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MapR Rebrands Around Converged Data Fabric

Jun 6, 2017 |

MapR Technologies today announced a major rebranding and repositioning of the data storage layer of its converged data platform. MapR-XD, as the data store is now known, provides the mechanism for customers to build a unified data fabric that stretches from edge devices, into the data center, and out to public clouds. Read more…

Striking a Balance: Big Data Debt and Big Data Value

May 11, 2017 |

In technology, the concept of “technical debt” is used to describe the obligation side of a trade-off, usually when something is built “fast” rather than being built “right.”

Just as with personal or corporate debt, a certain amount of technical debt can be very useful. 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…

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…

Machine Learning and Airport Security See Eye to Eye

Jan 3, 2017 |

Who hasn’t groaned at the sight of a long airport security line? The prospect of standing for hours on end has become all too common at airports around the world. Read more…

News In Brief

Cloud-Based Analytics Shift Gains Momentum

Mar 23, 2017 |

In the abbreviated version of the precipitation cycle many of us memorized in high school science class, moisture evaporates to forms clouds. Much the same appears to be happening with big data as an up-and-coming business intelligence vendor claims to have uploaded more than 25 petabytes of data to its analytics platform in the cloud. Read more…

SAP Vora Gets Analytics, Cloud Upgrades

Mar 15, 2017 |

Building on its acquisition of Hadoop specialist Altiscale Inc., SAP is combining the latest release of its Vora in-memory distributed computing platform with its big data cloud as it extends the Apache Spark framework to deliver interactive analytics on Hadoop. 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…

Birst Dishes Up Data Prep, ML Automation, and More

Nov 29, 2016 |

Groups of data scientists and regular users will be able to collaboratively prepare and share their data for analysis with the latest release of Birst’s analytics platform. Version 6 of the company’s suite also adds more automated smarts through tactical applications of machine learning, and extends the company’s advancements in lineage tracking. Read more…

SAP Expands Hadoop Reach With Altiscale Deal

Sep 29, 2016 |

SAP completed it acquisition of big data analytics startup Altiscale Inc. this week, saying it would fold Altiscale’s data cloud and Hadoop services into its existing SAP HANA cloud and emerging analytics efforts. Read more…

This Just In

HP Unveils ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA

Mar 19, 2014 |HP today unveiled HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA, a portfolio of integrated systems that are purpose-built to deliver clients a fast path to value when using the SAP HANA platform. Read more…

Wise Men to Host SAP Analytics Symposium

Mar 18, 2014 |Wise Men, a global technology services and solutions provider announced its “SAP Analytics Symposium” to be held on 21st March 2014 at Houston, Texas from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST). The theme of this complimentary event is ‘Powering SAP Analytics by HANA’ and is focused towards Oil & Gas and Utility vertical. Read more…

SAP and Partners Set Record for World’s Largest Data Warehouse

Mar 6, 2014 |SAP AG today announced that with a team of technology partners, including BMMsoft, HP, Intel, NetApp, and Red Hat, it has generated a new world record for the world's largest data warehouse using the SAP HANA platform and SAP IQ software. This independently audited 12.1PB data warehouse has been recognized by Guinness World Records, and is four times larger than the prior record. The announcement was made during a press conference held March 5 in Palo Alto, Calif. Read more…

CommVault Announces Integration with SAP HANA Platform

Mar 3, 2014 |CommVault today announced that its Simpana 10 software has achieved certified integration with the SAP HANA platform. CommVault's Simpana software enables companies to more easily and comprehensively manage, protect and recover massive volumes of high-performance transactional and analytical data. Read more…

Rogue Wave IMSL Numerical Libraries to Enhance Analytics in SAP HANA

Feb 14, 2014 |Rogue Wave Software today announced that selected mathematical and statistical algorithms from the IMSL Numerical Libraries are planned to be embedded by SAP AG within the analytics engine of the SAP HANA platform. The algorithms are expected to supplement the predictive analysis library within SAP HANA and to provide a rich set of additional functions to enhance in-memory operations performed for a variety of current and future applications. Read more…