- March 01, 2012
To succeed in the big-data era, CEOs need to get involved in managing data in order to help their companies take full advantage of that critical "raw material," says consultant Diego Saenz.
- February 29, 2012
Gartner says the onslaught of “big data” is turning data warehouses into distributed data processing platforms. But Hadoop and other big data tools aren’t as widespread as you might think -- yet.
- February 29, 2012
Various software vendors have begun offering connectors designed to help users bridge the gap between Hadoop clusters and relational databases.
- February 27, 2012
In the past, analytics applications typically were powered by relational databases. Now the options are more varied and less straightforward, says TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson.
- February 23, 2012
Former Splunk Inc. executive Kord Campbell talks about his new company, Loggly Inc., a cloud-based search engine for machine-generated data.
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- February 15, 2012
Teradata is the overall leader among data warehouse software vendors, followed by Oracle, IBM and three others, says a Gartner Magic Quadrant report.
- February 14, 2012
A growing number of companies are adopting data warehouse appliances, mostly to supplement existing systems. But some have gone all in on appliances.
- February 13, 2012
Regulatory pressures and the need to improve data quality are forcing financial institutions to rethink their reference data management strategies.
- February 01, 2012
A local AAA auto club serving three western states is using cloud-based data integration tools to help drive an aggressive cloud computing strategy.
- January 31, 2012
There’s no lack of choices to consider if you’re looking at a possible data virtualization deployment -- both in terms of the vendors offering tools and the potential uses for the technology.
- January 26, 2012
Informatica and IBM are the top dogs in the data virtualization software market, thanks to a strong combination of “enterprise-class” features, according to Forrester Research Inc.
- January 24, 2012
Data virtualization software has moved beyond emerging-technology growing pains, say IT pros and analysts. Now the issue is finding uses that it fits.
- January 13, 2012
Some of last year's biggest information management mess-ups could have been avoided through closer adherence to best practices, according to experts.
- January 10, 2012
Oracle and IBM are the sole product MDM “leaders,” says Gartner, which also sees some vendors starting to focus on social media data and “big data.”
- January 04, 2012
In a Q&A, database pioneer and VoltDB CTO Michael Stonebraker says that one size no longer fits all when it comes to buying database software.