Now and Then: The Evolution of In-Memory Computing

Now and Then: The Evolution of In-Memory Computing

The history of data warehousing, big data, and analytics can be described as a constant challenge to...

How Spark Helps ClearStory Achieve Data Harmony

How Spark Helps ClearStory Achieve Data Harmony

When the folks at ClearStory Data set out to build a big data harmonization tool that could...

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...

News In Brief

NoSQL Database Vendors Report Growth

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By Alex Woodie, 7/29/14

NoSQL database vendors continue to rack up the customer wins as companies seek the greater flexibility and performance that NoSQL databases can deliver, particularly when it comes to the high-volume needs in telecommunications, retail, online Read more…


NFL’s 49ers Launch Data Drive to Boost Fan Base

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By George Leopold, 7/28/14

The San Francisco 49ers are now brought to you by the $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The NFL team's "fan engagement program," dubbed "Faithful 49" is presented by team sponsor Esurance and a couple of data collectors you may have Read more…


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…