- 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.
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- 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.
- June 24, 2016
DataStax Enterprise 5.0 couples a Cassandra column-family data store with a rewritten version of the open source Titan graph database. The goal is fast analytics closely tied to fast transactions.
- June 24, 2016
On the occasion of ComputerWeekly's 50th anniversary, Brian McKenna joins the Talking Data podcast crew to look back at Bletchley Park, and forward to Hadoop and AI.
- June 17, 2016
Graph technology is popping up in many places, including master data management. A major data integration player has joined the quest, as seen recently at Informatica World.
- June 09, 2016
Spark 2.0, with structured streaming and SQL 2003 support, is aborning as indicated at Databricks' Spark Summit, where R-to-Spark interfaces also popped up.
- June 03, 2016
Startup vendor Confluent is looking to place a stake in the big data ecosystem with Kafka streaming and management tools meant to reduce complexity in applications that place data in motion.
- June 01, 2016
Data wrapping -- in this case, bundling data and analytics services with products -- may entice more companies to become data businesses. A panel at an MIT symposium considered some best practices for doing so.