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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

Mobile is game changer. There is no doubt about that. The role that mobile plays is growing at such a fast rate that it simply cannot be ignored: a mobile strategy is now a necessity in the business world and the mainframe is here to support it.

Posted September 28, 2015

SHARE is excited to introduce DevOps in the Enterprise as a brand-new educational track for the SHARE in San Antonio event this winter, and we want YOU to help kick it off. Share your expertise and best practices with attendees who want to help build and enhance DevOps within their organizations.

Posted September 28, 2015

IBM expanded its array of APIs, technologies, and tools for developers who are creating products, services and applications embedded with Watson. Over the past 2 years, the Watson platform has evolved from one API and a limited set of application-specific deep Q&A capabilities to more than 25 APIs powered by over 50 technologies.

Posted September 28, 2015

TeamQuest, a provider of IT capacity planning and management solutions, has introduced a new release of its flagship TeamQuest Performance Software. This latest release is intended to help enable organizations to assess the health and potential areas of risk in their IT infrastructure, by applying automated and accurate predictive algorithms using data sources within their IT enterprise.

Posted September 28, 2015

In advance of an event at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, at which MongoDB showcased leading use cases for the company's NoSQL database technology, and introduced a new MongoDB University app for iOS, Kelly Stirman, vice president of strategy and product marketing at MongoDB, discussed how companies are putting MongoDB to use now, and upcoming features in MongoDB 3.2 which will be rolled out before the end of the year.

Posted September 24, 2015

Pentaho, a Hitachi Data Systems company, and Melissa Data, a provider of global contact data quality solutions, have formed a partnership to create new data quality plug-ins for Pentaho's big data integration and analytics platform.

Posted September 24, 2015

Cambridge Semantics, a provider of data solutions driven by semantic web technology, has formed an alliance with MarkLogic, which provides enterprise NoSQL database technology. According to the vendors, the partnership will will help organizations to rapidly store, access, visualize and act upon diverse data to create scalable, semantic-driven data management and investigative analytics applications at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional approaches.

Posted September 24, 2015

MemSQL, a provider of real-time databases for transactions and analytics, has announced Spark Streamliner, an integrated Spark solution to give enterprises immediate access to real-time analytics.

Posted September 24, 2015

MarkLogic, which bills itself as the only enterprise NoSQL database provider, completed a $102 million financing round earlier this year that it will use to accelerate the pace of growth in the $36 billion operational database market. Recently, Big Data Quarterly spoke with Joe Pasqua, executive vice president of products at MarkLogic, about the changing database management market, and what MarkLogic is doing to meet emerging enterprise customer requirements.

Posted September 24, 2015

Traditional data warehousing models and open source alternatives such as Apache Hadoop and Storm have been touted as solutions to a variety of "big data" challenges. However, utilities have found that these approaches cannot handle the scale and complexity of data generated in industrial environments. Additionally, they fail to provide the real-time analysis and situational awareness that utilities need to improve decision making or address critical events in real-time, such as optimizing crews during outages and severe weather events.

Posted September 24, 2015

StreamSets Inc., a company that aims to speed access to enterprise big data, has closed a $12.5 million round of Series A funding. The single biggest barrier to a successful enterprise analytics platform is the effective and efficient ingest of data, the company says.

Posted September 24, 2015

Join this webcast, as Bradmark welcomes guest presenter Peter Thawley, Vice President & Chief Technology Advisor, ASE Engineering, HANA Platform & Databases, SAP Products & Innovation, who will discuss how key SAP customers are solving this broad dilemma.

Posted September 23, 2015

Steve Capelli, former president of Sybase Inc., which was acquired by SAP, is joining the team at Bradmark Technologies, a provider of monitoring and performance management software. Capelli will now serve as Bradmark's Chairman of the Board, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the company.

Posted September 23, 2015

If you are from Chicago or nearby, book November 4th on your agenda from 1:00PM to 6:00PM as this is going to be a monumental SAP event in Chicago. This event is all about your ROAD2HANA.

