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MemSQL Ups Ante on Cloud Databases

The shift to cloud databases continues to gain momentum with the release of a MemSQL’s Helios cloud service along with the beta release of the company’s latest distributed SQL database. Helios is billed as a “si Read more…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

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 cl Read more…

Oracle Extends Buying Spree With Opower Deal

Oracle extended its reach into the industrial and analytics sectors this week with the acquisition of Opower, an energy analytics company and provider of cloud services to utilities in a deal worth about $532 million. Read more…

Oracle Adds Visualization Service to Analytics Push

Oracle rolled out a new cloud-based data visualization service this week as it and other analytics vendors seek to drive data science deeper into organizations. The database giant (NYSE:ORCL) said Monday (Oct. 26) dur Read more…

Struggling Under Multiple Databases? Get Used To It

Programmers are a fickle bunch. One day they're all using Java, and the next day Python is the hot new thing. While developers indelibly will dabble in different languages, we're now seeing them do similar things with da Read more…

Security Concerns Extend to ‘Big Data Life Cycle’

The "datafication" of modern life is now measured in the quintillions of bytes of data generated by humans each day. The struggle to store, manage and retrieve the waterfall of data has also highlighted a growing list of Read more…

NoSQL Battle Heats Up As MarkLogic Hauls In $102M

Just a year ago, MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom couldn't get any respect in the Wild West shootout that is the NoSQL database market. But today, with $102 million in new financing and a valuation north of $1 billion for MarkLo Read more…

MySQL Leader Percona Takes Aim at MongoDB

The company driving the MySQL database today unveiled a plan to go after MongoDB's business with a drop-in replacement for the popular document-oriented NoSQL database. The new strategy is the result of Percona's acquisi Read more…

Deep Dive Into Oracle’s Emerging Big Data Stack

Oracle has a lot of turf to protect in the multi-billion-dollar relational database market, where it owns a dominant share of the market. That creates a natural tension when it comes to big data technologies like Hadoop Read more…

Survey: Mega-Vendors Still Dominate Database Management Market

Industry analyst Gartner's "Magic Quadrant" survey of the operational database management systems market found a widening gap between market leaders and niche players, identifying only one "challenger," MongoDB, and a ha Read more…

Couchbase Finds $25M in the Cushions

While you were heating up the BBQ and drinking cold ones during the Labor Day weekend holiday, the folks over at NoSQL database company, Couchbase, were counting cold cash. The company recently announced a $25 million dollar funding haul, which they say will be used to sharpen their edges as they look to carve out their share of the enterprise NoSQL market. Read more…

DataStax Takes Aim at Oracle as Cassandra Summit Kicks Off

Oracle, the poster child for the traditional database, was the target of choice when Apache Cassandra database vendor, DataStax released news dissing the entrenched database giant during the launch of Cassandra Summit this week. According to DataStax, three companies are stepping forward to publicly discuss their respective decisions to augment, and even (partly) scrap their traditional Oracle databases in favor of the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database platform. Read more…

Marking Spikes for the Enterprise Graph

In some ways, the story of Sun Microsystems closely parallels what’s happening with the present merge between high performance computing and the more enterprise-geared momentum behind big data. According to a former Sun lead on the R&D side and current research and development exec at Cray's big data arm, this story can be.... Read more…

Cisco Works with Oracle, Hadoop ahead of Hadoop World

Cisco Technology Solutions Architect Sean McKeown talks Oracle, Hadoop at Oracle World, previews a Cisco presentation at the upcoming Hadoop World Read more…

Why Mark Hurd Thinks You Will Fail

Oracle's CEO Mark Hurd is known for being outspoken and riling up debate--but now he has a new bold statement. Big companies are bound to fail because they are rejecting data. Even the largest organizations, he says, are falling victim to... Read more…

Utility Companies Riding Data Current

Utility companies are driving significant innovation in big data technologies—and not just because of the volume of data they handle. While data sizes are still important, especially considering that smart meters collect data at higher volume and frequency.... Read more…

ParAccel Lifts Hood on CARFAX Overhaul

In the wake of their competitors being gobbled up by giants and their announcement today of a new connector to Hadoop, we step back and look at how analytical platforms like ParAccel's are handling large amounts of complex data for companies like CARFAX, which recently put the company in the driver's seat following limitations from their legacy.... Read more…

This Week’s Big Data Big Seven

Our top seven this week will look at how CSC is tapping big government data, will dive into the “Data Oasis” for big data and supercomputing, and look at new enhancements for those leveraging the R statistical language. We also have some news from HP and IBM and Oracle as they firm up their positions on big data.... Read more…

Oracle Expert Shares Implementation Key

Oracle BI Architect and Consulting Manager at KPI Partners, Abhinav Banerjee, says business intelligence implementations are often called failures when they fail to meet the required objectives, lack user acceptance or are only implemented after numerous long delays. He shares the key to making sure these are.... Read more…

Oracle Flags Down R Users with Analytics Option

Today Oracle announced a new piece to its enterprise analytics capabilities via the addition of an option to include the open source R statistics language within bundles of its enterprise R and data mining offerings that the company... Read more…

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