Big Data News, Articles, & Education

MongoDB Hopes to Reach Beyond Developers with Enterprise Edition

by Angela Guess Klint Finley of Wired reports, “MongoDB may be the most popular NoSQL database out there. Demand for the open source database is growing faster than every job skill other than HTML5, according to job search site Indeed.com… Part of the attraction is that it’s open source, meaning the software code behind it is…

Concurrent Raises $4M in Series A Funding

by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today announced it has raised $4 million in Series A funding. The investment, led by True Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners, will be used to fuel product development, grow the core team and further deliver…

More Data Analysts Needed For Years to Come

by Angela Guess Tom Groenfeldt of Forbes reports, “Although technology companies like Teradata and SAS are making data easier to use, business will need well-educated analysts for years to come, according to Jerry Oglesby, senior director for global academic and certification programs at SAS, the global analytics specialist. In my recent piece about Teradata Aster, I noted their assertion…

IBM Completes Acquisition of Star Analytics

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “International Business Machines Corp. said Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of the software portfolio of Star Analytics, Inc., a privately held business analytics company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Financial terms were not disclosed. The combination of IBM and Star Analytics’ software will further advance IBM’s…

Embarcadero Launches Governance-Ready Data Management Platform

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced Embarcadero DB PowerStudio® XE3.5, the latest release of the company’s award-winning database management and development platform. DB PowerStudio XE3.5 is a key component of Embarcadero’s new metadata governance…

Big Data & Cloud Computing: Better Together

by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick of Forbes recently wrote, “Big data is the new cloud computing.This sentiment was recently expressed in an interview with Motley Fool analyst Tim Byers, who analyzed the zeitgeist coming out of the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) conference and observed that cloud computing and big data were now one in the same phenomena, converging on enterprises of…

Making Sense of Big Data’s Legal Issues

by Angela Guess Richard Kemp of The Guardian reports, “For all the hype over big data, governments and business have yet to wake up to the ‘legals’ around it: who has what rights, how far they extend and what you can do with them. People are increasingly familiar with data protection and security – they’ve…

New HP Service Helps Businesses Capitalize on Big Data

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “HP Enterprise Services today announced a new information management and analytics (IM&A) service designed to help clients rapidly gain increased value from Big Data assets to support their efforts to drive new revenue opportunities, improve efficiency, reduce risk and lower costs. While executives understand…

Avoiding Big Data Slip Ups

by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently asked Data Scientist Olly Downs for his take on how to face first-step challenges presented by Big Data. Wolpe writes, “Olly Downs is a data scientist with an academic pedigree as long as your arm and a hatful of degrees from Princeton in the US and Cambridge…