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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.



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The challenges of big data quality were discussed at Data Summit in NYC in a session presented by Paula Wiles Sigmon, program director, product marketing, IBM, and Elliot King, who has just authored a Unisphere Research report on how "governance moves data from hype to hope." Increasingly, organizations across industries are adopting formal data governance strategies to get a grip on their data lineage, quality and protection, said Sigmon.

Posted May 21, 2014

In diverse areas ranging from fraud detection to personnel recruitment, said Kamran Khan, CEO, Search Technologies, in his keynote at Data Summit in NYC, search is augmenting big data technologies. The advantage of search, Khan said, is that you can not only iterate faster but also merge structured and unstructured data, and in the process, democratize data access so it is no longer just in the hands of just data scientists.

Posted May 21, 2014

Big data is causing a big shift in three areas - people, process and technology, said SAS thought leader Anne Buff, who gave a keynote at Data Summit dotted with examples of the rich opportunities for greater customer insight that can be achieved as well as the pitfalls lying in wait for companies that fail to use their data wisely.

Posted May 21, 2014

Couchbase Mobile is a new suite of products that combines mobile data synchronization and a native NoSQL mobile database. According to Couchbase, the products are designed to eliminate the network connection as a limitation for application features in order to meet the always-on expectations of today's users.

Posted May 21, 2014

Delphix has formed a new partnership with DBmaestro to increase the speed and lower the cost of application development. According to the companies, teams or individual developers can work in parallel, with an enforced version control process, making sure best practices are followed, and integrating and merging their individual database changes, thus completing application development projects in less time and with lower cost.

Posted May 20, 2014

To help simplify solution implementation, increase productivity and accelerate time to value with Oracle engineered systems for clients, Accenture is acquiring Enkitec, an Oracle Platinum partner specializing in Oracle Exadata implementations and Oracle database administration and development.

Posted May 20, 2014

Great tech conferences provide information on new approaches and thought-provoking - sometimes even uncomfortable - discussions. With three tracks of sessions, preconference workshops and a product showcase, DBTA's 3-day Data Summit conference in NYC allowed attendees to hear what experts really think is important in big data.

Posted May 20, 2014

Unlike other awards programs which rely on our editorial and publishing staff's evaluations, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning information management solutions are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. The voting period ends soon, so if you haven't already done so, now is the time to make your voice heard.

Posted May 19, 2014

At Data Summit in NYC, Mason Sharp, chief architect of TransLattice, spotlighted the just-announced release candidate for Postgres-XL, which he said provides MPP, OLTP write scalability, multi-tenancy security, and cluster-wide ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) properties.

Posted May 16, 2014

The Internet of Things is resulting in more customer data at executives' fingertips than ever before. In 2009, there were 2.5 billion things connected to the internet, creating data. That number will explode to 30 billion things by 2020. So how can businesses harness the power of all that customer data being generated by this new networked reality to create insights that help build lifelong customer relationships? And how can they keep from being overwhelmed by all that noise?

Posted May 14, 2014

Dell KACE K1000 version 6.0 enables organizations to boost their Internet of Things (IoT) readiness with new features that provide greater visibility across their entire IT infrastructure, and create a foundation for improved endpoint security.

Posted May 13, 2014

Concurrent CEO Gary Nakamura says the latest release of Cascading will give enterprises the flexibility to build data-oriented applications on Hadoop once, and then run the applications on the platform that best meets their business needs. "What we are providing is a standard way to develop data-centric applications without the risk of having to rewrite those applications when distributions or the providers of the computation engines underneath it change direction one day."

Posted May 13, 2014

ParStream, provider of a real time database for fast analytics, and BI vendor Yellowfin, have formed a new alliance. The alliance will enable organizations to process massive amounts of stored and streaming data, in structured and semi-structured formats, in real-time, which can then be delivered throughout the enterprise in the form of visualizations to support decision-makers with timely, fact-based actionable intelligence.

Posted May 13, 2014

DataStax and Databricks are partnering to integrate Cassandra and Spark. "More and more, we see customers in the community wanting to do analytics on data in as real time as possible. That is what this is really about," said Martin Van Ryswyk, executive vice president of engineering, DataStax.

Posted May 12, 2014

The value proposition for the Splice Machine database, according to Monte Zweben, CEO and cofounder of Splice Machine, is that it enables companies to replace traditional RDBMSs when they hit a wall, either from a performance or cost perspective, with a full-featured, transactional SQL database on Hadoop, to power both operational applications and real-time analytics.

Posted May 12, 2014

More than 30 new cloud services have been added to IBM's BlueMix Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which is designed to help developers more quickly integrate applications and speed deployment of new cloud services. IBM is leveraging BlueMix's foundation on SoftLayer for this expansion.

Posted May 12, 2014

EMC is acquiring DSSD, Inc., a developer of rack-scale flash storage architecture for I/O-intensive in-memory databases and big data workloads. DSSD is complementary to EMC's all-flash and hybrid storage portfolio, and will support the emerging tier of next-generation in-memory and big data workloads, according to David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure.

Posted May 12, 2014

A majority of executives want to make their companies data-driven but have no idea how to go about it, according to SiSense co-founder and CPO Elad Israeli, who will cover what's needed to plan a big data project at Data Summit, taking place in New York City, May 12-14. Despite the potential rewards, a solid strategy is needed before jumping into a big data project, Israeli cautions.