Posted September 23, 2015

Customers moving to the SAP HANA platform always have a question about who their SAP HANA Database Administrator is and what they can expect from her/him. Handling a complex and large SAP HANA database can be very challenging if not configured and managed correctly and effectively.

Posted September 23, 2015

The study, entitled, "The Internet of Things Has the Potential to Connect and Transform Businesses," evaluated the capacity for enterprises empowered with IoT solutions to achieve efficiency in their processes, deliver increased value to customers, and create new business models. It found that even early adopters have only scratched the surface of IoT benefits in current use cases.

Posted September 23, 2015

SAP plans to unleash a powerful portfolio of SAP hybris tools that are envisioned to enable in-the-moment customer profiling, digital commerce and community development, empowering an organization's front office to stay connected with the frequently shifting needs of its customers and prospects and enabling companies to go beyond customer relationship management (CRM) into a new era of digital connectedness, customer service and support.

Posted September 23, 2015

SAP is helping enterprises safeguard against unnecessary risks when teaming up with other companies by releasing the SAP Business Partner Screening application. SAP Business Partner Screening will enable companies to simplify business partner screening processes, minimize efforts and costs, and optimize alert processing to help reduce exposure to commercial, compliance and reputational risk.

Posted September 23, 2015

SAP is releasing a set of enhancements for one of its platforms that it says will change the way enterprises interact with customers. A portfolio of SAP hybris tools is being introduced to enable in-the-moment customer profiling, digital commerce and community development, allowing an organization's front office to stay connected with the frequently shifting needs of its customers and prospects.

Posted September 23, 2015

Tableau has introduced an upgraded version of its comprehensive data visualization platform, which includes increased enterprise security features, such as single Sign On for SAP HANA and Mutual SSL Authentication, new connectors, and visual analytics upgrades.

Posted September 23, 2015

SAP is overhauling its PartnerEdge program, providing a new simplified way to partner with SAP for bigger opportunities. The extensive update streamlines the framework of partner levels to meet the needs of evolving partner business models, offers a unified reward structure that gives partners credit for their total SAP business, and introduces eContracts that will reduce paperwork and speed processing.

Posted September 23, 2015

Virtustream, which was recently acquired by EMC, is strengthening its partnership with SAP, becoming one of a select few global partners providing cloud infrastructure services for SAP business-critical applications in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. The collaboration will allow SAP to leverage Virtustream's xStream Cloud Management Platform and its Micro-VM technology to deliver an IaaS with Service Level Agreements covering application performance.

Posted September 23, 2015

To help companies get more value from big data, SAP has introduced HANA Vora, a new in-memory computing engine that leverages and extends the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched, interactive analytics on Hadoop. HANA Vora is a completely new product built from the ground up and is aimed at better processing of data to make business decisions.

Posted September 23, 2015

Shortly after the explosion of non-relational databases, around 2009, it became apparent that rather than being part of the problem, SQL would instead continue to be part of the solution. If the new wave of database systems excluded the vast population of SQL-literate professionals, then their uptake in the business world would be impeded. Furthermore, a whole generation of business intelligence tools use SQL as the common way of translating user information requests into database queries. Nowhere was the drive toward SQL adoption more clear than in the case of Hadoop.

Posted September 23, 2015

Datos IO has announced a recovery platform for next-generation scale-out databases. The company, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., was founded by former Data Domain (EMC), Veritas and IBM Research veteran Tarun Thakur, CEO, and Prasenjit Sarkar, CTO, who spent more than 15 years at IBM Research. The company is now offering its Early Access Program (EAP), and the product will is planned to be generally available in 2016.

Posted September 22, 2015

Percona, a provider of enterprise-class MySQL and MongoDB solutions and services, is introducing Percona Server for MongoDB, an enhanced, open source, fully compatible drop-in replacement for MongoDB Community Edition that offers additional enterprise features and lower total cost of ownership. Completely open source and free to download and use, Percona Server for MongoDB offers all the features of MongoDB 3.0 Community Edition, along with two additional storage engine options - PerconaFT and Facebook's RocksDB - and enterprise-grade functionality, including Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and advanced auditing.

