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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

IBM is in the midst of a transformation resulting from the combined market forces of the need to drive analytics insight from more data, the rise of cloud technologies, and the changing ways in which firms engage with clients due to new workflows, new business models, and new technology.

Posted July 23, 2015

The 45th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers was recently announced. The new list shows that "Linux is still number one with a bullet when it comes to supercomputing," writes ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.

Posted July 23, 2015

The opportunities that Docker enables are explored in a new Mainframe Insights blog.

Posted July 23, 2015

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has been launched by The Linux Foundation to advance the state-of-the-art for building cloud native applications and services, allowing developers to take full advantage of existing and to-be-developed open source technologies. Cloud native refers to applications or services that are container-packaged, dynamically scheduled and micro services-oriented.

Posted July 23, 2015

To enable the next generation of developers, IBM has introduced the Academic Initiative for Cloud. The new program will create cloud development curricula using Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service, in more than 200 universities, reaching more than 20,000 students in 36 countries.

Posted July 23, 2015

IBM has unveiled developerWorks Open, a cloud-based environment for developers to access emerging IBM technologies and technical expertise, and collaborate with a global network to accelerate projects. IBM will release 50 projects to the open source community to speed enterprise adoption and spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas.

Posted July 23, 2015

Kore Technologies is rolling out enhanced features in its next release of KommerceServer eCommerce Suite. The suite will add significant out-of-the-box functionality for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce environments.

Posted July 22, 2015

In 1965, Dick Pick and Don Nelson originally implemented PICK as the "Generalized Information Retrieval Language System" (GIRLS) on an IBM System/360 at TRW for use by the U.S. Army to control the inventory of Cheyenne helicopter parts. That was 50 years ago and MultiValue is still thriving today. It is a testament to the quality and flexibility of the technology for it to be going strong 50 years after its creation. Coincidentally, Rocket Software is also marking a significant event as it celebrates 25 years in business.

Posted July 22, 2015

Rocket Software will be hosting MultiValue University (MVU) October 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV. Rocket has had previous conferences that were focused on mostly U2 data. "This is the first one since we have joined together with the D3 team and we're calling it MultiValue University," stated Jackie Burhans, senior channel marketing manager, MVpartner enablement, Rocket Software.

Posted July 22, 2015

Rocket Software has released version 5.2.0 of the U2 Web Development Environment (U2 Web DE), a tool that provides an environment to handle incoming requests and outgoing responses that are often variable in volume. Upgraded features include monitoring, logging improvements, and RESTful services.

Posted July 22, 2015

SAP is releasing a new way to help enterprises deploy SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, driving quick time value and immediate results. The SAP Activate consumption experience enables partners to extend the ready-to-run business processes shipped by SAP and simultaneously design and continue to update their own custom best practices and co-innovate.

Posted July 22, 2015

Employee productivity is being stifled by everyday tasks, including reading and responding to email and searching for and gathering information, according to a new a new study commissioned by SAP which shows that companies may lose as much as $30,000 per employee each year due to inefficiency.

Posted July 22, 2015

SAP has announced an update to SAP SQL Anywhere. Version 17 of the embeddable database technology enables Internet of Things (IoT) systems and data-intensive mobile apps to leverage new remote data synchronization capabilities of SAP SQL Anywhere with the SAP HANA platform to help securely move data between the enterprise and remote locations at the edge of the network.

Posted July 22, 2015

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA is now available in the AWS Marketplace, providing customers with additional deployment options for their big data workloads. "Now with many implementation options, ranging from bare-metal hardware to vast, scalable operations in the cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA can fit nearly every enterprise big-data scenario, from the mundane to the extreme," said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager for the Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat.

Posted July 22, 2015

Attunity CloudBeam for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a new cloud solution from Attunity, enables automated and optimized data loading from enterprise databases into the Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The new offering will simplify and accelerate data loading from enterprise databases, making it easier for customers to adopt the new Microsoft data warehouse service and benefit from big data analytics, according to Itamar Ankorion, executive vice president of business development and corporate strategy at Attunity.

