- November 16, 2015
IBM's planned purchase of The Weather Co.'s data operations may be a bellwether event from which data professionals can learn.
- October 30, 2015
At its Insight 2015 conference, IBM featured Apache Spark, releasing a cloud-based Spark service to support analytics applications and detailing Spark use in some of its own tools.
- October 27, 2015
Dell and others have a new ETL reference architecture. Its purpose is to ease migrations to Cloudera Hadoop. Also: Dell buys EMC; Syncsort is acquired.
- October 19, 2015
We may have outlived the era of killer apps in some part defined by Walmart, but Hadoop big data applications may help the giant's quest for more growth.
- October 13, 2015
MapR takes JSON format data into Hadoop, while Teradata places its flagship database on AWS.
Sponsored by Dell - For IT managers under pressure to improve security while streamlining costs and resources, the decision to adopt cloud-based applications such as Office 365 is easy. Unfortunately, the transition from on-premises Active Directory to cloud-based Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) or a hybrid solution may not be as easy as it would seem. Even those already operating in the cloud could benefit by optimizing their environments. See More
Sponsored by SAS Institute Inc. - You want to get started with a big data project at your company, but you're unfamiliar with Hadoop and you're unsure your project will deliver value. Relax. Many organizations are struggling to implement Hadoop for a variety of reasons. In "The Current State of Hadoop in the Enterprise," by the International Institute for Analytics and sponsored by SAS, you'll find a handy list of five steps to maximize the value of a Hadoop big data project for your organization. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - Hosting 3.0 avoids a “race to the bottom” where the only differentiator between providers is how much cheaper they are. The focus for the 3.0 providers is to create a next-generation data center that leverages advances in automation, orchestration, and performance quality of service (QoS) to truly enable business agility and transformation in the digital economy. See More
Sponsored by Symantec - It seems that no organization feels it has enough budget, staff or specialized expertise to establish and maintain a firm, consistent handle on information governance. Data management is becoming more complex in light of rapid and profound changes in technology, regulatory matters, information usage and organizational priorities. See More
- October 07, 2015
Tracking 'What is Hadoop?' is getting more complex as the potential components of Hadoop systems increase -- and core elements such as HDFS are augmented by possible alternatives.
- September 30, 2015
The latest version of MongoDB finds the NoSQL database running on a new WiredTiger storage engine. Better performance and data compression are among MongoDB 3.0's touted benefits.
- September 30, 2015
The DataStax Cassandra engine, officially called DataStax Enterprise, is now Spark-certified. The move is one of several for the NoSQL database on a possible upswing, further evidenced by a new deal with Microsoft.
- September 22, 2015
At a TDWI Boston Chapter meeting, Mark Madsen says some notions of information become outdated in the face of big data analytics. This is part one of two.
- September 22, 2015
Operations and big data analytics applications are beginning to blend, causing changes in data strategies, Mark Madsen tells a TDWI Boston Chapter meeting. This is part two of two.
- September 17, 2015
The latest episode of BizApps Today examines barriers to Hadoop technology adoption, SQL-on-Hadoop options and the new concept of data storytelling.
- September 10, 2015
The latest Alteryx analytics engine gets enterprises close to Amazon big data, with nods to spreadsheet aficionados and R language.
- September 09, 2015
In a Q&A, Clarity Solution Group CTO Tripp Smith says to base SQL-on-Hadoop software decisions on actual workloads. Some Hadoop tools target batch jobs, while others are intended for interactive ones.
- August 31, 2015
IBM has added massively parallel processing and R language support to its dashDB software -- important steps for a data warehouse database tailored for distributed cloud computing.
- August 18, 2015
New technology is supposed to eliminate problems. With data isolation, new business tools are only making the longstanding issue worse. Companies are amassing on-premises tools and cloud applications. And those cloud apps come in many varieties: ...