Tag: analytics

Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Mar 22, 2017 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. One area that demands further attention is how the rapid pace of development of open source data science technology in general, and the new business opportunities it unlocks, is simultaneously exposing old fault lines between business and IT while opening them to new risks. Read more…

How Next-Gen Analytics Will Impact Customer Interactions

Mar 21, 2017 |

In 2000, Peter Lyman and Hal R. Varian carried out the first study of its kind, aiming to find out, in computer storage terms, how much original data was created globally in one year. Read more…

Kinetica Aims to Broaden Appeal of GPU Computing

Jan 24, 2017 |

Kinetica today unveiled a new iteration of its in-memory, GPU-accelerated database that it says will help to democratize data science and traditional business intelligence by simultaneously running SQL-based queries and machine learning/deep learning workloads on the same data. Read more…

Data Science Platforms Seen as Difference-Makers

Jan 23, 2017 |

How will data scientists work in the future? Based on today’s trends and a new survey by Forrester, it seems likely that much of the work that data scientists do will revolve around centralized platforms that help to organize not just the data and the tools, but data scientists themselves. Read more…

Object Storage Ecosystem Grows While Standardizing and Consolidating, IDC Says

Jan 9, 2017 |

The object storage system landscape has changed dramatically in the past year thanks to consolidation of the players involved and technological standardization, IDC says in its latest report.

Object-based storage systems are growing in popularity thanks to their nearly unlimited storage scalability and greater flexibility compared to traditional file systems. Read more…

Why the Cloud and Big Data? Why Now?

Dec 16, 2016 |

The potential benefits of putting big data in the cloud have been known for years. The simplicity and flexibility that comes with having infrastructure as software appeared to be an attractive solution to the complex management big data projects require. Read more…

Tracking the Opioid-Fueled HIV Outbreak with Big Data

Dec 15, 2016 |

As the opioid epidemic spreads across the country, it leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake. In the Midwest, needle use related to the epidemic is closely linked to a surge in HIV infections. Read more…

MariaDB Takes On Teradata, Vertica with Column Store

Dec 14, 2016 |

Look out, Teradata and HPE Vertica: There’s a new MPP player in town. MariaDB today announced that it’s added a column store to its popular relational database, thereby enabling it to efficiently run a whole new class of petabyte-scale analytical queries that had previously been the domain of propriety offerings. Read more…

CrateDB Tackles Machine Analytics with Scale-Out SQL Database

Dec 14, 2016 |

Developers who want to analyze big, fast-moving machine data without the complexity of a NoSQL database have another option in CrateDB, an open source, scale-out SQL database that just became generally available today. Read more…

Election 2016: A Rich Opportunity for Data-Centric Storytelling

Nov 8, 2016 |

Get ready to consume some data. If you’re following the election today, you’re likely to be immersed in it. Thanks to a new generation of interactive data visualization tools, news junkies have powerful new ways to ingest large huge amounts of information, from both the real world and cyberspace. Read more…