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Can Data Lakes Survive the Data Silo Onslaught?

Sep 12, 2016 |

Data lakes are hot. There’s no doubt about that. But will the data lake concept hold water in the long term? The jury is still out on that question, as the number and type of databases proliferates, as big Hadoop environments get difficult to manage, and the difficulty in bringing it all together continues to thwart all-encompassing analytical efforts. Read more…

Tracking the Ever-Shifting Big Data Bottleneck

Aug 31, 2016 |

Bottlenecks are a fact of life in IT. No matter how fast you build something, somebody will find a way to max it out. While the performance headroom has been elevated dramatically since Hadoop introduced distributed computing to the commodity masses, the bottleneck has shifted, but it hasn’t disappeared. 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…

Merging Big Data Analytics Into the Business Fastlane

Apr 20, 2016 |

The abundance of big new data types is creating a feeding frenzy among companies as they gorge themselves at a veritable smorgasbord of information. In every industry, entrepreneurs are trying out new ways to harness big data for competitive advantage. Read more…

For Data Scientists, What’s in a Name Really Matters

Mar 29, 2016 |

Shakespeare once pondered the nature of names, pointing out that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For data scientists, the meaning behind the title is not just an epistemological exercise, but a practical problem that has consequences upon that delicate dance between employer and employee. Read more…

News In Brief

Hortonworks Overhauls Partner Program

Jan 14, 2016 |

Hortonworks today unveiled an overhauled business partner program that it says will make it easier for software vendors, consultants, and resellers to engage with the Hadoop distributor in the burgeoning market for big data solutions. Read more…

Pivotal May IPO Early with Dell’s Blessing: Report

Nov 3, 2015 |

The big data implications of Dell’s acquisition of EMC (NYSE: EMC) got a little more interesting this week when it was reported that Pivotal may be spun out and have an initial public offering (IPO) of stock in early 2016. Read more…

Michael Dell Talks EMC, Hybrid Cloud, PCs at Dell World

Oct 22, 2015 |

A week after Dell acquired EMC, the Texas company’s premier client event resonated with its emphasis on end-to-end devices, customer-centric solutions, and building for the future.

“Dell is set to become an enterprise solutions powerhouse,” said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer at Dell told CIOs and business executives in a keynote today. Read more…

Dell and EMC in Merger Talks, Report Says

Oct 8, 2015 |

Dell is reportedly in talks to merge with EMC, according to published reports.

Rumors and uncertainty have swirled around $50-billion storage behemoth EMC. Facing the unscheduled but certainly upcoming retirement of longtime chairman and CEO Joe Tucci, pundits have wondered what form the EMC federation — including EMC, VMware, and Pivotal — would take without his leadership. Read more…

This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. Read more…

RainStor Delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS

Oct 29, 2013 |RainStor, provider of the most efficient enterprise database for Big Data, has successfully completed product testing, resulting in validation of its database on EMC Corporation's Isilon Scale-Out network-attached storage (NAS) running on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Read more…