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Q&A with C3 IoT’s Tom Siebel

Apr 5, 2017 |

Tom Siebel, who literally created the CRM market back in the 1990s, is now setting out to shake up the Internet of Things world with his latest endeavor, C3 IoT. Read more…

Welcome to the Open Analytics Era

Mar 29, 2017 |

The explosion in enterprise data is paving the way for expanding analytics strategies in business applications. The embedded analytics market is estimated to nearly double to 46 billion between 2016 and 2021, according to Markets and Markets. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Infor Buys Cloud Analytics Vendor Birst

Apr 26, 2017 |

Consolidation in the business intelligence sector may be underway with this week’s acquisition of pure-play cloud analytics vendor Birst Inc. by enterprise software vendor Infor.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more…

Alteryx Goes Public as Data Prep Market Heats Up

Mar 29, 2017 |

Alteryx Inc., the self-service data analytics software specialist, has joined a growing list of business software vendors launching initial stock offerings as the big data market continues to mature.

Alteryx, Inc. Read more…

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…

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…