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Who’s Buying Into Big Data? It’s Not Who You Might Think

Jan 23, 2015 |

In any fast-moving technological field, there’s going to be a fairly wide distribution between those who believe the hype and push its adoption, and those who move forward cautiously. But according to a new report from Teradata, the “perception gap” for big data is quite large and is hurting organization’s ability to take advantage of data analytics. In a new report called “The Virtuous Cycle of Big Data,” Teradata says it’s none other than the chief executives who are wearing Read more…

Solr or Elasticsearch–That Is the Question

Jan 22, 2015 |

That is the common question I hear: Which one is better, Solr or Elasticsearch? Which one is faster?  Which one scales better?  Which one can do X, and Y, and Z?  Which one is easier to manage?  Which one should we use?  Which one do you recommend? These are all great questions, though not always with clear and definite, universally applicable answers. So which one do we recommend you use? How do you choose in the end? Well, let me Read more…

Interana Nabs $20M to Continue Work on Time-Series Analytics

Jan 21, 2015 |

Hadoop may be the top headliner when it comes to big data analytics, but it’s not the only game in town. A case in point is Interana, a Silicon Valley startup that today unveiled $20 million in funding to ramp up development of its tool for exploring massive amounts of time-series data. Interana‘s software is based on a distributed column-based database that enables fast access to vast amounts of time-series data. Running on X86 servers, the database itself can process Read more…

Graph Databases Everywhere by 2020, Says Neo4j Chief

Jan 15, 2015 |

In a market rife with disruptive innovation, perhaps nothing will be as groundbreaking over the next five years as the widespread adoption of graph databases, according to Neo Technology CEO Emil Eifrem. Just four years since its founding, Neo Technology has risen to the top of the graph database heap, which itself has seen a remarkable amount of growth compared to other database types (see fig. 1). The company’s product, called Neo4j, is arguably the most mature of the graph Read more…

How Big Data Tech Is Bridging the Analytical-Transactional Divide

Jan 14, 2015 |

Time was, production IT systems lived in two main camps: analytical and transactional. Transactional systems (OLTP) ran in real-time on relational databases, and analytical (OLAP) systems ran in batch mode on more exotic gear. But now, the rise of big data and NoSQL technologies is eliminating the gap and blurring the lines between what is analytical and what is transactional. The OLTP-OLAP boundary had a good reason for existing in the past. If you were a traditional bricks-and-mortar type of Read more…

News In Brief

Oracle Rejiggers Exadata for Emerging In-Memory Workloads

Jan 22, 2015 |

Organizations that adopt the latest generation of Oracle’s engineered systems will have more flexible configuration and licensing options available to them than previous generations. That will make it more cost effective to run emerging in-memory workloads, such as operational analytics, the company says. At a live launch event in Redwood City, California, Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison unveiled the X5 generation of its various all-in-one server platforms. The Exadata Database Machine is headlining this new generation, and backed up Read more…

Procured Data Feed Promises To Be ‘Disruptive,’ 1010data Says

Jan 13, 2015 |

Customers normally bring their own data when they buy or subscribe to a data analytics software or service. But with the new 1010data Facts offering unveiled today, customers not only get advanced analytic tooling, but they can get access to a variety of data feeds, including some proprietary sources that the CEO of 1010data promises to be disruptive. The new 1010data Facts offering is a data exchange of sorts. On the one hand, it provides companies with access to a Read more…

Lockheed Aims to Make Apache Storm Easier to Use

Jan 9, 2015 |

The data analytics arm of defense contractor Lockheed Martin yesterday announced that it’s making a big data analysis tool available as open source. Dubbed StreamFlow, the tool is designed to make it easier for beginner programmers to work with Apache Storm. Apache Storm is a distributed computing framework designed to process streams of data in real time. The technology, which was acquired and then released as open source by Twitter several years ago, is a key component of the emerging Read more…

Kindergarten: The New Big Data Training Ground

Jan 8, 2015 |

A good education, it is often said, starts at home. And according to a new report, big data training should start in kindergarten. The earlier that educators start laying the foundation for the deep analytical skills required for the new data-driven economy, the better positioned tomorrow’s workforce will be to match the looming demand for data scientists. That’s the gist of a new report issued by the Oceans of Data Institute, which cited the 2011 McKinsey report that outlined the Read more…

MapR Claims Momentum as Hadoop Subs Grow

Dec 9, 2014 |

MapR Technologies said this week that paid subscriptions to its distribution of Apache Hadoop exceeded 700 in November while existing customers increased current subscriptions at an expansion rate of more than 200 percent during its most recent quarter ending Sept. 30. San Jose-based MapR has cashed in on the popularity of the open source framework for handling large-scale, data-intensive deployments with its top-ranked distribution for ApacheT Hadoop. Along with new subscribers, the company said it measures the growth of its Read more…

This Just In

Microsoft to Acquire Revolution Analytics

Jan 23, 2015 |

Jan. 23 — Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this acquisition to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics. As their volumes of data continually grow, organizations of all kinds around the world – financial, manufacturing, health Read more…

Cloud9 Charts Announces Analytics Partnership with MongoDB

Jan 23, 2015 |

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 23 — Cloud9 Charts, a reporting-as-a-service company that simplifies data plumbing, analysis and visualizations from Big Data stores, today announced it has certified against MongoDB Enterprise. MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. Built for modern-day multi-structured data, Cloud9 Charts provides insights from MongoDB instantly to discover, visualize and analyze data from MongoDB as well blend data from other sources. With innovations around the querying and processing of unstructured data, Cloud9 Read more…

Software AG and Wipro Collaborate

Jan 23, 2015 |

RESTON, Va., Jan. 23 — Software AG and Wipro Ltd., a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced a joint solution platform for streaming analytics that provides real-time actionable intelligence for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. To address the huge market potential created by streaming analytics in conjunction with IoT and other emerging technologies, Wipro and Software AG have come up with a solution that provides enterprises with a competitive edge by responding to events in Read more…

Cloudian HyperStore 5.1 Now Available

Jan 20, 2015 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 20 – Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, today announced availability of Cloudian HyperStore 5.1 software. HyperStore 5.1 is an enhanced Amazon S3-compliant, plug-and-play hybrid cloud software solution that now features full Apache Hadoop integration. Enterprises can now transform big data into smart data by running Hadoop analytics on HyperStore software and appliances. This in-place analytics, with no need to offload data to other systems for Hadoop analyses, enables customers to derive meaningful business Read more…

Xcentium Teams with Qubole

Jan 20, 2015 |

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 20 — Xcentium, a world-class digital services and technology provider to Fortune 1000 organizations, has selected Quboles self-service platform for big data, Qubole Data Service (QDS), to deliver leading edge analytics solutions. Xcentium’s rich background in Business Intelligence and analytics combined with Qubole’s big data-as-a-service platform enables its clients to quickly build enterprise scale solutions, leveraging all available data for deeper customer insight. “Through our collaboration with Qubole we’re able to deliver solutions to our clients quicker Read more…