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Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Mar 22, 2017 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. One area that demands further attention is how the rapid pace of development of open source data science technology in general, and the new business opportunities it unlocks, is simultaneously exposing old fault lines between business and IT while opening them to new risks. Read more…

Hiding Hadoop: How Data Fabrics Mask Complexity and Empower Users

Feb 6, 2017 |

“The early bird gets the worm,” the old saying goes. What they don’t tell you is sometimes the early bird gets eaten. In the big data world, the rapid evolution of technology is providing maneuvering room for second-movers, and one place where this advantage is becoming evident is in the emerging area of data virtualization and data fabrics. Read more…

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…

Cybersecurity Grabs the Big Data Spotlight

Jan 11, 2017 |

For all the good that big data can bring your company, it also introduces certain risks. Thanks to a growing awareness about the importance of cybersecurity as a result of recent high-profile breaches, businesses will have a harder time ignoring these risks in 2017, technology executives say. 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…

News In Brief

Data Ops Upgrade Targets App Performance

Mar 8, 2017 |The field of data operations is undergoing a shift toward automated tools designed to boost application performance and, with it, productivity, as data sets grow. With that in mind, "data ops" startup Unravel Data this week unveiled the latest version of its application performance management platform that automates data operations tasks ranging from problem discovery to root-cause analysis and resolution. Read more…

Microsoft Surges in Gartner Quadrant with Power BI

Feb 21, 2017 |

Microsoft is the new king of the hill when it comes to business intelligence and analytics platforms, at least according to the latest Magic Quadrant from Gartner, which placed the Power BI backer in the pole position. Read more…

Database Shift to Cloud Gains Momentum

Feb 6, 2017 |The merger of database services with cloud and other datacenter infrastructure continues to accelerate with the latest acquisition of a database-as-a-service vendor by the Israeli cloud infrastructure provider Stratoscale. Read more…

Attention Shoppers: You’re Being Analyzed

Nov 30, 2016 |

Commerce Signals, developer of a bridge platform designed to connect advertisers and publishers with data from financial institutions, announced a partnership this week that combines transaction with location data so retailers can understand customers’ Read more…

Embattled Redshift Gets Analytics Backing

Nov 22, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services’ Redshift data warehouse service got some much needed support this week with a partnership between a data management for analytics specialist and a tool developer aimed at helping RedShift users automate their analytics infrastructure. Read more…

This Just In

Oracle to Acquire BlueKai

Feb 24, 2014 |Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire BlueKai, the industry's leading cloud-based big data platform that enables companies to personalize online, offline and mobile marketing campaigns with richer and more actionable information about targeted audiences. Read more…

Oracle Big Data Appliance X4-2 Announced

Nov 12, 2013 |Oracle today announced Oracle Big Data Appliance X4-2, which includes the entire Cloudera Enterprise technology stack and 33 percent more storage capacity for a total of 864 terabytes. Read more…

NGDATA Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner

Oct 24, 2013 |NGDATA, a customer intelligence management company, today announced that it has achieved Gold partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Read more…

Univa Completes Acquisition of Grid Engine Assets

Oct 22, 2013 |Univa, the Data Center Automation company, today announced that the company will assume support of Oracle Grid Engine customers. As a part of the transaction, Univa acquired Oracle Grid Engine assets and intellectual property making it the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine software. Read more…

Kapow Helps Extend Big Data Acquisition for Oracle Business Intelligence Platform

Oct 18, 2013 |Kapow Software, a Kofax company and leading big data integration software provider, announced it is working with Oracle on data integration for Oracle Endeca Information Discovery. In combination with Kapow Software"s data integration technology, which will be marketed and sold by Oracle as Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Web Data Acquisition Toolkit, organizations can now use the enterprise data discovery platform for rapid, intuitive exploration and analysis of information from any unstructured external data source. Read more…