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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

Databricks, the company behind Apache Spark, has announced the beta release of Databricks Community Edition, a free version of the cloud-based big data platform. First available as an invite-only beta rollout, accessibility to the Databricks Community Edition by the broader community will be made possible over the coming months, with general availability planned for late Q2 2016.

Posted February 17, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has added AppPulse Trace, a new module in its application performance monitoring software (APM) suite, to help developers identify and fix issues at their source, down to the exact line of code and server.

Posted February 17, 2016

Over the last half decade, we've watched SQL purists butt heads with NoSQL upstarts, Hadoop triumphalists clash with Hadump pessimists, database geeks war with application developers, and so on. In the midst of all this warring, we've tried to fit—and, in many cases, to cram—the new into the old, the old into the new, with the result that at one time or another, we've asked the impossible of all of the components in our ever-expanding technology portfolios.

Posted February 16, 2016

Enterprises can't seem to pack enough big data and analytics solutions into their data centers, executive suites, and everywhere else across their organizations. Just about every venture-capital-cash-fueled startup from Silicon Valley to Boston has an analytics component to it. As these firms rapidly gain traction, they are being scarfed up by larger vendors looking to solidify their leadership of the analytics space.

Posted February 16, 2016

SAP SE is introducing new predictive capabilities within its platforms with the release of SAP HANA Cloud Platform predictive services 1.0 and SAP Predictive Analytics 2.5.

Posted February 16, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has selected RedPoint Data Management platform as the underlying platform for a new HPE Risk Data Aggregation and Reporting (RDAR) integrated solution to support financial institutions' compliance with BDBS 239.

Posted February 16, 2016

Addressing the shift toward business-user-oriented visual interactive data preparation, Trillium Software has launched a new solution that integrates self-service data preparation with data quality capabilities to improve big data analytics.

Posted February 16, 2016

Glassbeam, a machine data analytics company, has introduced two product enhancements for the IoT analytics market. The new capabilities are aimed at automating the transformation of unstructured machine data into business insights and also providing a lighter footprint for Glassbeam at the edge.

Posted February 16, 2016

The Data Summit 2016 conference schedule of sessions and speakers is now available online. Presented by Database Trends and Applications and Big Data Quarterly, the 2-day event (Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11) will bring together IT managers, data architects, application developers, data analysts, project managers, and business managers for a deep dive into the key technologies and strategies for becoming a data-informed business.

Posted February 12, 2016

ClearStory Data has announced an update to its data inference and data harmonization capabilities called Infinite Data Overlap Detection (IDOD). With this R&D innovation, ClearStory's Spark-based analytics solution now detects and infers data patterns and customer-specific data types for all values for data that a user connects to as part of their analysis.

Posted February 12, 2016

The Internet of Things holds great promise for everything from better healthcare to decreased traffic accidents and more efficient manufacturing processes. Michael Morton is currently CTO at Dell Boomi, which he joined in 2013 after a career with IBM where he became an IBM Master Inventor and worked directly with Fortune 100 companies. Recently, Morton talked with BDQ about some of the opportunities and challenges and the role that Boomi plays in the emerging IoT market.

Posted February 11, 2016

Say what you will about Oracle, it certainly can't be accused of failing to move with the times. Typically, Oracle comes late to a technology party but arrives dressed to kill.

Posted February 10, 2016

Storage requirements are growing by leaps and bounds, and more organizations are turning to cloud computing to manage the load. However, cloud isn't necessarily seen as the best approach to data storage bursting—rather, it's mainly being used for backup and for hosting development and test environments, according to a new survey.

Posted February 10, 2016

Cloud-borne data is becoming commonplace—at least at the edges of the enterprise. Organizations are relying, both formally and informally, on cloud-based services for supplemental storage, file sharing, and content management. The challenge now is to bring core enterprise data into the cloud, to render data ranging from financials to sales to performance analytics as services.

Posted February 10, 2016

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

Posted February 10, 2016

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

Posted February 10, 2016

COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum includes real-world training presented by fellow Oracle users and industry experts, dedicated networking opportunities with professionals who share your business needs, and Oracle experts sharing solutions.

Posted February 10, 2016

IOUG has always been your trusted source for technical information and user insight, and we're continuing to bring you new ways to learn about Oracle Database 12c as we continue our 12 Months of Database 12cSeries.

Posted February 10, 2016

This COLLABORATE 16 advance guide will give you a glimpse into the wealth of Oracle experts, technical content and opportunities to make connections that will last a lifetime.

Posted February 10, 2016

Oracle has a new PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Program that is aimed at helping organizations accelerate the growth of their Oracle Cloud business. Providing technical and go-to-market support, Oracle says the new four-tier program will provide Oracle partners with the tools they need to help Oracle customers navigate their transition to the cloud.

Posted February 10, 2016

Oracle has introduced a new Big Data Preparation Cloud Service. Despite the increasing talk about the need for companies to become "data-driven," and the perception that people who work with business data spend most of their time on analytics, Oracle contends that in reality many organizations devote much more time and effort on importing, profiling, cleansing, repairing, standardizing, and enriching their data.

Posted February 10, 2016

Database performance tuning is a complex but extremely important task. However, it can be difficult to effectively optimize databases when there are other "fires" to put out, limited resources, and an increasing number of databases to look after. But that doesn't mean it's impossible, especially with the right approach.

