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Forrester Sees Steady Growth for Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL

Sep 16, 2016 |

A new report from Forrester predicts the big data market growing at nearly 13% rate over the next five years, with “non-relational” platforms like Hadoop and NoSQL segments growing nearly twice as fast. Read more…

Flink: Worth a Second Look

Sep 16, 2016 |

The big data ecosphere has evolved to the point where there are clear technology leaders. In the category of SQL engines that run on Hadoop, Hive and Spark are clearly the dominant products among open source developers. Read more…

How Do You Value Information?

Sep 15, 2016 |

If you’re like most people, you recognize that information has value. The value isn’t always clear, but it’s clearly there. But according to some professional organizations, digital information literally has no value. Read more…

Unraveling Hadoop and Spark Performance Mysteries

Sep 13, 2016 |

What do you do when your Spark or Hive job runs like molasses? If you’re like most end-users who lack in-depth technical skills, the answer is “not much.” Now a startup named Unravel Data is working to show you what’s actually going on in the cluster, and provide some configuration recommendations and automatic fixes as well. Read more…

Workforce Analytics: How Big Data Is Shaping the Labor Pool

Sep 2, 2016 |

How well do your employees perform? If you’re in the widget-making business, that’s a relatively easy question to answer. But in today’s highly diversified and increasingly digital economy, assessing the performance of your current or prospective labor pool increasingly requires the assistance of big data collection and analytics. Read more…

News In Brief

MemSQL Delivers an ‘Exactly Once’ Real-Time Pipeline

Sep 26, 2016 |

MemSQL today unveiled a new release of its in-memory relational database that can process a real-time flow of messages from Apache Kafka using “exactly once” semantics. The NewSQL database accomplished the feat by creating a new “Create Pipeline” Read more…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

Does ‘Cognitive Era’ Mean Fewer Jobs?

Sep 19, 2016 |

A recent technology study forecasts that artificial intelligence and machine learning could fill 7 percent of existing U.S. jobs over the next decade. Whether or not that’s a good thing is a subject of intense debate as automation and machine learning make steady inroads in the U.S. Read more…

Manufacturers Not Sold on Data Analytics

Sep 14, 2016 |

U.S. manufacturing executives are increasingly aware of data analytics as a way of implementing platforms such as the industrial Internet of Things, yet not all are convinced that the hefty investment will yield a quick return in a tough business climate. Read more…

This Just In

Paxata Forms Strategic Partnership With K.K. Ashisuto Japan

Aug 29, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 29 — Paxata, provider of the only enterprise-grade self-service data preparation platform, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with K.K. Ashisuto where they will serve as the master distributor of Paxata in the Japanese market. Read more…

Accenture Launching New Advanced Analytics Applications

Jun 15, 2016 |

June 15 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching seven new advanced analytics applications to help organizations more effectively detect and remediate fraud, and ultimately reduce losses to improve their bottom lines. Read more…

Siemens and TCS Expand Partnership to Enhance Delivery of Big Data Analytics to Manufacturing Industry

May 16, 2016 |

PLANO, Tex. and MUMBAI, India, May 16 — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Siemens, a leading global technology powerhouse, are leveraging their longstanding partnership to expand and enhance the delivery of big data analytics to the global manufacturing industry. Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for Leverage Big Data 2016 Summit on “Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier”

May 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5 — The Leverage Big Data 2016 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in cross-vertical corporate organizations with practical knowledge on everything from streaming analytics, real time data, data integration and governance to storage and compute. Read more…

Research and Markets Adds New Big Data Report to Offering

Jan 28, 2016 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 28 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Big Data in Leading Industry Verticals: Retail, Insurance, Healthcare, Government, and Manufacturing 2015 – Read more…