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How Big Data Can Optimize Global Shipping

Aug 31, 2016 |

The shipping industry is the lifeblood of the world economy, moving 90% of merchandise valued at over $19 trillion in 2014, according to the World Trade Organization. However, the forecasts relied on by many shipping companies leave something to be desired. Read more…

The SQL Service at the Heart of Amazon Kinesis Analytics

Aug 17, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services gave real-time application developers a boost last week when it unveiled Amazon Kinesis Analytics, a new service for continuously querying streaming data using good old SQL. The service hooks into the entire Kinesis suite available from AWS, but the core underlying technology was developed by a third-party vendor you might not be familiar with. Read more…

What Pokémon GO Means for Big Data

Aug 1, 2016 |


Pokémon GO has kids of all ages roaming the world in search of digital beasts to capture with their smartphones. While the pop-culture phenomenon provides a (mostly) innocent diversion for the summer, it also serves as a potent reminder about the power of big data and how we’ll interact with emerging technologies, like augmented reality, in the future. Read more…

The NoSQL Tech Behind Vivint’s Smart Home

Jun 29, 2016 |

Here at MongoDB World in New York City, several providers of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are sharing stories of how they use the NoSQL database. One of the most interesting IoT use cases involves Vivint, which is the largest provider of smart home solutions in the country. Read more…

Will the Fall of ‘Society’s Genome’ Trigger the Next Dark Age?

Jun 20, 2016 |

Over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation of our society, and digital information is at the very heart of it. But what if we were to suddenly lose all this data that we’ve amassed, or a big chunk of it? Read more…

News In Brief

Commercial Kafka Distro Gets Global Smarts

Sep 28, 2016 |

Companies operating multiple Apache Kafka clusters in on-premise and cloud data centers will benefit from a handful of new enterprise-level features unveiled at the Strata + Hadoop World conference today by Confluent, the commercial open source company behind the popular big data message bus. Read more…

Inflexible Data, Analytics Fueling Failures, Survey Finds

Sep 26, 2016 |

You would be hard pressed to find a business executive who does not believe data initiatives are critical to company growth. Still, a large number of companies say their initial data initiatives have failed due to issues like “data inflexibility.” Read more…

AWS Redshift Feels the Heat

Sep 22, 2016 |

Amazon Web Service’s Redshift data warehouse service is taking a beating this week, with database analytics competitors Oracle Corp. and Cloudera claiming their platforms run much faster for less money. Read more…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

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 cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

Latest BI Tool Targets Online Retailers

Sep 20, 2016 |

A market analysis tool that combines self-service data management and “analytics at scale” targets online merchants looking to measure how they stack up against competitors over time in local markets. Read more…

This Just In

Cloudera Announces New Technology Enhancements to Core Platform

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, has announced new technology enhancements to its core platform that will make it easier for companies to use elastic, on-demand cloud infrastructure to gain significant business value from all their data. Read more…

IBM Unveils Project DataWorks

Sep 28, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 28 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has unveiled “Project DataWorks,” a Watson initiative that is the industry’s first cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data and enable AI-powered decision-making. Read more…

Hortonworks to Showcase Latest Offerings at Strata + Hadoop World

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, will showcase its latest technology solutions for streaming analytics, security, governance, and Apache Spark at scale at Strata + Hadoop World. Read more…

New Versions of Splunk Enterprise, ITSI, ES, and UBA Announced

Sep 27, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 27 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced new versions of Splunk Enterprise, Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) and Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA). Read more…

NetApp Announces New Software, Flash Systems, and Expanded Cloud Support

Sep 26, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 26 — NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced new NetApp ONTAP software, flash systems and expanded public cloud support that provide the modern foundation to help customers maximize the value of their data in the hybrid cloud. Read more…