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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…

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…

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…

Three NoSQL Databases You’ve Never Heard Of

Jul 15, 2016 |

There’s a certain class of data problem that is elegantly addressed by NoSQL databases, which is why the market for NoSQL databases is growing faster than the overall market. The market is led by the Big Four, including Couchbase, Datastax, MarkLogic, and MongoDB, but there’s a long tail of other players in the NoSQL market, including some older products that are still going strong. Read more…

Concord Claims 10x Performance Edge on Spark Streaming

Jul 14, 2016 |

Organizations that are looking for a stream processing engine upon which to build fast data applications featuring high-throughput and low-latency may want to check out Concord, a new framework that emerged from the ad-tech world and reportedly runs 10 times faster than Spark Streaming and Storm. Read more…

News In Brief

Melania Trump and the Anti-Plagiarism Algorithm

Jul 20, 2016 |

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ran into controversy this week when it was revealed that his wife, Melania, plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 campaign speech. With anti-plagiarism algorithms patrolling the waters, stealing a line or two has never been more problematic. 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…

MapR Takes Aim at Hadoop Complexity

Jun 28, 2016 |

As Hadoop settles into the enterprise, deployments are getting bigger and more complex. To help its customers stay on top of things, MapR Technologies today unveiled Spyglass, a new operations console that’s customizable. Read more…

New IBM Data Analytics Software Targets Workload Management, Spark Adoption

Jun 2, 2016 |

IBM announced additions today to the infrastructure layer of its high performance data analytics software portfolio, including “cognitive features,” such as scheduling and resource management, and capabilities aimed at easing adoption of Spark. Read more…

The Rise and Fall of Qlik

Jun 2, 2016 |

Business intelligence software maker Qlik Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK) today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $30.50 per share, or about $3 billion. Read more…

This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. Read more…

Smartsheet Announces Real-Time Data Exchange with Tableau

May 21, 2015 |

BELLEVUE, WASH., May 21 – Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-inspired collaborative work management tool used by millions worldwide, today announced the general availability of the Smartsheet Live Data Connector. The new functionality uses industry standard Open Database Connector (ODBC) capabilities to link live data in Smartsheet with other ODBC-compliant tools like Tableau Software, Microsoft Excel, QlikView and Qlik Sense. Read more…

Zettaset Boosts Big Data Protection for IBM Power Systems servers with Enterprise-Class Encryption for Hadoop and NoSQL Databases

May 20, 2015 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, – Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it has successfully completed integration of Zettaset’s Big Data Encryption software solution, BDEncrypt™, with IBM’s Power Systems scale-out servers running Linux. Read more…

MemSQL Launches Community Edition: World’s Fastest In-Memory Database Now Available to All

May 20, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 20  – MemSQL, the leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced the most significant release of MemSQL to date. MemSQL 4 – which includes a new Community Edition – empowers interconnected enterprises to aggregate and report on real-time data, accelerating the growth trajectories of their digital businesses. Read more…

Fanzz Selects Attunity Replicate to Enable Big Data Analytics

May 20, 2015 |

Burlington, MA — May 20 – Attunity Ltd., a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced today that Fanzz Sports Apparel, Inc., one of the largest providers of sports apparel and merchandise in the United States, has selected Attunity’s high-performance data replication solution, Attunity Replicate, to accelerate and facilitate the distribution, replication and availability of its data for business operations and analytics needs. Read more…