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Basho Goes Vertical with Big Data Stack

May 27, 2015 |

Basho Technologies made a name for itself in the NoSQL database world by developing a scalable key-value store called Riak that’s used by the likes of Time Warner, The Weather Company, and Comcast. Today the company disclosed plans to move up the stack by integrating other big data products–including Apache Spark, Apache Solr, and Redis–into its new Basho Data Platform. Nobody solves a big data problem with a single set of tools or skills. Big data is bigger than just Read more…

Hadoop, Triple Stores, and the Semantic Data Lake

May 26, 2015 |

Hadoop-based data lakes are springing up all over the place as organizations seek low-cost repositories for storing huge mounds of semi-structured data. But when it comes to analyzing that data, some organizations are finding the going tougher than expected. One solution to the dilemma may be found in Hadoop-resident graph databases and the notion of the semantic data lake. Despite their growing popularity, data lakes have taken a bit of heat lately as analyst firms like Gartner call into question Read more…

CIOs on the Hot Seat to Deliver with Big Data

May 22, 2015 |

The secret about big data analytics is out, and having a big data strategy is quickly becoming a requirement in the corporate suite. While it’s fashionable for business leaders outside of the IT department to initiate and even lead big data initiatives, when push comes to shove, executives look to chief information officers (CIOs) to deliver amid the data deluge. It can be tough to describe the potential impact of big data. On the one hand, big data analytics can Read more…

Forget Big Data–Small Data Is Where the Money Lies

May 20, 2015 |

Big Data continues to be a big topic. Experts promise a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) proliferates and tiny, inexpensive sensors collect massive amounts of data. New, powerful databases coupled with information storage technology and analytical tools offer the promise of gleaning amazing insights and finding patterns we never before imagined. However, for most businesses, it’s still too early to become actual practitioners of Big Data. Some may remember the 2013 findings from research organization SINTEF that 90% Read more…

Apache Drill Poised to Crack Tough Data Challenges

May 19, 2015 |

It’s been three years in the making, and today the Apache Drill project announced that version 1 of the eponymous tool is ready for business. MapR Technologies, which develops Hadoop and NoSQL database software, wasted no time adding it to its software stack, and declaring war on fixed schemas everywhere. Apache Drill is revolutionary in the way it allows users to explore, visualize, and query large and diverse data sets, particularly semi-structured data generated on the Web and via machines. Read more…

News In Brief

Forecast Pegs Data Market at $115B by 2019

May 29, 2015 |

Revenue growth for the global data market is forecast to grow nearly as fast over the next five years as the soaring volumes of data analysts are currently struggling to keep up with. Global data market revenues are expected to hit $115 billion by 2019, according to forecast released this week by 451 Research. The growing focus on big data, “which has driven a wave of adoption to address unstructured data in addition to existing structured data processing and analytics Read more…

Salesforce Analytics Cloud: Now with More Hadoop

May 28, 2015 |

Salesforce customers who use the vendor’s hosted Wave analytics platform now have an easier way to access data from their on-premise Hadoop clusters and cloud-based big data repositories. Today’s launch of Salesforce Wave for Big Data brings support for systems from Cloudera, Hortonworks, Google, and New Relic, among others. In October, Salesforce launched its Wave Analytics Cloud, a hosted analytics platform designed to give non-technical users in sales, marketing, and service positions access to information that improves sales and boosts Read more…

Warning: ‘Big Data Paralysis’ Ahead

May 21, 2015 |

As the Internet of Things and other platforms generate ever-expanding volumes of data, a new survey finds that 73 percent of respondents are facing “big data paralysis.” The global survey by the U.S. branch of the Germany’s Software AG based in Reston, Va., included 750 respondents at organizations with more than $500 million in annual revenue. While a whopping 97 percent complained they are overwhelmed by the nonstop torrent of data, the survey paradoxically found “an incessant need for more Read more…

Cloud BI, Machine Learning Startups Attract Investors

May 19, 2015 |

A pair of analytics startups announced successful funding rounds this week as investment capital continues to pour into the big data market. San Francisco-based DataHero, a cloud business intelligence vendor, said Tuesday (May 19) it raised $6.1 million in Series A funding round led by existing investor Foundry Group. DataHero’s “self-service” business intelligence platform allows users to quickly log in and visualize cloud data. Separately, data science specialist Feedzai said Monday (May 18) it raised $17.5 million in a Series Read more…

Gartner: Hadoop Adoption ‘Fairly Anemic’

May 14, 2015 |

Enterprise adoption of Hadoop remains “tentative,” according to a new survey, as lingering challenges posed by doubts about the business value of the software framework and database skills gap hinder uptake. Market researcher Gartner Inc. reported this week that only 125 respondents to a recent survey of 284 clients said they have invested in Hadoop or plan to over the next two years. The survey was conducted between February and March of this year. “Despite considerable hype and reported successes Read more…

This Just In

Couchbase Partners With Metanautix to Integrate NoSQL and SQL

May 28, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28 —  Metanautix, a big data analytics company focused on simplifying the data supply chain, today announced a partnership with Couchbase to make integrating standard SQL with NoSQL data fast and easy. Metanautix Quest empowers organizations to use data of any shape, format, structure and location to enhance the business, build new products and improve compliance. “We’re excited to be partnering with Metanautix to help our customers get breakthrough performance when connecting their NoSQL data to other sources Read more…

ThinkData Works and IBM Partner

May 28, 2015 |

May 28 — IBM today announced it is now offering ThinkData Works’ open data solution on IBM’s platform-as-a-service, Bluemix, to give application developers access to clean, open data from all levels of government in Canada. By building up-to-date and relevant public data directly into Bluemix, IBM and ThinkData Works‘ Namara.io are providing developers, business, and citizens with the resources they need to innovative and build data-driven applications and services that can help solve industry problems and address new challenges in ways previously unavailable. This new Read more…

Concurrent Unveils Driven 1.2

May 27, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 27 — Concurrent, Inc., the leader in data application infrastructure, today announced the latest release of Driven, the industry’s leading application performance management product for the data-driven enterprise. Driven is built to address the challenges of business-critical data application development and deployment, delivering control and performance management for enterprises seeking to achieve operational excellence on Hadoop. As enterprises continue in the business of data, IT leaders are rapidly executing on next-generation data management strategies. However, working on Hadoop Read more…

CounterTack Builds Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub

May 26, 2015 |

May 26 — Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced that CounterTack has selected Cloudera to build out its enterprise data hub to help protect organizations from cyber criminals, specifically those that attempt to stage attacks on unsuspecting users on corporate endpoints across enterprise networks. CounterTack’s Sentinel is an enterprise-class, big data endpoint detection and response platform (EDR). Cloudera Enterprise gives it the ability to support enterprise deployments of over 100,000 endpoints, while effectively analyzing Read more…

Smartsheet Announces Real-Time Data Exchange with Tableau

May 21, 2015 |

BELLEVUE, WASH., May 21 – Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-inspired collaborative work management tool used by millions worldwide, today announced the general availability of the Smartsheet Live Data Connector. The new functionality uses industry standard Open Database Connector (ODBC) capabilities to link live data in Smartsheet with other ODBC-compliant tools like Tableau Software, Microsoft Excel, QlikView and Qlik Sense. “This new live connection will help Smartsheet users get more out of their data,” said Francois Ajenstat, Vice President, Product Management at Tableau. “The Read more…