Enterprise Information Management

Actifio Raises $50M for Big Data, MDM

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by Angela Guess Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “Actifio, which says it helps companies simplify and streamline operations by consolidating multiple copies of content that proliferate across applications, now has $50 million in Series D funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to push that vision. That brings its total venture backing to more than $105…

Gartner Names Semantic Technologies To Its Top Technology Trends Impacting Information Infrastructure in 2013

Semantic technologies have made it to Gartner’s list of the top technology trends that will impact information infrastructure this year. The research firm yesterday released the list of nine trends that it says will play key roles in modernizing information management and in making the role of information governance increasingly important. Semantic technologies come in…

Gartner’s Tech Trends: Big Data, Semantic Tech, and NoSQL

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by Angela Guess According to an article out of BizTech2.com, Gartner has identified a number of top tech trends impacting business in 2013. The list includes Big Data, Semantic Technologies, and NoSQL. Under the category of Big Data, the article states, “Gartner defines big data as high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective,…

EDW Featured Talk: Big Data – Putting Your Eggs in Three Baskets

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Big Data: Putting your Eggs In Three Baskets: Hadoop, Relational/Analytical and Hybrid from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Neil Raden gave one of the most interesting talks at last year’s Enterprise Data World Conference in San Diego. Raden’s talk was entitled Big Data: Putting Your Eggs in Three Baskets – Hadoop, Relational/Analytical, and Hybrid. In his description,…

Risk Management v. Patient Data Security in Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Patrick Oullette of HealthITSecurity recently spoke with Fernando Martinez about balancing risk management with patient data security. Oullette writes, “It’s almost an understatement to say, given his experience, that Fernando Martinez has broad perspective in healthcare security. And while Martinez doesn’t claim to have all the answers, he does believe there are…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Ian Rowlands on Metadata Management

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Ian Rowlands, the Senior Director of Product Management at ASG Software Solutions.…

Big Shifts in Big Data

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of SiliconAngle reports, “It’s funny how much life can change in just one short year.  Twelve months ago the world was still grasping the concept of Big Data, exploring its applications and use cases.  In 2013 many doubters have come full circle, not only excited about Big Data, but finding…

Hortonworks Establishes Largest Big Data Platform

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by Angela Guess Ryan Cox of SiliconAngle reports, “Hortonworks, while having been spun off from the original Hadoop initiative at Yahoo that’s driven so many of Big Data’s recent victories, is relatively new as a standalone operation.  And as several vendors and small players alike race to launch their own Hadoop distro, the competition is…