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AWS Unveils Batch of Analytics, Database Tools

A trio of analytics tools announced by Amazon Web Services are aimed at improving the performance of the cloud vendor’s Redshift data warehouse by easing data movement across different storage platforms. The analyti Read more…

AWS Bolsters Redshift, Elasticsearch Services

Amazon Web Services gave customers 28 more reasons to store and process data on its public cloud platform yesterday during its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, bringing the total number of services to 18 Read more…

Snowflake Rides Cloud Wave to Great Heights

Snowflake Computing started quietly enough back in 2012, at the height of Hadoop hype, when the idea of a relational analytics database running in the cloud was interesting, if not exactly groundbreaking. Fast forward se Read more…

What’s Behind Lyft’s Choices in Big Data Tech

Lyft was a late entrant to the ride-sharing business model, at least compared to its competitor Uber, which pioneered the concept and remains the largest provider. That delay in starting out actually gave Lyft a bit of a Read more…

Combating the High Cost of Cloud Analytics

Cloud providers are growing very quickly at the moment, as companies flock to utilize their various storage and processing services.  However, while some companies are finding cloud platforms save them money, others are Read more…

Pandora’s Journey from Hadoop to MemSQL

Pandora Media, the music streaming service, transitioned two years ago from heavy reliance on Hadoop for distributed processing to MemSQL as its primary database. The switch was prompted by the company’s inability b Read more…

The Top Three Challenges of Moving Data to the Cloud

Most data-driven businesses have already or are looking to move their data from on-premises databases to the cloud in order to take advantage of its unlimited, on-demand storage and compute cycles. Implementing cloud war Read more…

Amazon Adds AI, SQL to Analytics Arsenal

By any measure, Amazon Web Services is already a monster in the field of analytics via pre-built Hadoop, Redshift, Kinesis, and deep learning services. With today's unveiling of its new Amazon AI offering and a new ad-ho Read more…

Embattled Redshift Gets Analytics Backing

Amazon Web Services' Redshift data warehouse service got some much needed support this week with a partnership between a data management for analytics specialist and a tool developer aimed at helping RedShift users autom Read more…

Bridging the Old BI World with Big Data Analytics

We're in the middle of a revolution in data analytics, where old beliefs and approaches are being discarded as new technologies emerge. One data analytics software company that's aiming bridge the gap between the old and the new is Looker, which today unveiled new software designed to help companies retain the richness of big data without overwhelming users with all the gory details. Read more…

Amazon Goes SSD with RedShift ‘Dense Compute Nodes’

Do you have a need for speed in your data warehouse? In January, Amazon rolled out a new version of its Redshift online data store that's powered by solid state disks (SSD). According to benchmarks, the Dense Compute Nodes proved anywhere from four to eight times faster than the traditional nodes, at the same price level. Read more…

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