Posted July 22, 2015

Continuing its global expansion, CoolaData, which provides a solution that tracks user behavior across all channels and aggregates the data to help monetize the insights, has opened an office in New York. The company's investors include 83North (formerly Greylock IL) and Carmel Ventures.

Posted July 22, 2015

The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.3 is now available, with enhancements for user experience for both operators and developers, new security and data governance capabilities, a new cluster monitoring service for support subscription customers.

Posted July 22, 2015

Talend is partnering with Salesforce to provide companies with a cost-effective way to cleanse, transform, and move big data. "We've been working with Salesforce for a long time," said Ashley Stirrup, CMO at Talend. "But now we are supporting Salesforce Analytics Cloud and allowing customers to bring in all sorts of additional types of data."

Posted July 21, 2015

Data integration requirements are growing more demanding. In today's computing environments, data must often be moved between on-premises systems and public clouds, between private and public clouds, between different hybrid clouds, or between different public clouds. A new report based on a survey conducted by Unisphere Research among 342 IOUG members looks at the current state of data integration in the cloud era, including the key issues, priorities and solutions being adopted by organizations. The "2015 IOUG Data Integration for Cloud Survey" was sponsored by Oracle.

Posted July 21, 2015

Before enterprises create data architecture for business intelligence and analytics, there are a few key components they need to consider.

Posted July 21, 2015

Franz, a supplier of semantic graph database technology, has added patented N-dimensional analysis capabilities to its flagship product AllegroGraph.

Posted July 20, 2015

Seagate Technology plc, a storage solutions provider, will be integrating IBM Spectrum Scale software with its ClusterStor High Performance Computing (HPC) storage to create a new software-defined storage appliance. The appliance is intended to help users manage the demands of data-intensive workloads, such as genomic research, computer aided design, digital media, data analytics, financial model analysis, and electronic design simulations.

Posted July 20, 2015

CA Technologies has enhanced its DevOps portfolio to make the job of IT operations teams easier. The enhanced monitoring solutions for agile operations provide the speed and scale organizations need to rapidly deploy new applications, monitor dynamic environments, and continually optimize application quality.

Posted July 20, 2015

Managed cloud company Rackspace has expanded its service offering for its Microsoft product portfolio with Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. Through the service, Rackspace will work with customers to help them speed their deployment of Azure, minimize costs and optimize performance.

Posted July 13, 2015

Kyvos Insights, a big data analytics company, emerged from stealth mode to introduce a solution called Kyvos that it says provides insights from all corporate data, regardless of size and granularity.

Posted July 13, 2015

Responding to a growing need to deliver more data to the right people at the right time, Cloudera and Teradata have announced the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop with Cloudera—the enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution.

Posted July 09, 2015

Graph databases are especially good for managing data about the connections among resources, and they are here to stay as a vital mechanism for managing data. In some enterprises, graph databases are even replacing relational databases as the primary database of record.

Posted July 08, 2015

The Microsoft data platform team is on fire! It is delivering more updates and features faster and more thoroughly than ever before. If you're a data professional and you're using the Microsoft stack, this is a really exciting time to be involved. Here's a look at the top new capabilities in SQL Server 2016 Public Preview, SSIS Feature Packs For Azure, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Posted July 08, 2015

It is still early days for Spark, and despite the promise it holds, companies are just now working through how best to use it, how to integrate it within their existing environments, and how to make the most of its libraries and other built-in capabilities. To provide more information and thought leadership on the open source framework, IBM, which recently announced a major commitment to Apache Spark, sponsored a DBTA webcast.

