Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Attunity Expands its Strategic Position in Big Data Markets Through BIReady Acquisition

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by Angela Guess A new release out of the company reports, “Attunity Ltd., a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced today that it has expanded its Big Data solutions portfolio as well as its strategic positioning in Big Data markets via the acquisition of BIReady’s data warehouse automation technology. The innovative BIReady solution…

(Big) Data Governance for Cloud Deployments

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by Jelani Harper Moving data to the Cloud and accessing its many applications for a number of functions that were once conducted on premise enables the enterprise to: Leverage limitless scalability and provision resources on demand Enable uniform access to data and pivotal enterprise processes regardless of location or time Reduce infrastructure and total cost…

Innovative Business Solutions Using Big Data Analytics

Innovation Any Which Way

by Angela Guess Glenn Finch of IBM recently wrote for Forbes, “When it comes to big data, organizations are feeling the need for speed. Using the cloud as a platform for innovation, companies are rolling out big data and analytics technologies not simply to transform how they engage with customers, but to change how their…

The Biggest Data Trends of 2014

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week recently wrote, “The era of big data analysis is here to stay. Take your pick of 2014 proof points. Tech watchers might cite the more than $200 million in venture capital raised by the top three NoSQL database vendors, or the $1 billion raised by the top-three…

Why Cloud-Based Data Still Needs Service Oriented Architecture

Mega Clouds!

by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick of ZDnet recently opined, “While you can implement cloud computing without a second thought to service oriented architecture, any good enterprise cloud infrastructure really should have a solid architectural foundation. Without such a foundation, there is uneven governance, haphazard security, and uncertain scalability. In other words, one may end up…

IBM Watson Analytics Beta Now Open For Business

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “IBM today announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta. See Vine (vine.co/v/Ov6uvi1m7lT) for a sneak peek now. IBM Watson Analytics automates the once time-consuming tasks such…

The Internet of Things Is Coming: What You Need to Know

"Activate the world" (or: what "mobile" really means)

by Angela Guess Alan R. Earls of SearchDataCenter recently wrote a great article on the Internet of Things (IoT) — its scope, predictions for the future, and how IT needs to respond. He begins, “By the end of 2020, there will be approximately 212 billion Internet-connected things, from healthcare instruments to tracking devices to wearables,…

Hortonworks IPO Set for December 12, 2014

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by Angela Guess Virginia Backaitis of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Less than a month afterHortonworks unveiled the news that it confidentially filed its S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it has set its expected IPO date for Dec. 12, according to Nasdaq. The offer amount is $96.6 million, with prices for individual shares…

How Hadoop Will Change the Enterprise By 2020

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by Angela Guess Darryl Taft of eWeek recently wrote, “Nearly nine years ago, Apache Hadoop made its debut as the future of big data. With cheaper data storage and faster processing, the industry envisioned a more efficient enterprise. Although Hadoop is used sparingly in enterprises today, the promise of the technology is still true. Recently,…

Big Data’s Holiday Wish List

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by Angela Guess Howard Baldwin of Forbes recently wrote, “With the ceremonial hauling away of the turkey carcass completed, that can mean only one thing: time to start thinking about the holidays. (Yes, in this regard I’m way behind the retail industry, which has had Christmas decorations up since before Halloween.) Big data is a…