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The New Data Blending Mandate

Apr 24, 2014 |

An axiom of big data say that, as data volume and complexity grows, it becomes harder for organizations to extract meaning from the data. One solution to this dilemma that is gaining momentum is data blending, which provides a new real-time, analytics-oriented twist on the batch-oriented ETL data integration processes of old.

MicroStrategy Tries Out Free Software

Oct 22, 2013 |

MicroStrategy today unveiled Analytics Desktop, a new in-memory business intelligence tool that aims to deliver the same types of data analytic and discovery capabilities that Tableau Software, QlikTech, and TIBCO provide, but with one big exception: it’s free.

This Week’s Big Data Big Five

Oct 13, 2012 |

As we prepare to head into Hadoop World, and prepare some in-depth material following our conversation with the CTO and Lead High Performance Analytics ARchitect from SAS, we wanted to address some news items that were on our radar leading into this busy event season. This week we bring announcements from the world of Hadoop, with Hortonworks and a new BI arrangement; Cloudera’s pitch to big government; some positive news from RainStor and more…

This Week’s Big Data Big Seven

May 18, 2012 |

In this Friday’s roundup of some top news items during the week ending May 18 we take a brief look at how IBM Watson is being put to new use, how Caltech sought to address its storage limitations, see how insurance fraud is being targeted, and relay an interesting use case from an unexpected source….

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