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How Small Startups Are Monetizing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Brian T. Horowitz of Dell’s blog, Tech Page One recently wrote, “Startups have plenty of opportunities to use big data to make money, and small businesses are trying to keep pace with larger enterprises in this space. Startups leveraging big data include PlaceIQ, which offers a data-driven mobile advertising platform to identify…

Take Action with a Passive Data Governance Strategy

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by Angela Guess Michael Collins recently wrote for Enterprise Apps Today, “Establishing a passive data governance strategy is one of the most important steps that organizations can take in ensuring sustainable data quality and relevance. By enabling companies to monitor data that already exists in corporate systems and automatically identify and remediate exceptions to data…

Couchbase Announces New Partnerships to Bring NoSQL to the Cloud

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by Angela Guess John Rath of Data Center Knowledge reports, “NoSQL open source database software provider Couchbase announced new partnerships with CumuLogic, ElastiBox and Cloudsoft to help business deploy Couchbase Server to a cloud of choice, whether on-premise, public or hybrid. The expansion of Couchbase’s cloud deployment ecosystem opens the door for customers to automate the…

HP’s Big Internet of Things Play

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by Angela Guess David Roe of CMS Wire reports, “The pieces are finally falling into place. Over the past two years since that acquisition, HP has been building up Autonomy’s portfolio and pushing it in a million different directions. Late last [week] the master plan became clear. HP is pulling Vertica, HP Autonomy’s core IDOL…

MongoDB Adds Support Option for Its Community Edition

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by Angela Guess Chris Kanaracus of PC World reports, “IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company’s increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself. The company is offering support plans for running MongoDB’s community edition in production scenarios, according to a blog…

IBM Partners with DESY to Bring Big Data Analytics to Science

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by Angela Guess Chaiti Sen of Phys.org recently wrote, “IBM today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than…

PostgreSQL Adds New Developer Kit, Encourages NoSQL Use

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp of InfoWorld reports, “EnterpriseDB added NoSQL-style JSON processing earlier this year to its open source PostgreSQL database solution. Now, the company is encouraging further work around that feature set by providing a developer kit to make it easier for programmers to leverage PostgreSQL’s JSON functions and build applications around them.…

Internet of Things Tops Big Data as Most Hyped Technology

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by Angela Guess Earlier this month, Gartner announced, “The journey to digital business is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.’s ‘Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014.’ As the Gartner Hype Cycle celebrates its 20th year, Gartner said that as enterprises set out on the journey to becoming digital businesses, identifying and employing the right technologies…

Microsoft Introduces NoSQL as a Service, Azure DocumentDB

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Microsoft took some big steps to make its Azure cloud platform a more appealing place for developers, highlighted by the announcement of its Azure DocumentDB database service. Additional new products as part of the new Microsoft Data Platform include Azure Search and fully managed HBase as part…

NaviSite Introduces Desktop-as-a-Service Solution Leveraging NVIDIA GRID Technology for Enterprise Users

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “NaviSite today announced the launch of a leading-edge Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution that uses NVIDIA GRID™ technology to offer industry-leading rich graphics performance. In doing so, NaviSite has ushered the benefits of desktop virtualization for even the most intensive graphics workloads…