Posted September 22, 2015

MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of a distribution for Apache Hadoop, has extended its support for SAS, a provider of business analytics software and services. According to the vendors, the collaboration between SAS and MapR provides advanced analytics with ease of data preparation and integration with legacy systems, assurance of SLAs, and security and data governance compliance. Additionally, joint customers can cost-effectively grow their big data storage infrastructure without relying on storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS).

Posted September 22, 2015

Splunk, a provider of real-time operational intelligence solutions, has announced a new version of the Splunk Enterprise platform and the availability of a new solution that targets the complexity of IT intelligence.

Posted September 22, 2015

Platfora, a data discovery platform native to Hadoop, is reaching another milestone for its solution, bringing modern data preparation and real-time capabilities to a wide audience.

Posted September 22, 2015

KVM for IBM z Systems provides open source virtualization for the IBM mainframe. Using a combination of KVM virtualization and IBM z Systems provides the performance and flexibility to address the requirements of multiple, differing Linux workloads.

Posted September 16, 2015

A new video demonstrates how the combined power of Linux, IBM z Systems, the hybrid cloud, and IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack enhance the benefits of each part to provide the most powerful and reliable enterprise solution.

Posted September 16, 2015

Open source software brings a broad set of new capabilities to LinuxONE and z Systems in the form of more solutions that are optimized for use on an enterprise-grade platform that leverages inherent strengths—speed combined with ultra-security application uptime, limitless capacity for growth, in addition to an inventive and collaborative ecosystem of developers and practitioners - all of which gives enterprises an important edge in improving their business agility.

Posted September 16, 2015

Using Linux containers and Docker radically changes the way applications are built, shipped, deployed and instantiated. A new IBM white paper explains how using Docker, IBM UrbanCode Deploy or Linux on IBM z Systems can help you quickly develop cloud-centric applications or micro services.

Posted September 16, 2015

Linux on IBM z Systems provides high levels of performance, scalability and security. A rich open source ecosystem is growing on the platform—from Node.js to MongoDB to Docker—which combines with IBM z's speed and other unique features to deliver business agility—the ability of an organization to get to market quickly and effectively in order to solve the business problems it faces.

Posted September 16, 2015

IBM LinuxONE provides a portfolio of hardware, software, and services that combine the flexibility and agility of the open revolution with the industry's most advanced trusted, efficient and performant enterprise system for business critical applications. An increased emphasis on mobile, big data, and cloud is not only in sync with new industry trends it also responds to client demands for greater reliability, security, performance, and cost savings.

Posted September 16, 2015

In three IBM Redbooks videos, IBM Distinguished Engineer Brad Brech, shares his thoughts on the latest technology behind Power Systems and POWER8. The videos focus on the IBM Data Engine for NoSQL, POWER8 and OpenPOWER, and Linux on Power Solutions.

Posted September 16, 2015

With the confluence of disruptive new forces, including big data, cloud, high performance computing, and new engagement technologies, organizations must innovate in terms of how they build their infrastructure, Doug Balog, General Manager, IBM Power Systems, emphasized in his keynote at Red Hat Summit 2015.

Posted September 16, 2015

Delivering the opening keynotes at LinuxCon North America for IBM, a Diamond Sponsor of the event, Dr. Angel Diaz, Vice President, Cloud Architecture and Technology, IBM, and Ross Mauri, General Manager of z Systems, IBM, reflected on the change taking place in the IT world.

Posted September 16, 2015

A new independent study conducted by IBM Power Systems reveals the most pressing items that are vexing IT leaders as they look ahead. Maintaining a competitive edge and delivering as much value from information as possible remains a key focus, all while keeping costs to a minimum.

Posted September 16, 2015

IBM and GENCI, the high performance computing agency in France, are collaborating to speed up the path to exascale computing - the ability of a computing system to perform at least one exaflop, or a billion billion calculations, in one second. The collaboration, planned to run for at least 18 months, focuses on readying complex scientific applications for systems under development expected to achieve more than 100 petaflops, a solid step forward on the path to exascale.

Posted September 16, 2015

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