Big Data News, Articles, & Education

How to Make the Buy-or-Build Cloud Services Decision

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by Angela Guess Barb Darrow recently wrote for GigaOM, “If you need proof that cloud deployment stories can touch off religious disputes, my recent report about @Walmartlabs deploying 100K cores of OpenStack to run the retail giant’s e-commerce operations is Exhibit A. This is, by any measure, a massive private cloud, and some readers were…

Apache HBase NoSQL Database Finally Reaches Version 1.0 Status

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp writing for InfoWorld recently reported, “Corks popped earlier this week in the halls of the Apache Foundation, as its Apache HBase project finally reached 1.0 status after more than four years of work. HBase, sometimes called ‘the Hadoop database,’ is a distributed, column-oriented key-value store along the lines of Cassandra.…

IBM Brings the Power of the Cloud to the Mainframe

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM posted on eWeek reports that “IBM has announced new solutions that help enterprises take the power, performance and security of their mainframe systems to the cloud. At its IBM InterConnect 2015 conference here, IBM delivered new offerings that combine the power of the z13 mainframe—launched in…

Contemporary Trends in Master Data Management

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by Jelani Harper Master Data Management (MDM) is changing to reflect some of the more influential technologies in the Data Management space today, which includes Big Data, graph databases, Cloud Computing, social media, mobile, and others. Collectively, these technologies reflect the overall trend of MDM’s evolution from specific domains and lines of business, to enterprise…

What is Hadoop, and What Can It Do?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote in ReadWrite, “‘What is Hadoop?’ is a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. Using it successfully is even more complex. Even its creator Doug Cutting offered an accurate-but-unsatisfying “it depends” response when I asked him last week at the Strata+Hadoop World conference to define Hadoop. He wasn’t being…

CA Technologies ERworld 2015 to Explore Future of Data Management & Big Data

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “CA Technologies popular ERworld online conference for Data Management professionals will be held March 18-19. Now in its fifth year, ERworld features tracks, sessions and networking opportunities that will help participants effectively use data modeling as a key component of their business-critical data management,…

Using Data Visualization to Create Real Business Insights

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by Angela Guess Angela Hausman recently wrote for Business2Community, “Great data insights don’t mean much if the folks controlling change don’t understand them or don’t have the time to pour over columns of data. Enter data visualization; the key to getting data insights to cause change that improves your market performance. Big data isn’t a…

Xplenty Integrates With Avlino’s Acelero to Accelerate ‘Time-to-Insight’

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports, “Xplenty, the big data processing platform that makes it easy to process more data more quickly, today announced a partnership with Avlino, leading big data solutions provider, to further accelerate batch processing within Xplenty’s category-leading software. Under the partnership, Xplenty’s cloud-based, easy-to-use, processing engine,…

Mindtree Enables Next Generation Bluetooth Low Energy Chips at Cypress

A Landmark 15th year for Mindtree: Revenue Crosses Half a Billion Dollars, Recommends Special Dividend and 1:1 Issue of Bonus Shares

by Angela Guess Mindtree recently announced “that its BlueLitE Bluetooth® intellectual property (IP) has been incorporated into the new PSoC® 4 BLE and PRoC™ BLEsystem-on-chip products from Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a leading provider of programmable solutions. Mindtree’s Bluetooth Smart link layer, stack and profile components, combined with a unique set of technology components from Cypress,…