AutoTrader Zooms Ahead with Automated ETL

AutoTrader Zooms Ahead with Automated ETL

If you’re in the market for a car, you’re probably using the Internet to check inventory and...

Enforcing Hadoop SLAs in a Big YARN World

Enforcing Hadoop SLAs in a Big YARN World

The Apache Hadoop community has done a truly amazing job developing a scalable and versatile platform for...

FDA Mines Billing Data for Drug Interaction Insight

FDA Mines Billing Data for Drug Interaction Insight

The Food and Drug Administration is five years into a pilot program aimed at identifying hazardous drug...

Streaming Analytics Ready for Prime Time, Forrester Says

Streaming Analytics Ready for Prime Time, Forrester Says

Analytic platforms that generate insights from data in real time are mature enough for enterprises to begin...

News In Brief

Military Insurer USAA Embraces IBM’s Watson

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By George Leopold, 7/24/14

IBM said this week it is expanding commercialization of its Watson cognitive computing technology through a deal with military financial services provider USAA that will result in what IBM said will be Watson's first commercial Read more…

HP Taps Hortonworks to Supply Hadoop for HAVEn

By Alex Woodie, 7/24/14

Hewlett-Packard and Hortonworks today announced a strategic partnership that will see the vendors work together around Hadoop. In exchange for HP's $50 million investment in Hortonworks, HP gets the right to distribute the Hortonworks Data Read more…

Commerce Department to Hire Data Czar

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By George Leopold, 7/23/14

In an effort to make greater use of government data, the U.S. Commerce Department is hiring its first chief data officer and convening an industry panel to make agency data more accessible. Several agencies within the Commerce Department like Read more…

Teradata Acquires Revelytix, Hadapt

By George Leopold, 7/22/14

Teradata Corp., the analytic data platform vendor, said it has expanded its big data portfolio with a pair of recent acquisitions. Teradata, based in Dayton, Ohio, said July 22 it has acquired the assets of Read more…

Auto Data Being Culled to Understand Driver Preferences

By George Leopold, 7/21/14

Automotive electronics that have enabled the installation of what amount to networks in vehicles are delivering a raft of new telematics and other features for drivers. These systems are also generating huge volumes of data – 25 gigabytes an Read more…

Survey Finds Business Insights in Operational Data

By George Leopold, 7/18/14

Operational intelligence derived from automated data collection and traditionally used to manage IT infrastructure could also be leveraged to gauge how transaction-based businesses are performing. Furthermore, machine-generated data could Read more…

Talend’s ‘Sandbox’ Aims to Speed Big Data Projects

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By George Leopold, 7/17/14

Data integration software vendor Talend said it hopes to speed the launch of new data projects with a preconfigured virtual platform it calls the "Big Data Sandbox." Talend, headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., and Suresnes, France, announced Read more…

GraphLabs Wises Up Machine Learning Platform

By George Leopold, 7/16/14

GraphLabs Inc., a machine learning startup, rolled out a new software platform this week it says will bring expanded machine-learning capabilities to enterprises struggling to find data scientists. The GraphLab Create 1.0 platform is said to Read more…

Survey: Big Data Leaders Are Embracing Analytics

By George Leopold, 7/15/14

Leading big data practitioners tend to be from industries with "many consumer touch points," resulting in more mature analytics approaches that allow industry leaders to use information in more creative ways. That's a key conclusion of a Read more…

Oracle Aims to Break Big Data Silos with SQL

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By Alex Woodie, 7/15/14

Oracle today unveiled Big Data SQL, a new technology it's adding to its Big Data Appliance offering that allows users to get at data in Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle relational data stores with a single SQL query. It's Big Red's take on the logical Read more…