• February 16, 2017 16 Feb'17

    Drizzle on tap to spur Spark Streaming architecture

    Spark Streaming architecture to date has focused much on programming perks. Now, as a bit of a hedge against other streaming choices, Drizzle comes to bat to cut streaming latency.

  • February 06, 2017 06 Feb'17

    Preparing data for analysis helps JTV find predictive gold

    Predictive models help Jewelry Television's on-air hosts sell its wares, thanks to data integration and preparation processes that funnel a mix of data into the analytics applications.

  • February 06, 2017 06 Feb'17

    Data preparation steps increase to meet predictive analytics needs

    Data scientists building predictive models and machine learning algorithms often have to do more data preparation work upfront than necessary in conventional analytics applications.

  • February 06, 2017 06 Feb'17

    Fast-moving big data changes data preparation process for analytics

    Increased automation of data pipelines and more flexibility for data scientists through self-service software are taking hold as big data deployments change data preparation practices.

  • February 03, 2017 03 Feb'17

    Kaiser's data governance model leans heavily on data stewards

    The head of Kaiser Permanente's data governance program says data stewards hold the key to the initiative's success, and he offers advice on managing data stewardship processes.

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  • January 31, 2017 31 Jan'17

    Data governance process gets fine-tuned, as big data makes its mark

    Big data analytics and digital transformation challenge the conventional data governance process, with many questions to answer in organizations. But a governed data lake shows how it can be done.

  • 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.

  • 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.