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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

Kore Technologies is excited to announce the release of Kourier REST Gateway along with the upcoming release of Kourier 4.3. Both are scheduled for release early 2nd quarter of 2016.

Posted January 27, 2016

ClearStory Data is making advancements and core improvements in the upcoming release of its native Apache Spark platform. With Apache Spark 1.6, ClearStory further speeds exploration on big, diverse data when business users need unrestricted data discovery and free-form exploration to answer new questions.

Posted January 26, 2016

SHARE events are known for their robust education for enterprise IT professionals. On February 28, SHARE in San Antonio will be upping the ante with the addition of the DevOps in the Enterprise track, which features presentations from members of TechBeacon's 100 DevOps "ones to watch.

Posted January 25, 2016

With the shortage of data scientists, today's modern business analysts are being challenged to become "citizen data scientists" and use predictive analytics to find hidden value within big and disparate data. However, the problem is that these business analysts often lack the statistical programming skills to navigate the data.

Posted January 25, 2016

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

Posted January 20, 2016

IOUG is seeking passionate leaders and #IOUGeniuses to serve on the IOUG Board of Directors. All paid, voting members of IOUG are eligible to run for the Board of Directors with terms beginning May 2016. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, January 25, 2016.

Posted January 20, 2016

COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum is your clear path to master Oracle technologist status.

Posted January 20, 2016

BIWA SUMMIT 2016The Oracle Big Data + Analytics User ConferenceOracle Spatial Summit + YesSQL Summit

Posted January 20, 2016

Exponential data growth is hitting organizations of all sizes hard. It's not enough to merely add more capacity; recovery point objectives must be met, and time is money when it comes to data recovery. The simple truth is that to be effectively managed, adequately protected and completely recovered, your data size must be shrunk.

Posted January 20, 2016

JFrog has secured $50 million from an investment round that will assist in growing the company and focus on its goals for the DevOps market. The investment round was led by Scale Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and Qumra Capital, as well as participation from existing investors.

Posted January 20, 2016

SAP SE and Accenture are teaming up to provide inclusive solutions for Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA). This collaboration aims to accelerate development of SAP S/4HANA as well as business solutions, with a view to simplifying and fast-tracking customers' journeys to digital businesses.

Posted January 15, 2016

Rocana has unveiled the latest version of its solution for managing and analyzing event-oriented machine data that introduces new advanced analytics and anomaly detection abilities. In addition to the new features, the platform update also introduces support for Hortonworks along with Cloudera, further deepening the platform's reach.

Posted January 12, 2016

The world of cyber security has shifted as hackers have turned in to organized crime groups and cyber criminals continue to become more sophisticated. Join SHARE in San Antonio keynote speaker, Patrick Gray, IT Security Consultant and a 20-year veteran of the FBI, as he explores the current threat landscape and how it is rapidly changing.

Posted January 11, 2016

Looking to dive in to IBM's Information Management Systems? Want an Assembler crash course? Join expert instructors for SHARE Academy, February 28, 2016 before the full week of SHARE in San Antonio kicks off.

Posted January 11, 2016

Sisense is receiving a substantial amount of Series D funding which will be used to invest in innovation and allow the company to focus on simplifying analytics for large, multi-source datasets, while rapidly expanding business operations in support of Sisense's global growth.

Posted January 07, 2016

MicroStrategy is releasing an updated version of its analytics platform that will make it easier than ever to build apps and dashboards, offer speedy deployment, and improve governance.

Posted January 07, 2016

If you're into data and databases and you have not heard the term "machine learning," may I suggest that you're not reading enough? This technology is hot and hyped, largely because it is the secret ingredient in many successful Big Data projects.

Posted January 07, 2016

Today, the success of many startups hinges upon the ability to gain insights from rapidly growing data. Yet startups and smaller businesses often don't have the resources to hire a full-scale data science team, especially considering the painful data scientist shortage that's making it difficult for even large enterprises to find qualified candidates. Here are three approaches companies can adopt to deal with their big and complex data analytics challenges in 2016.

Posted January 07, 2016

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire AddThis, a provider of publisher personalization, audience insight and activation tools that enables audience segment quality, scale and insight.