Posted February 10, 2016

Looker, provider of a BI platform, has added support for Presto and Spark SQL as well as updates to its support for Impala and Hive.

Posted February 09, 2016

Talend is introducing Talend Data Preparation, an open source self-service tool to help business users to speed up the time-consuming process of data wrangling or spreadsheet management.

Posted February 09, 2016

Trifacta, provider of a self-service data preparation platform, is receiving $35 million in growth-stage financing that will be used to continue expanding the company globally and allow for additional projects. "The multi-billion-dollar big data and IoT revolution requires a modern, innovative approach to preparing data and empowering end users," said Ping Li, partner at Accel and director of the company's Big Data Fund. "Trifacta delivers that platform. We've backed Trifacta's incredible team from the beginning and are excited to help the company scale to take advantage of this significant market opportunity."

Posted February 09, 2016

Franz Inc. is releasing an updated version of its AllegroGraph platform along with receiving certification on the latest release of Cloudera Enterprise through the Cloudera Certified Technology Program (CCTP).

Posted February 08, 2016

There are no young professionals in the mainframe community, right? Wrong! It's time you meet Connor Krukosky, an 18-year-old college student who bought an IBM z890 from an online auction and is now busy getting it up and running.

Posted February 08, 2016

IBM has expanded its Cloud Data Services portfolio with 25 new services now available on the IBM Cloud that are designed to help developers build, deploy, and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud.

Posted February 08, 2016

Currently, the IT industry is the midst of a major transition as it moves from the last generation - the internet generation - to the new generation of cloud and big data, said Andy Mendelsohn, Oracle's EVP of Database Server Technologies, who recently talked with DBTA about database products that Oracle is bringing to market to support customers' cloud initiatives. "Oracle has been around a long time. This is not the first big transition we have gone through," said Mendelsohn.

Posted February 05, 2016

Deep Information Sciences is unveiling a new solution that combines a MySQL-compliant database with cloud- and resource-awareness.

Posted February 04, 2016

Couchbase has rolled out Couchbase Mobile 1.2. The new release makes it easier for professional developers to build and deploy mobile applications with improvements in administration, simplified in-place upgrades, as well as security and performance enhancements.

Posted February 04, 2016

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

Posted February 03, 2016

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

Posted February 03, 2016

Every month IOUG shines the spotlight on one of our members! This month we are spotlighting Sam Brunacini, DB Platform Services Manager at Paychex, Inc.

Posted February 03, 2016

The Large Tape User Group's (LTUG) Annual Spring conference is coming up around the corner on April 25-28 just outside of Denver, Colorado. Anyone interested in large Oracle StorageTek robotic tape libraries and storage devices cannot afford to miss out on this educational and networking event.

Posted February 03, 2016

Cloud; Internet of Things; Mobile analytics; Cyber attacks; Security: disruptive technologies are significantly impacting IT professionals. Are you and your organization doing everything it takes to learn, assess and keep up?

Posted February 03, 2016

With Hadoop marking its 10th anniversary this year, Sean Suchter, CEO of Pepperdata, recently reflected on his experience with the platform and speculated on what the next 10 years may bring.

Posted February 03, 2016

Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is integrating Pentaho Labs with Python, increasing productivity and data governance, while allowing users to focus on predictive analytics and machine learning.

Posted February 02, 2016

To address a growing need for data professionals with graph database expertise, Neo4j is offering a certification exam online through its GraphAcademy.

Posted February 02, 2016

Redis Labs, is integrating with Spark SQL, and releasing a Spark-Redis connector package that promises to accelerate processing time.

Posted February 02, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the availability of HPE Investigative Analytics, a new software solution to enable financial institutions and other organizations in highly regulated industries to use big data technologies to detect patterns, relationships, behaviors, and anomalies across structured and unstructured data stores. The software is aimed at helping companies reduce risk by proactively preventing fraudulent actions.

Posted February 02, 2016

Attunity Ltd. is releasing an enhanced version of its Attunity Compose platform to eliminate pitfalls in data warehousing and accelerate big data analytics.

Posted February 02, 2016

Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehousing company, has formed a technology and go-to-market partnership with Looker, which provides a data exploration and business intelligence platform.

Posted February 01, 2016

Data constraint - which hinders the ability to easily provision parity data from production data sources for use in development environments, QA, UAT (user acceptance testing), and integration testing - can lead to complications in application development such as insufficient resources, bad quality data which leads to bugs, and slow environment builds.

Posted February 01, 2016

The combination of location data with high speed data in VoltDB version 6.0 will allow VoltDB to better support businesses that need to maximize the value of real-time data streams including location data to make personalized offers to customers and improve decision making.

Posted January 28, 2016

To address increasing demands posed by modern applications, Aerospike has released version 3.7 of its NoSQL database with new features that enable more personalized applications, more efficient operations, and greater stability across public and private clouds.

Posted January 28, 2016

Paxata's Winter '15 release allows administrators to deploy the data prep platform in heterogeneous environments including the Hortonworks Data Platform on YARN and with multiple versions of Apache Spark. The latest release also improves the way business analysts find, access, and apply data by delivering additional ease of use capabilities supported by machine learning innovations, and provides enterprise-grade security and a multi-tenant governance model.

Posted January 27, 2016

The North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group (NCPBUG) and Appeon Corporation are pleased to announce that the Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference will be held from May 16 through May20, 2016. The Center City Campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will again be the venue for the event.

Posted January 27, 2016

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