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Big data presents a tremendous opportunity for enterprises across industries. With Cloudera, customers can now easily handle the rapidly increasing data volume and variety they face, addressing a growing share of data and workloads from legacy infrastructure while optimizing the efficiency of those existing systems.

Posted June 02, 2014

CodeFutures is a leading provider of agile Big Data and streaming technologies. Their vision is to enable an agile approach to Big Data processing—transforming static database repositories into a flexible and dynamic data infrastructure. This approach reduces the heavyweight, rigid and limiting capabilities of accessing and using data by traditional means, opening an entire new set of opportunities for organizations.

Posted June 02, 2014

Since the introduction of mainframe application fault management solution Abend-AID in 1977, Compuware has been optimizing technology performance, as well as developer productivity, for nearly four decades.

Posted June 02, 2014

In order to build advantage, or merely stay relevant, businesses today must have an IT strategy that supports the future of big data. That strategy must include NoSQL. Couchbase provides the world's most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database: Couchbase Server.

Posted June 02, 2014

With the enormous volume of data being collected now, database management is becoming more critical for every enterprise. With more than 350 DBAs we deliver 24x7 so you don't have to on your own. Datavail's delivery model—the most proven in the industry—allows you to use as much or as little as you need to meet your objectives.

Posted June 02, 2014

DBI's secret sauce is patented technology combined with a bullet-proof methodology that delivers real, positively impactful, measurable ROI within days. DBI's PureFeat Performance Management Suite for DB2 LUW brings performance inefficiencies, issues, and solutions to light that other tools and scripts don't find, usually within five mouse clicks!

Posted June 02, 2014

Delphix is the market leader in Agile Data, which helps industry-leading companies, including Facebook, eBay, Walmart, and Comcast, deliver critical application projects on time and on quality. In the last year, the company released a new product designed to help customers overcome the challenges of data center modernization - the Delphix Modernization Engine.

Posted June 02, 2014

With Denodo, business strategists, CIOs and other IT experts can plan the implementation of a shared data layer across the enterprise, expose a common data model and a unified interface over a multiplicity of diverse data sources that can feed and support an increasing number of business applications, from BI and analytics to portals, operational applications and web and mobile apps.Big corporations in almost all verticals worldwide are using our technology today.

Posted June 02, 2014

Embarcadero Technologies provides industry-leading database architecture and management tools to enable our customers to build and manage some of the largest and most complex data models on the planet. With big data continuing to grow exponentially, Embarcadero customers have mastered management of the world's largest relational databases, and some have now begun to embrace innovative data management technologies.

Posted June 02, 2014

EMC is the Leader in Helping Oracle Customers Redefine IT. With cloud-enabled infrastructure EMC helps Oracle customers consolidate databases and standardize IT infrastructure, while maximizing quality of service for Oracle database environments.

Posted June 02, 2014

In the field of unstructured data, Empolis Smart Information Management is taking on a new pivotal role as a crossover technology. It facilitates the high-quality analysis of large quantities of unstructured data and the intelligent processing of information in a way that is easy on resources while also making the information useful for relevant business processes.

Posted June 02, 2014

This constant influx of machine-generated data and the increasing complexity of queries, particularly ad hoc queries, requires companies to rethink their infrastructure for data capture, storage and analysis. Infobright delivers a high performance analytic database platform that serves as a key underlying infrastructure for big data analytics and The Internet of Things.

Posted June 02, 2014

Since 1978, InterSystems has been developing database, analytics and integration technologies that work across disparate systems to deliver insight. InterSystems has the advanced technology to ingest large data volumes, regardless of data model, and to enable ad-hoc SQL queries across any of the Big Data paradigms as if they were one database—with scalable performance.

Posted June 02, 2014

Competition is vital to an economy as it ensures the highest quality products and services at the lowest possible prices. While this is good for consumers, it puts pressure on businesses to continue to be innovative and efficient. For the past 15 years, Kore Technologies has helped its clients become better competitors in the market.

Posted June 02, 2014

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified big data platform.

Posted June 02, 2014

Nearly 30 years ago, Melissa Data recognized that contact data management was a driving force behind business success. Our goal was clear—a commitment to data quality solutions to improve organizations' overall business operations around the world through data verification and enrichment.

Posted June 02, 2014

In the late 90's, I recognized that the Internet made it possible for a company to provide high quality DBA services to anyone in the world from Boston in a safe and secure manner. Ntirety, a pioneer of Remote DBA Services (RDBA), is the direct result of that recognition.

Posted June 02, 2014

With the advent of a Durable Distributed Cache architecture, like NuoDB, it is now possible to build global systems with SQL transactional semantics, ondemand capacity and the ability to run web-scale applications without missing a beat. This architecture also enables elastic scalability, resilience to failure and geo-distribution.

Posted June 02, 2014

Objectivity Inc.'s embedded database software helps you discover and unlock the hidden value in your Big Data for improved real-time intelligence and decision support. Unlike other solutions, Objectivity focuses on storing, managing and searching the connection details between data.

