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How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS

Jul 25, 2016 |

When the United States Postal Service (USPS) set out to buy a system that would allow it to track the location of employees, vehicles, and individual pieces of mail in real time, an in-memory relational database was its first choice. 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…

A Big Data App to Help You Travel Safer

Apr 28, 2016 |

Let’s face it: the world is a dangerous place. From terrorist attacks and earthquakes to outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever and pickpockets, there are a thousand ways for an American to stumble into trouble when travelling abroad. Read more…

Tumultuous Times for BI and Analytic Tool Vendors

Feb 10, 2016 |

My, what a week it was for business intelligence (BI) and analytic tools. First, industry darling Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) lost half its market capitalization following earnings that disappointed Wall Street, which quickly punished competitors Qlik (NASDAQ: Read more…

Platfora Riding High on Wave of Big Data Growth

Dec 9, 2015 |

The big data analytics business at Platfora is booming these days, accounting for 100 percent revenue growth this year. With a $30 million round in funding announced yesterday and software industry veteran Jason Zintak now at the helm, Platfora is ready to scale the business to new heights. Read more…

News In Brief

Workday Nabs Platfora as Big Data Consolidates

Jul 25, 2016 |

Human capital management (HCM) software maker Workday last week bought Platfora, one of the oldest providers of Hadoop-based analytic solutions. The deal showcases both the need for analytic prowess in the enterprise software market, as well the consolidation that’s to come. Read more…

What’s Driving the Data Prep Market? TDWI Digs In

Jul 8, 2016 |

It’s no secret in the analytics community that data quality is a problem. But how big a problem is it? TDWI, a respected provider of data warehousing insights, shed some light on the topic with a new report. Read more…

Data Warehouse Market Ripe for Disruption, Gartner Says

Mar 14, 2016 |

While mega-vendors with names like IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) continue to lead the data warehousing space, shifts in the market are creating opportunities for smaller vendors to innovate in areas like cloud deployments and streaming data, Gartner says in its latest Magic Quadrant report. Read more…

Predictive Analytics Now In Reach Of the Average Enterprise, Forrester Says

Apr 7, 2015 |

The average enterprise is better positioned than ever to take advantage of advanced analytic software, says Forrester Research, which put out its annual power rankings for advanced analytic tool vendors last week. Read more…

Hadoop and NoSQL Now Data Warehouse-Worthy: Gartner

Mar 13, 2014 |Not long ago, the rules for what constituted a data warehouse were fairly well defined. The schema was fixed, you could say, and was based primarily on relational database technology designed to process structured data. My, how times have changed. Last week, Gartner for the first time accepted non-relational technologies--including those based on Hadoop and NoSQL--in its annual Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouses report. Read more…

This Just In

HP Unveils ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA

Mar 19, 2014 |HP today unveiled HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, a portfolio of integrated systems that are purpose-built to deliver clients a fast path to value when using the SAP HANA platform. Read more…

Wise Men to Host SAP Analytics Symposium

Mar 18, 2014 |Wise Men, a global technology services and solutions provider announced its “SAP Analytics Symposium” to be held on 21st March 2014 at Houston, Texas from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST). The theme of this complimentary event is ‘Powering SAP Analytics by HANA’ and is focused towards Oil & Gas and Utility vertical. Read more…

SAP and Partners Set Record for World’s Largest Data Warehouse

Mar 6, 2014 |SAP AG today announced that with a team of technology partners, including BMMsoft, HP, Intel, NetApp, and Red Hat, it has generated a new world record for the world's largest data warehouse using the SAP HANA platform and SAP IQ software. This independently audited 12.1PB data warehouse has been recognized by Guinness World Records, and is four times larger than the prior record. The announcement was made during a press conference held March 5 in Palo Alto, Calif. Read more…

CommVault Announces Integration with SAP HANA Platform

Mar 3, 2014 |CommVault today announced that its Simpana 10 software has achieved certified integration with the SAP HANA platform. CommVault's Simpana software enables companies to more easily and comprehensively manage, protect and recover massive volumes of high-performance transactional and analytical data. Read more…

Rogue Wave IMSL Numerical Libraries to Enhance Analytics in SAP HANA

Feb 14, 2014 |Rogue Wave Software today announced that selected mathematical and statistical algorithms from the IMSL Numerical Libraries are planned to be embedded by SAP AG within the analytics engine of the SAP HANA platform. The algorithms are expected to supplement the predictive analysis library within SAP HANA and to provide a rich set of additional functions to enhance in-memory operations performed for a variety of current and future applications. Read more…