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Hadoop Engines Compete in Comcast Query ‘Smackdown’

Jun 22, 2017 |

Who rules the ring when it comes to Hadoop SQL query engine performance? Can flashy newcomers like Presto and Spark take an established giant like MapReduce to the matt? Comcast recently held a competition to crown the best Hadoop engine, and the answer may surprise you. Read more…

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

Jun 21, 2017 |

MongoDB wasn’t originally designed to power advanced analytics. But the frustration that people have with Hadoop data lakes and the desire to get real-time answers from the database driving their applications is leading the company to build more analytic capabilities directly in the NoSQL database. Read more…

Selling Your Data? Here’s What You Need To Know

Jun 20, 2017 |

If you’ve been collecting data for a while for your own analytical use, you’re hopefully getting some good value out of it. And it may not surprise you to find out that other companies may get value out of it, too. Read more…

Hortonworks Shifts Focus to Streaming Analytics

Jun 14, 2017 |

Hortonworks started life providing a Hadoop distribution that allowed customers to process big data at rest. But these days, the company has shifted its much of its attention and resources to streaming analytics, or processing big data in motion. Read more…

8 Concrete Data Mining Techniques That Will Deliver the Best Results

Jun 14, 2017 |

With the massive expansion of information technology, the demand for data mining also grew hugely. But data mining — or the process of wading through huge amounts of data and finding what you consider useful — Read more…

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…

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…

This Just In

WANdisco Secures $2M Contract with Major Retailer

Jun 14, 2017 |

SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom, June 14, 2017 — WANdisco (LSE: WAND), the world leader in Active Data Replication, is pleased to announce it has secured a new contract with a major American multinational retail corporation. Read more…

Fourth Annual MongoDB Innovation Award Winners Announced

Jun 1, 2017 |

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 — MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced the 13 winners of the fourth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. Read more…

Guavus Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Thales

Apr 28, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 28, 2017 — Guavus, Inc., a pioneer in developing Machine Intelligent, big data analytics platforms, today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Thales (EURONEXT PARIS: Read more…

Knetik Announces the Launch of Knetik Analytics

Mar 28, 2017 |

ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2017 —Knetik announces the launch of its Contextualization and Behavior Analysis Analytics Engine. Operating in beta for the past 18 months, it has delivered billions of data points of contextualized transactions that lead to better understandings of consumer behavior. Read more…

Doddle Adopts Couchbase to Fuel Digital Transformation in Retail

Feb 3, 2017 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 3 — Couchbase, Inc., the leader in NoSQL database technology for Digital Businesses, announced that Doddle, the click & collect experts, has adopted Couchbase to fuel its digital transformation and growth strategy. Read more…