News in Brief

Searching Geospatial Data Gets Easier

Jun 26, 2017 |

Geo-location data is among the next wave of content to be churned by search engines as public access to more geospatial data becomes widely available.

Several new approaches have emerging to both provide easier access to free geospatial data along with new tools for parsing that data by place name. Read more…

New NVMe Spec Emphasizes Data Analytics

Jun 22, 2017 |

The latest release of a non-volatile memory interface and storage protocol emphasizes the enterprise shift to analytics, virtualization and other data-intensive workloads while riding the coat tails of the robust solid-state storage sector. Read more…

GridGain Adds Persistent Store to In-Memory Platform

Jun 21, 2017 |

The steady shift to memory-intensive processing continues with the latest release of GridGain System’s in-memory computing platform that seeks to leverage steady advances in memory and storage technologies within a “memory-centric” Read more…

MariaDB Emerging as Default MySQL Option

Jun 20, 2017 |

After more than two years of development, the latest version of the Debian Project, a “universal” open-source operating system, was released over the past weekend. Organizers of the project also said the MariaDB server will replace MySQL as the default MySQL variant for the new version called Debian 9 “Stretch.” Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

MongoDB Takes Another Big Step Into Clouds

Jun 20, 2017 |

MongoDB today took a big step toward achieving its goal ultimate cloud goal when it announced that its Atlas NoSQL database service now runs on Google and Microsoft clouds, in addition to AWS. Read more…

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Jun 16, 2017 |

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

Jun 15, 2017 |

Microsoft used its data insights summit to tout the progress of its flagship business intelligence offering introduced two years ago as a cloud-based platform that provides connectivity to critical enterprise data stored on-premise. Read more…

Actian Eyes ‘Hybrid Data’ With First NoSQL Database

Jun 14, 2017 |

Resurgent analytical database vendor Actian Corp. expanded its focus on the enterprise with the release of an object-oriented NoSQL database.

Actian, Palo Alto, Calif., said Tuesday (June 13) its first NoSQL database combines object technology with traditional database features as more enterprises tackle complex data models. Read more…

IBM Throws In with Hortonworks’ Hadoop

Jun 13, 2017 |

IBM and Hortonworks will distribute each other’s products as part of a major extension of their strategic partnership unveiled today at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit in San Jose, California.

As part of the deal, IBM will distribute HortonworksRead more…