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Celebrating Data Independence

Jul 3, 2019 |

Every company wants the independence to do what they wish with their data. That’s one of the first assumptions underlying this whole big data movement. But depending on where and how a business stores its data — Read more…

Hitting the Reset Button on Hadoop

Jun 24, 2019 |

Hadoop has seen better days. The recent struggles of Cloudera and MapR – the two remaining independent distributors of Hadoop software — are proof of that. After years of failing to meet expectations, some customers are calling it quits on Hadoop and moving on. Read more…

Big Data Meltdown: How Unclean, Unlabeled, and Poorly Managed Data Dooms AI

Jun 13, 2019 |

We may be living in the fourth industrial age and on cusp of huge advances in automation powered by AI. But according to the latest data, our great future will be less rosy if enterprises don’t start doing something about one thing in particular: 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…

Cloud In, Hadoop Out as Hot Repository for Big Data

Oct 9, 2017 |

If you’re in charge of architecting a big data strategy for your organization, you have a lot of tough decisions to make. One of the easiest, however, may be to use cloud repositories to store and process the biggest sets of data instead of Hadoop — Read more…

News In Brief

Surveys Find Cloud Surge, Mixed Data

Dec 14, 2016 |

A steady shift to the cloud and continuing momentum for business intelligence workloads highlight an annual industry survey aimed at gauging the maturity of big data technology.

Separately, another big data assessment of Hadoop users released this week found that the data sources and volume required for expanding database projects combine a mix of traditional and emerging sources such as data-gathering sensors. Read more…

Workday Nabs Platfora as Big Data Consolidates

Jul 25, 2016 |

Human capital management (HCM) software maker Workday last week bought Platfora, one of the oldest providers of Hadoop-based analytic solutions. The deal showcases both the need for analytic prowess in the enterprise software market, as well as the consolidation that’s to come. Read more…

Despite Startup Slowdown, VCs Keep Investing in Big Data

Jul 16, 2015 |

The number of software startups is down almost 50 percent since the start of the Great Recession, according to a new report from Evan’s Data Corp. Despite the slowdown, anecodocal evidence points to venture capital firms continuing to invest in big data analytics. Read more…

Top Big Data Startups Honored at Strata

Oct 20, 2014 |

Hadoop virtualization startup BlueData took home the blue ribbon at the Startup Showcase competition during the Strata + Hadoop World conference last week. Also gaining recognition were Metanautix, an SQL data compute engine; Read more…

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