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AI Makes Inroads into Enterprise Software

Jul 11, 2017 |

Enterprise software is often maligned as a legacy holdover from a previous age, a low-growth market dominated by stodgy software companies out to milk maintenance streams from hapless victims. But two giants of enterprise software, OpenText and Infor, today showed that even giants can move nimbly when it comes to putting artificial intelligence into the hands of its customers. Read more…

The Top Three Challenges of Moving Data to the Cloud

Jul 4, 2017 |

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. Read more…

Spark’s New Deep Learning Tricks

Jun 7, 2017 |

Imagine being able to use your Apache Spark skills to build and execute deep learning workflows to analyze images or otherwise crunch vast reams of unstructured data. That’s the gist behind Deep Learning Pipelines, a new open source package unveiled yesterday by Databricks. Read more…

MapR Rebrands Around Converged Data Fabric

Jun 6, 2017 |

MapR Technologies today announced a major rebranding and repositioning of the data storage layer of its converged data platform. MapR-XD, as the data store is now known, provides the mechanism for customers to build a unified data fabric that stretches from edge devices, into the data center, and out to public clouds. Read more…

Cloudera Unveils Altus to Simplify Hadoop in the Cloud

May 24, 2017 |

Running Hadoop, whether on-premise or in the cloud, is neither simple nor easy. Administrators with specialized skills are needed to configure, manage, and maintain the clusters for their clients, who are data scientists, engineers, and analysts. Read more…

News In Brief

IBM Bolsters Spark Ties with Latest SQL Engine

Jul 18, 2017 |

IBM is extending its commitment to Apache Spark as a key component of in-memory analytics with the latest release of its SQL engine for Hadoop.

The new version of IBM Big SQL released last week also solidifies the company’s joint distribution deal with Hortonworks announced last month that includes Hortonwork’s Hadoop and stream processing distributions. Read more…

Scality Targets Multi-Cloud Data Storage

Jul 11, 2017 |

As more enterprises adopt a multi-cloud strategy designed in part to avoid vendor lock-in, cloud storage vendors are responding with tools aimed at controlling and parsing data, especially the unstructured variety, while leveraging public and private cloud scaling advantages. Read more…

Startup Takes AI Approach as Cyber Threats Mount

Jun 29, 2017 |

Little else has worked lately when it comes to cybersecurity, prompting a startup and its backers to give artificial intelligence a shot.

A group of industry veterans that includes a former FBI cyber-security expert emerged from stealth mode this week with a plan to leverage AI and machine learning technology to bolster enterprise security frameworks. Read more…

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Jun 16, 2017 |

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

Actian Eyes ‘Hybrid Data’ With First NoSQL Database

Jun 14, 2017 |

Resurgent analytical database vendor Actian Corp. expanded its focus on the enterprise with the release of an object-oriented NoSQL database.

Actian, Palo Alto, Calif., said Tuesday (June 13) its first NoSQL database combines object technology with traditional database features as more enterprises tackle complex data models. Read more…

This Just In

Cask Unveils CDAP Cloud Sandbox on Azure Marketplace

Jul 18, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 18, 2017 — Cask (cask.co), a company that makes building and deploying big data solutions easy, today announced immediate availability of the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) Cloud Sandbox on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

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WANdisco Fusion Adopts Oracle’s Maximum Availability Architecture

Jul 17, 2017 |

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 17, 2017 — WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a world leader in Active Data Replication and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, is pleased to announce WANdisco Fusion (“Fusion”), the Company’s patented Big Data and Cloud solution, has adopted the Maximum Availability Architecture (“MAA”) by adhering to Oracle’s MAA best practices guidelines. Read more…

Sumo Logic Named to Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 List

Jul 13, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 13, 2017 — Sumo Logic today announced it has been named to the second annual Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list. In collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners, the Forbes Cloud 100 is a definitive list of the top 100 private companies in the world that showcase the best and brightest cloud leaders. Read more…

Talend Accelerates Big Data Pipeline Development for Azure

Jul 12, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 12, 2017 — Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) today unveiled a new set of connectors for the Talend Data Fabric platform that helps customers rapidly migrate enterprise-wide data sources to Microsoft Azure to build more intelligent and scalable cloud data pipelines for real-time analytics. Read more…

GigaSpaces Powers IoT Solution for Magic Software Enterprises

Jul 11, 2017 |

NEW YORK, June 11, 2017 — GigaSpaces, a provider of in-memory computing (IMC) technologies, is powering the IoT integration solutions for Magic Software Enterprises,  a global provider of integration software and a broad range of software and IT services. Read more…