Posted June 02, 2014

Today's application development projects are driven by data integration, big data, mobility and data analytics challenges, and most businesses do not have the time or resources to manage each of these separately. Using Progress technology, you can manage all of these components from one single platform, making application development, deployment and management quick and simple.

Posted June 02, 2014

The #1 Big Data Platform in the Cloud, founded by the creators of Apache Hive and former managers of Facebook's big data infrastructure team.

Posted June 02, 2014

RainStor, the big data database that guarantees 90% reduction in your storage footprint, has been involved in Big Data since 2008, well before the popularization of Hadoop. Interestingly this was driven by the requirements of telecommunications providers managing 10s of billions of records per day and storing petabytes of data—they were bursting at the seams!

Posted June 02, 2014

Who is Revelation Software? Revelation Software is the creator of OpenInsight, a database and application development toolkit.

Posted June 02, 2014

Thousands of companies worldwide rely on Rocket Software's MultiValue databases—UniData, UniVerse, D3, and mvBase—to host their mission-critical applications. Like other NoSQL databases, they provide low administration, flexible schema management and quick, easy development.

Posted June 02, 2014

Enterprise IT organizations today are facing a dilemma—their legacy integration technologies were built before the era of big data, social, mobile and cloud (SMAC) computing and simply can't keep up.

Posted June 02, 2014

New and emerging companies are targeting their efforts on technologies to help customers improve data management processes and get more value from their data.

Posted June 02, 2014

The mobile revolution has revitalized the need for searchable curated content. Mobile internet use and mobile search advertising spend are both predicted to overtake desktop usage and spend this year, and as people change the way they access the internet, they change the way they search.

Posted May 21, 2014

Fast decision-making depends on real-time data movement that allows businesses to gather data from multiple locations into Hadoop as well as conventional data warehouses. Unfortunately, traditional ETL tools use slow data-scraping techniques that put a heavy load on operational systems and cannot meet the low latency required by many businesses.

Posted May 21, 2014

The explosion of machine data has made it impossible for humans to write every rule to detect relevant events. Most of these events are unknown, new (or rather anomalous), or indescribable, and as a result, they go undetected. IT organizations need a mechanism to automatically "tell" users what is happening inside of their data without the administrator's prerequisite knowledge of the event.

Posted May 21, 2014

Henry Olson, director of product management, Embarcadero Technologies, tackled the cultural, technical and methodology gaps between the worlds of data architecture and agile development the challenge of retaining the benefit of data architecture and data modeling in the agile world in a lively presentation at DBTA's Data Summit in NYC that drew numerous follow-on questions from attendees.

Posted May 21, 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 21, 2014

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 his hard-hitting presentation on big data at Data Summit, Rick Smolan, a Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer, and author of the book, "The Human Face of Big Data," described big data as "the development of a nervous system for the planet," and shared insights about the current impact as well as the potential for the future - of everything that can be measured being measured.

Posted May 21, 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

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 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

In recent years, PostgreSQL has become the default back-end choice of developers for many web and enterprise applications. PostgreSQL recently became available as one of the managed database offerings provided by Amazon RDS alongside MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server. If you haven't tried it already, RDS provides a great platform for those getting started with PostgreSQL. Here's what you need to know.

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

Quality Assurance testing is a critical component of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), and failing to allow sufficient time for thorough testing can mean the difference between a successful, revenue-driving application and a costly, reputation-damaging outage. The importance of comprehensive QA testing has been hammered into the brains of developers since the beginning of modern-day application development, but traditional approaches to QA are no longer viable. There are three things shaking up QA today.

Posted April 23, 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 23, 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

Companies use data—big or not—to solve business problems. The data-centric company, however, doesn't just treat data as an asset—it treats data as gold—and they're willing to pay for it, too.

Posted April 04, 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 04, 2014

While database administrators and managers need to focus on a variety of issues, probably the most critical part of the job is developing and managing backup and recovery processes. However, according to a new study sponsored by Oracle, many current backup solutions and methodologies are not rising to the task of managing sophisticated data environments, writes DBTA research analyst Joe McKendrick.

Posted April 04, 2014

COLLABORATE 14 is a unique event jointly presented by three Oracle users groups - the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and Quest International Users Group (Quest). Located at the Venetian and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 7 to 11, COLLABORATE offers a mix of peer to peer interaction as well as the opportunity to gain insights from technology experts and Oracle strategists, solution providers, and consultants.

Posted March 28, 2014

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is a community of Oracle database and technology professionals that has provided virtual and in-person knowledge-sharing/education and networking opportunities for over 20 years. IOUG's COLLABORATE 14 powerhouse program will engage attendees with real-world experiences on trending topics.

Posted March 28, 2014

Broadcasting live from the OAUG Membership booth at COLLABORATE 14, RadiOAUG will feature live interviews with Oracle experts, leaders from the OAUG community and exhibitors.

Posted March 28, 2014

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