Posted May 09, 2014

It's an inevitable fact that every software system will have problems, but an enterprise-grade Hadoop infrastructure puts minimizing and managing these system errors at the forefront. When considering a distribution's dependability, you should evaluate a Hadoop distribution's position in five foundational necessities.

Posted May 08, 2014

Presenting workshops, thought-provoking keynotes, and information packed sessions led by industry experts, DBTA's Data Summit kicks off Monday, May 12.

Posted May 08, 2014

MongoDB's Kelly Stirman and Cloudera's Yuri Bukhan recently talked with DBTA about the companies' new partnership and what it will mean for the big data ecosystem in the future. There is a need to demistify big data, they say, so that organizations can understand what technologies are right for their individual needs.

Posted May 08, 2014

At an event in NYC, Oracle president Mark Hurd and EVP John Fowler unveiled Solaris 11.2, which represents an evolution from operating system to a complete platform, they said. The phenomena of cloud and engineered systems are driven by the same requirement, which is the need to transfer work from the IT budget to the R&D budget to make things work more efficiently, observed Hurd, who asked, "Who really wants to glue an operating system to a server?"

Posted May 08, 2014

With more than 300 nominees across multiple product categories, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning products and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. You can vote for as many or as few of the nominees as you choose. Vote today! Voting closes May 23.

Posted May 08, 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 finally went RTM (Released to Manufacturing) at the beginning of this month. Here's a look at the key new features within three major areas of enhancement: Mission-Critical Performance, Business Intelligence, and Hybrid Cloud.

Posted May 08, 2014

Just after data is created, there is high value attached to it. As data begins to age, its value does not diminish, but the nature of that value begins to change. For many enterprises that are dealing with large data volumes, timely data access can be a major issue, especially when customers demand quick response times. Let's examine the challenge of processing data in real time reliably and meeting customers' expectations for quick responses.

Posted April 30, 2014

CodeFutures has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent Office for its continuous replication technology that helps DBAs perform maintenance and other processing functions without downtime. CodeFutures' new patent provides the technology backbone for dbShards/Replicate, its replication and failover solution for enterprise databases.

Posted April 29, 2014

New Power Systems servers from IBM enable data centers to manage big data at high speeds, all built on an open server platform. Built on IBM's Power8 technology and designed for managing large data stores, the new scale-out IBM Power Systems servers culminate a $2.4 billion investment, three-plus years of development, and exploit the innovation of hundreds of IBM patents.

Posted April 28, 2014

Splunk is shipping a new version of its virtual environment reporting app. Version 3.1 of the Splunk App for VMware includes 200 out-of-the-box reports, the ability to identify outliers for real-time triage, and built-in correlation into storage systems including a direct drill-down into data from NetApp Data ONTAP.

Posted April 28, 2014

Leveraging Dell Boomi AtomSphere's single-instance, multi-tenant architecture to gain deep insight into customer usage metrics, the spring 2014 release of the integration platform offers new features, including Boomi Resolve, which helps users solve common errors quickly by automatically listing possible solutions in order of relevancy, and Predictive Assistance, which integrates near-real-time customer usage metrics, to support optimization of the use of the Boomi integration platform.

Posted April 28, 2014

SAS Institute's Anne Buff has given her upcoming Data Summit keynote a humorous title, but, there is nothing funny about companies' need to find ways to exploit big data, achieve data monetization, and leverage the opportunities of data's ROI, she says. Buff will deliver her presentation, "Oh, Shift! How Big Data Is Calling for an Enterprise Data Rethink," at the Data Summit at the New York Hilton Midtown, taking place May 12-14.

Posted April 25, 2014

Helping data analysts and business users make better data-driven decisions, Alteryx Analytics 9.0 enables the blending of new and established sources of data such as social media feeds, Google Analytics, Marketo, and SAS Analytics.

Posted April 24, 2014

The Dell PowerEdge R920 server, the company's highest performing server, has achieved certification for SAP HANA, and initial SAP workload testing shows a world record 4-socket Linux benchmark.

Posted April 24, 2014

TEKsystems, an IT staffing solutions provider, says that employers are finding it increasingly difficult to hire business intelligence and security experts.

Posted April 23, 2014

Voting is now open in the 2014 Database Trends and Applications Readers' Choice Awards. It's time to cast your vote for Best Database Overall. There are 40 nominees in this category - ranging from newcomers to seasoned veterans, open source to proprietary, relational to NoSQL, on premise to cloud.

Posted April 23, 2014

Join industry experts - Couchbase's Cihan Biyikoglu, and DataWatch's Dan Potter - for this special webcast on April 17th at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET to learn about the key technologies for real time analytics, how they work, and how they are enabling businesses in the real world to act on data in ways not possible before.

Posted April 16, 2014

Cloud database technology may be ready for the enterprise, but enterprises are not quite ready for cloud databases. Even leading cloud database proponents agree that cloud databases are a relatively new—and untested phenomenon.

Posted April 16, 2014

Twitter is acquiring Gnip, a provider of social data and a long-standing Twitter data partner. "Together we plan to offer more sophisticated data sets and better data enrichments, so that even more developers and businesses big and small around the world can drive innovation using the unique content that is shared on Twitter," said Jana Messerschmidt, Twitter VP, Global Business Development & Platform, in a blog announcing the acquisition.

Posted April 15, 2014

MapR has added the complete Apache Spark technology stack to the MapR Distribution for Hadoop. Spark is an Spark is an in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease, and advantages for real-time processing.

Posted April 15, 2014

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