Data Management


Datameer Big Data Service Targets Department-Level Users

Claimed to be the first enterprise-grade Big Data analytics platform targeting department-specific deployments, the new product is part of the exploding movement to simplify the traditionally complicated Hadoop ecosystem.

Skills Shortage Prompts Democratization of Big Data Analytics

Facing a lack of skilled data scientists, developers and others with advanced statistical and analytics capabilities, Lavastorm Analytics is the latest firm trying to "democratize" Big Data analytics.

Tachyon In-Memory Option Comes To BlueData Platform for Big Data Analytics

A technology preview of the Tachyon in-memory distributed storage system has been added as an option for the Big Data cloud offered by BlueData Software Inc.

Study Shows Apache Spark Prominence in Big Data Analytics

The growing traction of the Apache Spark project in Big Data analytics was reaffirmed in a recent survey conducted by reactive programming specialist Typesafe.

Internet of Things Analytics Platform Announced by Wipro and Software AG

Wipro Ltd. and Software AG announced an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for real-time processing of streaming data.

Talend Works with Hortonworks To Support Apache Storm

In partnership with enterprise Hadoop vendor Hortonworks Inc., Talend said its Big Data integration platform will support a preview version of Apache Storm.

Altiscale Leads Data-as-a-Service Movement

Altiscale Inc. recently secured $30 million in Series B startup funding, highlighting the burgeoning movement of offering Hadoop analytics as a service and, on a deeper scale, the maturation of the entire Big Data analytics industry.



Study Shows Self-Service BI Not Living Up to Expectations

Self-service business intelligence (BI) isn't fulfilling its promise, according to a recent study by Logi Analytics.

IBM Data Services Coming to the Cloud

IBM this week announced its Watson Analytics service and other data-driven offerings would soon be available on its Cloud marketplace.

Enterprise Big Data, Data Warehouse Problems Addressed by Startups

Two startups emerged from stealth with strategies to improve the success rate of Big Data projects and completely redesign the way enterprises store and analyze large amounts of different kinds of data, taking advantage of cloud computing capabilities.

Oracle Unveils Data Cloud with Social and Marketing Services

Acquisition of BlueKai Audience Data Marketplace pays off with product designed to help enterprises target customers.

Enterprise Hadoop Vendors Sign Up Big Data Partners

Technical and financing agreements are latest in competition among Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR.

Big Data Cloud Migration Quickens

Vendors scramble to help enterprises move their Big Data analytics to the cloud in an exploding market.

HP Announces New Big Data Analytics Platform

It features speedier queries, improved query-dependent allocation of resources and better SQL-on-Hadoop functionality.

Google Gives Enterprises More Options for Working with Big Data in the Cloud

Hadoop connectors are now available for Google Cloud Storage, BigQuery and Cloud Datastore.

SAS Updates Data Management Software

SAS this week announced updates to its data management software that include Big Data virtualization.

Cloudera Eyes More Hadoop Community Contributions with $160 Million in Financing

Some major investors this week infused Cloudera with $160 million in funding, much of which the company said will be used to invest in engineering resources to extend its Apache Hadoop community contributions.

Watson Supercomputer Power Offered to Develop Enterprise Mobile Apps

To generate interest in its enterprise-class Watson supercomputer platform now being offered as a service, IBM is encouraging mobile app developers to harness its "cognitive computing" power in a developer challenge contest.

NetApp Announces Scale-Out Storage Systems

NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.

Top Technology Trends for 2013

We look at impact of mobile, cloud, big data, and social media on IT in 2012 and how the technologies will be important in 2013.