• December 02, 2016 02 Dec'16

    Amazon ushers in pay-by-query pricing with Athena data engine

    Amazon's Athena data engine brings interactive SQL queries to S3 data sets and lets users pay as they go. It's based on an open source framework called Presto that Teradata and others also employ.

  • November 30, 2016 30 Nov'16

    Louisiana uses GIS software to create map to flood preparedness

    The Louisiana Department of Health responded to flooding with the help of GIS software that located trouble spots with at-risk hospitals. Ease of use was welcome, according to a preparedness manager.

  • October 28, 2016 28 Oct'16

    Containers and microservices find home in Hadoop ecosystem

    Big data is moving from its bare-metal roots, and data streaming is a driver. Containers and microservices may have a role to play in what's next. An e-commerce application shows the way.

  • October 06, 2016 06 Oct'16

    Effective data visualization crystallizes a company's crystal ball

    What's in your toolbox? October's issue of Business Information turns the tables and puts that burning question to Capital One and several other business intelligence and data analytics software users. As the burgeoning worlds of ...

  • September 30, 2016 30 Sep'16

    Vendors move to make Hadoop cloud deployments simpler, less costly

    Users increasingly are eyeing the cloud for big data management and analytics applications, and IT vendors are moving to ease the process -- and the price -- of running Hadoop in the cloud.

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  • September 29, 2016 29 Sep'16

    MemSQL 5.5 adds native data ingestion for Kafka, eases pipelining

    Among a handful of new SQL-oriented, in-memory databases is MemSQL. Recent product updates are meant to improve data pipeline creation and performance in high-speed ingestion applications.

  • September 15, 2016 15 Sep'16

    HPE sells Vertica analytics, thanks to the growth of open source software

    HPE is paring down its software holdings, including analytical database software in the Vertica line and other big data tools. A sale to Micro Focus is due to close next year, leaving users in some limbo for now.

  • August 31, 2016 31 Aug'16

    HPE adapts Vertica analytical database to world with Hadoop, Spark

    Vertica 8.0 expands the analytical database's support for Kafka, Spark and Hadoop. That's an important step, as the Hewlett Packard Enterprise technology tries to compete in a field of diverse data tools.

  • August 30, 2016 30 Aug'16

    Snowflake cloud data warehouse targets gaps big clouds overlook

    Cloud data warehouse offerings from smaller vendors seek to address functionality gaps that bigger players may miss. Newcomer Snowflake Computing targets concurrent queries, for example.

  • August 23, 2016 23 Aug'16

    Cloud-managed database services change data administration

    Managed data services are growing in use, as types of data stores proliferate and the cloud becomes the home for more data. DevOps is a driver behind the changes, which bring new duties and needed skills for DBAs.

  • July 22, 2016 22 Jul'16

    The chief data officer's dilemma: CDO role in flux

    How to balance data safety with innovative big data expansion was at issue at an MIT symposium where the chief data officer role was considered.

  • July 15, 2016 15 Jul'16

    Chief data officer job stakes claim in data innovation

    Forces at work in data management have led to the advent of the chief data officer. The role of the CDO and more is discussed in a Q&A with consultant Joe Caserta.

  • July 08, 2016 08 Jul'16

    Flexible MongoDB connects to Spark analytics, adds DBaaS

    Speed to production underlies interest in MongoDB. At its annual confab, the company behind the NoSQL database rolled out improvements, including a Spark analytics link.

  • July 06, 2016 06 Jul'16

    IT teams hone Hadoop monitoring, governance to boost big data value

    Hadoop management is becoming a bigger priority for big data users and vendors alike as the distributed processing framework plays a more central role in the business operations of organizations.

  • June 29, 2016 29 Jun'16

    As field data gets fresher, it drives real-time decision making

    Thanks to ubiquitous mobile technology, field data is more readily accessible to ESRI's Survey123 for ArcGIS. A relief organization used the software to aid Syrian war refugees.