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Scylla Eyes Cassandra’s NoSQL Workloads

Feb 13, 2018 |

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the folks behind the Apache Cassandra project would probably be pleased with Scylla, a C++-based rewrite of Cassandra that’s starting to make waves. Read more…

Cloud Looms As Answer to All Things Analytic

Jan 22, 2018 |

Think this whole cloud thing is just a passing fad? That view may have been permissible 10 years ago. But as organizations try to put their IT goals in clearer focus for 2018, it’s becoming increasingly evident that the cloud has become a centralizing force, especially when it comes to storing and processing large amounts of data. Read more…

Fueled by Kafka, Stream Processing Poised for Growth

Jan 18, 2018 |

Once a niche technique used only by the largest organizations, stream processing is emerging as legitimate technique for dealing with massive amounts of data generated every day. While it’s not needed for every data challenges, organizations are increasingly finding ways to incorporate stream processing into their plans — Read more…

How ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Will Impact Analytics

Jan 8, 2018 |

Organizations ramping up plans to employ big on-premise or cloud-based clusters to crunch big data sets are in for a nasty surprise thanks to the recently disclosed “Spectre” and “Meltdown” Read more…

Hadoop 3.0 Ships, But What Does the Roadmap Reveal?

Dec 15, 2017 |

As promised, the Apache Software Foundation delivered Hadoop version 3.0 before the end of the year. Now the Hadoop community turns its attention to versions 3.1 and 3.2, which are slated to bring even more good stuff during the first half of 2018. Read more…

News In Brief

Time-Series Leader InfluxData Raises More Cash

Feb 13, 2018 |

Reflecting growing demand for time-series databases used to track everything from sensor data to application performance, InfluxData has completed a $35 million funding round led by Sapphire Ventures along with new investors Harmony Partners and three existing investors. Read more…

Big Data Driving Hyperscale Datacenter Surge

Feb 7, 2018 |

The inexorable growth of enterprise applications running in the cloud is expected to nearly double the number of hyperscale datacenters over the next four years, an expansion driven in part by data analytics and surging collaboration among data consumers. Read more…

Turnkey Data Platform Aims to Speed AI Deployment

Jan 31, 2018 |

With the laudable goal of using data to improve the human condition, a data operations vendor focused primarily on the healthcare market is rolling out a turnkey data science platform designed to accelerate development and deployment of AI products and services. Read more…

Geospatial Data Moves to SAP HANA

Jan 24, 2018 |

SAP is adding geospatial data to its growing list of database offerings as it launches a partnership with spatial analytics specialist Esri to adopt SAP’s in-memory data and application development platform. Read more…

Who’s Acquiring the AI Startups? (You Can Probably Guess)

Jan 23, 2018 |

The hype that once propelled big data has shifted, and now AI is the hot new area to play. In 2017, venture capital firms responded by throwing $5 billion at hundreds AI startups, a 28% increase from 2016, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report. Read more…

This Just In

Zettaset Boosts Big Data Protection for IBM Power Systems servers with Enterprise-Class Encryption for Hadoop and NoSQL Databases

May 20, 2015 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, – Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it has successfully completed integration of Zettaset’s Big Data Encryption software solution, BDEncrypt™, with IBM’s Power Systems scale-out servers running Linux. Read more…

Skillsoft and IBM Research Unveil New Applications for Big Data in Learning and Talent Development

May 19, 2015 |

May 19–At its 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives customer conference in Orlando, Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management, will present live demonstrations of the latest next-generation adaptive capabilities the company has been developing with IBM Research over the past 18 months. Read more…

Forrester Research Recognizes IBM as a Leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions

May 2, 2014 |IBM today announced that Forrester Research has recognized IBM as a leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions and cited its advanced analytics tools, global presence, and implementation services. Read more…

IBM Unveils New Power Systems Servers

Apr 24, 2014 |IBM today debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform. In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform, providing a catalyst for new innovation. Read more…

IBM Creates Big Data & Business Analytics Center in Greece

Apr 15, 2014 |IBM has announced that it will establish a new Big Data and Business Analytics Center of Competence in Athens, Greece advancing its ability to deliver Big Data and Business Analytics technical and consulting capabilities in the region, drawing on an emerging generation of highly skilled local expertise. Read more…