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Alpine Debuts ‘Chorus’ Line for Big Data

Alpine Debuts ‘Chorus’ Line for Big Data

February 11, 2014 | Alex Woodie

Greenplum spin-off Alpine Data Labs is best known as a developer of proprietary algorithms that do the hard work of crunching vast data sets in Hadoop and other big data platforms. With today's launch of a new product called Chorus, Alpine is borrowing ideas from the social media world for the purpose of bringing together all the big data stakeholders in an organization.Read more...

Picking the Right Tool for Your Big Data Job

Picking the Right Tool for Your Big Data Job

March 14, 2014 | Alex Woodie

There is a lot of debate in the big data space about tools and technology, and which ones are best. Is SQL better than NoSQL? Hadoop or Spark? What about R or Python? Of course no single tool or technology is the best for all situations, and you would do well to pick the right tool or technology for the job at hand.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...

Oracle Expands Use of Cloudera Hadoop in Big Data Kit

Oracle Expands Use of Cloudera Hadoop in Big Data Kit

November 13, 2013 | Alex Woodie

Oracle is often heralded as the biggest purveyor of "legacy" IT gear that inevitably will be replaced in this brave new big data world. But the reality is a little more complex, and that became evident yesterday when Oracle announced that it's now preloading the entire Cloudera stack with its latest Big Data Appliance, dubbed X4-2.Read more...

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Hadoop and NoSQL Now Data Warehouse-Worthy: Gartner

Hadoop and NoSQL Now Data Warehouse-Worthy: Gartner

March 13, 2014

Not long ago, the rules for what constituted a data warehouse were fairly well defined. The schema was fixed, you could say, and was based primarily on relational database technology designed to process structured data. My, how times have changed. Last week, Gartner for the first time accepted non-relational technologies--including those based on Hadoop and NoSQL--in its annual Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouses report.Read more...

Big Data Market Growth Exceeds Expectations

Big Data Market Growth Exceeds Expectations

February 12, 2014

According to the big data number crunchers at Wikibon, spending on big data hardware, software, and services added up to $18.6 billion in 2013. That's about $500 million, or roughly 3 percent, bigger than it projected the market to be a year ago when it did its last forecast. On a year-over-year basis, actual big data spending grew 58 percent.Read more...

How To Boost Your Big Data Salary

How To Boost Your Big Data Salary

January 21, 2014

The best way to boost your salary in 2014 may be to learn a new data analytics tool. According to the 2013 Data Science Salary Survey from O'Reilly, there was a strong correlation between data scientists and analysts who used the highest number of tools and those who had the highest salaries. What's more, those who used open source tools, such as R and Hadoop, tended to bring home more bacon than those who used commercial products, such as SAS and Teradata.Read more...

Cloudera Touts Near Linear Scalability with Impala

Cloudera Touts Near Linear Scalability with Impala

January 13, 2014

Cloudera today unveiled results of internal tests that show its Impala SQL engine is twice as fast as an unnamed commercial data warehouse systems and 24 times faster than Apache Hive. The results also show that Impala scales in nearly a linear fashion on Hadoop, which Cloudera says will give customers the confidence they need to not only absorb legacy business intelligence workloads, but also build the next generation of SQL-powered data analytic applications.Read more...

Oracle: This Just In

Oracle to Acquire BlueKai

February 24, 2014

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire BlueKai, the industry's leading cloud-based big data platform that enables companies to personalize online, offline and mobile marketing campaigns with richer and more actionable information about targeted audiences. Read more...

NGDATA Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner

October 24, 2013

NGDATA, a customer intelligence management company, today announced that it has achieved Gold partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).Read more...

 

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