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Google’s BigQuery Gaining Steam As Cloud Warehouse Wars Heat Up

Apr 24, 2018 |

Amazon Redshift may dominate the nascent cloud data warehouse category, but anecdotal evidence suggests Google BigQuery is catching on quickly – and offerings from Microsoft, SnowFlake, and others aren’t far behind. Read more…

Creating a Modern Information Security Foundation

Apr 18, 2018 |

Every house should be built on a foundation that’s strong enough to withstand most risks. A proper foundation doesn’t just hold a house above ground level, it keeps it out threats like moisture and natural movement from the earth that could damage the structure. Read more…

The Enlightening Side of GDPR Compliance

Apr 16, 2018 |

If the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is like most government mandates, the thinking goes, it will be a tax on business and a hindrance to productivity. But if you take the right approach, some experts say, the GDPR could actually be a boon to analytics. Read more…

A Modern Way to Think About Your Next-Generation Applications

Apr 11, 2018 |

Many organizations are on the path to digital transformation. This transformation is imperative to survive and thrive in this new digital and intelligent world.

According to a McKinsey report, “Seventy percent of executives say that over the next three years, they expect digital trends and initiatives to create greater top-line revenues for their businesses, as well as increased profitability.”

As data continues to grow at an insurmountable rate, organizations are struggling to keep pace with the rate of data growth. Read more…

Blockchain Starting To Feel Its Way into the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem

Apr 9, 2018 |

Blockchain is a technology that everybody seems to think will revolutionize the global economy. If nothing else, the cryptocurrency boom has produced a flood of VC money that’s trying to cash in on every potential application for this distributed hyperledger technology. Read more…

News In Brief

Cloud Analytics Engines Falling Short, Survey Finds

Apr 24, 2018 |

There’s an unmistakable shift underway toward cloud analytics, but a vendor survey found an analytic engine “performance gap” when it comes to running cloud workloads at scale.

The performance shortfall that grows exponentially for the largest enterprises stands in contrast to the industry consensus that the cloud is the ideal platform for analytics. Read more…

FoundationDB Goes Open Source

Apr 23, 2018 |

FoundationDB, the key value store-based NoSQL database designed to scale without sacrificing core ACID properties, has been released to the open source community.

Apple, which acquired the NoSQL database developer in March 2015, announced plans last week to turn over the distributed database to developers. Read more…

Web-Based Query Tool Touches Multiple DBs

Apr 20, 2018 |

Developers today use databases almost like languages. They might start on a good old relational database like MySQL, but then requirements shift a bit, so they sprinkle a little MongoDB on top. Read more…

Pivotal Software is Latest Tech IPO

Apr 20, 2018 |

The uptick in technology stock offerings that accelerated in 2017 is gaining momentum this year as Pivotal Software joins a host of big data vendors going public.

The San Francisco-based cloud software vendor announced pricing on 37 million shares at $15 a share. Read more…

Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

Apr 18, 2018 |

Don’t look now, but Presto, the SQL engine developed by Facebook as a follow-on to Hive, is starting to catch on in a big way. According to a new survey of big data-as-a-service customers by Qubole, Presto logged impressive usage gains during 2017, and outgrew Hive and Spark across many metrics. Read more…

This Just In

Tabor Communications Acquires HPC for Wall Street Conference & Tradeshow

Mar 5, 2018 |

NEW YORK, March 5, 2018 — Flagg Management, Inc., owners of the HPC for Wall Street conference and tradeshow (www.flaggmgmt/hpc), has announced the sale of their HPC for Wall Street event to Tabor Communications, Inc., (TCI). Read more…

SAS Expands Relationship with Belfius

Feb 5, 2018 |

CARY, N.C.Feb. 5, 2018 — After decades of collaboration, Belfius has expanded its relationship with SAS to build and execute its digital strategy.

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DataTorrent Launches Omni-Channel Payment Fraud Prevention Application

Aug 23, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 — DataTorrent, a big data analytics applications company and market leader in real-time, data-in-motion stream processing, announced today the availability of its DataTorrent Omni-channel Payment Fraud Prevention Application Suite in its newly enhanced DataTorrent AppFactory. Read more…

Mercator Advisory Group Releases AI Report

Aug 22, 2017 |

Aug. 22, 2017 — A new research report from Mercator Advisory Group titled Bringing AI into the Enterprise: A Machine Learning Primer provides an analysis of the impact machine learning will have on bank operations and payments and how it is already shifting consumer behavior. Read more…

ScaleOut Software Introduces Breakthrough in Stream Processing with v5.6

Aug 22, 2017 |

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 22, 2017 — ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory computing software, today announced the version 5.6 release of its in-memory data grid and computing platform. Read more…