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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

Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

Feb 16, 2017 |It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

Google Cloud Adds Apps Database

Feb 15, 2017 |

Google continues to add features to its public cloud platform as a way of differentiating its services, this time announcing the public beta release of a cloud-based relational database for use in developing key enterprise applications. Read more…

Anaconda Gets Big Iron Support From IBM

Feb 10, 2017 |IBM is expanding its embrace of big data analytics to include support on its open source mainframe for the Anaconda stack used by Python programmers. The company (NYSE: IBM) announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that it is collaborating with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics and Rocket Software to host the open source analytics platform on IBM z/OS mainframes. Read more…

Tamr’s Data Prep Platform Gains U.S. Patent

Feb 9, 2017 |A new approach for integrating large numbers of data sources using a combination of machine learning techniques along with human expertise has earned U.S. patent protection. Data preparation specialist Tamr Inc. said Thursday (Feb. 9) the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent (US9,542,412) covering its "data unification" platform. Read more…

Wanted (Badly): Big Data Engineers

Feb 8, 2017 |

Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders with respect to available job openings over the last 12 months. Read more…

This Just In

Argyle Data Extends Predictive Analytics Offerings to Enterprise Datacenters

Feb 23, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 23 — Argyle Data has expanded its core machine learning and AI application suite to engage with clients in enterprise areas including IoT security, financial services and online/mobile banking. Read more…

SnapLogic and Reltio Expand Partnership to Simplify Enterprise Data Management

Feb 22, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 22 — SnapLogic, the leader in self-service integration, and Reltio today announced an expanded partnership to simplify enterprise data management based on their fast-growing cloud platforms, helping customers ensure connectivity, consistency and reliability of information across on-premise and cloud applications and data sources. Read more…

Informatica Axon Introduced

Feb 22, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 22 — Informatica, the world’s No. 1 provider of data management solutions, today introduced Informatica Axon, the industry’s first fully integrated, enterprise data governance solution. Read more…

Syncsort Announces New Advancements to Big Data Integration Solution

Feb 16, 2017 |

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Feb. 16 — Syncsort, a global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced new advancements in its industry-leading Big Data integration solution, DMX-h, that enable organizations to accelerate business objectives by speeding development, adapting to evolving data management requirements and leveraging rapid innovation in Big Data technology. Read more…

SnapLogic Announces Winter 2017 Release of Enterprise Integration Cloud

Feb 15, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 15 — SnapLogic, the leader in self-service integration, today introduced the Winter 2017 release of the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud. The release includes several new and updated Snaps that make it faster and easier to integrate WorkdayNetSuite and Amazon Redshift with other applications and data sources across the enterprise. Read more…