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What Does the VC Investment Slowdown Mean for Big Data?

Jul 19, 2016 |

The overall pace of investments by venture capitalists slowed over the first six months of the year, according to new report issued last week. While the software industry as a whole did well, the number of investments in startups is trending down. Read more…

Making ERP Better with Big Data

Jul 8, 2016 |

At first glance, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and big data analytics don’t appear to have much in common. But it turns out that big old ERP systems have a thing or two to learn from their newer, nimbler brethren. Read more…

One Myth Buster’s View on Success and Failure

Jul 1, 2016 |

“Fail fast” is one of the credos that has come to permeate our big data culture. The quicker we can get the bad ideas out of the way, the quicker we can find the ones that work. Read more…

IBM Seeks Data Science Unity with New Spark-Based ‘Experience’

Jun 7, 2016 |

IBM today launched what it’s calling the first enterprise application for data science collaboration. Called the Data Science Experience, the free, cloud-based offering is aimed at enabling data scientists to perform tasks like prepping data and building machine learning models in an open and shared environment. Read more…

Spark Makes Inroads into NoSQL Ecosystem

Jun 6, 2016 |

Apache Spark may have gained fame for being a better and faster processing engine than MapReduce running in Hadoop clusters. But the in-memory software is increasingly finding use outside of Hadoop, including integration with operational NoSQL databases. Read more…

News In Brief

New Flash from IBM Targets Unstructured Data Analytics

Jul 26, 2016 |

JBOF (“jay-boff”), or Just A Bunch of Flash, may sound like a pejorative acronym. But when industry analyst Randy Kerns, senior strategist at Evaluator Group, used it in reference to new flash storage technology announced today by IBM, he meant it in a favorable way. 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…

Investments in Fast Data Analytics Surge

Jul 7, 2016 |

Companies are quickly ramping up their investments fast data analytics and real-time stream processing frameworks and lowering spending on batch technologies in an attempt to get on top of growing data volumes and velocities, a new survey says. Read more…

Companies Struggle to Find an ROI on Analytics

Jul 6, 2016 |

Executives across every industry are looking to big data analytics for a competitive advantage. But all too often, analytic investments fail to deliver the goods as promised, according to a recent survey of return on investment (ROI) of sales and marketing analytics. Read more…

Crunchy Data Container Suite Packages PostgresSQL

Jun 28, 2016 |

PostgreSQL databases can now be run and managed on Linux containers in cloud-native architectures with the release to the open source community of a database container suite.

Open source PostgresSQL specialist Crunchy Data announced its embraced of distributed cloud applications during this week’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. Read more…

This Just In

Accenture Launching New Advanced Analytics Applications

Jun 15, 2016 |

June 15 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching seven new advanced analytics applications to help organizations more effectively detect and remediate fraud, and ultimately reduce losses to improve their bottom lines. Read more…

Siemens and TCS Expand Partnership to Enhance Delivery of Big Data Analytics to Manufacturing Industry

May 16, 2016 |

PLANO, Tex. and MUMBAI, India, May 16 — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Siemens, a leading global technology powerhouse, are leveraging their longstanding partnership to expand and enhance the delivery of big data analytics to the global manufacturing industry. Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for Leverage Big Data 2016 Summit on “Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier”

May 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5 — The Leverage Big Data 2016 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in cross-vertical corporate organizations with practical knowledge on everything from streaming analytics, real time data, data integration and governance to storage and compute. Read more…

Research and Markets Adds New Big Data Report to Offering

Jan 28, 2016 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 28 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Big Data in Leading Industry Verticals: Retail, Insurance, Healthcare, Government, and Manufacturing 2015 – Read more…

Leverage Big Data Announces Formation of Advisory Board & Driving Themes for 2016 Summit

Jan 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5 — The Leverage Big Data ’16 summit, the market-leading live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the infrastructure challenges that organizations face as they navigate the build-out of Big Data systems, today announced the formation of an advisory board for its summit program aimed at equipping technology leaders who are scaling their infrastructures for big data workflows with the knowledge and experiences of peers and solution providers who are actively engaged in addressing these challenges. Read more…