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Self-Driving Databases are Coming: What Next for DBAs?

May 2, 2018 |

Autonomous is quickly becoming one of the most talked about words in tech. A concept popularized by the automotive industry is quickly gaining traction in other areas, including datacenters.

We’re beginning to see the advent of autonomous databases that leverage machine learning to eliminate human labor and human error. Read more…

Google’s BigQuery Gaining Steam As Cloud Warehouse Wars Heat Up

Apr 24, 2018 |

Amazon Redshift may dominate the nascent cloud data warehouse category, but anecdotal evidence suggests Google BigQuery is catching on quickly – and offerings from Microsoft, SnowFlake, and others aren’t far behind. Read more…

ArangoDB Reaping the Fruits Of Its Multi-Modal Labor

Mar 28, 2018 |

Why do just one thing well when you can do three things well? That’s the philosophy behind ArangoDB, an open source NoSQL database that lets users store, query, and retrieve data using three different data models — Read more…

Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

Feb 26, 2018 |

The open source software movement began in earnest 20 years ago, when a group of technology leaders in Silicon Valley coined the term as an alternative to the repugnant “free software.” Read more…

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…

News In Brief

BI Vendors Sliced and Diced on G2’s Grid

Jun 14, 2018 |

If you’re on the hunt for better business intelligence software – and really, who isn’t these days? – you likely are reading some analyst reports on the topic. But all too often, those reports don’t reflect the experiences of real-world users. Read more…

Oracle Deal Adds Data Tools to its Cloud Services

May 17, 2018 |

Oracle moved this week to expand its portfolio of data tools and libraries with the acquisition of DataScience.com, developers of a collaboration platform that connects with popular workflows and cloud infrastructure. Read more…

IBM Bolsters Storage with AI, De-Dupe, and Cloud DR

May 10, 2018 |

Organizations today are struggling to keep up with the massive amount of data they’re generating and collecting, and in some cases they’re close to maxing out their existing storage. In a way it’s good news for storage providers, but IBM says it wants to help customers by taking a smart approach to minimizing their data and maximizing their storage investment. Read more…

Microsoft Azure Data Warehouse Gets a Tune Up

May 1, 2018 |

Microsoft is keeping pace in the cloud data warehouse race with the release of its next-generation Azure SQL data warehouse which it promotes as an optimized computing tier.

Microsoft said its massively-parallel processing engine for cloud data warehousing boosts query performance over the previous generation platform by a factor of five. Read more…

Oracle Rolls Out ‘Autonomous Data Warehouse’

Mar 28, 2018 |

Oracle Corp. released the first of what it says will be a string of cloud platform services based on machine learning that are designed to differentiate the cloud upstart from public cloud giant Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: 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…

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