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Dude, Where’s My Database? And Other GDPR Questions

Apr 25, 2018 |

Is your organization ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in exactly one month? If you’re like most organizations, you still have a lot of work to do over the next 30 days – especially if you have entire databases on the lam. Read more…

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…

The New Economics of the Separation of Compute and Storage

Apr 20, 2018 |

No one can predict the future analytical needs of their business. The right storage needs today might not be the right storage needs next year, or even next week. An organization’s workload requirements might grow five-fold by next year, or next quarter, or next month. 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…

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…

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

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…

ID Analytics, Acxiom Partner for Risk Assessment

Jul 7, 2017 |

SAN DIEGO & CONWAY, Ark., July 7, 2017 — ID Analytics LLC, a leader in consumer risk management, and Acxiom (Nasdaq: ACXM), the data foundation for the world’s best marketers, have announced a partnership to help businesses improve risk assessment and fight fraud. Read more…

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…