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Can Hadoop Be Simple Again?

Sep 19, 2016 |

In the beginning, Hadoop had two pieces: HDFS and MapReduce. Developers knew how to use them to build applications, and IT teams knew what it took to operate them. Fast forward to 2016, and developers have a cornucopia of technologies and frameworks at their disposal. Read more…

MapR Appoints New CEO, Preps for ‘Hypergrowth’

Sep 8, 2016 |

MapR Technologies today announced that Matt Mills will take over the CEO position for John Schroder, who will remain with the company he founded seven years ago as executive chairman. Read more…

Defining Edge Analytics from a Data Decentralization Perspective

Sep 1, 2016 |

Revolutions in processing power and analytical modelling, distributed through massively democratized technology, have opened up countless new possibilities. But these revolutions in technology design have not been matched by our approach to big data. Read more…

Forrester’s Crowded NoSQL Wave Shows Abundant Options

Aug 24, 2016 |

The increasingly crowded NoSQL database market promises to give customers lots of storage options for next-gen and big data applications. That’s one of the takeaways from the recent Forrester Wave for Big Data NoSQL solutions, which gave NoSQL database giant MongoDB top honors in a big pack. Read more…

Machine Learning Brings Real Insight to Jordan’s Virtual Environment

Aug 2, 2016 |

As one of New England’s largest furniture chains, Jordan’s Furniture knows a bit about volume. But when the volume of data stores on its virtualized IT infrastructure grew to a certain size, the company found the complexity was a hindrance to the troubleshooting of potential problems. Read more…

News In Brief

AWS Redshift Feels the Heat

Sep 22, 2016 |

Amazon Web Service’s Redshift data warehouse service is taking a beating this week, with database analytics competitors Oracle Corp. and Cloudera claiming their platforms run much faster for less money. Read more…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

Tableau Automates K-Means Clustering in V10 Refresh

Jul 28, 2016 |

The upcoming release of Tableau 10 will introduce new features aimed at simplifying how customers use advanced analytic functions upon their data, such as a new k-means clustering algorithm that works in drag-and-drop fashion. Read more…

ThoughtSpot, Search Analytics Startup, Raises $50M

May 19, 2016 |

Citing the growing need for speed in accessing data for business intelligence applications, search-driven analytics specialist ThoughtSpot said it has more than doubled its equity investment total with the closing this week of a $50 million funding round. Read more…

Oracle Extends Buying Spree With Opower Deal

May 4, 2016 |

Oracle extended its reach into the industrial and analytics sectors this week with the acquisition of Opower, an energy analytics company and provider of cloud services to utilities in a deal worth about $532 million. 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…