Spark Summit East Report: Enterprise Appeal Grows

Spark adopters including Bloomberg, Comcast, Capital One and EBay share compelling use cases. Data processing, streaming and analytics use-case scenarios multiply. What’s the business case for Apache Spark? After the opening (general-session) day of Spark Summit East 2016 in New York, I was thinking that Spark promoter and Summit host Databricks needed to do a […]

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MapR Ambition: Next-Generation Application Platform

MapR promises a more scaleable, reliable, real-time-capable and converged alternative to Hadoop, NoSQL databases and Kafka combined. Are companies buying it? MapR is frequently mentioned in the same breath with Hadoop vendors Cloudera and Hortonworks, but maybe it’s time to stop thinking of them as competitors. Indeed, over the last eighteen months, MapR has added […]

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Teradata Amps Up Cloud And Consulting Offerings

Teradata is thinking outside of box sales with VMware, AWS and Azure deployment options and new solutions and consulting services. At this week’s Teradata Partners Conference in Atlanta the company hit several important cloud milestones with its “Teradata Everywhere” and “Borderless Analytics” announcements. And in another sign that it’s evolving, Teradata also announced a range […]

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Powers Machine Learning Apps, Revs Vertica Database

HPE streamlines use of machine learning services with Haven OnDemand Combinations. Vertica release improves performance, adds Hadoop and Spark support. Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced August 30 at its HPE Big Data Conference in Boston that it’s making its library of machine learning services easier for developers to build into smart, “cognitive” applications through Haven OnDemand […]

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SAP Reportedly Buying Altiscale to Power Big Data Services

SAP needs to address big data, streaming and IoT apps. Altiscale would accelerate efforts to deliver high-scale and high-performance cloud data services. SAP is acquiring Altiscale, VentureBeat reported on August 25. SAP neither confirmed nor denied the report, offering a statement that it “does not comment on market rumors or speculation.” If the acquisition is […]

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Workday Plans for Platfora Revealed

Workday HR and financial analyses stand to benefit, but Platfora customers will lose the on-premises software option in the wake of the pending acquisition. Workday customers stand to gain a deeper understanding of employees, recruits, customers, suppliers, business units and locations, but existing Platfora customers will soon lose the on-premises and public cloud software deployment […]

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Workday Deal For Platfora Leaves Questions

Workday says Platfora buy will bolster its petabyte-scale analysis capabilities. It’s good news for Workday customers, but Platfora customers should be prepared for change. Human resources and financial applications vendor Workday announced July 21 that it plans to acquire big data analytics vendor Platfora. In an echo of an earlier initiative, the company says the deal […]

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Salesforce Reboots Wave Analytics, Preps IoT Cloud

Salesforce Analyst Summit 2016 highlights Wave Analytics Cloud makeover and work in progress on the Internet of Things strategy and Salesforce Thunder. Salesforce has successfully rebooted its Wave Analytics Cloud. It’s also apparent that company is trying to avoid the sorts of missteps that plagued Wave as it prepares Salesforce Thunder and the Internet of […]

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Top 5 Data-to-Decisions News Trends of 2015

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service where the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves into 2016. It’s that time of year again. Here’s a look back on the big stories of 2015 and a look forward on the trends that will carry on into 2016. 1. […]

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Informatica Takes Comprehensive Approach To Big Data Management

Informatica addresses big-data integration, governance and security through a subscription-based portfolio. But will big data remain a separate world? One irrefutable trend in 2015 has been growing enterprise adoption of big data platforms including Hadoop and NoSQL databases. Yet as companies move beyond big data pilot projects and try to do more with their deployments, many […]

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