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Great Cloud Migration Opens Data Opportunities

Jun 12, 2019 |

We’re in the midst of a massive cloud migration at the moment, as companies look to take advantage of the scalability and simplicity of storing and processing data in the cloud. Read more…

Hadoop Struggles and BI Deals: What’s Going On?

Jun 10, 2019 |

The news hasn’t been good in the Hadoop world over the past two weeks, with MapR and Cloudera both revealing themselves to be in bad straits. Meanwhile, the market for BI tools suddenly surged, with Tableau, Looker, and ZoomData all getting snapped up. Read more…

How Advanced Analytics Is Helping to Flush Out Insurance Fraud

Jun 5, 2019 |

Advanced analytics and machine learning modeling require lots of data to be trained, and in the insurance business, there’s no better place to get data than Verisk Analytics. Here’s how the Jersey City, New Jersey-based company is using big data tools and techniques to detect fraudulent claims and connect the dots on fraud networks. Read more…

Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

Jun 4, 2019 |

When Frank Slootman was hired to take the helm of Snowflake Computing, one of his first questions was “Does the company have a user conference?” His new colleagues responded yes, in about a month, in fact.   Read more…

Snowflake Rides Cloud Wave to Great Heights

May 29, 2019 |

Snowflake Computing started quietly enough back in 2012, at the height of Hadoop hype, when the idea of a relational analytics database running in the cloud was interesting, if not exactly groundbreaking. Read more…

News In Brief

Serverless SQL Engine Targets Cloud Analytics

Jun 13, 2019 |

Qubole Inc., the cloud analytics vendor, has added a serverless engine to its platform aimed at simplifying complex tasks like creating data pipelines and server clusters used to scale analytics workloads in the cloud. Read more…

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

Jun 10, 2019 |

Analytics vendors continue to be prime acquisition targets for cloud companies with deep pockets.

The latest example is the acquisition of self-service analytics platform specialist Tableau Software by enterprise cloud giant Salesforce in an all-stock transaction valued at $15.7 billion. Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Jun 6, 2019 |

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker.

Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. Read more…

How IBM Is Turning Db2 into an ‘AI Database’

Jun 3, 2019 |

What’s an AI database? If you were to ask IBM executives, they would point you to Db2, the 36-year-old database that’s used by tens of thousands of companies around the world to power transactional and analytical workloads alike. Read more…

This Just In

Industry Experts Write New Book on Big Data Solutions

Mar 19, 2014 |Pragmatic Works, a Microsoft Gold Certified and National Systems Integrator Partner, joined with industry experts from Microsoft and Hortonworks to write Microsoft Big Data Solutions, a complete guide on Microsoft’s Big Data Platform including Windows Azure, HDInsight and Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows. Read more…

PROS to Showcase Big Data Solutions at Microsoft Global Energy Forum

Feb 19, 2014 |PROS, a big data software company, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Global Energy Forum scheduled for Feb. 20, 2014. The one-day event will be held at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. The company plans to provide demonstrations of how PROS solutions on Microsoft platforms help global energy companies use their big data to sell more effectively. PROS will be in booth 709. Read more…

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