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Big Data Fabrics Emerge to Ease Hadoop Pain

Jan 18, 2017 |

If Hadoop is leaving your data lake project all wet, you may be a good candidate for an emerging architectural concept called the big data fabric. As industry experts explain, big data fabrics bring a certain level of cohesion and automation to the processes and tools that companies are adopting as they try to get value out of big data. Read more…

JanusGraph Picks Up Where TitanDB Left Off

Jan 13, 2017 |

Yesterday marked the formal launch of JanusGraph, a new Linux Foundation project formed to continue development of the TitanDB graph database.

JanusGraph is a fork TitanDB, the distributed graph database that was originally released in 2012 to enable users to find connections among large data sets composed of billions of vertices and edges. Read more…

5 Hadoop Trends to Watch in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 |

Hadoop is synonymous with big data, providing both storage and processing resources for large and disparate data sources—not to mention a platform for third-party software vendors to build upon. Where will the distributed computing system go in 2017? Read more…

All Eyes On AI in 2017

Jan 5, 2017 |

This might be the easiest 2017 prediction to make: Artificial intelligence will continue to generate big headlines and command a considerable share of the corporate pocketbook as companies look to bolster their products and services with more automated decision making and human-like qualities. Read more…

2016: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 19, 2016 |

With another year almost in the books, and with 2017 looming just over the horizon, now is a good time to take stock of what happened in the big data analytics space over the previous twelve months, to assess where we’ve come from and what direction we may go. Read more…

News In Brief

Object Storage Ecosystem Grows While Standardizing and Consolidating, IDC Says

Jan 9, 2017 |

The object storage system landscape has changed dramatically in the past year thanks to consolidation of the players involved and technological standardization, IDC says in its latest report.

Object-based storage systems are growing in popularity thanks to their nearly unlimited storage scalability and greater flexibility compared to traditional file systems. Read more…

MariaDB Takes On Teradata, Vertica with Column Store

Dec 14, 2016 |

Look out, Teradata and HPE Vertica: There’s a new MPP player in town. MariaDB today announced that it’s added a column store to its popular relational database, thereby enabling it to efficiently run a whole new class of petabyte-scale analytical queries that had previously been the domain of propriety offerings. Read more…

Cognitive Security Seen as Filling Cyber Gaps

Nov 7, 2016 |

Along with growing cyber threats and the need to respond in real time, the sheer volume of information that must be parsed is fueling the requirement for automating the sifting of threat data. Read more…

AI Platforms Seen Emerging in 2017

Nov 1, 2016 |

Technology predictions for next year are already filtering in, with artificial intelligence and full-blown analytics and other platforms increasingly seen as among the keys to opening the big data floodgates in 2017. Read more…

IBM Challenges Amazon S3 with Cloud Object Store

Oct 12, 2016 |

IBM Thursday took the wraps off a new multi-tenant cloud-based object storage system that it claims is 25% cheaper than Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3). In addition to being cheaper, Big Blue claims its more reliable and secure. 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…