Posted January 06, 2016

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

Posted January 06, 2016

Every month IOUG shines the spotlight on one of our members! This month we are spotlighting Warren Capps, President of Illuminations, Inc.

Posted January 06, 2016

Renewal means something different for everyone. And what better time to contemplate this idea than the end of the year? Whether you're renewing your passion for your current role, considering a revitalizing career move or simply thinking about the technological changes in the industry, the Q4 issue of SELECT Journal has you covered.

Posted January 06, 2016

Make your plans to join IOUG in the new year as we launch two new webinar series to help you continue to grow your knowledge and get the top notch education you have come to expect from IOUG.

Posted January 06, 2016

Plan your days at COLLABORATE 16 by previewing the educational sessions that cover themes and product lines that matter most to you with the newly-launched COLLABORATE 16 Session Scheduler. Or follow one of four daily dedicated customer journeys: Big Data, Cloud, Mobility and Security.

Posted January 06, 2016

Though MySQL has evolved into a robust database engine that now handles large-scale operations for mission-critical workloads, the complexity of performance tuning can still prove challenging for DBAs who are increasingly being tasked with managing multiple database platforms in production for larger and complex workloads.

Posted January 06, 2016

Greenwave Systems, an Internet of Things (IoT) software and managed services leader, has raised $45 million in its Series C financing round in two phases. The company's stated mission is to drive mass adoption of IoT by enabling leading brands to use technology in ways that foster deeper customer relationships.

Posted January 05, 2016

The availability of Apache Spark 1.6 was announced today. The Spark 1.6 release continues the major theme of making Spark easier to use for data applications, said Reynold Xin, co-founder at Databricks, the company behind Spark. "There are lots of improvements and new features - in fact over 1,000 - in this Spark release," said Xin.

Posted January 04, 2016

We can expect to see every year within the next 5 years be "The Year of IoT." IoT promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. With IoT, physical assets become liquid, easily indexed and tracked, enabling identification of idle capacity or over utilization.

Posted December 22, 2015

Today's organizations don't need to be hesitant or "scared" of unstructured data. In actuality, the real fear should be about missing the opportunity to tap these resources. The magic really starts to happen when all datasets - structured and unstructured, inside and outside the enterprise - are analyzed in parallel.

Posted December 22, 2015

Servers.com, provider of cloud servers and cloud storage, is collaborating with Percona to deliver automated deployment of the Percona Server for MySQL database.

Posted December 22, 2015

FairCom, provider of "multimodel No+SQL" integrated database management tools, has updated its c-treeACE platform, offering up to 300% higher throughput, while keeping data consistent and durable. Version 11 of c-treeACE will provide developers with new configurations that will allow them to use flexible schemas to customize unique ways of storing and retrieving data.

Posted December 21, 2015

The 12th annual Red Hat Summit will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from June 28 - July 1, 2016. Red Hat Summit is a premier open source technology event, bringing together thousands of customers, partners, and open source industry leaders from around the world for a high-energy week of innovation, education, and collaboration.

Posted December 16, 2015

The OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community dedicated to accelerating data center innovation by taking advantage of open interfaces, reference designs, and collaboration opportunities on the POWER processor architecture, has announced its 2016 OpenPOWER Summit: Revolutionizing the Datacenter.

Posted December 16, 2015

Clients tell how they simplify, innovate and compete with the enterprise-grade platform for Linux.

Posted December 16, 2015

A major utility organization needed to expand its services to new regions in its domestic market while enhancing customer services. To achieve these goals, the company wanted to ensure that it could onboard and manage new suppliers and customers without impacting service quality.

Posted December 16, 2015

Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG (SDV), the IT service provider for the Sparda-Bank Group in Germany, develops secure and innovative IT solutions for retail banking, payment, distribution and financing to improve the products and services of Sparda-Bank Group.

Posted December 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 December 16, 2015

Juju certainly isn't the world's best kept secret on quickly-and-easily modeling and bringing services to the Cloud, but what may be a more closely kept secret is that because IBM POWER8 supports Ubuntu, the power of POWER, coupled with the magic of Charms, brings open source cloud services modeling and orchestration to the world's premier open server platform!

Posted December 16, 2015

This blog provides a terrific developer resource focused on topics on container technology and its use in Linux on the mainframe. Go here.

Posted December 16, 2015

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