• November 16, 2015 16 Nov'15

    The Weather Co. buy boosts IBM big data analytics push

    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 30 Oct'15

    IBM goes all-in on Spark analytics with new service, apps

    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 27 Oct'15

    Dell links with Syncsort to tune Cloudera Hadoop for offloaded ETL

    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 19 Oct'15

    Big data applications to drive Walmart reboot

    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 13 Oct'15

    MapR does JSON format; Teradata goes on AWS

    MapR takes JSON format data into Hadoop, while Teradata places its flagship database on AWS.

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  • October 07, 2015 07 Oct'15

    Core Hadoop components get more company as vendors diversify

    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 30 Sep'15

    MongoDB 3.0 rides WiredTiger engine to boost database speeds

    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 30 Sep'15

    DataStax Cassandra moves ahead with Azure deal and graph store

    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 22 Sep'15

    Madsen looks at shift in big data analytics applications

    At a TDWI Boston Chapter meeting, Mark Madsen says some notions of information become outdated in the face of big data analytics.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 22 Sep'15

    New models of processing stalk big data analytics applications

    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 17 Sep'15

    Low adoption nags Hadoop technology; data storytelling rises

    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 10 Sep'15

    Alteryx software targets Amazon big data

    The latest Alteryx analytics engine gets enterprises close to Amazon big data, with nods to spreadsheet aficionados and R language.

  • September 09, 2015 09 Sep'15

    Evaluating SQL-on-Hadoop tools? Start with the use case

    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 31 Aug'15

    IBM pushes MPP engine to boost cloud database services line

    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 18 Aug'15

    Finding a way off data isolation island

    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: ...