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No Sign of Big Data Spending Slowdown, Vendors Say

Oct 5, 2016 |

Gartner turned some heads yesterday with a new study that found fewer companies had plans to invest in big data projects over the next two years. But executives with Cloudera, Teradata, Databricks, and others say they’re seeing a continued expansion in advanced analytic projects, even if they’re not called “big data.” Read more…

GPUs Seen Lifting SQL Analytic Constraints

Oct 4, 2016 |

Big data analytics has traditionally been about developing cutting-edge software to run on commodity hardware. But there are signs that innovation at the hardware layer, such as with GPUs, can take analytics to the next stage, and maybe eliminate bottlenecks slowing SQL-based analytics. Read more…

What Cloudera Did At Strata + Hadoop World This Week

Sep 30, 2016 |

This week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York City was expected to draw more than 7,000 attendees, making it biggest big data conference on the planet. It’s also a showcase for Cloudera, which is the main sponsor of the show along with O’Reilly. Read more…

Converged Platform or Federated Data Plane? The Debate Heats Up

Sep 29, 2016 |

“Bring the compute to the data.” That was Hadoop’s calling card and solution for the problem of moving big data. However, the rise of cloud repositories and streaming technologies is causing Hadoop distributors to question whether that architecture is the best one going forward. Read more…

News In Brief

Cloud-Based Analytics Shift Gains Momentum

Mar 23, 2017 |

In the abbreviated version of the precipitation cycle many of us memorized in high school science class, moisture evaporates to forms clouds. Much the same appears to be happening with big data as an up-and-coming business intelligence vendor claims to have uploaded more than 25 petabytes of data to its analytics platform in the cloud. Read more…

Survey: Analytics Underused For Rules Compliance

Mar 21, 2017 |

Compliance with data governance regulations is expected to become more complex as the Trump administration rolls out regulatory changes. As data governance rules grow in complexity, however, the consulting firm KPMG warns in a new survey that data and analytics tools are not being leveraged as a way to prepare for the regulatory upheaval. Read more…

Intel Moves Data Closer to CPU With Xpoint SSD

Mar 20, 2017 |

Intel Corp. has begun shipping new storage drives based on its 3-D XPoint non-volatile memory technology as it targets data-driven workloads.

Intel’s new Optane solid-state drives, designated P4800X, seek to combine the attributes of memory and storage in the same device. Read more…

DataOps Dominates Strata Startup Winners

Mar 17, 2017 |

The top big data startups at this year’s Strata + Hadoop World conference include data platform specialists along with an analytics startup focused on the gaming industry.

The winner of this year’s Startup Showcase was Nexla Inc., developers of a platform that leverages machine learning to automate data operations. Read more…

Consumer Analytics Platform Gets ‘Granular’

Mar 16, 2017 |

The latest version of a retail analytics platform attempts to squeeze more insights from store loyalty programs as a way of gauging consumer preferences and whether, for example, a new product is selling and why. Read more…

This Just In

Yellowfin to Launch 7.3+ Analytics Platform

Mar 23, 2017 |

BOSTON, Mass., March 23, 2017 — Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, is launching the latest version of its platform, Yellowfin 7.3+, in a series of webinars on Thursday 6 April 2017. Read more…

Splunk, New Relic Integrate for Machine Data Analytics

Mar 22, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 22, 2017 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) and New Relic, Inc. (NYSE:NEWR) today announced a strategic alliance and a new integration to help enterprises improve customer experiences and drive revenues. Read more…

Information Builders Offers iWay Big Data Integrator on Azure Marketplace

Mar 20, 2017 |

NEW YORK and LONDON, March 20, 2017 — Today, at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2017 in London, Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, announced that it is offering its iWay Big Data Integrator (iBDI) product via the cloud on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Read more…

Birst Networked Analytics Platform Selected as Analytics Product of the Year

Mar 20, 2017 |

LONDON, March 20, 2017 — Birst, the leader in Cloud BI and Analytics for the Enterprise, today announced that its networked business analytics platform has been awarded Analytics Product of the Year at the UK Cloud Awards 2017. Read more…

SAP Delivers Live Insights from Big Data to Customers

Mar 16, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16, 2017 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced advancements of the SAP Vora solution to help customers accelerate project implementations and offer speed, ease and affordability to their enterprise business analytics. Read more…