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Cloud Looms Large for Big Data in 2020

If you’re involved with big data in 2020, then it will be hard to avoid the cloud, which has become the de-facto standard platform for storing and processing vast amounts of data. The cloud will change quickly this yea Read more…

How LendingTree Sumo-Sized Its IT Monitoring

As an online lending marketplace, LendingTree is totally dependent on the Internet. So when one of the servers that funnels sales leads into the company went down a couple of years ago, the company had a serious problem Read more…

A Cloud Twist to the Farm-to-Table Movement

Mail-order services, or what a cloud-enabled industry calls “subscription box” services, have become all the rage for everything from fine wine to pet food. Consumers can also order Kansas City steaks online, but a p Read more…

Blurred Storage Lines: Clouds That Appear Like On-Prem

Cloud storage is growing fast as companies look to take advantage of low cost and flexible storage options for terabytes and petabytes of data. But for all the convenience of cloud storage, sometimes it's just better whe Read more…

Celebrating Data Independence

Every company wants the independence to do what they wish with their data. That's one of the first assumptions underlying this whole big data movement. But depending on where and how a business stores its data -- such as Read more…

RavenDB Launches Managed Cloud Service

Organizations that want to run a NoSQL database in the cloud but don't want to worry about managing or tuning the database may want to check out RavenDB Cloud, a new database service unveiled today by RavenDB. RavenDB Read more…

Cloud Now Default Platform for Databases, Gartner Says

Deploying a database to the cloud? You're not alone, according to Gartner, which says rapid growth in cloud deployments of databases over the past two years have turned clouds into the default modality and relegated on-p Read more…

DataStax Unveils Constellation, Its Cassandra Cloud Platform

DataStax kicked off its inaugural user conference this morning by announcing an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version of the Apache Cassandra database. Dubbed Constellation, the offering will enable customers to get Read more…

Microsoft Unveils New AI Tools and Services at Build 2019

Whether you're interested in using machine learning to build intelligent chatbots, wrangling big data flows, or deploying scale-out databases in the cloud, there was a little something for everybody unveiled today at Mic Read more…

Microsoft Expands Hadoop on Azure

Microsoft has upgraded its open source analytics services running on Azure with a new version of Hadoop incorporating enhancements of Apache Hive and other open source analytics frameworks. The software giant (NASDAQ: Read more…

Cloudera Gives a Peek at Future ML Platform

Cloudera continued its evolution away from Hadoop today by announcing a technical preview for Cloudera Machine Learning, its new data science and data engineering platform that's based on Kubernetes, which enables it to Read more…

Attunity Brings CDC to Google Cloud

Enterprises that are looking to push transactional data from on-premise systems into Google's cloud environment may want to check out the latest from Attunity, which today announced support for Google Cloud Platform with Read more…

Hortonworks Looks to Expand Hybrid Cloud Footprints

Organizations these days demand to run their big data workloads wherever and whenever they want – in their own private data centers, in public clouds, on the edge, and every which way in between. Hortonworks acknowledg Read more…

Cloud Looms As Answer to All Things Analytic

Think this whole cloud thing is just a passing fad? That view may have been permissible 10 years ago. But as organizations try to put their IT goals in clearer focus for 2018, it's becoming increasingly evident that the Read more…

Cloudera Eyes Uniform Data Experience for All

In an ideal world, your compute shifts seamlessly among on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployment models, and your BI apps have access to the same data as your machine learning and streaming apps. In the real world, howev Read more…

Seeking Ideal Clouds for ML Workloads

As machine learning increasingly works its way into the world, technologists must find ways to integrate the new applications and incorporate the new workloads with existing systems. Many agree that the cloud is a good p Read more…

Big Data So Easy a Caveman Could Do It?

Let's face it: big data isn't easy. If you're building a big data application today, you're up to your eyeballs in things like R and Java, MapReduce and Pig, and Storm and Kafka. There's a reason data scientists are so h Read more…

Microsoft Readies Major Push Into Big Data

Microsoft has a lot of irons in the fire. Always has and always will. But judging from its recent acquisition of Revolution Analytics, the early success of its hosted machine learning service, and the forthcoming public Read more…

Can Microsoft Become the McDonald’s of Hadoop?

Microsoft last month officially took the wraps off its Hadoop service, dubbed Windows Azure HDInsight Service. Now that the Hortonworks-based offering is GA, Microsoft is gearing up its incredibly audacious plan to reach no fewer than one billion users with its big data platform. Has Microsoft lost it? Or is the plan just crazy enough to work? Read more…

Microsoft Drinks Open Source Kool-Aid

Microsoft is committing itself to the concept of “openness” through some rather surprising new initiatives and partnerships--as well as through its very open new effort devoted to letting users know just how much they love open... Read more…

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