Oracle Pushes SQL and NoSQL


by Jelani Harper Paul Krill of InfoWorld wrote, “It’s no secret that Oracle became very successful by selling relational database technology anchored by the venerable SQL standard. These days, SQL is being pushed out of the limelight by concepts like NoSQL, which is not confined by the rows and tables paradigm of the RDBMS. Oracle,…

Does the Cloud Signal the End for Data Virtualization?

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by Jelani Harper J. Peter Bruzzese of Infoword reported, “For years, when you thought of virtualization, you thought of EMC’s VMware subsidiary. It’s been there from the very beginning, created as a spinoff of U.S. military work to protect computer systems. But VMware’s virtualization dominance has been fading as IBM, Microsoft, and others have gained…

StorTrends 3500i Tests Well with StorageReview


by Jelani Harper A recent press release from StorTrends states: “StorTrends® today announced that an independent lab test and benchmark conducted by StorageReview Enterprise Lab has found its StorTrends 3500i, SSD hybrid and/or full flash storage array, a powerful and easy to deploy hybrid storage platform built for high performance and maximum capacity.  During the benchmark testing, which was…

Lessons Learned from NoSQL Now!


by Jelani Harper KeyLines reviewed some of the key takeaways from the recent NoSQL Now! conference, which include: “1. Visualization is still an afterthought. Our presentation was one of the only ones discussing visualization, and the only one that talked about how to present large volumes of data to business users of applications. Of the…

Enterprise Data World 2015 Call for Presentations


by Jelani Harper The call for presentations is out for Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference and Expo (EDW). This is the 19th production of this annual event and is recognized as the most comprehensive, educational, and vendor neutral data management conference. EDW 2015 will take place in Washington, DC from March 29th to April 2nd, 2015 at… and XSB Collaborate on Industrial Semantic Web


by Jelani Harper A recent article by Jennifer Zaino reveals that: “An invitation was issued to developers at last week’s Semantic Technology and Business Conference: XSB and have joined to sponsor the Semantic Web Developer Challenge, which asks participants to build sourcing and product life cycle management applications leveraging XSB’s PartLink Data Model. XSB…

Analytics for Dinner

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by Jelani Harper Vladimir Edelman of Tech Crunch reported: “Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over 200 years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting and complex than those sweeping visions. A tsunami of technology,…

The Big Data Skills Gap is Real (Seriously)


by Angela Guess James Bessen of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide ‘Talent Shortage Survey.’ Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a…

The Classroom of the Future

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by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting. In 2014, big data is reshaping the way students receive curriculum and learn, and the tools of the new and digital classroom are changing the dynamics for educators. ‘Data is…

Making Big Data More Actionable for Health


by Angela Guess Niven R. Narain of Wired recently wrote, “The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed ‘Princes’ and ‘Princesses’ of future generations. New technologies have not only democratized widespread access of…