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Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

Jul 28, 2016 |

According to Deep Thought, the supercomputer from the sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life is the number 42. This goes to show that simply having data doesn’t necessarily translate to valuable insights. Read more…

IBM Seeks to Simplify Graph with New Titan Service

Jul 27, 2016 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new cloud-based graph service based on open source Titan and Apache TinkerPop technologies. Called IBM Graph, the new service is suitable for production graph workloads of any size. Read more…

Building the Enterprise-Ready Data Lake: What It Takes To Do It Right

Jul 25, 2016 |

The last year has seen a significant growth in the number of companies launching data lake initiatives as their first mainstream production Hadoop-based project. This isn’t surprising given the compelling technical and economic arguments in favor of Hadoop as a data management platform, and the continued maturation of Hadoop and its associated ecosystem of open source projects. Read more…

9 Ways Retailers Are Using Big Data and Hadoop

Jul 20, 2016 |

The big data revolution is changing how business gets done in all industries. That includes the massive retail market, which drives $2.6 trillion in business in the U.S. and employs 42 million Americans. Read more…

Machine Learning in the Enterprise: You Can’t Afford to be Wrong

Jul 18, 2016 |

As the final moments of Rutger Hauer’s tears in the rain monologue come to a close in Blade Runner, Netflix (or your streaming service of preference) has lined up some recommendations for your next viewing choice. Read more…

News In Brief

Talend Set for IPO This Week

Jul 27, 2016 |

There’s been chatter about which big data technology company will be the next to go public after Hortonworks‘ (NASDAQ: HDP) initial public offering of stock in December 2014. Read more…

Workday Nabs Platfora as Big Data Consolidates

Jul 25, 2016 |

Human capital management (HCM) software maker Workday last week bought Platfora, one of the oldest providers of Hadoop-based analytic solutions. The deal showcases both the need for analytic prowess in the enterprise software market, as well the consolidation that’s to come. Read more…

Redis Labs Gains VC Funding, New Enterprise Customers

Jul 21, 2016 |

While the pace of venture capital investment in technology startups declined during the first half of this year, some analytics and database companies are reporting continuing and expanding investments. Read more…

Amazon Echo, IoT Bulb Enlisted for Data Engagement

Jul 14, 2016 |

Presumably under the category of “bright ideas,” a business intelligence specialist is leveraging artificial intelligence and what it calls an “IoT light bulb” as a way to increase analytics engagement and adoption through an “emotional connection to data insights using all senses.” Read more…

Doubts Mount About Data Payoffs

Jul 13, 2016 |

Mounting evidence contained in vendor surveys suggests executives who play a key role in data and analytics technology investments are increasingly dissatisfied with the results of current approaches to analytics and the ultimate goal of problem solving. Read more…

This Just In

New Context and WANdisco Partner to Provide Secure Data Governance in Global Enterprises

Jul 28, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 28 — New Context, a product development studio that automates the orchestration, governance and protection of critical infrastructure, today announced its partnership with WANdisco (LSE: Read more…

Zaloni Launches New Data Lake 360° Solution

Jul 27, 2016 |

DURHAM, N.C., July 27 — Zaloni, the data lake company, today announced a new solution, Zaloni’s Data Lake 360°, to meet the needs of a growing number of enterprises that understand that the data lake is key to the future of the enterprise data ecosystem—but often don’t know where to start or, if they have a data lake, how to derive more value from it. Read more…

Partnership Between Incedo and Splice Machine to Help Organizations Make Faster Data-Driven Decisions

Jul 27, 2016 |

July 27 — Splice Machine, the open-source SQL RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark, today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Incedo, a technology solutions provider specializing in data and analytics, product engineering and emerging technologies. Read more…

Cloudera Enterprise 5.8 and Navigator Optimizer Now Available

Jul 21, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21 — Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, today announced the general availability of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer, alongside the production release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.8. Read more…

TIBCO Mashery Enterprise Introduced

Jul 20, 2016 |

July 20 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration and analytics, today announced its new TIBCO Mashery Enterprise API platform for digital business initiatives. Read more…