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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…

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…

The Monetization Opportunity In Edge Computing Data

Apr 10, 2018 |

With increasing innovation and adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, it seems that some companies are hesitant to begin implementing the technology.  Upfront costs often appear prohibitive while benefits remain unclear or untested, so it is all the more important for companies to begin to recognize how the technology can stimulate business growth and boost competitive advantage. Read more…

Behind on Preparing for GDPR? Three Things to Prioritize

Apr 6, 2018 |

The May 25, 2018 GDPR deadline is quickly approaching, requiring businesses to comply and prove compliance to the stringent new regulations or face potentially devastating financial penalties.

Businesses that have not yet finalized a GDPR strategy are now in a major time-crunch; Read more…

Big Data Backlash: A Rights Movement Gains Steam

Apr 5, 2018 |

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal, there’s a growing chorus of AI leaders calling for a data rights movement that would overhaul the ownership structure for digital assets. 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…

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…

Scality Adds New Investor in Latest Funding Round

Apr 18, 2018 |

Scality, the software-defined object and cloud storage vendor, is extending its push into the multi-cloud data control sector with the closing of a $60 million funding round.

The storage management and infrastructure vendor said Tuesday (April 17) its latest round added new investor Harbert European Growth Capital along with existing investors and company executives. Read more…

This Just In

Arrow Electronics Enables Sensor-to-Cloud-to-Analytics IoT Platform

Sep 5, 2017 |

HONG KONG, Sep. 4, 2017 — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced the expansion of its Arrow Open Lab in Hong Kong, enabling sensor-to-cloud-to-analytics Internet of Things (IoT) technology platform for Sensor Hub, a project led by Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) to accelerate innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city technologies among Hong Kong startup and technology companies. Read more…

Graph Databases Lie at the Heart of $7 Trillion Self-Driving Car Opportunity

Aug 30, 2017 |

San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017 — IoT (Internet of Things) devices are expected to continue to explode in popularity. A Gartner estimation places the number of connected devices in 2017 at 8.4 billion while growing to an estimated 20.8 billion in 2020. 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…

Carl Data Provides Solutions for Aging North American and European Infrastructure

Aug 10, 2017 |

VANCOUVER, B.C., Aug. 10, 2017 — Carl Data Solutions Inc., a developer of Big-Data-as-a-Service (“BDaaS”)-based solutions for data integration, business intelligence, and Industrial Internet-of-Things (“IIoT”) applications, continues to develop easily implemented solutions for water and waste water infrastructure monitoring and management. Read more…

FogHorn Systems Brings Advanced Machine Learning Capabilities to Industrial IoT

Jul 11, 2017 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. July 11, 2017 — FogHorn Systems today announced the availability of Lightning ML, the newest version of its Lightning edge intelligence software platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Read more…