- December 02, 2016
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
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
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
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
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.
Sponsored by Pure Storage - Database administrators (DBAs) are under intense pressure to improve the performance of their Oracle databases. Businesses are processing more data, more transactions and larger data sets, yet they also demand faster database performance with no latency. At the same time, many organizations are embracing database consolidation to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, while still expecting improved database performance. It’s a constant theme that is unlikely to change any time soon. In fact, with the growth of big data analytics and the Internet of Things, the pressure on DBAs will become even greater. See More
Sponsored by Pure Storage - Businesses are now in an era where faster access to analytics has become a critical competitive differentiator. If you are running a line of business or are responsible for a key application in your company, you need to make sure your underlying technology platform can support better and faster decision-making for you and your employees. Your future, and the future of your company, may depend upon it. See More
Sponsored by Pure Storage - If you are responsible for a key application at your company, you already have a lot to worry about. You need to respond to the needs of the business faster than ever, probably with fewer resources. You have to meet stricter service-level agreements for application performance, also with fewer resources. And you need to keep up with the latest application tools and development platforms that improve developer productivity. See More
Sponsored by Pure Storage - One of the important considerations for database administrators (DBAs) in today’s environment is how to leverage cloud models. For a wide range of applications, the cloud delivers better economics, greater agility and simpler scalability. Oracle databases, however, are a critical area that organizations are reluctant to turn over to a public cloud environment. See More
- September 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.