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The New Economics of the Separation of Compute and Storage

Apr 20, 2018 |

No one can predict the future analytical needs of their business. The right storage needs today might not be the right storage needs next year, or even next week. An organization’s workload requirements might grow five-fold by next year, or next quarter, or next month. Read more…

The Monetization Opportunity In Edge Computing Data

Apr 10, 2018 |

With increasing innovation and adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, it seems that some companies are hesitant to begin implementing the technology.  Upfront costs often appear prohibitive while benefits remain unclear or untested, so it is all the more important for companies to begin to recognize how the technology can stimulate business growth and boost competitive advantage. Read more…

Full-Stack Link Analysis for the Masses

Apr 4, 2018 |

There are lots of ways organizations can find meaningful information hidden in huge datasets. In the recent past, small armies of analysts would pore through the data using rudimentary tools. Read more…

Built to Last: Laying a Framework for IoT with Enterprise Architecture

Apr 3, 2018 |

IoT is massive — both in opportunity for business and volume of data created. Over 90% of the data in the world has been created in the past two years, and the current output of data is roughly 2.5 quintillion bytes a day. Read more…

Room to Grow on the Big Data Maturity Curve

Mar 22, 2018 |

If accurate self-reflection is the mark of a mature man, then we are collectively still boys when it comes to big data, according to an AtScale report unveiled today that detected a significant discrepancy between how we describe our big data prowess versus our actual capabilities. Read more…

News In Brief

Cloud Analytics Engines Falling Short, Survey Finds

Apr 24, 2018 |

There’s an unmistakable shift underway toward cloud analytics, but a vendor survey found an analytic engine “performance gap” when it comes to running cloud workloads at scale.

The performance shortfall that grows exponentially for the largest enterprises stands in contrast to the industry consensus that the cloud is the ideal platform for analytics. Read more…

Pivotal Software is Latest Tech IPO

Apr 20, 2018 |

The uptick in technology stock offerings that accelerated in 2017 is gaining momentum this year as Pivotal Software joins a host of big data vendors going public.

The San Francisco-based cloud software vendor announced pricing on 37 million shares at $15 a share. Read more…

Scality Adds New Investor in Latest Funding Round

Apr 18, 2018 |

Scality, the software-defined object and cloud storage vendor, is extending its push into the multi-cloud data control sector with the closing of a $60 million funding round.

The storage management and infrastructure vendor said Tuesday (April 17) its latest round added new investor Harbert European Growth Capital along with existing investors and company executives. Read more…

Hortonworks Upgrades Data Plane Service

Apr 17, 2018 |

The data management market continues to explode, reflecting the growing demand for automated services that can help companies access soaring data volumes spread across datacenters and cloud repositories.

With that in mind, Hortonworks announced this week it is expanding its Data Plane Service released last September to include a new “data steward studio” designed to provide a consistent level of governance and security across far-flung data lakes. Read more…

HCL, Equity Investor Acquire Actian

Apr 12, 2018 |

Actian Corp., which staged a comeback last year with the introduction of a hybrid database and query engine, is being acquired by India’s HCL Technologies and an equity partner.

HCL and private investor Sumera Equity Partners said they are buying Actian in an all-cash deal valued at $330 million. Read more…

This Just In

IBM Joins NSF’s BIGDATA Program

Apr 19, 2018 |

April 19, 2018 — The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to announce that IBM has joined as one of the cloud resource providers for the Critical Techniques, Technologies, and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program solicitationin Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Read more…

DataStax Releases DataStax Enterprise 6

Apr 17, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2018 –  DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra, today announced the immediate availability of DataStax Enterprise 6 (DSE 6). Read more…

NuoDB Insights Provides Critical Visibility into Distributed Database Performance

Apr 10, 2018 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2018 — NuoDB, an elastic SQL database company for hybrid cloud applications, has unveiled NuoDB Insights, a graphical dashboard of database and system metrics to help users understand, at-a-glance, the overall health of their distributed database domain. Read more…

Advanced Scale Forum Announces Sponsorship from Dell EMC, HPE, Microsoft and Others

Apr 10, 2018 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 10, 2018 — Advanced Scale Forum 2018, a power summit designed to solve challenges in the build-out of scalable advanced enterprise computing solutions, today announced this year’s sponsor lineup. Read more…

SignalPath Selects Infor to Infuse Big Data Throughout its Hiring Processes

Apr 9, 2018 |

NEW YORKApril 9, 2018 — Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced that SignalPath, a leading provider of software focused on enhancing clinical research by dramatically improving the ease and efficiency of clinical trial execution and management, has partnered with Infor to improve its hiring processes. Read more…