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Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Here are some of the top trends your Datanami editor pulled from the show based on observations and discussions with attendees and vendors. Let’s start with the biggest news from Strata, which was the rise of Kafka and Read more…

Is 2016 the Beginning of the End for Big Data?

Jan 5, 2016 |

Part of my job as managing editor of Datanami is to be a hype buster. Over the past five years, the amount of hoopla and hysteria over big data has reached epic proportions at times. That’s why some in the industry are calling for a slowdown in the analytic platitudes, a return to sanity about what big data can really do. Despite my skeptic tendencies, it’s hard not to be optimistic about big data analytics, given its trajectory. If you Read more…

Neo4j Touts 10x Performance Boost of Graphs on IBM Power FPGAs

Oct 21, 2015 |

Neo Technology today announced that it’s working with IBM to support its graph database on IBM Power8-based servers equipped with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This will enable customers to run graph databases with hundreds of billions to trillions of edges, thereby tackling a new class of intractable big data problems in bioinformatics, fraud detection, and IoT analytics. In other news, Neo also open sourced a key piece of software. Like most NoSQL database vendors, Neo Technology supports its software Read more…

Teradata Puts Aster in Hadoop for IoT Analytics

Oct 19, 2015 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simultaneously a colossal data management challenge and the analytic opportunity of a lifetime. Teradata (NYSE: TDC) addressed both of those today with two product announcements, including an Apache Kafka-based applications for routing IoT data into Hadoop, and the introduction of a Hadoop-native version of its Aster analytics suite. The rapid proliferation of connected devices is changing how we view and interact with the world around us. From smart phones and intelligent thermostats to smart Read more…

AWS Cloud Pact Shows How Far Teradata Has Come

Oct 7, 2015 |

Next year, Teradata will offer its eponymous database as a service on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It will be the first foray onto a public cloud for Teradata, which has come a long way from its proprietary hardware roots. It wasn’t that long ago that all Teradata (NYSE: TDC) deployments required an investment in proprietary hardware by the customer. The company sold its flagship Teradata Database—desired by large companies for its fast analytic processing on large datasets—as a pre-configured Read more…

News In Brief

Database Surge Led by Analytics Apps, Survey Finds

Apr 5, 2016 |

Growing demand for distributed applications and the corresponding adoption of scale-out and cloud databases is expected to fuel growth of Cassandra and other next-generation distributed databases, according to a new survey that also warns that a lack of data backup technologies could hinder deployments. The technology survey released by database backup and recovery vendor Datos IO found that more organizations expect to deploy real-time, high-volume distributed applications on next-generation databases over the next several years. These production deployments focusing primarily Read more…

MongoDB Plans ‘Giant’ Event in June

Mar 8, 2016 |

Senior executives from tech giants Google and IBM along with financial services infrastructure managers are scheduled to deliver keynotes addresses at database vendor MongoDB’s annual conclave in June. MongoDB, Palo Alto, Calif., said this week its list of keynoters also includes Adam Savage, co-host of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. Other speakers joining Savage include: Eric Brewer, Google’s vice president of infrastructure; Hannah Fry of the Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London; Jeff Chapman, chief architect of Capital Read more…

Russian Bank Funds In-Memory Vendor GridGain

Feb 18, 2016 |

Russia’s largest bank helped lead a funding round disclosed this week by in-memory computing specialist GridGain. Moscow-based Sberbank, an early GridGain customer, led a $15 million funding round along with MoneyTime Ventures. Almaz Capital, which has offices in Silicon Valley and Moscow, along with RTP Ventures, also joined the Series B funding round. RTP, too, has Russian roots. A MoneyTime Ventures partner will join the company’s board. GridGain, Foster City, Calif., said Thursday (Feb. 18) the cash infusion would be Read more…

IBM Rolls Power-based ‘Data Engine’

Feb 10, 2016 |

A new IBM “data engine” for running key open source analytics frameworks is built on the company’s recently added line of OpenPower Linux servers customized for big data workloads. Technical details of the IBM data engine for Hadoop and Spark were released this week (Feb. 9). The company said the analytics platform would be available on March 18. IBM (NYSE: IBM) said its date engine targets retailers increasingly combining customer-buying patterns with real-time social media feedback along with manufacturers analyzing Read more…

Startup Enlists AI to Predict Cyber Threats

Feb 3, 2016 |

While major players are increasingly emphasizing human “intelligence-led” approaches to cyber security, artificial intelligence along with advanced analytics continue to make inroads in the “threat intelligence” market. Among the AI startups is Jask, which emerged from stealth mode this week after raising $2 million in seed financing in a funding round led by Battery Ventures. San Francisco-based Jask said Wednesday (Feb. 3) it is building a “predictive security operations center” designed to help enterprises automate security operations while reacting faster Read more…

This Just In

Technavio Releases New Global Big Data Infrastructure Market Report

Apr 26, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., April 26 — According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global big data infrastructure market is projected to grow at a striking CAGR of more than 33% during the forecast period to reach USD 26.95 billion by 2020. This research report titled ‘Global Big Data Infrastructure Market 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments Read more…

OpenPOWER Foundation Reveals New Servers and Big Data Analytics Innovations

Apr 6, 2016 |

April 6 — The OpenPOWER Foundation today revealed more than 50 new infrastructure and software innovations, spanning the entire system stack, including systems, boards, cards and accelerators. Unveiled at the second annual OpenPOWER Summit, these new products build upon 30 OpenPOWER-based solutions already in the marketplace. “To meet the demands of today’s data centers, businesses need open system design that provides greater flexibility and speed at a lower cost,” said Calista Redmond, President of the OpenPOWER Foundation and Director of OpenPOWER Global Alliances, Read more…

IT Pros Vote 2016 Server & Database Brand Leaders

Mar 23, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 23 — IT Brand Pulse, a trusted source for research, data and analysis about data center infrastructure, today announced the results of the recent IT brand leader surveys covering thirteen Server and Database products. IT Pros from around the world responded to the independent, non-sponsored survey in February 2016, and were asked which vendors they perceive as the leader in the following categories: Dense Low Power Microserver Enterprise Rackmount Server Server Virtualization Enterprise Blade Server Enterprise Cluster Read more…

Datawatch Brings Self-Service Data Preparation Capabilities to IBM Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics Users

Mar 14, 2016 |

BEDFORD, Mass., March 14 — Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced it has teamed with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to deliver better and faster data access and self-service data preparation to IBM Watson Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics users. As part of this agreement, IBM will resell Datawatch Monarch, Datawatch’s market-leading self-service data preparation solution, which enables business analysts to rapidly access, manipulate and blend data from the widest variety of sources. Self-service data preparation is one of the key components in an effective analytics strategy; however in many instances Read more…

Dell to Sponsor EnterpriseHPC’16

Mar 9, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 9 — EnterpriseHPC’16, the market-leading, live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced that Dell has joined the summit as a sponsor. EnterpriseHPC’16, scheduled for March 20-22, 2016 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California, will once again host executives in commercial organizations who are exploring the benefits and associated challenges of scaling their enterprise computing to meet new production opportunities available in the converging HPC, Read more…