Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Best for Business

Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Best for Business

Today 78% of organizations run part or all of their operations on open source software, a figure...

Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Limited

Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Limited

Two of the reasons to deploy an open source database are cost and philosophy. Philosophically, the open...

Finding a Single Version of Truth Within Big Data

Finding a Single Version of Truth Within Big Data

There seems to be an implicit promise associated with the rise of big data analytics: By taking...

The Dark Web Gets a Little Brighter, Thanks to Big Data

The Dark Web Gets a Little Brighter, Thanks to Big Data

Illegal drugs. Stolen credit card numbers. Hitmen for hire. These are some of things you can find...

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Funding Big Data Projects Using IBM Global Financing (IGF)

All companies and organizations face the challenge of extracting the maximum return from their capital investments. Flexible financing options can help minimize up-front payments and better align project outlays with the anticipated benefits. Use of optimum financing sources can help accelerate a project’s cash flow break-even point, while helping to preserve cash and maintain existing lines of credit for other strategic initiatives.

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News In Brief

Microsoft Delves Deeper Into Worker Analytics

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The universe of data analytics categories continues to expand, and Microsoft said it is again buying into one of the newest: organizational analytics. The office software giant announced Thursday (Sept. 3) it is acquiring Seattle-based Read more…


FDA Releases Medical Device Database

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In an attempt to spur innovation and advance scientific research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a range of information related to the development and regulation of new medical devices. Under its "OpenFDA" initiative, the Read more…


SAP Combines In-Memory Engine With Hadoop

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A new in-memory query engine designed to boost interactive analytics capabilities on Hadoop has been added to SAP HANA along with other new cloud platform services. SAP HANA Vora software released this week aims to leverage and extend the Read more…


Kafka Tops 1 Trillion Messages Per Day at LinkedIn

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There is data in motion, and then there is really big data in motion. The folks at LinkedIn gave us a compelling example of the latter today when it announced that it's using the distributed messaging system Kafka to process more than 1.1 Read more…


Apache Spark Gets IBM Mainframe Connection

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IBM's recent embrace of Apache Spark is beginning to generate dividends in the form of open source contributions for a mainframe big data link to Spark. Big data software vendor Syncsort, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., said Tuesday (Sept. 1) it is Read more…


Carlyle Group Acquires Novetta

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Privately held Novetta, a provider of an analytics platform designed to help clients sift through huge datasets never intended for analysis together, said it has been sold to the Carlyle Group. Arlington Capital Partners announced the deal to Read more…


Intel Investments Seek to Speed Big Data Rollouts

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Chipmaker Intel Corp. is expanding its push into big data with an equity investment and a technology partnership with BlueData, the startup that specializes in generating virtualized big data clusters. Along with the strategic technology Read more…


As Economy Tanks, Calls For More Big Data

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Some practitioners of the "dismal science" are dismayed by what they contend is flawed, outdated and incomplete data used by the U.S. Federal Reserve to make its economic forecasts. As global stock markets gyrate in response to the economic Read more…


Why Gartner Dropped Big Data Off the Hype Curve

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When Gartner published its latest "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies" last week, there was a notable absence of one broad class of technology in particular: big data. The reasoning behind the move may surprise you. Big data has been a Read more…


Spark 1.5 to Incorporate ‘Tungsten’ Upgrades

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A preview release of the Apache Spark open source in-memory processing framework incorporates major performance upgrades, according to Databricks Inc., the big data processing company founded by Spark's creators. Databricks said Aug. 18 is Read more…