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How NoSQL Drives Analytic Agility at Nielsen

Jan 30, 2015 |

For many years, Nielsen used a standard relational database to power the big data analytic offerings used by thousands of its customers around the world. But the heaviness of the infrastructure dragged on Nielsen, until finally it switched to a NoSQL database that was better suited to the task. Most people know Nielsen best for its television rating system, and the so-called “Nielsen Families” who have agreed to be part of a massive ongoing TV survey. But in addition to Read more…

9 Places to Get Big Data Now

Jan 29, 2015 |

Discussions of big data often revolve around what new technologies and processes people are using to analyze data. Hadoop, in-memory databases, and machine learning algorithms are getting lots of attention in this regard. But sometimes we tend overlook the most important ingredient in big data analytics: the data itself. Much of big data that organizations want to analyze exists within their own four walls. Relational databases make great repositories for structured data like account records, orders, and customer lists. Depending Read more…

Can Big Data Give Us Bionic Brains?

Jan 20, 2015 |

The rise of big data and analytics promises to transform many aspects of our lives, chief among them how we synthesize data and make decisions. Some theorize that big data will augment our own cognitive capabilities to the point where it’s like we have bionic brains. According to Deloitte Analytics, the field of cognitive analytics is an extension of cognitive computing, and is made up of three main components: machine learning, natural language processing, and advanced analytics. These technologies, combined Read more…

The Hadoop Behind Autodesk’s Cloud Ambitions

Jan 6, 2015 |

Autodesk is best known for AutoCAD, the powerful tool that architects and engineers use to design stuff on beefy workstations and PCs. But like most enterprise software companies, the cloud is beckoning for Autodesk in 2015. Thanks to a big data pipeline anchored by Hadoop, the company has a deeper understanding of customer activity, which positions it well for the cloud era. The transition to a subscription-based business model is well underway at Autodesk. While sales of traditional software licenses Read more…

What 2015 Will Bring for Big Data

Jan 5, 2015 |

There’s no denying that 2014 was a big year in big data. The rapid maturation of technologies like Hadoop and Spark, along with the continual explosion of all types of data, led to an awakening of the potential of distributed data analytics among organizations, and also fueled a fresh eruption of venture money into startups. With that backdrop, the prospects for the new year certainly look promising, but what new analytic technologies and techniques will resonate in 2015? Datanami contacted Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Google, Wireless Partner Look to Merge Cloud, IoT

Dec 2, 2014 |

Google Cloud Platform and Telit Wireless Solutions, an “enabler of the Internet of Things,” are joining forces to sponsor an IoT competition aimed at encouraging technology innovation around connected consumers and their devices. The IoT Big Data Challenge will encourage developers to submit new applications in business, consumer and “social well-being” categories. That third category includes new applications that would benefit society. The competition requires contestants to create web-based and mobile apps based on data from a wide variety of Read more…

Israeli Startup Looks to Ease Hadoop Rollouts

Oct 20, 2014 |

An Israeli big data processing startup said this week it has secured $3 million in early-round funding and will launch its Hadoop-based platform in the U.S. Tel Aviv-based Xplenty announced Oct. 20 the Series A funding from Waarde Capital and existing seed investor Magma Venture Partners. The funding will be used to expand platform features on its cloud-based processing engine while the company expands globally. Xplenty also announced plans to offer its big data processing technology directly to U.S. customers. Read more…

MongoDB Unveils Management Service Upgrades

Oct 14, 2014 |

MongoDB Inc. rolled out upgrades to its database management service this week that include automation features designed to speed the deployment and provisioning of MongoDB on Amazon Web Services and other cloud infrastructure. Upgrades to the MongoDB Management Service (MMS) announced on Oct. 14 address criticisms that the popular database remains difficult to deploy and maintain, company executive said. They estimate that the MMS upgrades could lower operational overhead by as much as 95 percent. Previously, labor-intensive tasks like writing Read more…

Salesforce Eyes Business Analytics with Wave Platform

Oct 13, 2014 |

Continuing the migration of data analytics to the enterprise, Salesforce.com said it is entering the analytics market with the roll out of its “analytics cloud” targeting business intelligence applications. The enterprise cloud-computing vendor said Oct. 13 its Wave analytics cloud platform would allow businesses to sift through sales and marketing data from any device. The new platform and more than 30 “ecosystem partners” were introduced at a company event in San Francisco this week. Among the keynote speakers at the Read more…

This Just In

NEC Launches Offering to Improve Availability of SAP HANA Run on AWS

Jan 30, 2015 |

TOKYO, Japan, Jan. 30 — NEC Corporation announced today the global release of a solution employing NEC’s EXPRESSCLUSTER clustering software to improve availability of the in-memory database software, SAP HANA, running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing service. In recent years, cloud usage has gained heavy momentum, and the number of corporations using SAP HANA on cloud-based service platforms has been increasing. Moreover, the number of companies utilizing SAP HANA not only for the high-speed analysis of Big Read more…

Pivotal Reports Strong 2014 for Cloud Foundry

Jan 29, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 29 — Pivotal today announced record worldwide growth in 2014 in customer adoption and sales of Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Pivotal is fundamentally changing the dynamics of cloud adoption and utility with its industry-leading open cloud platform, bringing the agility and resilience of the architectures pioneered building large-scale web applications to every enterprise. In less than a year, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has booked ~$40 million in software sales and secured a customer portfolio of top global brands, including two of the Read more…

GoodData Platform Upgraded

Jan 28, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 28 —  GoodData, the leader in cloud business intelligence, today announced major upgrades to its GoodData platform, with enhancements to its Insights Engine, and the addition of its Analytical Designer and Data Explorer for business user data discovery. While other vendors build disconnected BI solutions, GoodData begins with insights for customers that accelerate their paths to breakthrough results and move them beyond BI. What makes the enhanced platform transformative and positions GoodData as the leading “Insights-as-a-Service” provider in Read more…

Quantum Introduces Three New Offerings

Jan 27, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 27 — Quantum Corp. today announced three new solutions that integrate the cloud into multi-tier, hybrid storage architectures for demanding data workloads. Rejecting the generic one-size-fits-all approach common among many other cloud offerings, the new Q-Cloud solutions enable customers to leverage Quantum’s intelligent data management software to store data in the cloud when it makes the most sense for a given workflow or application. Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault incorporate the power of the public cloud as an Read more…

SAP Launches Big Data Rapid-Deployment Offering Powered by HANA

Jan 27, 2015 |

WALLDORF, Germany, Jan. 27 — SAP SE today announced the launch of the SAP HANA Big Data Intelligence rapid-deployment solution to simplify and accelerate Big Data initiatives for business. SAP Rapid Deployment solutions simplify the implementation of SAP solutions in the cloud, on-premise or in hybrid landscapes with predictable business outcomes at lower cost. They accelerate the deployment of new solutions with key technology and business features to help companies solve business problems and go live fast. Emerging technology themes like the Read more…