• January 14, 2016 14 Jan'16

    MapR adds 'Streams' messaging to its Hadoop data pipeline

    MapR's Hadoop distribution will add a message system to feed a streaming data pipeline. It takes a cue from open-source Kafka technology.

  • December 29, 2015 29 Dec'15

    Data governance process taxed by self-service BI, big data

    The increasing adoption of self-service business intelligence tools and big data analytics applications is complicating data governance programs, BI Leadership Summit speakers and attendees said.

  • December 28, 2015 28 Dec'15

    IBM Watson APIs hold key to broader cognitive computing use

    In 2015, APIs for IBM's Watson system were front and center as a means to bring cognitive computing applications to a broader corporate audience.

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Spark: It's the word of the year in 2015 for data analytics

    This episode of the 'Talking Data' podcast looks at the word of the year in data analytics and management. In 2015, Spark joined Hadoop and MapReduce at the top of the list of trending big data technologies.

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    Kirk Borne on data science and big data analytics, data literacy

    In a Q&A, big data and data science expert Kirk Borne discusses new data processing and analytics technologies and the growing importance of data literacy in organizations.

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  • December 09, 2015 09 Dec'15

    Concurrent app management tools work on Hadoop and Spark

    If Hadoop and Spark are to sneak into the enterprise, they will need to be manageable. With Driven, Concurrent Inc. takes a stab at the problem.

  • December 02, 2015 02 Dec'15

    Analysts and Data Scientists Need SQL-on-Everything

    Business analysts and data scientists no longer restrict themselves to internally produced data that comes from IT-managed production systems. For their analysis they use all the data they can lay ...

  • 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.

  • October 12, 2015 12 Oct'15

    Big Data Myth 4: Big Data is Unstructured Data

    Not so long ago I attended a session in which the speaker was very clear on what big data is and what it is not. In his opinion, big data is unstructured data and unstructured data is big data. ...

  • 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.

  • October 05, 2015 05 Oct'15

    Big Data Myth 3: Big Data is Too Big for SQL

    The third big data myth in this series deals with how big data is defined by some. Some state that big data is data that is too big for a relational database, and with that, they undoubtedly mean a ...