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Teradata Makes Data Warehouse More Hadoop-ish

Teradata Makes Data Warehouse More Hadoop-ish

April 7, 2014 | Alex Woodie

It's no stretch to say that the folks at Teradata aren't the world's biggest fans of Hadoop. If nothing else, the hoopla surrounding Hadoop has caused some Teradata customers to question future investments in the company's traditional data warehouse technology. But with today's launch of the next generation of Teradata's flagship platform, the company has made its software a little more Hadoop-ish, particularly when it comes to taking the compute to the data and supporting semi-structured file formats.Read more...

How Dannon Upgraded Its Reporting Culture with Big Data Tooling

How Dannon Upgraded Its Reporting Culture with Big Data Tooling

March 24, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Like many large companies, Dannon is awash in data. Manufacturing and distribution data. Sales and marketing data. Internal data from SAP, and external data from third-party providers. Historically, getting all this data cleaned and prepped for analysis has taken a lot of time, effort, and money. But about a year ago, Dannon adopted an automated data transformation tool that has the potential to rewrite the company's relationship with data.Read more...

Can the Internet of Things Help Us Avoid Disasters?

Can the Internet of Things Help Us Avoid Disasters?

March 11, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Despite our attempts to pacify and tame our environment, we live in a dangerous world. Whether it's natural disasters, such as volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and asteroid strikes, or man-made calamities like wars, oil well blowouts, and climate change, human suffering has been a guarantee through history. But with today's big data technologies and the Internet of Things (IOT), some say some types of disasters may soon be a thing of the past.Read more...

SAS and IBM King of Analytics Hill, But for How Long?

SAS and IBM King of Analytics Hill, But for How Long?

March 3, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Last week's release of Gartner's very first Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics software put various vendors in a state of heightened excitement. It's no surprise that SAS and IBM (via SPSS) are tops when it comes to making predictions from data. But a strong showing by smaller vendors--including RapidMiner, Knime, Alteryx, and Revolution Analytics--should keep the established vendors from getting too comfortable.Read more...

Manufacturing: News in Brief

BMW Preempts Problems with Predictive Analytics

BMW Preempts Problems with Predictive Analytics

March 12, 2014

In another example of how organizations around the world are using big data and analytics to transform their business, IBM revealed that luxury carmaker BMW Group is deploying IBM's big data and analytics technology to address vulnerabilities early on in the production cycle. BMW is counting on the software to help it tackle some of the biggest challenges in the automotive industry: preventive maintenance, repairs and customer service.Read more...

Real-Life Miners Find Gold with Data Analytics

Real-Life Miners Find Gold with Data Analytics

March 6, 2014

Part of the fun of watching Discovery Channel's hit reality TV show "Gold Rush" is guessing which piece of equipment will break next. Will Todd Hoffman lose another excavator in the swamp? Or maybe Parker Schnabel will push his wash plant beyond the breaking point? It's good stuff, but in the real world of mining, equipment failures are no laughing matter. Now IBM and mining giant Thiess are using big data analytics to minimize their impact.Read more...

Dassault Picks NuoDB to Back New Cloud Offerings

Dassault Picks NuoDB to Back New Cloud Offerings

February 26, 2014

Upstart NewSQL database vendor NuoDB got a shot in the arm this week when it disclosed a multi-million dollar investment by CAD software developer Dassault Systèmes. The French software giant led the latest $14-million round of venture financing, and will rely on NuoDB's scale-out relational database technology to power one or more of its upcoming cloud offerings.Read more...

0xdata Lands Big Hadoop Certs for Algorithm Kit

0xdata Lands Big Hadoop Certs for Algorithm Kit

February 5, 2014

If Hadoop represents the engine of computing's future and big data its fuel, then the algorithms that crunch the data represent the brains that control where the big data vehicle goes. 0xdata, a startup that develops algorithms for big data analytics, got a big boost this week when four major Hadoop vendors gave their blessing to run its flagship offering, called H20, on their distros.Read more...

Manufacturing: This Just In

PROS to Showcase Big Data Solutions at Microsoft Global Energy Forum

February 19, 2014

PROS, a big data software company, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Global Energy Forum scheduled for Feb. 20, 2014. The one-day event will be held at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. The company plans to provide demonstrations of how PROS solutions on Microsoft platforms help global energy companies use their big data to sell more effectively. PROS will be in booth 709.Read more...

Attunity to Host Webinar on Harnessing Big Data

February 27, 2014

Attunity Ltd., a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced that it will host a free webinar TODAY entitled, 'Harnessing Big Data from the 'Industrial Internet of Things,' on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Today's informational webinar will feature Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Architecture, of Forrester Research, Inc.Read more...


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