployed on the cloud platform SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

Posted June 22, 2016

SAP is streamlining its analytics portfolio, introducing features and capabilities to simplify the analytics process, strengthen the brand, and give users greater access to the cloud. The updated offerings include SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, formerly known as SAP Cloud for Analytics, and SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise. Moving forward, all analytics solutions from SAP will be under the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio umbrella.

Posted June 22, 2016

For those who haven't encountered the term, the "trough of disillusionment" is a standard phase within the Gartner hype cycle. New technologies are expected to pass from a "peak of inflated expectations" through the trough of disillusionment before eventually reaching the "plateau of productivity." Most new technologies are expected to go through this trough, so it's hardly surprising to find big data entering this phase.

Posted June 22, 2016

Pick Cloud, Inc, the first MultiValue Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, and Rocket Software are hosting a free joint webinar on July 13 called, "D3 Hot Backup - Why You Need It and Can't Survive Without It." Hot Backup is a Rocket D3 Software feature that enables customers to have a replicated D3 server with up to the minute transactions from the primary D3 server.

Posted June 22, 2016

It's all about keeping up with the ever-evolving tech landscape as many companies continue to introduce new platforms that help uncover knowledge within the massive amount of information that resides in the data landscape. But, as creative 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 22, 2016

Entrinsik has announced that SMC Electric Supply (SMC) has deployed its Informer reporting and business intelligence software to uncover data and manage it effectively. SMC, a private, family-owned corporation headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, distributes the automation, data communications, electrical, industrial, pneumatics, safety, and security products used in machine building and manufacturing facilities.

Posted June 22, 2016

The data manager now sits in the center of a revolution swirling about enterprises. In today's up-and-down global economy, opportunities and threats are coming in from a number of directions. Business leaders recognize that the key to success in hyper-competitive markets is the ability to leverage data to draw insights that predict and provide prescriptive action to stay ahead of markets and customer preferences. For that, they need to keep up with the latest solutions and approaches in data management. Here are 12 of the key technologies turning heads—or potentially opening enterprise wallets—in today's data centers.

Posted June 22, 2016

BlueData, a provider of a big data as a service platform, is releasing an upgraded version of its EPIC software. Dubbed BlueData's EPIC summer release, it offers comprehensive security controls along with enhancements that allow customers to take advantage of the latest innovations in the big data ecosystem.

Posted June 22, 2016

Announcing a new version of its "data lake in-a-box," Koverse, Inc. has released the Koverse Platform Version 2.0, which provides enhancements for organizations trying to extract value out of their investments in big data and analytics. With this introduction, the company says it is offering enterprises a 30-day guarantee to bring their data into production with a data lake capable of delivering insights for real-world organizational challenges.

Posted June 21, 2016

Oracle and Mellanox have formed a partnership to drive interoperability between their products, and to also jointly develop industry standards for InfiniBand, a high speed cloud networking technology. Mellanox is a supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for servers and storage systems.

Posted June 21, 2016

Rocana, which provides a platform for managing IT operations, is adding new capabilities for the search, ingest, and analysis of operational data. The new release addresses three different dimensions of operational data, according to Eric Sammer, Rocana CTO and co-founder. "We think about this as depth of visibility; the breadth across wired data, application data, infrastructure information, and so on; and range of time."

Posted June 21, 2016

Oracle has unveiled two new models of its Oracle Database Appliance, addressing the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. "Many organizations do not have the time, resources or expertise to build their own system and often struggle managing different platforms and systems. By offering a pre-integrated solution that is optimized for the database and the cloud, Oracle allows organizations of all sizes to free up their IT staff from maintenance and other routine tasks to focus on innovation and core business processes." said Karen Sigman, VP, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle.

Posted June 21, 2016

As storage requirements continue to spiral upward, more organizations are relying on the cloud to help them do data management, backup, data warehousing, development/test and archive, according to a new research report, based on a survey among members of the IOUG that was conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.

Posted June 17, 2016

With the increase in data sources, data types, and data management platforms, new obstacles can also appear, creating difficulties in combining data for important insights. During educational presentations on industry trends and technologies, keynotes, discussions, and hands-on workshops at Data Summit 2016, the philosophies and technical approaches that can help organizations be successful at putting their data to work were addressed.

Posted June 17, 2016

As the growing size and complexity of database environments strain resources at most IT departments, many are looking for ways to standardize infrastructure and automate routine tasks to free up assets. Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research, and Sam Lucido, director for technical applications marketing at EMC Corp., recently discussed strategies for Oracle users and IT, including the results of a new survey conducted in partnership with the IOUG, VMware, and EMC regarding obstacles data managers face while managing networks and delivering reliable information.

Posted June 17, 2016

What's on the horizon for big data, analytics, and business intelligence as technology evolves faster and faster? In Data Summit's 2016 closing keynote John O'Brien, principal analyst and CEO, at Radiant Advisors, discussed how technology will evolve and grow in the future.

Posted June 17, 2016

Here we go again - yet another world changing innovation. Billions of dollars are being invested to develop and deploy this next-generation industry. Many existing methods of doing business, and businesses themselves, will be disrupted and replaced by this new wave of technology. What is this wondrous new innovation? Why it is the Internet of Things (IoT) of course.

Posted June 17, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. is enhancing its Global Professional Services (GPS) program to support and enable Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms customers.

Posted June 16, 2016

IMS Health, a provider of healthcare information and technology solutions, and Reltio, a data-driven applications and modern data management company, have announced that IMS Health is offering Reltio Cloud with its Nexxus Commercial Application Suite and IMS One platform. Through the alliance, IMS Health says it will offer life sciences organizations new options for access to big data technologies, pre-integrated data and high-performance analytics.

Posted June 16, 2016

Ground Labs, a global security software company, is releasing Enterprise Recon 2.0, an upgrade that improves security methods for organizations. The solution now scans for 100 different data points and personally identifiable information (PII), allowing organizations to protect critical information at every endpoint.

Posted June 15, 2016

Oracle provides informational resources, including educational events, webcasts, and white papers. Webcast: Oracle Database Appliance Launch

Posted June 15, 2016

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

Posted June 15, 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 opportunities to access the latest education and face-to-face networking in your area.

Posted June 15, 2016

Every year at COLLABORATE, IOUG honors the outstanding contributions of Members of whom we are particularly proud. Three awards celebrate volunteers, SELECT Journal article authors and Oracle employees respectively.

Posted June 15, 2016

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 15, 2016

Almost all organizations have migrated at least some infrastructure to the cloud. In fact, just 9% of IT departments have not migrated anything. Furthermore, databases rank in the top three for both infrastructure already migrated to the cloud and infrastructure with the highest priority for future migration.

Posted June 15, 2016

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