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Full ACID Support Means ‘Game Over’ for Relational, MongoDB Says

Feb 15, 2018 |

MongoDB today revealed that it’s now supporting multi-document ACID transaction guarantees with version 4.0 of its database. When it becomes generally available later this year, MongoDB says it will have eliminated the last hurdle preventing enterprises from moving off relational databases. Read more…

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…

Why 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Data Engineer

Feb 5, 2018 |

The shortage of data scientists – those triple-threat types who possess advanced statistics, business, and coding skills – has been well-documented over the years. But increasingly, businesses are facing a shortage of another key individual on the big data team who’s critical to achieving success – the data engineer. 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…

VC Firms Invest Heavily in AI, Pushing Hype Bubble Bigger

Jan 19, 2018 |

Venture capital firms invested record amounts of money into artificial intelligence last year, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report, which tracks global VC investments across all industries. As the hype over AI builds, some wonder when the bubble will pop. Read more…

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Microsoft, Anaconda Expand Python Partnership

Feb 15, 2018 |

Microsoft and Python data science platform vendor Anaconda have extended their partnership by adding the software giant’s code editor to the latest Anaconda distribution.

The addition of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) expands its support for the latest release of the Python data science platform, Anaconda 5.1. 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…

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…

Graph Databases Ascend to the Cloud

Jan 11, 2018 |

Bucking the trend toward open source databases, cloud vendors continue to promote proprietary graph databases that combine the ability to handle multiple data models with the distribution of data across different cloud regions. Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Jan 9, 2018 |

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. Read more…

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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…