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“Open Source” Doesn’t Mean Less Competitive

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of InfoWorld recently wrote, “Given the absence of an outside enemy, it’s likely that open source will turn on itself… Most software is neither open source nor licensed. Instead, it’s built within banks and other enterprises for internal use and never shared with anyone beyond the four walls of the…

Enterra Solutions Teams Up with SAP

Enterra Solutions recently revealed that, “Enterra Solutions®, LLC, a leading big data analytics and insights firm, announced today it has signed a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with SAP (NYSE: SAP). Through the agreement, Enterra will develop next-generation cognitive computing solutions using the SAP HANA® platform. Enterra also plans to develop and market new,…

SAP’s Take on Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Rose Meadows of Silicon Angle reports, “For some people, data governance is still a little unclear in terms of what it is and how it’s applied to the enterprise. In an interview with Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly at this year’s MIT CDOIQ Symposium in Cambridge, MA, Tina Rosario, VP of Global…

Alta Plana Takes The Pulse Of Text Analytics

by Jennifer Zaino Seth Grimes, president and principal consultant of Alta Plana Corp. and founding chair of the Sentiment Analysis Symposium, has put together a thorough new report, Text Analytics 2014: User Perspectives on Solutions and Providers. Among the interesting findings of the report is that “growth in text analytics, as a vendor market category,…

The Supply Chain Is One Big Graph In Start-up Elementum’s Platform

by Jennifer Zaino Startup Elementum wants to take supply chains into the 21st century. Incubated at Flextronics, the second largest contract manufacturer in the world, and launching today with $44 million in Series B funding from that company and Lightspeed Ventures, its approach is to get supply chain participants – the OEMs that generate product…

SAP Focuses Its Big Data Strategy

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by Angela Guess Tony Baer of Ovum recently wrote in Cloud Computing, “With SAP having focused on building up the HANA platform, it has been later to the game in articulating its Big Data strategy. Over the past few months, several important pieces fell into place. SAP announced the extension of Smart Data Access, its federated…

How the Oil Industry is Cutting Costs with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Big Oil is the latest industry to turn to Big Data software to shave costs. Pacific Drilling operates rigs in far-flung places like Nigeria, where the tab for feeding a 200-person crew, transporting equipment back and forth across 250 miles of ocean, and drilling…

SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Edition Now Available on the Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of SAP reports that the company’s Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Edition is now available in the cloud. The article states, “In addition to the ASE Developer Edition available for download (http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/oltp-db), you can now use Adaptive Server Enterprise Developer Edition on Amazon Web Services. The one available…

Dobler Consulting Becomes SAP Channel Partner

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by Angela Guess Dobler Consulting recently reported that the company “has become an SAP channel partner, authorized to resell the SAP HANA® database and other SAP® database and technology solutions. Dobler Consulting is a database consultancy serving midsize companies in the United States. As an SAP channel partner, the company provides SAP solutions that encompasses…

Gain Sentiment And Contact Insights With SAP's Social Contact Intelligence Analytic App

SAP AG last week released its SAP Social Contact Intelligence analytic application that’s aimed at helping businesses unlock sentiment and contact insights from both social media channels and internal, company-owned sources. The new solution is powered by HANA, the company’s in-memory platform for accelerating analytics and applications. According to SAP, Social Contact Intelligence lets marketing professionals…