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What’s Driving the Cloud Data Warehouse Explosion?

Nov 8, 2018 |

The advent of powerful data warehouses in the cloud is changing the face of big data analytics, as companies move their workloads into the cloud. According to analysts and cloud executives, the phenomenon is accelerating, thanks largely to the potential to save large sums of money, analyze even bigger data sets, and eliminate the hassle of managing on-premise clusters. Read more…

Picking Sides in the Customer 360 War

Oct 31, 2018 |

Don’t look now but a war is shaping up among software giants to win the hearts and minds of consumers with big data and next-generation customer 360 analytics. Three separate groups, including Oracle CX Unity, the Open Data Initiative, and Salesforce’s Customer 360, have been created in the past month to build data-sharing ecosystems that streamline the gathering and analysis of customer data for sales and marketing purposes. Read more…

What Does IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat Mean for Open Source?

Oct 29, 2018 |

At first glance, IBM’s surprise announcement that it plans to buy Red Hat for $34 billion looks like a victory for open source, which has been a huge driver of innovation in the IT market for decades. Read more…

New Cloudera Plots a Course Toward a Unified Future

Oct 24, 2018 |

The merger of Hortonworks and Cloudera will eliminate competition in the market for big data platforms and create a clear leader in the space. Once the transaction is complete, the new Cloudera will embark upon the challenging task of merging the two companies’ Read more…

Is Hadoop Officially Dead?

Oct 18, 2018 |

The merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks was applauded by many people in the big data community, and even Wall Street liked the news initially. But as the confetti from the party clears, some are asking tough questions, like whether the merger signals the death of Hadoop as a viable computer platform moving forward. Read more…

News In Brief

Amazon Certifies Machine Learning Skills

Nov 26, 2018 |

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing its two decades worth of machine learning expertise in the form of technical courses used to train its developers. Along with the training courses, the cloud giant said it is also launching a machine learning certification program to help developers demonstrate their abilities on a range of Amazon platforms and machine learning services. Read more…

Dremio Fleshes Out Data Platform

Oct 30, 2018 |

Dremio today rolled out a version 3.0 update to its multi-purpose data analytics tool with new features like support for Kubernetes, a built-in data catalog, and support for Teradata, Elasticsearch, and Microsoft ADLS data sources, among others. Read more…

Datanami Reveals Winners of 2018 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Sep 14, 2018 |

Datanami this week unveiled the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, which honors the companies, products, and projects that rose to the top in the big data community this year. Read more…

Attunity Brings CDC to Google Cloud

Sep 11, 2018 |

Enterprises that are looking to push transactional data from on-premise systems into Google’s cloud environment may want to check out the latest from Attunity, which today announced support for Google Cloud Platform with its change data capture (CDC) software. Read more…

Pandora’s Journey from Hadoop to MemSQL

Aug 22, 2018 |

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 by 2016 to keep up with evolving requirements and new features on the advertising-based side of the streaming service. Read more…

This Just In

Datawatch Analytics Software Available on AWS

Feb 4, 2014 |Datawatch Corporation, the leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions, today announced that its next-generation analytics software is now available on AWS Marketplace. Customers using Datawatch on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can enable visual data discovery on any type of data, regardless of size and structure, at real-time speeds. Read more…

Tableau Leverages AWS for Big Data Analytics

Nov 15, 2013 |At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference, Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, announced an expansion in its work with AWS with official support for Tableau Server running on the AWS cloud platform, connecting to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and a new Tableau integrated data connector to Amazon Redshift. Read more…

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