Posted July 08, 2015

A lot has happened in the MultiValue database market over the last 50 years. Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud, will reflect on 50 years of Pick and what is to come in the future in a presentation at the Zayo Group's (formerly Latisys) data center in Irvine

Posted July 08, 2015

Rocket has announced there will be an updated version of Rocket U2 Web DE coming this quarter, and that D3 connection pooling is now available. In addition, the company says registration for Rocket MultiValue University (MVU) is now open.

Posted July 08, 2015

IT and data management technologies have expanded greatly over the past few years with new methods to leverage a wealth of data. However, as innovative 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 July 08, 2015

RedPoint Global's two platforms, Interaction and Data Management, are now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, giving data-driven marketers access RedPoint's data and campaign management tools on the cloud for the first time. "We want to go into this cloud world with our software and we're changing the paradigm of the way people even buy software and the way they do their processing of their data," said Dale Renner, CEO and founder of RedPoint. "What we're doing is basically allowing our clients to very rapidly deploy solutions where they don't even have to buy all the software."

Posted July 07, 2015

VoltDB has selected the Progress DataDirect OpenAccess SDK to increase access to business intelligence tools that allow VoltDB customers to visualize and access fast-moving data. To access data, users want to be able deploy conventional tooling and reporting tools, said John Piekos, vice president of engineering for VoltDB. "They want to do dashboards on top of this fast-moving data. We provide a JDBC interface but we also found we needed to provide ODBC access as well so we could leverage the last 30 years of ODBC reporting and BI tools."

Posted July 07, 2015

IOUG Press is a cooperative publishing arrangement between Apress and IOUG, designed to give our members access to need-to-know information on Oracle technology and applications.

Posted July 01, 2015

Oracle announced more than two dozen new PaaS and IaaS services spanning database, Java, integration, analytics, compute, storage, and networking services. "We are now prepared to call our platform and our infrastructure services complete," said Oracle executive chairman of the board and CTO Larry Ellison during the launch event. A key tenet of Oracle's cloud strategy, said Ellison is to offer the same technology on-premise and in the cloud "so you can easily move your data and applications back and forth."

Posted July 01, 2015

The concept of shadow or stealth IT in organizations is not new, but it is a topic that is becoming more relevant. According to Gartner's IT Glossary, shadow IT "refers to IT devices, software and services outside the ownership or control of IT organizations." As IT professionals, what is our role in shadow IT? Is shadow IT good or bad for an organization?

Posted July 01, 2015

Fortscale Security Ltd., a provider of user behavior analytics software for enterprise security, is partnering with Cloudera to enable customers to build end-to-end Hadoop-based security analytics solutions to collect, manage and analyze logs for discovery of security threats. Fortscale has certified its user behavior analytics solution on Cloudera Enterprise.

Posted July 01, 2015

Jut has come out of stealth mode with the announcement of the beta release of the Operations Data Hub for DevOps, a streaming analytics platform for operational data.

Posted June 30, 2015

Platfora, a big data discovery platform built on Apache Hadoop and Spark, is updating its platform to make it even faster for business users and data scientists to collaborate to derive insights from big data analytics. Platfora 4.5 introduces the Aurora Visualization Engine, the company's third-generation visualization technology that allows vibrant web-based interaction with the massive and interlinked datasets needed for cutting-edge use cases such as multi-channel customer analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) pattern analysis, and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) cybersecurity analytics.

Posted June 29, 2015

Liaison Technologies, a cloud-based integration and data management company, is incorporating MapR technology to offer a platform that will support versatile big data integration and management. "MapR has some very unique operational capabilities and a superior distributed data platform with MapR-FS and MapR-DB," said Brad Anderson, vice president of big data informatics at Liaison Technologies. "They give the ALLOY platform a significant technical advantage."

Posted June 29, 2015

These days, everybody talks about big data and analytics but does anybody really know how to tackle it? Everybody thinks the others are doing it and hence also claim to do it as well, but it's likely that only the fortunate have had (positive) experience(s) with it so far.

Posted June 26, 2015

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